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

  1. mariposas905

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    Is the MD II at a state school?
     
  2. Drakozord X

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    Nope, I wish. It's OOS school. I'm from NY.... no state preference here fml.
     
  3. man221

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    completed 8/27
     
  4. Drakozord X

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    Do you happen to be IS?
    Sorry for bombarding you with questions. Trying to figure out where Rosy is at ;)
     
  5. kraskadva

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    Knock it off. You won't figure anything real out this way.
    1- SDN posters are way too small of a sample size to give you meaningful info.
    2- even if there were enough posters to truly representative of the applicant pool, it still wouldn't tell you anything meaningful.
    3- this is a private school. IS vs OOS means nothing to admissions.
    4- quality of the app >>>> timing of the app for determining if/when someone will get an II, and that's not info you're gonna find out here.

    Take a xanax or go to the gym or have a beer. Don't chase meaningless details and create more anxiety for yourself.
     
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  6. Drakozord X

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    Woah calm down lol. Thanks for the advice.
     
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  7. noorotik20

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    S/he should probably follow their own advice lmao


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  8. Drakozord X

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    Ahaha. I mean I know he/she was trying to be help, but it just sounded a little more aggressive than needed.
     
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  9. kraskadva

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    If you'd scrolled back up, you'd have seen that I'm a M2 at RFU. I come on here to answer questions about the school and the app cycle at RFU, and give what advice I can, because I remember the anxiety of applications and I want to help alleviate that to the extent possible.
    I'm not going to encourage neuroticism though. It's useless, drives folks with practical questions away from the thread, and just ups the anxiety for everyone.
    So apologies if you felt slighted by my tone, but I'm not here to give you kittens and rainbows. Just facts and my perspective as a current student here. If you can't handle that, then feel free to block me.
     
  10. man221

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    I mean whats sdn for. Actually OOS
     
  11. Hopeful101

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    Medical student from another school here, looking on for a friend. Don't act that way. Don't tell someone to "take a xanax," just because you're a 'M2'. If he's stressed, it's because it's a stressful process. Probably the most stressful he'll go through. Try being nice. Biggest rule of medicine is "Don't be a dick." You're reflecting badly on yourself and your school by acting that way to someone who might one day be your colleague.
     
  12. F4532

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    Damn this thread is getting spicy


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  13. kraskadva

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    Oh my sweet summer child....
    If you think either that a bit of saltiness and telling somebody to chill constitutes being a d*ck, or that a round of med school applications is the most stressful thing that he will ever go through, then you're in for a rude awakening one day soon.
     
  14. kraskadva

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    RFU med school classes have a lot of diversity - in age, background, experience, etc. The admissions office does a great job of putting together a class every year of diverse, kind, thoughtful people. Each class has ~20 year age range, with folks from all over the country and the world, a pretty wide range of stats from before, and everybody has a different, interesting story of who they are and how they got here.

    We've got stress and anxiety - though what med school doesn't. Everybody wants to do well and become the best physician that they can be.
    But what we do not have here is neuroticism.

    Our "gunners" spend time putting together study guides to help everyone else out, or leading committees and clubs to provide other resources and continuously make things better for future classes. When somebody struggles with a class or fails a test, its okay to talk about it with your friends or faculty or the administration and ask for help with fixing the issue. We don't waste time comparing stats or trying to one up each other. There are a lot of resources dedicated to student wellbeing, mental health, extracurriculars, and chances to relax and be social.
    Part of that is just the culture at RFU. But a large part is also the selection made by admissions, who seem pretty well able to weed out the folks who don't tend toward that direction. Any med school is mainly looking to assess 'fit' during the interview process. And part of the 'fit' here is not being neurotic.
    So...take that into consideration before you get up on a high horse about being told to chill out.
     
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    Is speaking in a patronizing and condescending tone on an anonymous forum also a big part of the culture at RFU? Because it didn’t seem like it during my interview day there.

    I think you can get your point across better without speaking in the way you have.
     
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  16. kraskadva

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    I've not said anything here that I wouldn't or haven't already said to someone IRL. And I'm not intending to be patronizing, I'm not patronizing to people when I say these things in real life, but clearly that's how some of you are reading it.

    As always, you're free to use the ignore feature if you don't like my tone or what I have to say.
    But in the interest of letting this thread get back on track, I'm just going to walk away from it for a while.
     
  17. thelonelyant

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    Hmmmm. What did I walk into?
     
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    Im wondering that too
     
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  19. F4532

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    Told you guys it was about to get spicy


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  20. tradersluck

    tradersluck LECOM wasn't as bad as the internet says.

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    @kraskadva how often do you guys get off campus and out of North Chicago? There's not a whole lot to do right near campus, so where do you guys like to go on the 2-3 days you might get to yourselves?
     
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  21. sinigang14

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    I like spicy :corny:
     
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  22. Drakozord X

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    Same. So spicy.
     
  23. btuck

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    During the week we don’t go out much except for food. There are a lot of restaurants right around campus, nothing fancy, but a wide variety so you’re not eating the same thing every time you go out for food. On the weekends there are some chill bars around here but many people go downtown to Chicago (Wrigleyville and River North mostly) especially weekends after exams.
     
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    I released my II, so I hope it goes to one of you!!! Good luck everyone!
     
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  25. tradersluck

    tradersluck LECOM wasn't as bad as the internet says.

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    Nice! Thanks for letting me know. The student ambassadors at my interview felt like the location was a hidden benefit, in that they didn't feel super distracted during crunch time.
     
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    Luckily I'm already in Medical School, right? Guess I don't have to take anything into account.
     
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  27. holdthemayo

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    Please don't try to derail our school's thread again. You don't even go here.
     
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  29. holdthemayo

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    You could definitely look at it as a plus. It's also cheaper than living in the city which is nice if you are living off of loans. It's true that North Chicago doesn't have a lot to offer, but the suburbs around it are much nicer. Plenty of students go into the city on weekends, especially after tests. Milwaukee is also pretty close and has some things to do. There are plenty of things to do. Most students move downtown for 3-4th year.
     
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    Has anyone from mid-October dates heard back yet? I interviewed 10/17 and am curious
     
  31. The real "frank the tank"

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    10/12 and no news
     
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  32. Shammyguy3

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    10/5 interview and no word either
     
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  33. tradersluck

    tradersluck LECOM wasn't as bad as the internet says.

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    It looks like Mondays are the magical day for CMS. Fingers crossed for you guys.
     
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    Thanks! I’ll be hoping for the best for all of us!
     
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    Yes.
     
  36. Neoneji123

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    Rosalind does not take update correct?
     
  37. patronj

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    correct
     
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    Is anyone who's been invited to interview able to comment on this?

    I happened to get into an uber pool with some CMS students a few weeks ago and they told me that CMS doesn't invite anyone who has gotten a C in a prereq to interview. Seems a bit of a surprising bar for a school with a relatively low median GPA.

    I haven't heard anything from this school, so a pre-req C is apparently not an automatic rejection either?
     
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  39. kraskadva

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    IDK why they'd tell you that, it's not true. Or, rather, it's not an absolute truth...
    I definitely have a couple of C's in my transcript, but they were from my 1st degree, which was finished 11 years before I applied and all the more recent post-bacc grades were good.
    If you just have fresh C's in some pre-req, and no retakes or upper-levels with better grades to compensate for that, then it might be an issue - as it would at any med school. But to say, blanket statement, that CMS never gives IIs to people with C's is ludicrous.
     
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    A C in a prereq isn't going to help your case anywhere, but I've never heard of us having a policy like that.

    The closest things I can think of are:
    Less than a C won't fulfill the requirement for the prereq
    A C in the RFUMS BMS course will probably keep you out.
     
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    Got interview invite here for Feb 14 yay!
     
  42. Freddywap

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    Its been almost 14 weeks since i interviewed here. The wait is killing meeeee
     
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    Complete silence since applying in August... am I out of luck do you think guys? Anyone else in the same boat?
     
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    +1 I’ve been complete since 8/28 and haven’t heard anything.


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    Is there any way to check status of application? When I click the supplemetary application link, it just gives an empty application? Thanks
     
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    Guess this wasn't the day again guys and gals. So I'll be putting a deposit down at a D.O. school now. Rosy, you sure like playing hard to get!
     
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  48. Drakozord X

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    The DO deposits = :poke:
     
  49. tradersluck

    tradersluck LECOM wasn't as bad as the internet says.

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    Hey man, some folks would be eatin' bricks, drinkin' paint, and robbin' little old ladies to be paying a deposit right about now.
     
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    Congratz! Would you mind sharing some of your stats?
     

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