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2018-2019 Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin

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  1. Shammyguy3

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    Tomorrow will be 6 weeks since i interviewed. Also seems they've only sent out decisions for interviews that happened early september (according to this thread). Anyone think that they'll send another batch of decisions before thanksgiving?
     
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    Interviewed here first day and still nothing yet but i know that they accepted people from that day
     
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  3. kraskadva

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    Current M2 here... feel free to tag or PM me with any questions.

    It's a standard MMI. 3 part interview day: MMI, tour, and Q&A with current students. For the tour and Q&A, the students leading it will not report anything you say back to admissions,and it wouldn't affect your decision if they did (barring somebody being a complete jack***), so feel free to ask whatever questions you have and really get a feel for the place.

    This is true. However, there are cabs that pick up at the school, and there is a shuttle from the school to the Lake Bluff Metra station, where you can either get on the train down to the city or get an uber pick up. I rented a car for my interview, found some folks on SDN to split the cost with, and it ended up being the cheapest and most convenient option - so I recommend that too if you're over 24 (or whatever the age is for renting cars these days).

    There are closets in the Admissions office specifically for this. So you can stash your stuff there and the secretary will keep an eye on it.
     
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  4. owlsandturtles

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    +1
     
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    I wonder if today will be the day
     
  6. Shammyguy3

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    Hope so!
     
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  7. JKFprnlife

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    Accepted!!! That was such a quick turn around....
     
  8. WorkandPork

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    congrats! when did you interview? and did you find out via email or phone call?
     
  9. imcryinglol

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    Omg! Congrats! When was your interview?
     
  10. JKFprnlife

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    last tuesday, 11/13!
     
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  11. JKFprnlife

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    11/13, it was via email!
     
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  12. Shammyguy3

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    Have you by any chance emailed to see if there's a more definitive timeline for various interview group dates?
     
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    Can anyone tell me how long they had between the complete email to a II or any other news? Asking for a friend.
     
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  14. imcryinglol

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    I was complete on 8/21 And interview invite on 9/25
     
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    Thank you so much and congrats!
     
  16. Freddywap

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    Thats def me as well
     
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    Complete e-mail 11/19, submitted 10/09 (CASPer Oct 25th)
     
  18. gtpremedstudent

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    II today LM 68 OOS
     
  19. CanadianKiddo

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    II just now! Canadian OOS ~70. Complete early August!!
    Lowkey thought they lost my application so really wasn’t expecting this!! So excited!!!
     
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    Congrats fellow Canadian! Hope it goes well! (Dates available?)
     
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    Complet date?
     
  22. hopefuldoctor511

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    Do they do silent rejects? I know the posts above me look like they're still interviewing people who submitted in August like me, but I kinda wanted to gauge my chances.
     
  23. gtpremedstudent

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    July 30
     
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    Oh **** me too! Pls god send me an II
     
  25. CanadianKiddo

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    Thank you! Earliest date is November 30th! Other dates in December and January also available!
    Good luck!!
     
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    Dude are you on reddit? I recognize your name haha. Here's to hoping we get some good news soon!
     
  27. gtpremedstudent

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    Bruh their earliest interview date is January 10
     
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    II!!

    They never sent me a complete email haha I thought this school would never look at my app.

    Complete early July LM70-72
     
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    Withdrew II for financial reason. Seems like a great school! Goodluck everyone
     
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  30. Just_Wan_B_Doc

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    Did you reply to their interview email saying:
    "Sorry Rosalind, I have a girlfriend."
     
  31. kangaroo33

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    II yesterday! lm 70 complete late july they're scheduling into january
     
  32. irishRN2doc

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    Are there any M1s who would be willing to answer a few questions about the program? We can PM or message on here, whatever works!
     
  33. The real "frank the tank"

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    Interviewed 10/12 and have not heard anything. Hoping for some news soon since it is has been 6 weeks.
     
  34. Shammyguy3

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    Interviewed 10/4 and still no word
     
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  35. Freddywap

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    Interviewed 09/07 and nothing yet
     
  36. F4532

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    Didn’t interview and nothing yet either


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    I'm an M1! Definitely could field some questions you may have!
     
  38. Physician_B

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    Im OOS and sent my app in early august and haven't heard anything. Should I contact the admissions committee to make sure they didn't lose my app or just take the L?
     
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  39. mariposas905

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    Have you been marked complete yet via email?
     
  40. kraskadva

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    Did you send in everything - secondary, CASPer, LORs, etc.? Have you checked your spam box, promotions tab, and every other corner of your email?
    If all of that has been in for >2 months AND you scoured your email AND you still haven't heard back with at least a complete email... then it is perfectly acceptable to send a polite email to Admissions inquiring about the complete status of your app. If you don't receive an email response within 1 week, then you may call to inquire.
    They do eventually respond to everyone, but the length of time differs greatly.

    A general note for everyone anxiously waiting to hear back - this year has been a record for the number of applications received at CMS. We passed 14k last month which is about 2k more than CMS typically gets. And there aren't that many folks in the admissions office. So they are diligently plugging through everyone's apps, but that's A LOT of apps, so it's going to take time. And we're still kinda early in the cycle, as far as CMS interviewing and decisions go, so for some of you it will take months to hear back. Be patient.
    -If you haven't gotten your complete email, it is perfectly acceptable to check that everything is in (see protocol above). But once you have gotten the complete email, you just have to wait and see.
    -If you've interviewed and are waiting on a decision, they will get back to you, you just have to wait. They generally tell you 6-8 weeks post interview, but it may be longer. If it's been 3-4 months and you still haven't heard, then a polite question about whether a decision has been made (not what it is) is appropriate.
    -If you've been accepted, then congrats! enjoy the rest of your app cycle and get your vaccinations done. The school will start throwing info your way after traffic day.
     
  41. ghouloftokyo

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    To add, I applied back in August and sent in everything- secondary, casper, LORs, etc. I emailed last week, just to ask about the status of my application, and I was told the same thing. They were still in the process of reviewing applications.
     
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  42. mariposas905

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    So even you have not received a complete email yet?
     
  43. strangerorbitalrings

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    I got an II last week but never received a complete email. Sometimes they just forget to send them I guess.
     
  44. Master Thinker

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    Also got an II last week but withdrawing. Hope one of you gets it
     
  45. kraskadva

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    Totally normal for CMS. It really is a lot of apps to go through.
    It happens.
    I won't say that they never forget to send them, but most often it gets sent and then missed because the RFU Admissions emails have a bad habit of getting filtered into spam or promotions in Gmail, instead of the regular inbox.
    Also, when they get to your app has a lot to do with when you submitted everything. Folks tend to think that August was a long time ago, so therefor you should have heard back by now, but the reality is that they had thousands of apps in and complete in June and July, which took lots of time to sift through. Then they had a deluge of apps completed in August and September, and they kept coming in. So they are probably still sorting thorough the Aug/Sept apps.
    But keep in mind that interviews at CMS run through April and acceptances are issued through August (granted, far fewer in the summer than before traffic day, but still a significant number). Probably a quarter of my class was accepted in June/July/Aug. The class list for 2022 was mostly set by mid July, but there were still a handful that got accepted in August.
    It's a long cycle and we're really just getting started. So hang in there :)
     
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    I'm interviewing here on Friday. Did anyone receive an email with instructions on where/what time to report to campus?
     
  47. Shammyguy3

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    Should come by tomorrow
     
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    Anyone interview in the middle of october (third week of october) and hear back?
     
  49. tradersluck

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    Ayyy. See you there.

    11.30.2018
    8:30am - 1:00pm
    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
    3333 Green Bay Road
    North Chicago​​, IL 60064

    Check-in will begin promptly. Please note the check-in will take place at the main entrance to campus. An informal reception with food and beverages will be served starting at noon.
     
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    Thank you both!!
     

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