**2017-2018 URM Medical School Application Thread**

Discussion in 'Underrepresented in Healthcare' started by azolesoul, Apr 18, 2017.

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  1. Kathudoo

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    I'm OOS. Illinois resident.

    So what is the external application number? Our AMCAS?
     
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  3. Nathan17182

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    Yeah, it's our AMCAS ID number.
     
  4. Kathudoo

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    Perfect. Now I just have to wait for my school alma mater to complete the dean evaluation.

    I'm not sure about you, but I took some courses over the summer at a community college during my undergrad. I don't need to send them one as well, correct?
     
  5. Nathan17182

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    I don’t think so. You could call just to make sure. I’ve heard the admissions people are pretty nice at IU.
     
  6. Alexandra22

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    Does anyone know if Howard and Meharry are receptive to application updates. Thanks for any help.
     
  7. BurntFlower

    BurntFlower 7+ Year Member

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    I got an II at University of Vermont today! :highfive:

    Congrats to all who received invites and I'm rooting for all of you still waiting!
     
  8. hopeful314

    hopeful314 2+ Year Member

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  9. Kathudoo

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    Hopefully we can interview the same day
     
  10. Serine Minor

    Serine Minor Mad scientist Gold Donor

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    Found an II in my junk mail, and an acceptance offer in a portal, today is literally unreal.
     
  11. Nathan17182

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    Congrats!!! Junk mail is catching everything these days.
     
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  12. Congrats fam, where’d you get accepted? And what are your stats
     
  13. DocAfri

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    +1
     
  14. Serine Minor

    Serine Minor Mad scientist Gold Donor

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    Thank you! Case! I’m lizzym 66-72
     
  15. Serine Minor

    Serine Minor Mad scientist Gold Donor

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    Yeeee congrats!!!!!!
     
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  16. DocAfri

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    We may be future classmates, fam. :')
     
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  17. Kathudoo

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  18. Nathan17182

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    From what my friends who already interviewed and got accepted at IU said, the interview was very conversational. These questions seem a little too formal from how we talked about the interview. I'll ask them Monday about the questions specifically and see what they say.
     
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  19. Kathudoo

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    They can catch these hands too then
     
  20. atlhelp

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    YASSSSS! Congrats on your acceptance
     
  21. TheVisionary

    TheVisionary Stay Passionate 2+ Year Member

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    Congrats @Serine Minor and @DocAfri!!!! y'all got to change your statuses from premed to "Accepted" ;) It sounds like Case really doesn't like emailing out application updates, lol

    Good luck everyone else this week hearing back from schools! And to those who haven't gone to interviews yet, hope the IIs come your way soon :whistle:
     
  22. docchocolate

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    y'all I just got my first acceptance. when i say it has been a long road, it has been a longggggg road.
     
  23. atlhelp

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    Congrats!!!
     
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  24. notlouis

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    Hello! I've been lurking for some time now but have never posted.
    About me:

    I'm a first-generation Hispanic and graduated from a top 50 university. Undergraduate GPA was a 3.48 with a science GPA of 3.3. I took the MCAT last summer (2016) and got a 500 to my disappointment. This summer, I studied again, felt considerably better about it, and only improved to a 503. I am currently doing a Master's Program in Physiology during my gap year and have applied to 30 schools and only received around 20 or so secondaries. I sent the majority of them in before Labor Day and have been rejected from 3 schools already (they all had strict rules on who could apply and what not) and am feeling deflated. I didn't think I would score so low on my MCAT and by then I had already sent my primaries in. I just want to let you guys know that this thread is super helpful, and I am happy for all of you receiving good news. There is no doubt that our journey's have been difficult, and most have underestimated us throughout our life other than those who have been our support system. I'm not even sure I'll be granted an II at this point, and am wondering what I should do after this year if I don't get in. I would obviously have to improve my MCAT score and gain more clinical experience, but it's just difficult imagining putting your goals on hold. Sorry for the mood killer, but again congrats to all!
     
  25. drgweeds

    drgweeds 2+ Year Member

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    Good afternoon everyone

    Latino and Non-traditional applicant here. Today I got my first reply from medical schools - an interview invitation for GW Medicine in November. Beyond excited and relieved that my hard work is beginning to pay off. Still need to hear back from the rest, but this is certainly a good start. To everyone still waiting, stay strong. With med school, anything is possible until April, so remain optimistic.
     
  26. Formyfuture

    Formyfuture 2+ Year Member

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    First acceptance today y'all to Uchicago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. soo shook.
     
  27. ADSigMel

    ADSigMel 2+ Year Member

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    Just accepted to Wake Forest! I'm hyperventilating!


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  28. DocAfri

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    So happy for y'all!!! Yes, mi gente!
     
  29. BlueDevilSung

    BlueDevilSung 2+ Year Member

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    Hey guys, I'm pretty devastated. Didn't get an acceptance phone call today and am feeling pretty depressed. I am two years out of college and have been at the lowest point of my life trying to gain acceptance to medical school and navigate the real world, all while being broke and having very few close friends or positive support systems. Please keep me in your prayers.
     
  30. Kathudoo

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    Shoot. I'm shook too. Congrats.
     
  31. kaymellow

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    Keep pushing, the cycle is long and people get accepted through June/July. Keep hope alive, it’s not over. Feel free to PM me anytime if you need to talk. Hang in there
     
  32. Kathudoo

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    What did your friends say
     
  33. FlyMissMD93

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    I feel your pain. I'm in the same boat as you. Message me and we can talk it out!


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  34. pramsotingz

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    Y'all. I got an interview invite to a top 10 med school and 2 acceptances into medical school today. Where I was born and grew up, people don't get to do this kind of stuff. I'm going to be a doctor. Who let this happen? Who let me do this?
     
  35. FlyMissMD93

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    Congrats to everyone who got acceptances! I personally didn't get any good news today. Pretty upset about it, probably gonna cry myself to sleep tonight and just try to re-plan things over the next few days and attempt to move forward.
     
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  36. Ayahuasca

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    Got my first acceptance today to one of my reaches! Super stoked!

    Congrats to the others who also got acceptances today. Good luck to the rest who are still waiting to hear back and everyone else with the rest of this cycle.
     
  37. Nathan17182

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    He said it wasn’t accurate, more casual than that. He said he’ll send me a list and I’ll let you know when I get it.
     
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  38. SugaMama21

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    II today to East Carolina (Brody) SOM... I’m so grateful to God!

    I’m loving all these acceptance posts!!! Let’s keep em coming!!
     
  39. Kathudoo

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    This makes my heart so happy
     
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  40. FlyMissMD93

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    For those of you who have done MMI interviews, can you speak towards how you prepared for them?
     
  41. buckoh24

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    Still sitting in the silence squad (tho Im ORM, LGBT so not traditional "URM" by most standards)
     
  42. Nathan17182

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    Just keep hanging in there! One of my interviews is from a school where most of what I talked about in my secondary was being LGBT.
     
  43. pramsotingz

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    This book:


    This website: U of W School of Medicine Bioethic Topics

    And YouTube videos, other websites, etc. that pop up on a Google Search.
     

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