2018-2019 Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

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  1. Futuredrdoc

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    Has anyone else from 12/14 interview not heard back yet...?
     
  2. ambitiouspotato

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    Did you get accepted off the regular or priority waitlist??
     
  3. 1996-

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    Surprise II today! LM70, IS, complete 9/3, received “still in review” email on 11/13.
     
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    For any current med students: is there usually a lot of movement off the waitlist, and are there actually two different waitlists? The waitlist email seems encouraging but not sure if I should take that at face value.
     
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    How are you guys submitting updates? I was looking over the FAQs and saw this "Mid-cycle grade updates or additional activity statements are not accepted." Wouldn't sending an update put you at a disadvantage?
     
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    Congrats!! I have roughly the same LM score and completion date. I'm still waiting on an II/some kind of news :( Do you mind sharing your ec's if you don't mind me asking?
     
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    Is there still hope for IIs, and what is the dead line for IIs, any current MD student may response to it. Thanks
     
  8. cjohns89

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    Doesn't really answer the question well, but we were told that they have a good amount of weeks still to interview.
     
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    thanks!! hope all goes well for you
     
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    II! complete early October.

    Goodluck everyone!!
     
  11. hope12doctor

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    would you mind sharing your GPA & MCAT- or lizzyM
    thank you
    Congrats
     
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    Thank you! OOS(NY), 506 126/125/127/128 and 3.47culm w. strong upward trend
     
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    Where did people stay during the interview? Also, I am assuming flying into Philly airport will be the easiest way to commute? Not planning on renting a car.
     
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    Anyone here know Cooper’s post-interview acceptance rate?
     
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    Flying into Philly is def the move, however you should look at Google Maps and familiarize yourself with PATCO (public transit) before arriving
     
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    does anyone know how to withdraw your app here? there's no button on the portal
     
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    Interviewing this week, any advice for the interview?
     
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    probably email
     
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    Accepted! Interviewed 12/14. Got the call the Thursday after. Can't wait!
     
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  20. cjohns89

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    Just be yourself. Care and express about wanting to live and really care for this city and population, which could be your new home.

    Does this work? More? Less?
     
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  21. TTP 1776

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    Perfect! They seem to really care about the surrounding underprivileged population of Camden.

    Really excited to interview, it seems like a great place!


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  22. TTP 1776

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    Just got done interviewing. WOW. I dont think I’ve been more impressed with any school so far after interview day.

    Amazing culture they already
    have and are trying to build with students and faculty. The facilities are really nice and new. You can tell they care about their students well being and success. I’ve interviewed at ~6 other places that were “higher ranked” but I think I just fell in love with Cooper. My vision as a physician dovetails really well with their mission. I’d be able to continue with my orthopedic clinical research in Philadelphia as a med student (which has lead to multiple pubs already)

    I have in interest in either pediatrics or orthopedics. I know Cooper Med has an emphasis on primary care and matches well in peds, but I’m not sure how they fare in placing students into Ortho?


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    Very happy to hear that you liked the school! Take a look at the Match lists from the past few years. I can’t say we’re a powerhouse for ortho matches (I’m personally shooting for a top neurology program) but past students who were interested in ortho didn’t seem to have a problem (including a number who matched in ortho at penn)

    Best of luck! I hope you get in!!
     
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  24. TTP 1776

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    Question for ya as a current med student, hope you can give me better insight. If I’m interested in Ortho, is the curriculum of the school more important in achieving, or is it usually based on individual prep effort + critical thinking skills?


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  25. NotSoObvious

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    The school gives you the basics that you need to succeed, but to actually match in ortho, you'll of course need to have a lot of motivation and self-discipline. That said, Cooper has a pretty solid ortho department because of the large number of trauma cases. We also have a home ortho residency program. I'm not shooting for ortho so I can't say from personal experience, but the PD came and gave a talk one day; I'm sure he's open to giving advice and helping you make connections if you reach out. On another note, here are the match lists for the last 2 years

    http://cmsruapps.rowan.edu/file/svWJqM8p48WbU8iLhpmL0uqMUh6N1f
    http://cmsru.rowan.edu/about/files/ResidencyListings2017.pdf
     
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  26. TTP 1776

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    Thank you! Overall, you would say you’re very happy with your decision at Cooper? Is there a lot of help/collaboration between class Years and M2s helping out M1s?


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  27. NotSoObvious

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    I'm definitely happy with my decision. I had a couple other places to choose from (including one that's ranked pretty high according to US news). It was weird adjusting at first because the class size is pretty small, and I came from a large state university, but I've come to appreciate all my classmates. We have a lot of small group work, so you really do get to know all your classmates on some level. As for interclass support, its definitely there. We have advisory colleges where you get paired up with an upperclassman who is your "pal" for the year. Because the Cooper Rowan Clinic teams are composed of an M1, M2, and M3, you get to know your team well throughout the year. Service learning organizations are also composed of M1-M4's so you're able to make connections there too. For the most part, everyone just has a lot of pride in our school, from the students to the faculty, to the administrative staff so it tends to be a pretty supportive environment.
     
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    II this week! So excited :)
     
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    Complete date?
     
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    Complete date 10/12. Received continued review email 11/13.
     
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    If I never got a continued review email after early August submission, does it mean they haven’t looked at my app or that I’m rejected?
     
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    For anyone with upcoming interviews, DM me if you wanna get coffee and talk over interview day and/or CMSRU in general. Been doing this on reddit for some applicants, forgot to post it here.
     
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    I think no one knows for sure tbh
     
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    For those that have already interviewed: how long was the traditional interview? Was it open/closed file? Also, is there a space to store bags? Thank you!
     
  36. cjohns89

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    As a current M1, about 30 minutes was the standard for me and my class. Two people will interview you at the same time; one will have your file, and the other will not. So imo, it's about using what you're talking about with the file holder to provide the person without some insight, much like when a friend comes up to your group and you have to bring them up to speed. As far as bags go, while there are no lockers that we used or I know about for you guys, we have a rack in the lobby where nobody should touch your stuff (it's where coats, etc. go). We also have cameras all around the school, so should somebody take it, security will be able to figure out who it is. And the school has all your photos and will have everyone on camera all day, so, it should be okay. Worse comes to worse, don't bring it, or ask/tell security you're going to leave your bag (unattended bags may be, in todays world, cause for alarm) over by/around/in the rack. You can also call and ask admissions anonymously.

    Best of luck!
     
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    Are IIs going out? and what will be dead line for IIs (stop going out)? Applied end of 8/2018 and did not hear anything except " we are reviewing your application, your statics are really good" LOL
     
  38. cjohns89

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    lol I don't know man. I'm not on the committee. You should call and see how many IIs are left!
     
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    any acceptance calls yet??
     
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    Just got the acceptance call this morning!! Had an awesome experience on interview day here. I would be so happy if I end up here in the fall!


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  41. soontobedoc123

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    what time did you get the call!

    also are you IS?
     
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    Interviewed last week. Got the call 10AM, and I’m OOS


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    Looks like you can update that signature. :)
     
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    does anyone know how late into the day they call on the day of acceptances?

    or from people with acceptances what time did you get the call
     
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    Just updated :D
     
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    II just now!!!
     
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    Congrats- Would you mind sharing your LizzyM or MCAT/GPA- Thanks
     
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    502 (130,121,128,123), 3.3UG cum, 4.0G cumm, OOS
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Congrats! When were you complete?
     

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