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2018-2019 Boston University School of Medicine

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

  1. lemonade58

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    Nope, I was complete in August but got the email, so idk exactly how they determined who got the emails other then presumably if you didn't, you must have been reviewed/are under review
     
  2. doctahdoctah2019

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    Also didn’t receive it, but I was complete early/mid Sept. so maybe that’s not considered early.
     
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  3. Mooseforkicks

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    Withdrew my application post II. Good luck to everyone else!!!
     
  4. Sunday11

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    I had a similar experience... almost everyone in my group loved their interviewer. They all kept taking about how they seeemed so knowledgeable about their app and how they were so nice and welcoming.


    Mine seemed like they didn’t even read my app and asked a bunch of personal and rude questions during the first half of the interview. It all left a bad taste in my mouth. A few of the current students they had at lunch also bad mouthed the school and their fellow classmates and the tour guides had a difficult time navigating the campus...
     
  5. MissMerrimack

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    Just received an interview invite. Complete 8/3.
     
  6. missfrizzle

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    Finally rejected today, complete 8/9. Been expecting this for a while now
     
  7. whorobbedthewoods

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    +1, same date
     
  8. bluebird1996

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    +2 Completed 8/10, seems like this might be going about this chronologically
     
  9. popstart32

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    That's what they say in the complete email, "Applications are reviewed in the order in which they were completed."
     
  10. flash123

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    II received on 10/17, was complete on 7/19 and received the delay e-mail last week, Lizzy M ~ 75
     
  11. br2pi5

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    for the folks who interviewed here already, did you guys have 1 interview only?
     
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  12. wontonsoup

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    What did the current students say about the school? Everything I've heard from students has been overwhelmingly positive, especially with respect to the administration
     
  13. rob1233

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    Yes. Mine lasted the full hour, some finish by 45 minutes.
     
  14. rob1233

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    Current students (that I talked to at least) had nothing but great things to say about the school. While there might be little annoying things here and there, none of the students could think of a major con when asked. This was different than some other schools I interviewed at, where students definitely had their share of gripes. BU’s administrstion is super responsive to student needs, so complaints of lack of study space were met with the opening of a new student lounge this year.
     
  15. Sunday11

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    They said their class had a problem with overly competitive students and was referred to as “gunnerish” by the administration. This was just one student, but positive campus culture and strong sense of community are important for me, and I just didn’t get that on my interview day.

    Lots of people love BU and it’s obviously a highly respected school. No one reading this thread should make their decision based on one experience from an internet stranger. Always go with your gut and your own experience. I was just disappointed with my individual experience and wanted to show my support to others who felt the same
     
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  16. premedalt

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    Finally rejected. Complete early Aug. LizzyM 73. Good luck to everyone else this cycle.
     
  17. ExcitatorySynapse

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    R, MD/PhD and MD. Complete in September. LizzyM of 75. Canadian.
     
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  18. worried_premed

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    Got my R too. Only thing I can think of is that I didn't fill out the "optional" essay. Maybe it wasn't that optional?
     
  19. ExcitatorySynapse

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    I'd be surprised if it had that much bearing, tbh.
     
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  20. Dr. Mike Trout

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    When would be the appropriate time for an exit interview if we got an R?
     
  21. worried_premed

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    I wonder what they were looking for. I thought I had a pretty strong application. Do you think they'd be open to requests for application feedback?
     
  22. ExcitatorySynapse

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    I think they just get hella apps. If you read through the thread, you can see people with very high stats getting rejected. But it never hurts to ask why, I suppose.
     
  23. worried_premed

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    True. Thanks!
     
  24. notfanning

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    R, complete 8/7. Good luck everyone!
     
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  25. doctahdoctah2019

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    Anyone complete in September get the axe yet?
     
  26. futureFormerChild

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    complete 9/11 and still waiting
     
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  27. drsombra

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    +1


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  28. Unlimited Apps

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    And thats another L. Complete Mid-August, LM 71-72.

    Good luck fellas, [hopefully] see ya'll on the other side in the next decade or so!
     
  29. futdoc01

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    did anyone submit early august or before and still waiting for a decision?
     
  30. labscience

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    Yeah, I submitted in the first week of August and got an email 10/12 saying they received a huge amount of apps in that period and are still working on reading our files
     
  31. lightn7724

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    Anyone who interviewed MSTP, can you tell me how your experience was?
     
  32. sleeper_service

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    received the "we are behind" email today. complete mid-september. not holding out much hope at this point...
     
  33. asteriont99

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    I submitted in late Aug. and was marked complete 09/10. Didn't receive any "we are behind" emails though...
     
  34. futdoc01

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    me neither.. complete early august
     
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  35. sleeper_service

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    weird! i figured they were just going in order of complete date, like once people get to six weeks out they receive the email. perhaps it's a sign you're already under review.
     
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  36. BOAO523

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    Does anyone who's interviewed know at what time the 3pm Diversity & Inclusion seminar ends?
     
  37. br2pi5

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    I would say it was around 40 mins
     
  38. BOAO523

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    Thank you, HG!

    -Harry
     
  39. njt26

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    Has anyone who has been rejected here reached out about feedback on their application? I know some schools are very accommodating about this, and others aren't, so just wondering how BU is and what the process is to get feedback. TIA!
     
  40. areyoumydaddy

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    I sent a request for application feedback through the portal last cycle. This was the response:

     
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  41. labscience

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    Rejected today after receiving the "we are behind" email on 10/12 :( In-state (live right down the street lol), complete 8/7, LM 75
     
  42. njt26

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    Thanks, I won't waste my time then lol
     
  43. ContigoCoffeeMug

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    Got the dreaded R today.
     
  44. teenyfish

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    First R - sucks to BU anyway ;) In all seriousness - kind of bummed, they're an awesome school, best of luck to those still in the running!
     
  45. aspireMD

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    That's a bummer - best wishes for the rest of the cycle. Would you mind sharing your complete dates?
     
  46. teenyfish

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    8/21 or so?
     
  47. henrytyson

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    Just got hit with an R. LM 73, complete 8/28
     
  48. ContigoCoffeeMug

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    Late July
     
  49. YKZ1418

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    Got the R. Complete 8/21.
     
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    For those of you who have interviewed already, what is format of the interviews? Is it just 1 faculty interview and 1 student interview? How long are the interviews? Thank you!
     

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