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Discussion in 'Underrepresented in Healthcare' started by azolesoul, Apr 18, 2017.
Is the GEMS program really free?!
I will have to take that into consideration.
Yep, it's a free ride.
I thought a few students received a scholarship.
This changes everything!
Wait, are you sure GEMS is free? Their website has a tuition breakdown
I was under the impression that it was...hmm. I could have sworn it was full scholarship. Maybe they changed it, and it's no longer a free scholarship? I don't know. Is that what's stopping you from applying?
I'm still going to apply but a free program would have been nice
Aha, totally agree.
Just got my first M.D acceptance!!! It's really happening!!
Great job!!! Where to?
I got my first acceptance earlier this month! God willing, I will be a doctor!!!!! It still doesn't feel quite real.
Thank you! My acceptance is from Drexel
MY FIRST MD ACCEPTANCE HAS COME THROUGH THE DOOR!!!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!!!! IM GONNA BE A DOCTOR!!! AS SOMEONE WITH LOW STATS WHO WAS TOLD I WOULDNT HAVE A SHOT OF GETTING IN ANYWHERE THIS MEANS SO MUCH TO ME. IM HYPERVENTILATING
Have you called your parents yet?
Buy yourself something nice!
Received my first acceptance earlier this week to my dream school. Waiting for Christmas to tell my parents. My mom is going to lose it lol
I could only imagine my mom’s reaction.
I will tell my parents the good news when the acceptance letter comes in so it will be tangible!!
Just got accepted to my first school! I was shaking when I got the call! Still can’t believe it
Has anyone reached out directly to Deans of Diversity at medical schools? I’m trying to finesse a couple interviews (I know, I know) and I think that may be my best hope.
Any experiences with that? Anyone think their relationship with a Dean of Diversity or a Diversity office has helped them?
Me: MOM I JUST GOT MY FIRST ACCEPTANCE!
Mom: That's nice honey, where?
Me: Case Western! I also got offered an invitation for merit scholarship!
Mom: that's nice.
Comes back 5 minutes later
Mom: I hope you didn't accept the offer. It's only ranked 25 you know. (Insert name of Nigerian family friend)'s child goes to (insert name of top 10 school). You better not choose to go there.
Me: .....wow thanks mom.
Everyone always talks about how academically demanding Asian parents are but honestly, I think African parents take the cake.
Bruh. As soon as you get in they start becoming picky about things.
Congrats bud! That is truly an amazing school to get accepted to and the merit scholarship is just icing on the cake! Go wherever you feel would be the best school for you. Don't listen to your mom looking up rank lists on U.S news.
YOOOOO, why are our parents exactly the same? Nigerians always gotta compare like, smh. It's already hard enough to get in.
Plug for the naija students here!
All the Nigerian premeds and med students, get in here!!!
Thanks for sharing that!!
Tips on how to have fun in Chicago or medical school interviews?
As a local, I can definitely help you out with sightseeing and must-dos
Also has anyone heard anything from the HBCUs? I don't want to sound pressed or anything but....
I haven’t heard anything from Howard. I’m going to send them an update soon.
I withdrew from Meharry and was rejected from Morehouse a few months ago.
When were u complete at Howard?
August 25th. It just makes no sense because some people who submitted so much later than me got invited to interview and accepted already.
Sent secondaries to Morehouse, Howard, and Meharry in that order. Complete and total silence from howard and meharry
I think both schools were interviewing people in April so.......CP time med school style
I should send an update to Howard. But I don’t have anything to really update with. Maybe when I start my new job lol
I was completed later. But still I was done fairly early. September. I haven’t heard a peep
This is the best way to describe it. CP medical school time. I’m so weak.
II at Mayo!!
Yes! Let me know when you're coming! Rochester or AZ?
Greetings to all - Just a reminder there's a facebook group for us minorities that a bunch of folks from here/previous cyles have joined - a lot of good info. PM me with your fbk name if you're interested. Cool vibe, cool people.
AZ in Jan. Are you interviewing there?
No; I go to school in the Rochester campus! Would have loved to meet up!
Ahh darn, that would have been cool! I talk to a few students who go to your campus. They are very nice and helpful! If I get accepted, I definitely want to do a few selectives at the Rochester campus so maybe we will meet in the future!
I just got an II at Northwestern!! I’m shook...applied there as a reach and didn’t think I’d hear anything back since I applied in October and it was already December. Wooooow
I just got an II at New York Medical College!!!
This just made my heart so warm hahaha
I interviewed here in October! I think you’re going to love it!
Have you tried this?
I tried to do this for Loyola - Chicago and brought up my application at the same time. The person answered all of my questions pretty fast (told me my questions were pretty good) and added that my application was still under review. Still haven't heard anything back lol
I tried this a Umich, Columbia (which I have ties to) Penn and NYU. I had a 2-hour long conversation with the dean of diversity at Penn (lol) but will most likely be rejected in the upcoming weeks. Umich and NYU have rejected me and Columbia doesn't reject until February, so YMMV.
I think it depends on the school. Some diversity offices have close ties to admissions, while others don't and are removed from all decision making.
Y’all, I got into Michigan!!!! Best Christmas present ever
Congrats. Enjoy the yellow and blue!
11 Acceptances is super impressive....bro you must be a superstar at answering questions during interviews, congrats!