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2018-2019 Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport

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

  1. Lucca

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    Please post the secondary questions once you receive them. Check last year's thread in the 2017-2018 SSD forum for last year's questions, they tend to not change very much from year to year.

    Good luck to everyone applying!

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  2. Wibz

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    Submitted my primary! I wonder when they'll update the secondary app PDF on the admissions page.
     
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    Has anyone received an email about the secondary?
     
  4. tyman005

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    I was about to ask the same question.
    Last year, though, they didn't send out secondaries, so I'm just gonna download one off their website and send it in.
     
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    I have not. It's good to know that they didn't send them out last year. I'll just check the admissions page every day lol.
     
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    I didn't know this...so they just go straight to interviews??
     
  7. tyman005

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    No you have to complete the secondary. They just don't send it out because they don't screen applicants before the secondary like some schools do.
     
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  8. uniquelyme

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    So they just post the secondary on their website and anyone who is interested has to just go on there and complete it? Interesting.
     
  9. rbarlo2

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    Same here!
     
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    Anyone worried about their application not being processed on time for ED?
     
  11. rbarlo2

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    Have you submitted your AMCAS yet? AAMC puts Early Decision applicants at the top of the list. Mine was verified within the hour!
     
  12. rbarlo2

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    Also, the link to the secondary is updated for this year. Same questions as before.
     
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    Yes! I did today! I spoke with an AMCAS employee though and he said they are a month behind in processing.
     
  14. rbarlo2

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    Wow, they are very behind. But congrats on submitting it!
     
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    How do you know it was updated? When I download it the file still says 2017.
     
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    just kidding I found the 2019 one! Is anyone waiting to receive an email before mailing their secondary? Or are y'all just going to mail them in ASAP?
     
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    Also, how long are y'all making your diversity essays? I was thinking around one page single-spaced, but I am not sure if that would be too much. (Also, sorry for bombarding this thread w/ Q's)
     
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    I mailed my secondary in yesterday and my essay was one page double-spaced. Although I'm sure single spaced is good!
     
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    Where did you find the 2019 one? I only have the 2017 from the website.
     
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    Mine is one page single-spaced!
     
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    the 2019 one was on a different tab then the “requirements” tab. it was called “how to apply” or something similar
     
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    Hmm do y'all think it is bad if I submitted the secondary app from the link on the "requirements" page rather than the "how to apply?" I am not sure why they would have two links to the secondary app if they do not accept both versions.
     
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    I called the admissions office this morning with the same question. They said they will accept both apps because it's the same questions just in a different format.
     
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    Does anyone know if they send out EDP interview invitations before Aug 1? That is the deadline to have everything submitted for EDP.
     
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    Sadly I think it will be after August 1. According to past forums, invites have been sent out on August 15th and August 22nd the previous two years.
     
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    Yep. I did ED last year and the interview invite email came on August 22.
     
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    How bad would it be to apply OOS? I thought this might be a good school to apply to since my MCAT is > their 90th percentile, but they only accepted 4 oos people last year apparently.
     
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    It definitely wouldn't be bad to apply. The admissions page says they now take up to 10% of their class from oos, but that in-state students still have preference.
     
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    got an II today around 2:30
     
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    an interview invite!
     
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    Thank you! Is that early? I was hoping someone could tell me if this is normal haha
     
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    Yeah, that does seem really early? What dates did they have, if you don't mind me asking?
     
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    August 14th and 15th!
     
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    Are you early decision, by chance? Most years they don’t start looking at regular admission apps until September.
     
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    Yes, the emails sent out yesterday were for early decision. It was a lot earlier than I expected!
     
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    Is it worth applying OOS with no ties?
     
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    Any news on interview invites?


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    Has anyone gotten any confirmation if their secondary has been received or not? Or do we just have to call them and ask?
     
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    I called them to confirm.
     
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    Does anyone know if there will be a second round of interviews? From what I know there has only been one round on the dates mentioned above.
     
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    Hi everyone! This may sound like a dumb question but how did y'all fill out the experience essays (the healthcare, leadership, volunteer etc). On downloading the form, I don't see any way to paste in the essays. What am I missing?

    Also, the prompt says to limit the answers to 300 characters. Would that be with or without spaces?
     
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    Typed them to make sure I was within the character limit then wrote it by hand in the boxes. I think 300 characters is spaces and punctuation included.
     
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    I have tried to call two days in a row now that my secondary was received via mail and it rings and then goes to voicemail. I've left a voicemail. Any other way to confirm receipt of secondary?
     
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    I don't think they've sent receipts to anyone, sadly. The only way to make sure they received it is to see if they deposited your check.
     
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    Except I sent a cashiers check. Any idea as to why they don't answer their phone?
     
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    Glad to hear it isn't just me! I've been calling for the past several days with no response.
     
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    I've been calling for a few weeks and emailed to no avail. Not sure what's going on.
     
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    Seems strange. Has anyone heard back from them in regards to interview for Regular applicants?
     
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    I've left messages too - none have been returned.
     
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    I'm not sure they're even finished with EDP interviews. I applied ED and haven't been notified about an interview or been released from EDP, so I have a hunch that there's another round of interviews coming.
     

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