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Discussion in '2018-2019 Allopathic School Specific Discussions' started by Lucca, Apr 21, 2018.
Wow, thanks for your thorough response! I appreciate it.
II, OOS, complete 7/25!
II OOS, complete 7/24! Stats in signature. See you guys on September 28th!
II today as well. Never actually got the invitation email, just the email from the student host program
OOS, complete 8/7.
Same thing happened with me today! OOS, LM~75, complete 7/31
II today, OOS, complete 7/12
II yesterday, OOS, complete 8/8, LM ~70, ORM
Is Creighton receptive to other religions entering their class? I don't want to seem too forward, but I just don't have a clue and can't seem to find anything about this?
My perspective as a non-catholic christian is that Creighton is incredibly accepting of all individuals regardless of ethnic, religious, or sexual identification. I'd describe us as a catholic/jesuit institution the promotes overall spirituality. You will receive a catholic/jesuit influence in regards to serving others, being leaders in community etc. The only required religious activities are learning of catholic health directives and Memorial service we hold for the families of our anatomy donors. The catholic health directives are taught in addition to general ethic principles so you wont be taught life begins at conception period end of story, you will learn that the church's position is that life begins at conception during a much larger discussion of abortion.
We do have a chaplain for our med school who teaches us and says a convocation/prayer at the beginning of each semester but even this is done in a manner that attempts to be inclusive.
Apart from these events you don't have to do anything that involves Catholicism if you choose not to. I personally have never seen any sort of discrimination against students who hold other beliefs and strongly believe you will be accepted here regardless of if you're a christian, atheist, jew, sikh, muslim, hindu, etc. This logically exists within rational bounds, i.e. if you're a staunch atheist who hates Christianity and actively speaks against religion, please don't come here.
If you have any specific concerns you are more than welcome to pm me or ask on this discussion and I will attempt to address as transparently as possible.
So I submitted my secondary the first week in July and haven't heard back about an interview. Any ideas on how they review applications and send out interview invites?
I doubt there is a widely available knowledge as to exactly how they review applications/interview invites.
Sometimes it just takes time man. Interview cycle historically lasts to March so your talking 6 more months of interviews. Be patient and have faith.
In general i'd imagine the earlier you submit the more advantageous but quality of application could result in you taking precedent.
I submitted around the same time and just got an II last week, so it seems like they, along with most schools, don't review in a strictly chronological order
Submitted on 7/21. Not sure if I was skipped over...*crossing fingers*
Creighton, I love you. Please send an II this way.
It's literally just a dinner at a local restaurant in downtown/midtown. The location changes every week. Its set up by students for M0's and there won't be any administrators.
Just a chance to try a local eatery and talk to other med students/ M0's.
You won't be judged or evaluated. Most medical students will be drinking alcohol and not taking themselves too seriously. Nothing you say/do will matter unless you do something particularly egregious like declare love for Hitler.
To be honest, Med students just kinda use it as an excuse to grab some food before a night out. Plus it is pretty fun to chat with M0's.
It's pretty insightful to be able to ask current med students about Creighton while enjoying dinner with them and other applicants (who I found to be super nice to talk to)
Just wanted to give everyone a warning, I won't say when I interviewed for anonymity, Creighton has one interviewer who asks some extremely loaded questions. "Do you feel physician-assisted suicide is appropriate? When do you believe life begins? What is it about religion/humanity that sets us apart from animals? This was just a few examples I compiled, and he also asks about your cycle and how many interviews etc. you have had. Tbh it came across as extremely tacky and soured what was honestly a pretty good interview day. But all the other interviewers seemed to go by the books and just asked about your app and elaborated on it.
I think some schools encourage candidates to reach out to admissions if they feel that their interviewer strayed off track/was inappropriate/was outright unfair/etc and they will work to arrange another or at least make a note. I'm not certain if Creighton is one of those schools, but maybe that's worth exploring? I dunno..it sounds like a nightmare. And to inquire about other jnterviews puts people in such an awkward position.
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To be fair though, the people he interviewed will never know what he writes or says about you. They may have some weird system that works because they implied that they had been doing it for a while. Just sucked because they accept a lot of California grads and it was a great school for myself.
I'm sorry your interview turned into such a grilling session. In general student interviewers are supposed to focus on topics of discussion that allow us to get to know you as a person and aren't a testament to your religious/ethical beliefs.
Out of curiosity was this a faculty or a student interviewer?
Ehh I'm not going to say just in case there is a chance it hurts my chances. Sorry
I know this is a little late, but I would recommend emailing the admissions office! I was in the exact same situation and they verified that my physiology classes would meet the requirements. It doesn't hurt to ask
Received an II. Beyond excited! I love Creighton and I understand Omaha is a very livable city.
Question: I have two calendar options - October 26 or November 9. I'm probably totally overthinking this, but at this point in the cycle, do you think it matters if I take the later one vs. the earlier one?
Thanks for any advice.
I personally dont think it matters since they are only 2wx apart, BUT if they are interviewing lets say 13 applicants every friday, then I would say take 26th
Congrats! Would you be willing to share your complete date and stats?
Just got an II this morning! Submitted 7/10, complete 7/12, LM 69
They interviewed 50 applicants on my interview date (9/22), so as you suggest, for-sure take the earlier interview date
As someone who had 8 interviews last cycle, I can safely say the time point at which you interview has very little bearing on whether they are more or less likely to accept you. The bottom line is that if they like you then they will make room for you and if they feel there is a better fit they will find room for them even if they interview in March. Best of luck to everyone interviewing. Creighton was my favorite interview and I am beyond excited to be here. Message me if you have any questions!
Thanks for sharing! I tried to PM you but could not. It must be something in the settings?
still nothing..... I feel like I crashed on an uninhabited island of "no response"..... I applied to 35 schools, still waiting to hear from 25....
I'm unfortunately on the same island. Applied to 32 and still waiting to hear from 30. UGHHH
hey, buddy!!!!! ))) i am sure there are a few of us with medium range scores out there....
you guys traditional students?
me? no. prior bachelor's in finance, masters in healthcare, army vet (behavioral health technician), currently finishing my second bachelors (BS Biochemistry)
I'm not traditional either...I heard Creighton was pretty traditional though in their class? Kind of hoping that's not the case, and that there's still non-trads accepted there
Creighton's class is in general rather young and traditional but by no means do we discriminate against non-traditional students. Many of my classmates either took off 2-3 years for post bacs/ masters/work and a couple students here are going through career changes at ages much older than our average.
I honestly don't think being a non-traditional student will be held against you as long as you can articulate why you are non-traditional. i.e. Why did you have a gap/ change career paths to medicine. If you can do that, I would guess that having life experience is seen as beneficial.
Yeah, at my interview, I didn't meet another non-trad but the interviewers seemed highly interested in my background
Silence still, marked complete 7/31
Radio silence since late July. Sad!
Creighton, I really love you. The moment I set foot on your campus I know that is where I want to be for the next 4 years and beyond. Please let me spend my medical school years praying in St. John’s Parish. The church is absolutely amazing and beautiful! Yes, I do have a love for church architecture lol.
First acceptance this AM!
Accepted this morning.
LizzyM 70-72 OOS with zero ties to Nebraska. They send the initial notice in an email.
Congrats! How did you find out about it? Was it through email or phone call or in the portal?
ACCEPTED!!! interviewed 9/22 shocked because I didn’t think they were gonna let us know today (at least that’s what I wrote down)
about 10 am-ish
Still plenty of time!
Has anyone been able to accept so far? I'm not seeing an acceptance option in the secondary portal, like the email says.
Update: Nvm, it just takes a few hours to register in the system.