2018-2019 Boston University School of Medicine

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

  1. NakMuay33

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    Any of the accepted students have tips for interviews here? Mine is quite soon and I’d love your insight. Feel free to PM! Congrats on these acceptances!
     
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    did your portal update by chance?
     
  3. sunnysideup220

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    Accepted this morning via email! Never got a call though. Interviewed on 10/15. SO SO SO excited- it's my first acceptance!
     
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    The silence is killing me! Interviewed 9/17 (cries)
     
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  5. premed12221992

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    lol what if everyone who’s deferred has to deal with this silence till March
     
  6. ash1431

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    That would be so cruel of them
     
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    “Wake me up, when March ends”
     
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    I got the official email and my portal updated at around 1:30 after I got the acceptance call today from my interviewer at around 12
     
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    The interview was pretty chill! Just one hour-long conversation with a faculty member. It's unstructured, so the faculty members can conduct the interview however they wish. Most of the people in my group had a pretty relaxed experience, but mine was actually a stress interview filled with ethical scenarios and forced role-playing lol. I stayed calm and composed throughout and it ended up going just fine. Just know your application inside and out and stay calm if your interviewer challenges you.
     
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  10. StephCurry18

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    Accepted! Via email. I freaking love this school :) So thankful.

    Also- if I recall correctly, Dr. Goodell told us that people who are not accepted in January will not receive any notification until March. I'm not sure where people are getting the info that we're getting deferral emails (unless just looking at previous year's thread)
     
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  11. ash1431

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    Congratulations!! Were you accepted just now?
     
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    Congrats! According to the e-mail we received following my interview date, is did say that we would get an update email in mid-January. Perhaps this was changed later on in the cycle?
     
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    Yeah I recall Dean Goodell saying deferred won’t get an email, but the email post-interview says we will receive notification of deferral. At this point I’ve given up hearing news and am gonna unfollow this thread until March
     
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    I think people are referring to the following text from the post-interview email: "Our Committee on Admissions will review your application in the context of the overall applicant pool. In mid-January we will send a status update email to each individual who has interviewed prior to that time, accepting a small number of candidates, declining some, and deferring a final decision on some."
     
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    yeah i feel like the email says all students will hear something? And the portal should atleast update right?
     
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  16. ash1431

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    So according to this email, each applicant, regardless of his/her decision, should receive a status update
     
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    That’s what happened last year...
     
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    welpp i guess that's a wrap on decisions today. for what it's worth, thankful for you guys to agonize over this process together
     
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    That’s really awful. Thank you for updating us though and good luck on the rest of the cycle
     
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    How did you figure out if you don’t mind me asking?


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    Rejected 1/7, completed early September
     
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    Had a friend call the office. They’re staggering all decisions, just because you haven’t heard yet doesn’t mean one way or another. You can still be accepted over the next couple days.
     
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    I’m sorry if this isn’t directly on topic. Any of you guys do the BU MAMS program, if so did it help you interview/ get in to BUSM?


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    I did MAMS and am a reapplicant. I’ve interviewed at BU both years. Waitlisted last year, still unsure of my status for this year. MAMS overall is great.
     
  25. Letsberealhere

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    Congrats on both interviews, and good luck on this years! I was accepted into BU MAMS the other day so I’m pretty excited at the opportunity. What was the curriculum like, and how difficult were the courses compared to that of undergrad?

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  26. ash1431

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    You and your friend are amazing, thank you!! Does this mean that deferred applicants will also hear back?
     
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    I'm in my second year of MAMS. Got an interview at BUSM and haven't heard back yet. Being in MAMS gives you a huge advantage to get into BUSM. You are put into a completely separate application pool so you are not competing against other non-MAMS applicants. They usually accept around 20-25 MAMS students to matriculate into BUSM. I def would not have even gotten an interview at BU, nvm being accepted, if it wasn't for MAMS. My MAMS friends who are now M1s at BUSM say that MAMS classes were (much) more difficult. With that being said, while MAMS classes are harder, you have to juggle a lot of different things during medical school which may or may not make it more difficult.
     
  28. Letsberealhere

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    Thank you for the quick reply, how many students were in your MAMS class, and do you think it’s feasible to apply to medical school the summer before the MAMS program, or would you recommend waiting until after?


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    Class size was like 170 or so. However, not all were MAMS students. For scheduling questions, I would email Dr. Offner, the program director. She's very friendly and will answer all your MAMS specific questions.
     
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    A friend of mine applied before MAMS and got in during the program, which was awesome, but the stress of the cycle did hurt their MAMS performance considerably and ultimately they viewed it as a huge expense they didn't need after all. There are definitely folks who do apply beforehand, so it's certainly feasible.
     
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    Do you know ballpark what their undergrad gpa and mcat was going into MAMS?
     
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    Oof...I can't be certain, so take this with a grain of salt, but I think they had a uGPA over 3.5 to start. In any case, the decision to apply before entering an SMP is definitely a personal one. MAMS provides the opportunity to do research and a thesis, which some applicants with a higher uGPA may feel they are lacking. Those that don't need research can do a lit review thesis instead. Lots of opportunities to strengthen an app.
     
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    All emails I've gotten from BU Admissions have been signed by Dean Goodell. If I upload an update letter, should it be addressed to Dean Goodell or admissions staff?
     
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    Address it to her but send it to the medadms address/upload it to your portal.

    Today has been quiet.
     
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    thank you! Any difference if I email it vs upload it?
     
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    Should be no difference as it will get uploaded to your file anyway. I would address it to BU Admissions or something like that.
     
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    I'm in the 2nd year of MAMS. I'm certain BU MAMS was critical to my application's success. I came out of undergrad with a gpa < 3.0. Interviewed early September. Accepted yesterday via email!
     
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    Yeah I specifically had him ask if we would receive any notification if we're deferred and they said yes, you will receive an update within the next couple days whether it's an acceptance/deferral/rejection. They specifically made a point to say that not all acceptances have gone out and it's still a possibility if you haven't heard yet.
     
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    I've been asking that question all week
     
  41. ash1431

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    Seriously what's going on...I'm so confused
     
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    Hi! I would like to direct you to the SDN BU MAMS page for all MAMS related questions: Post Boston University MAMS 2019-2020

    This account is run by a student representative, so please feel free to PM me or post on the forum with any questions you might have!
     
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    Anything happen for any one on Thurs/Friday?


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    Did anyone receive info in their acceptances about the deans scholarship? Or does anyone’s financial aid portal still show it?
     
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    Anyone hear anything yet today?
     
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    Just got the deferred email!
     
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    Deferred as well

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    Deferred until March!
     
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    +1 deferral, see you fools in March
     
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