2018-2019 CA University of Science and Medicine

Discussion in '2018-2019 Allopathic School Specific Discussions' started by gyngyn, May 30, 2018.

  1. PickleRickelus

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    That's not how leverage works lol. It has to be a school that is equal or better. They already know you will not pass them up for a DO acceptance so it would be redundant. However, an acceptance to pretty much any MD would certainly send a different message especially since they're so new and are possibly trying to beef up their classes with high stat applicants. In that case, aside from having an MD acceptance you could even play the "want to stay in Cali card." Make sure to emphasize that even though Colton/San Bernardino is a low key **** hole, the weather in other parts of the country is simply atrocious. Essentially, you're cool with the grime as long as the weather is pleasant year round.
     
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    Thanks for the input guys. Do you think it would be better to send these post-interview and pre-decision, or post-interview and post-decision (if waitlist)?
     
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    Waitlisted. Interviewed 1/3.
     
  4. Hass_Love_Fitness

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  5. heroesneverdie

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    Accepted 1/18. Interviewed 1/10. Good luck everyone!
     
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    Are they done sending II? :(
     
  7. asobok

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    Also accepted 1/18. Also interviewed 1/10. Maybe we met each other ;)

    They seemed to have scheduled II all in one day back in September but I wouldn't count yourself out yet. As we get later in the cycle more people are going to withdraw their interviews. They seemed to have a strong focus on IS applicants particularly from SoCal, so if you're in the area they may send you an II if they have open spots.
     
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    The offer of acceptance letter says it’s legally binding. Does that mean once you sign you can only go to this school or are you still able to wait for another school’s waitlist/acceptance?
     
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    Anyone get rejections post secondary?
     
  10. OchemOficionado

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    Rejected today.

    Edit: Pre II. Maybe mass emails went out today? If you didn’t get one, you’re still in the running!! :) good luck everyone!
     
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  11. TaiLopez

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    Pre or post II?
     
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  13. TaiLopez

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    Thanks, and sorry to hear that
     
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  14. OchemOficionado

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    Haha, no worries. I’ve been super blessed this cycle!
     
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  15. DrBunnie

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    Sorry to hear that. :( Could you tell us when you were complete?

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  16. shelbybro

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    Submitted my primary application here based on that deadline extension email I got. This will be my last application cycle, so I just decided to throw this school in just case...so let's see what happens LOL.
     
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    Silence since September

    Say that five times fast
     
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    If they don't except 'Letters of Interest/Intent' then I suppose it wouldn't matter, however, it kind of depends on how they operate their wait-list. Some schools rank their wait-list and you're locked into your rank once they rank you, so a LOI wouldn't matter after that point. However, some schools don't rank but rather go over applications again when they decide to take people off the wait-list. In this situation submitting a LOI might be helpful even after being waitlisted. Unfortunately I don't know CalMed's methodology surrounding the wait-list. So, if they do accept LOIs it may be best to submit post-interview before the committee meets to go over your application if you aren't sure how their wait-list works. This is me purely speculating though.

    Per the AAMC you can hold any number of acceptances until April 1st 2019. I've never heard of an acceptance being "legally binding" in any way besides you not getting back some money you may have given them already for fees, deposits, etc. You may ask for clarification from them but it's surely not enforced by the AAMC, it would be a school specific rule if there were any weight to it.



    Just some fun facts for anyone who's interested:

    As of January 2019,

    Applications received: 5,300+
    Total Interviews that will be given out (the total amount; not the amount done so far): ~450 (will continue out until April sometime, most likely)

    C/O 2023 current MCAT average: 514
    C/O 2023 current cGPA average: 3.79

    Next scheduled admissions committee meeting: February 20th (there may be one sooner but this is the next confirmed meeting; they're usually on Wednesdays)
     
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    Is there a class of 2023 facebook page yet?
     
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  21. meltin0223

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    So did I. Did you get a secondary from them yet?
     
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    Nothing so far
     
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  23. HvFaith19

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    I submitted my primary a little over a week ago and have not received a secondary yet.
     
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  24. DrBunnie

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    This school has been pretty silent lately. I would wait a bit more before calling them.

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  25. shelbybro

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    Just received an email saying the school received my application
     
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    do any current students think the new building will be done by your 3rd year? also are there any building plans that we can look at?
     
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    Rejected post secondary pre-II. Really sad about that :<
     
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  28. pdl2015

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    Sorry to hear that, when were you complete?
     
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    9/7
     
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    I was complete around the same time and haven’t heard anything. I guess I’ll get the R soon...
     
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    The President met with us on Wednesday to give us an update on the building. Everything is currently on schedule. They break ground next month.
     
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    Wow I just got an MBS email from them even though they're still ghosting me. Disrespectful as F**K
     
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    I got the MBS e-mail just now and I've already been accepted lmao
     
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    Congrats! Was this just now or earlier? Do you mind sharing stats?
     
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    Thanks! I got the e-mail at 11:55 AM. 3.4 uGPA, 517 MCAT but I have an MPH so I'm sure that helped the uGPA bust 'cause I'm also non-trad like you and graduated from my undergrad over 3 years ago.
     
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    congrats, did you see what interview dates were open?
     
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    Congratulations. :) Would you mind sharing your complete date?
     
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    Congrats! When were you complete?
     
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    I believe my options were Feb 14, March 14, and March 21.

    Received secondary 9/4. Completed 9/11.
     
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    Congrats! Stats and are you from the IE?
     
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    is there going to be a second look?
     
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    Hello m8's,

    I called the admissions at CalMed and they informed me that even for waitlisted applicants, they do not accept any updates/letters of interest, etc. Given their stance, would it still be appropriate to send letters?
     
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    I was wondering this myself. I have heard from multiple different sources NOT to contact admissions post interview, but many people on SDN seem to be encouraging it. If your interviewer liked you it might be worth emailing that specific person to see if a LOI might help, but be careful of who you take advice from online.
     
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    IF a med school tells you NOT to do something, why is anyone possibly asking if it's OK to do it????

    Do some people simply not want to get into med school? This is a good way of doing it.
     

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