2018-2019 CA University of Science and Medicine

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  1. gyngyn

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    1) If you were enrolled in fewer than 12 units/credits for more than 1 semester/2 quarters during your undergraduate education, please provide a brief explanation below.

    2) Sometimes it is necessary to work in unsettled or rapidly changing circumstances. When have you found yourself in this position? Tell us exactly what you did.

    3) If you were working on a small group project and you thought that another student wasn’t meeting his/her responsibility, how would you feel about this situation and how would you handle it?

    4) If given the opportunity to attend medical school where would you see yourself in ten years?

    5) Diversity comes in many forms. How do you think you might contribute to the diversity of the class?


    Interview Feedback - Please let us know about your interview experience here: California University of Science and Medicine
     
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    Has anyone heard back from this school yet?
     
  3. B4y 4RE4 N4Tiv3

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    Nah patiently waiting.......
     
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    Also waiting. Planning on calling to ask about it soon.
     
  5. Hobbsy

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    What is even happening with the school? The school is in some plaza while the actual campus is being built??
     
  6. Apothecary Aquinas

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    There’s a temporary facility while they are constructing the main campus/building next to the medical center.

    The temp facility isn’t impressive by any means from the outside but the inside is fully equipped with everything one needs during M1/M2. A fully equipped wet lab, clinical skills areas, anatomy lab, student lounge, class rooms, library, etc., etc. Other spaces and research opportunities will be available via ARMC as well.

    Everything seems to be on point but I can totally understand why some people might be sceptical at first.
     
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    Thanks for the info! I don’t live in California at the moment so I haven’t been able to go check it out myself. Having knowledge of that definitely makes me not as neurotic haha.

    Either way it’s great to have another med school In SoCal.
     
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    Has anybody heard anything about secondaries from this school?
     
  9. B4y 4RE4 N4Tiv3

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    I just pre-wrote using the ones from last year thread. Their admissions person posted them.
     
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    Thank you. That's a good idea, but I'm having a hard time locating that thread. Would you mind posting a link?
     
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  12. don't you dare

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    still no secondary?
     
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    Received an "Applicant Received" email but with no secondaries.

    Does anyone know if they are able to offer federal loans for students now?
     
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    I also recieved the “Applicant Recieved” email.
     
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    No Federal loans yet :(
     
  16. don't you dare

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    sooo this may be a stupid question because I haven't done as much research about paying for medical school just yet. But what is the difference between receiving a private loan and federal loan? I'm guessing other than the interest rates..
     
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    No secondaries? o_O;)
     
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    Private loans are financed through private lenders. For federal loans, there's options after you graduate medical school of different payment plans depending on your income. You want federal loans.
     
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    +1 secondaries seem to be screened before being sent according to the website
    not sure how heavy they screen...
     
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    FYI The school is going to apply for federal loans once they graduate their first MBS class (summer 2019). In reality, there was a lot of scholarship money offered. (think Seton Hall level)
     
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    May I ask what your stats are?
     
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  24. don't you dare

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    sooo does this mean if you didn't receive a secondary material you're lowkey rejected?
     
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    I dont think anybody has received secondaries just yet.
     
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    Oh I misunderstood the previous comments haha thanks.
     
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    They have a hard screen at a 502/3.0 but they may also have additional screening that I'm unaware of as I know people who met the aforementioned criteria who were still not sent a secondary last year.
     
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    I think this is the wrong thread
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    blessed
     
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    Received what I think is a secondary invite, but when I sent in a request to make an account using my AMCAS ID and e-mail it told me to wait for another E-mail to get my login sent to me. I haven't received it yet. Has anyone else encountered this?
     
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    @Docmkr I was just curious if you guys are sending secondaries already or its not being sent until later?
     
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    Nothing but silence from here, didn't even get secondary yet. Anybody heard back at all?
     
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    Nothing yet...
     
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    No secondary yet. Just an email thanking me for applying and asking for my patience during the process
     
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    Hey guys, M1 here, we were told a couple of days ago that the reason that MD admissions are being held up right now is because they are working on getting the MBS program running, which is starting next week(?) I believe. Hopefully, this can ease some anxiety out there!
     
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    So most likely, all the secondaries will be sent in the next week or so?
     
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    Unfortunately that info wasn't conveyed to us.
     
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    Nothing here yet. Patiently waiting
     
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    Just a little update for those that are interested:

    ~3,750 Primary Apps received so far.

    Interviews will start on October 1st (or at least no earlier if not on that exact date).

    They plan on sending out around 2,000 secondaries soon. Yah, I know soon isn't a great answer to the question of "when" but that's everything I've got at the moment.
     
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    Do you know what is the criteria of pre-secondary screening?
     
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    All I know about is the 502/3.0 cutoff. Although, at least last year, there were other criteria that wasn't made public because I know people who didn't get secondaries who met this cutoff.

    I know they favor California residents but they interview a lot of out-of-state as well so I don't think that plays a huge role in screening.

    If I find out anything else I'll let everyone know though.
     
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    Waiting on secondary. Hopefully they come soon. I’m getting burnt out from writing them now that I finished 31 secondaries already
     
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    Well, I added this school yesterday and received the "application received" email this morning. Any word on secondaries yet?
     
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    got the secondary at 9:41 today
     
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    +1 just got it 9:42
     
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    asking us to reset password just like Seton Hall. Not sure if its a glitch like Seton but will wait for further instructions
     
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    +1, added this school about a week ago.
     
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    got a secondary... any concerns about web safety? unsecure site
     
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    Here are the questions, all are 3000 character limits:

    1) If you were enrolled in fewer than 12 units/credits for more than 1 semester/2 quarters during your undergraduate education, please provide a brief explanation below.

    2) Sometimes it is necessary to work in unsettled or rapidly changing circumstances. When have you found yourself in this position? Tell us exactly what you did.

    3) If you were working on a small group project and you thought that another student wasn’t meeting his/her responsibility, how would you feel about this situation and how would you handle it?

    4) If given the opportunity to attend medical school where would you see yourself in ten years?

    5) Diversity comes in many forms. How do you think you might contribute to the diversity of the class?
     
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