2018-2019 Boston University School of Medicine

Discussion in '2018-2019 Allopathic School Specific Discussions' started by Lucca, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. Bushido1

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    O man they are getting close to my completion date, although I feel like they’ve already looked at my application. Regardless good luck to all you guys interviewing!


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    Does anyone know how often the adcom sits down to review apps? Or if they’ll be meeting before the holidays?
     
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    Congrats! Completion date?
     
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  6. rob1233

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    The adcom meets twice, once in December and once in February. They release decisions in two waves, January and March
     
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    Does anyone know if BUSM is still sending out IIs? Or what it may mean if we still haven’t heard back yet?
     
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    Has anyone not heard back?


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  11. md_from_md

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    Does anyone know about what completion date they’re up to now?


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  12. F4532

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    I think some of the other people had there apps completed early oct, regardless I feel like they should have looked at a lot of them by now


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    Got a II today around 2 PM. Complete ~9/13 and got an email about the number of applicants about a month ago. Only available interview dates are Jan 14th and 18th.
     
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    Congrats! When did you complete?
     
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    I was complete Oct 3rd
     
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    Considering sending a letter of intent, but I know Dean Goodell said they have more weight later on in the cycle.
    Since they've likely already made the January decisions, should I wait until February to send it?
     
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    Based on what Dean Goodell said, I think sending it after the January decision date would be most effective. I haven’t decided whether or not I’ll send one yet but if I do, it will def be in between the January and March decision releases.
     
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  18. F4532

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    So is it safe to assume that there done sending out interviews


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    Does anyone know hen they make the January decision? I don't remember them giving out a date during my interview day.
     
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    They didn’t give a date. They just said early january, “usually the first week”
     
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    Last year it was the first friday of January, so I would assume that at the end of next week people will be notified.
     
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    That's my feeling, too. And by feeling I mean the internal scream that is only getting louder as each day passes.
     
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    Cool, thanks y'all. I remember they said most decision don't go out until the second round in March but we'll see
     
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    II just now, OOS (but a neighboring state). LM 71.
     
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    Congrats! When were you complete?


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    Did anyone stay in a hotel before their interview? The student host list seemed to indicate you'd be basically camping (bring your own towel, you'll sleep on the floor, etc). If you did stay at a hotel, which one and would you recommend it?
     
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    Yeah, I did at the Crowne Plaza in Newton. I think it was about a 10-15 min drive from campus. Pretty good hotel. BU gives a discount code that you can use during booking. Price was about $150 w/ tax.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    complete 9/25
     
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  30. wontonsoup

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    I stayed at the Best Western just across the street for about 100$. Ironing supplies, clean bed/bathroom, free & fast wifi, close to some decent restaurants and within eyesight distance of BMC. I walked around the area the night before my interview for some food and walked to the med school the next morning in about 15 minutes.
     
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    Is the interview 1 or 2 hours? The site says 9-11a, but I've seen others say 45min-1hr.
    Thanks!
     
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    45min-1Hr but you could be in the first or second interview group
     
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    That makes sense, thanks!
     
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    Has anyone heard anything about decisions? I'm going crazy sitting at work wondering if today's the day BU decides to drop some surprise news on us.
     
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    If they're holding to the same timeline as last year then some calls will go out today and all the e-mails will go out tomorrow.... so stressed lol
     
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    Mood. Every time my Apple Watch vibrates on my wrist, I almost jump out of my skin and have a heart attack.

    Lol I got an email from BU this morning around 10 and freaked out for a hot sec when I saw "BU" in my email but it ended up being an invitation from the BU Alumni Association to attend a networking event here in NY. :yeahright::yeahright::yeahright:
     
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    II today! Complete 9/11 OOS
     
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    Congrats! What are the available dates?
     
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    I don't remember all three dates exactly. There were three days and the I chose the last date which was Jan 25th
     
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    Thanks, and good luck!
     
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    I'm so thrown off by the fact that no one seems to have heard from BU today.
    I've been so anxious all day, to the point of nausea and fatigue lol. RIP.
     
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    They had that earlier email to some applicants stating they were behind, so maybe they will give decisions a little later this year. Either way, only a small number of acceptances are made in January so no huge need to stress out too much (yet)!
     
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    Also, not to mention the portal says Mid January as their initial decision release date.
     
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    Any chance you can share your stats? OS, OOS, MCAT?! Just trying to figure out my distance, lol!
     
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    In past years, they've done calls going out on first Thursday of January then formal emails going out on that Friday. So I guess we'll see.
     
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    I guess they switched things up this year. Since the portal says mid january we might not hear back until next week
     
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    From what I've seen, the last couple of years the portal has also said mid-January and yet people heard back end of the first week. Crossing fingers that everyone gets good news today (or next week-- as long as it's good news!)
     
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    Okay, I nominate someone else to anonymously call and ask when decisions will be released.
     
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    Delegation and leadership are desirable qualities in future doctors
     
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    Hmm. See everyone in a week.
     
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