2018-2019 Louisiana State University School of Medicine (New Orleans)

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  1. BunsenBeaker

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    Any current LSU students following this thread know where I can get info on what you're supposed to do with your summer between M1 and M2 year? Are we expected to do research or are we free to go travel or get a job?
     
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    You can do whatever you want. Dr. Gregory has a research program that provides a stipend for research, but only so many people get accepted in that. You can also do research without a stipend. You can do AHEC, is a 4 week program with a $300/week stipend where you essentially shadow a primary care physician. You can also just travel or chill or work or whatever. There's no standard for what to do. (I would recommend doing something fun with your time, though.)
     
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    Can we do research in the summer before the start of our M1 year?
     
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    I'm not sure because I didn't want to, but you could email Dr. Paula Gregory about it. You might need to email her several times before you get an answer, but just keep emailing her. She's very nice but very busy and scatter-brained. Even if you can't, she can set you up with research when you start.
     
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    Awesome to hear! Congrats! Would you mind sharing your stats? I interviewed at the end of November and am stressing through this waiting game.
     
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    Congrats! Really happy to see people's reactions to their acceptances after reading about their anxiety through the waiting process lol. I interviewed at the end of November and have been checking this site daily since then. Would you mind sharing your stats?
     
  7. delonge2010

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    Interview received this morning via phone
     
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  8. confusedstudent2195

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    interview invite today!!! Scheduled! SO HAPPY
     
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  9. greenwave01bluedragons04

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    Got an interview invite today around 2:40 PM via email! Scheduled for January 14th! So happy and excited.
     
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    What were the interview dates? Stats?
     
  11. confusedstudent2195

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    Starting with the week of January 7th, on M-T-W each week
    LM=65
     
  12. SouthernGent

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    As the other student said: Whatever you want.
    There are research programs and AHEC, both solid choices that do give you stipend. They are worthwhile for getting some experience in medicine and/or research. They also don't last all summer so you still have free time. You'll have gunner classmates saying they're gonna study for STEP. Good for them. I enjoyed relaxing and not thinking about academics everyday. This is your last gasp of freedom before taking a pretty intense plunge into med school. There is almost no break between STEP and 3rd year, so make the most of the free time you have.
     
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  13. BunsenBeaker

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    Anyone know when 2nd look day is?
     
  14. SouthernGent

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    April.
     
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    What is 2nd look day?
     
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    Is there a Facebook group made yet?
     
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    Not that I've seen.
     
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    Where is the secondary application? Does it come with the original Secondary email with the directions & is it an attachment? Thanks!
     
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    LSUHSC School of Medicine

    You submit everything through the applicant gateway. Instructions on accessing the gateway are in a separate email titled “Louisiana State University Regular M.D. program invites you to take the next step with your application.”


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  21. EveretteMaddox

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    did anyone get a letter yet? i was hoping to see something by today but i still haven't.
     
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    I live in the city, and I haven't received anything yet- Getting soooo excited! It's like waiting for a Christmas present from LSU
     
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    Hope I don’t get coal!
     
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    At my interview he said letters won’t go out until “mid-week.”
     
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    Did he by chance say when the next admissions meetings were?
     
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    They met last Friday (Dec 14) and Dr. Eubanks said they usually meet every three or four weeks, so I would guess the next meeting is near the end of January. He also told us the first big advocacy meeting is mid-February.
     
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    The wait is really a killer though.. hopefully we get letters tomorrow or sometime Friday!
     
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  28. tyman005

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    Got my acceptance letter today! Good luck everyone else!
     
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    congrats! NFA'd here
     
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    Congratulations!

    No worries it won't be much longer until that advocacy meeting.
     
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  31. delonge2010

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    ACCEPTED~!!!! :banana: THANK YOU LSU!!! Happy Holidays to all!!!!
     
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    Does anyone know if a January interview I considered late?
     
  33. mshields96

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    Not for LSU I would say. January and February should be busy for them, and March and onward could be considered late.
     
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    Does anyone know if LSU accepts ITA requests?
     
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  35. delonge2010

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    It doesn't hurt to try! Wish you luck my friend.
     
  36. Creolemariee

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    Are a lot of people nfa or waitlisted with jan interviews?
     
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    They said the majority of applicants that are eventually accepted are NFA’d first.
     
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  38. Creolemariee

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    For how long
     
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    So when are we thinking the next wave of IIs will come out? Monday? :bookworm:o_O
     
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    I think it will be end of January
     
  41. SouthernGent

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    There are interviews booked through January at least. January is certainly not early, but certainly not late for an interview. Being NFA'd isn't ideal, but you haven't been rejected. Hold out for the big meeting in Feb. and wait to see what happens after that. I have friends who weren't accepted until Late May. Not ideal, but hey, they are gonna be doctors now.
     
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  42. Creolemariee

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    So a January / feb interview is good?
     
  43. SouthernGent

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    There have been interviews since at least September. It's not great, but you have an interview, and the date only matters so much. Yes more spots have been filled, but if you were to go in and either smoke it or tank it, well it wouldn't have mattered when you went. My advice is to try and relax, I know it is not easy, but you will make it through this.
     
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  44. Creolemariee

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    What percentage of spots are filled? And if they found out in May when did they interview
     
  45. SouthernGent

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    PM me
     
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    I got in from a January interview. It’s not a huge deal.

    Like SouthernGent said, we have a few classmates that got in in May. I’m not entirely sure when they all interviewed, but it’s to the point where it’s out of your hands right now. I know that this seems like a totally impossible thing, but work on selling yourself for your interview instead of worrying about the number of seats that have already been filled.
     
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    Can someone help with this one...
    I interviewed with a guy who's name is not on the admission's committee list...I also believe that he was my best interview!!!! SOS what does this mean? will he not be at the meetings to speak for me? Did he get added on after the admissions committee member list was made in August?
    The little things matter so much to me at this point.
     
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    To my knowledge, everyone who conducts interviews is on the admissions committee. I wouldn’t sweat it.
     
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    I thought so too! I believe Eubanks said that in his presentation before the interviews too, but there was so much info flying at me I dont remember. Thanks!
     
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    I know how overwhelming interview day can be, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
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