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

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

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  1. premedNC27

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    Also, has anyone had any success applying and being accepted with a 500? I've had 5-6 interviews and I'm nervous I'll have to apply again with a higher score.
     
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  3. drgweeds

    drgweeds 2+ Year Member

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    Received my interview invite to Rush Medical College yesterday. Going to Chicago for the first time in December. Anyone have any tips?
     
  4. DocAfri

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    Hi! Accepted to rush last week. Best advice is to prepare answering the general Qs : why medicine and why Rush. Rush has a really distinctive service orientation that stems from the location - this really allows students to have a diverse experience by training at both Stroger( aka county) and rush medical. My interviews were very relaxed and my cohort was really fun. The group activity is not about choosing a right answer but working well in a team.
    So take it easy and you should be great! Also, be kind, always.
     
  5. atlhelp

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    Checking in on here--CONGRATS to all those with acceptances. I've been feeling so anxious these days waiting to hear back post interviews, and just wanted to send some positive vibes to anyone still waiting on II or acceptances!
     
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  6. dr.lenkim

    dr.lenkim 2+ Year Member

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    I got accepted with a 501! You got this :)
     
  7. 3 acceptances yesterday from Texas! :soexcited:

    We're gonna make it y'all!!!
     
  8. Kgizzle

    Kgizzle 7+ Year Member

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    Just checking up on this thread... congratulations to all that have been accepted! Proud of every single one of y'all.
     
  9. azolesoul

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    Anybody still not gotten an II yet?
     
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  10. MindyLahiriWannabee

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    How many schools did you apply to?
    I know they talk about the Thanksgiving rule on this site a lot and while I agree I still think you should have a high degree of hope! I've heard a lot of stories of people "randomly getting lots of IIs in January" aka after the holidays people realize they don't want to spend any more money/already got into schools they really like so there's no need to interview. And their wonderful sloppy seconds are up for grabs!
     
  11. drgweeds

    drgweeds 2+ Year Member

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    II to Boston University this morning. I cannot believe this is happening...

    Going up in January. Is the weather as bad as everyone is making it out to be?
     
  12. azolesoul

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    Still waiting to hear from 16 schools. I hope you’re right!
     
  13. MindyLahiriWannabee

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    depends on where you're from and what you think is cold
     
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  14. drgweeds

    drgweeds 2+ Year Member

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    Question for the group: I've received all of my II on Mondays? Is everyone receiving them on Mondays too?
     
  15. A_Garrr

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    I don't think any of mine have come on Mondays lmao
     
  16. Stuck on CCL2

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    I've only had one on a monday, the rest have been thursday or a combination of wednesday and thursday.
     
  17. FlyMissMD93

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    Same. I think it just depends on what school you interview at. Some only do Monday interviews, like Wayne State.
     
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  18. azolesoul

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    Anyone know about the Georgetown GEMS program? I’m thinking of applying next year but I don’t want to rush into anything.
     
  19. FlyMissMD93

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    You decide to apply to post bacc programs? :thumbup:
     
  20. FlyMissMD93

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    Is everyone excited for the holidays? I feel like I really could care less. For some reason as I get older I just care less about the holidays!
     
  21. azolesoul

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    Yeah, gotta keep moving forward
     
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  22. atlhelp

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    Literally most of mine have come near the end of the week. One even arrived right at 5:01pm, when I stopped voraciously checking, wrongfully assuming that no more updates would be sent after the work day.
     
  23. outofmxnyone

    outofmxnyone 5+ Year Member

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    It depends. I have been here since January of this year and this past winter was what everyone referred to as mild. I'm from Atlanta, so any amount of snow is catastrophic for me. ;)
     
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  24. Nathan17182

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    “It’s so good to see you! Are you a doctor yet?”

    *laughs nervously*
     
  25. Fracture

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    I'm currently an SMP student at Georgetown, but here's what I've posted about GEMS in some other threads:

    I don't want to seem dramatic, but I really feel like Georgetown is a place of second chances. They pioneered this process and they also have another program called GEMS, which is for minority/disadvantaged med school reapplicants. I heard from someone in the program that they are basically guaranteed a spot at Georgetown if they get at least 80% in their classes, but it's apparently really hard to do that, lol.

    Personally, I would recommend an SMP. Or, if you're truly desperate and have no other options, you could apply to GEMS. You're guaranteed a spot at Georgetown. From what I hear, it's a very intense program with a pretty high attrition rate. In recent years, like only 17/25 made it through the program. I heard that GEMS students are told something like this: "The spot is yours; it's yours to keep or lose." Pretty heavy, lol.

    It's also free!

    EDIT: Also, their whole curriculum is PBL. Like, someone in the program told me that they can be called up at random at any time to present on a topic that they've learned. Seems kind of scary. But I think the advantage is that you are molded into an excellent student by force, lol. It's either that, or you get kicked out, lol.
     
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  26. azolesoul

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    Is the GEMS program really free?!

    I will have to take that into consideration.
     
  27. Fracture

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    Yep, it's a free ride.
     
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  28. azolesoul

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    I thought a few students received a scholarship.

    This changes everything!
     
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  29. azolesoul

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    Wait, are you sure GEMS is free? Their website has a tuition breakdown
     
  30. Fracture

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    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?
     
  31. azolesoul

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    I'm still going to apply but a free program would have been nice
     
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  32. Fracture

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    Aha, totally agree.
     
  33. h3artt

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    Just got my first M.D acceptance!!! It's really happening!!:clap:
     
  34. azolesoul

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    Great job!!! Where to?
     
  35. Sir Alanna Trebond

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    Congratulations! :soexcited::clap::claps:
     
  36. Sir Alanna Trebond

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    I got my first acceptance earlier this month! God willing, I will be a doctor!!!!! It still doesn't feel quite real.
     
  37. h3artt

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    Thank you! My acceptance is from Drexel :D
     
  38. h3artt

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    Congratulations!!!
     
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  39. FlyMissMD93

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    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
     
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  40. azolesoul

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    Have you called your parents yet?

    Buy yourself something nice!
     
  41. eyeoutforselenerrr

    eyeoutforselenerrr 2+ Year Member

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    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
     
  42. azolesoul

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    I could only imagine my mom’s reaction.

    Congrats!!
     
  43. FlyMissMD93

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    I will tell my parents the good news when the acceptance letter comes in so it will be tangible!! :love::happy:
     
  44. Nathan17182

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    Just got accepted to my first school! I was shaking when I got the call! Still can’t believe it
     
  45. scaredadvocate

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    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?
     
  46. Orthopedics101

    Orthopedics101 SDN Bronze Donor Bronze Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

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    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.
     
  47. O.T.I.

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    Bruh. As soon as you get in they start becoming picky about things.:laugh::laugh:
     
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  48. hopefuldoctor93

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    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.
     
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  49. FlyMissMD93

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    YOOOOO, why are our parents exactly the same? Nigerians always gotta compare like, smh. It's already hard enough to get in.
     
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  50. O.T.I.

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    MDApps:
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