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

  1. sinigang14

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    Will be withdrawing my app here and letting go of my interview offer.
     
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  2. Shammyguy3

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    Will today be the day?
     
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  3. The real "frank the tank"

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    I hope so
     
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  4. giske

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    Anyone else still waiting to hear back after 9/7 interview...?
     
  5. tradersluck

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

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    Reasonable Tradersluck: "Psh, y'all neurotic af."
    Actual Tradersluck: *checks the exact time of day the last acceptances were sent out*
     
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  6. Snow2232

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    Accepted!! (at 4pm) Interviewed 11/30. Out of state, Lizzy M 71.
     
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  7. premedlevel99

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    Congrats!!
    I am genuinely curious as to how they go about acceptance post interview... maybe people with a high enough MMI score get auto accepted considering they still haven’t gotten to interviews in October
     
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  8. tradersluck

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

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    Seems logical. I went 11/30, and didn't hear anything. Can confirm that my MMI score wouldn't be high enough: I was there. Good observation, though.
     
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  9. Ilovepuppies2

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    Has anyone gotten news from the admissions office? Interviewed late September and still nothing
     
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  10. Shammyguy3

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    Nope, 10/5 interview here
     
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  11. WorkandPork

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    me too. this is actually really frustrating not having any idea when we may hear from them.
     
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  12. premedlevel99

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    Thinking about calling anonymously to ask when we might hear back
     
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  13. ak427

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    Interviewed 9/7 and still have not heard anything either
     
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  14. premedlevel99

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    Just called admissions and the person just said “it varies from person to person” so there’s really no way to tell at this point when we will hear back.
     
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  15. Empem28

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    -anonymous
     
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  16. Freddywap

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    Same :(
     
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    Someone with the username Surg-Doc contacted me through SDN, but I get an error message when I try to respond to them. So I'm posting the information they requested here and hopefully they will see it or at least it might help someone else. When I interviewed the questions were mainly ethical and social issues. I don't think I was asked about anything in my application. Everyone gets asked the same questions. From what I remember you have about 1-2 minutes to read the prompt (3-5 sentences) and I think about 5-6 minutes to explain your answer to the interviewer. I would recommend reviewing current issues regarding medicine. If possible, find some practice MMI questions online and have someone pretend to interview you so you get more comfortable formulating concise answers. The interviewers will most likely ask followup questions so be prepared for that. Also, I had one interviewer play devil's advocate so don't let that throw you off. If you want to talk to current students plan on arriving early and staying late because that's when you get to ask questions just to students. Best of luck at your interview!
     
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  18. hopefullydoc117

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    Hi, I got accepted here and loved my interview day. Can you talk a bit about how you go to the city? Are there free shuttles to the metra station? Is it possible to work at free clinics or stay involved with the city etc. or no? (Asking specifically about the logistics of transport - of course finding time to do X,Y,Z is a different question) Currently Chicago native and will probably wanna keep on visiting to meet friends and my S.O.


     
  19. hopefullydoc117

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    Hi all, this is just 1 data point but they seem to have gone through some October II. (sorry if this is old news - SDN stresses me out so I don't come here often)
    I had my II in 10/5 and got accepted on 10/29. Hang in there! Sending you best wishes.
     
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  20. opossumparty

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    II today, very surprised!
     
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  21. Shammyguy3

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    Fellow ten fiver II here. Havent heard anything unfortunately
     
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  22. iqq2much

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    Are they receptive to ITA emails?
     
  23. kraskadva

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  24. kraskadva

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    Congrats on your acceptance!!

    If we're going out, we usually take the train down and uber back. Sometimes there are bus parties down to the city, but that's only a couple times a year.
    There is a shuttle to the Lake Bluff Metra station on weekdays. On weekends, folks usually drive/carpool to the station and leave cars there.
    An uber back from down town costs about $40-50 if you stay late, which is a little pricy on your own, but fine if you split it with a few friends.

    If you're going down for a daytime thing, like volunteering, a lot of people will drive, so you can do that or carpool. Lots of folks volunteer at the NLVS clinic and we also have a clinic on campus you can volunteer at. Definitely possible to keep involved in things in the city. Some folks even live in the city all 4 years.

    I will say though, people tend to be more involved in one area or another. If you live in the city, it's obviously easier to stay involved down there, but you will miss out on a fair bit of on-campus social/ec stuff just because of train schedules and travel time. Vice versa if you live near campus - more involved here and less so in the city.
    But it can be whatever you want to make it - I know folks who go down to the city a couple times a week and folks who never go downtown. It's really just a matter of preference. Then there are folks downtown that we almost never see and some we see all the time.
    Personally, I end up downtown about once a month or so which falls somewhere in the middle.
     
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  25. aqifjak

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    Congrats!! When was your app complete?
     
  26. opossumparty

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  27. hopefullydoc117

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    Thank you! I might PM you if I come across more questions.


     
  28. kraskadva

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    No problem. Feel free to pm me :)
     
  29. kinjin24

    kinjin24 Probationary Status
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    They have been verifying my app for completion since July 12th....no word since LOL
     
  30. othelloo

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    When was the earliest available interview date? I also received a II last week and Feb 14th was the first open slot
     
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    II today! I'm kinda new to MMI's so if anyone can help me out I have a few questions...
    1) Are MMI's strictly limited to ethical scenarios, or can they ask us traditional questions/questions about our app as well?
    2) Any good resources I should look at? A lot of the resources I've seen only have sample questions, are there any places I could find sample answers as well?
    Thank you so much! Super excited about this school :)
     
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  32. pp156287

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    I got an interview today, and there were available slots as early as Jan. 4th! I have no idea how they figure that stuff out
     
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  33. joannapremed

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    Hey y'all, I just got an interview here. Is it ONLY MMI style or should we be prepared for personal questions as well? Thanks!
     
  34. Miyakan

    Miyakan MD Class of 2022

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    MMI only
     
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  35. joannapremed

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    thanks for the response :)
    Do you know how many stations there are? I know we only have 5 mins to answer per station
     
  36. Shammyguy3

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    8 stations, one resting (so 7 total scenarios/questions)
     
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  37. Gjo6

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    Also got an II yesterday!
     
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    From what people have posted and what I’ve heard from the grapevine, theres people who interviewed on my day and even afterwards that have already heard back. Any idea on how this school conducts its post interview review? I’m OOS, maybe in different batches. Dunno, but some clarity would be appreciated.
     
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    (Reposting in case anybody is still interested in a student host during their interview)

    My girlfriend and I are both M2s living 5 min away from campus in Lake Forest and have an extra bedroom with a full bed/closet/desk. We can drive you to your interview and would provide some breakfast, coffee, etc. The price would be cheaper than the hotels nearby and you'd get a better feel for the school by staying with some current students. I also might be able to pick you up from the airport depending on when your flight gets in, which would be much cheaper/more convenient than uber or train ride. We also have an extra parking spot if you have a car!

    If that doesn't sound like something you'd want, Ros put together a list of places to stay. (Not sure if the link works, but here's the url)

    Where to Stay

    Message me or reply to this if you're interested! All upcoming interview dates are available as of 1/3/19.
     
  40. strangerorbitalrings

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    To everyone who already interviewed, where did you fly in and how did you get to the school?
     
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    Flew to o'hare airport and took an uber to my hotel which had a morning shuttle service to the school. Uber was like 35 -40 bucks if i remember right
     
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    tradersluck LECOM wasn't as bad as the internet says.

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    O'Hare...shudders.
     
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  43. holdthemayo

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    Milwaukee (Mitchell airport) is also nearby and was cheaper for me to fly into with much easier traffic to and from.
     
  44. KYmedic33

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    I agree. Current RFU student and Chicagoland native. If it were me, I would fly into Mitchell.
     
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    Stats? (If you don’t mind sharing)
     
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    Accepted just yesterday! interviewed the very first day, OOS.
     
  47. keepyourheadup

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  48. Astharia

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    Beats Midway...

    Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using SDN mobile
     
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    Rejected by email around 5 today. Interviewed Decmber 7th. MCAT 508, GPA 3.6 reapplicant. Feeling crushed, I loved this school.
     
  50. tradersluck

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

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    +1. 510 and a 3.75. Liked the school, but my interview was not stellar. Best of luck everyone!
     
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