2018-2019 Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

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  1. doctor_coffee

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    I've been on review for four months now (my status has been continuously on the "review" statement)- is this a good sign or just that they're still getting to my app?
     
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    my app said this until they invited me for an interview. so it might mean they havent gotten to your application yet
     
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    If I want to withdraw my acceptance, do I simply select the option on the secondary portal or should I personally email the admissions office?
     
  4. svk7

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    Wouldn't hurt to do both! I mean, definitely do the first (portal), but if you think there's any chance you may want to do a residency and beyond there it would be kind to graciously accept them for the acceptance (for which I am sure you are grateful!) and let them know that you decided to pursue other options (sample template I borrowed from a r/premed post below):

    Dear X admissions,

    I would like to thank you for all the time and consideration put into my application. I thoroughly enjoyed my interview at X and was extremely impressed by the faculty and curriculum offered. However, I have decided to accept another offer for medical school and would like to give another deserving candidate the chance for my spot.

    Again, thank you,

    X
     
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  5. googleeyes

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    Anyone know if the tests here are NBME or in-house?
     
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  6. googleeyes

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    Also can someone tell me if Loyola is true pass/fail? I've been seeing controversial posts on this point
     
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    Are they still sending out II's?
     
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    I would assume so. I got mine exactly a week ago
     
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  9. medsenior2021

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    In house
     
  10. medsenior2021

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    True p/f first 2 years
     
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    Where are you guys finding the portal? I haven't been able to check the status of my app since I applied in August, it was only a form I had filled out.
     
  12. Ltjkstudent

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    if you go to the original email that they sent to you with your supplemental application, you will use the same link for the app as you would to access the portal. use the same username and password that you set up originally to fill out the secondary, and you should be good to do! status of your application is in red at the top.
     
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    Hey y'all, I was accepted here earlier this month and was wondering if there is some accepted class page or something? Please let me know if anyone knows anything about this!

    Also, congrats to everyone who got an II here! Just a PSA, if you're OOS and flying into or plan to be in Chicago next week (especially wed 1/30 and thurs 1/31), we're expected to have some insanely crazy record lows of -20 F on wed and -9 F on thurs and wind chills of around -30 F. Please plan accordingly (even though you probably won't be outside for the interview itself). Good luck and safe travels!
     
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  14. cke11

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    Any advice on what to wear under our suits and dress shoes?
     
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    Don't over do it with layers, all the buildings are heated well, you don't want to sweat during your interview (heat+adrenaline=no bueno). Just wear the warmest coat you have (borrow one if you don't have a decent one, yeah I'm talking to you CA peeps). Sometimes I wear yoga capris, if i'm working out before class, and it's been okay. You will only be outside for 5 seconds just to get to the building, so it will be fine. Good luck!
     
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    I would recommend a really warm winter coat, scarf, gloves, and warm shoes. You could always bring your interview attire and shoes and change when you arrive at the school. On my tour we did not go outside, so you can bundle up and then be fine wearing your normal interview attire the rest of the day once you get to the school.
     
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  17. Ltjkstudent

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    Do you think they will be making more decisions this upcoming week?
     
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    Does Loyola accept letters of interest?
     
  19. mariposas905

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    Last interview day here is Feb 14th guys :(
     
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    I guess that means RIP for my chances here..
     
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  21. sophialively444

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    How do you know
     
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    Any idea when they are going to get back to the December interviewees ?
     
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    I’ve been anticipating the R for a long time now. Just wish they would get it over with and send it already so I can move on. Was really hoping this would be my first MD II but looks like it wasn’t meant to be
     
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  24. mariposas905

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    I asked the admissions office and they told me. I was surprised because last year, their last interview day was Feb 27th. Looks like they are filling the class earlier this year :shrug:
     
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  25. sophialively444

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    well my heart hurts
     
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  26. whorobbedthewoods

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    I imagine this is at least partly due to Loyola's commitment to enroll DACA students! Roughly 1/3 of all medical students with DACA status go to this school.
     
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  27. mariposas905

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    Same, and the fact that the last day is on Valentine's Day makes it hurt even more :arghh: hopefully a med school doesn't break my heart on that one day lol
     
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    Does the office of admissions respond pretty quickly to emails?
     
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    Do you know if they will send last interview's this weekend ?
     
  30. mariposas905

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    I'm not sure about that, but hopefully they will send them soon
     
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    for current students: what is the rent around the neighborhood where most students live and what neighborhoods? How did you guys find roommates?
     
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    can be anywhere from 500 (in a multi-roommate house/apartment pretty much anywhere) up to 2000 (in a luxurious 1 bedroom apartment in downtown oak park).
    Neighborhoods: Forest park, oak park, north riverside, berwyn, river forest. Some people live closer to chicago downtown (west loop, logan square...).
    There should be a FB group for accepted students- we had a google sheet last year with contact info and personality/preferences questions. Also, if you go to second look, you can meet potential classmates in person and figure out who you want to live with!!
     
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  33. Cardiolover11

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    For financial aid is anything in addition to the FAFSA needed?
     
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  34. whorobbedthewoods

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    To apply for school aid, you have to submit your & your parent's 2017 tax returns inside that financial aid folder they gave out at interview day.
     
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    Do a lot of students commute from further suburbs as well?
     
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    Ok yes thank you!
     
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    I know a few people that commute from areas like Naperville and Wheaton
     
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    Any other Loyola grads still heard nothing? Been complete since July. Each email asking me for alumni donations stings more and more as time goes on.
     
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    thank you:nailbiting:
     
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    I just graduated from Loyola in December and I had an interview scheduled here for Thursday but they rescheduled it to February 21st due to the crazy weather we're expecting.
     
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    I had mine today and the weather was pretty horrible. Sorry about that :/
     
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    II just now! Super excited, as this is my top choice!
     
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    dates??
     
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    Unfortunately (for the remaining hopefuls), what I saw offered aligns with the above…
     
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    Has anyone found the accepted student Facebook page? I’ve been looking but can’t seem to find it for class of 2023 :/


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    Does anyone know how many people get in off of the 'continued consideration' status?
     
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    What is the tuition for years 3 and 4? Can't seem to find that info. I know some schools charge more b/c of rotations and such those years, so I am curious to know Stritch's cost of attendance for these years.
     
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    Don’t think there is one yet. I’ve been looking too
     
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    My portal says your application has been initially reviewed and will be kept for further review until the end of interview season. Is that their way of saying deferment? Also, does anyone know when does this school starts sending out rejections? The wait is killing me. I'd rather get rejected and move on for next cycle. :(
     
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    I’m not sure either. My application was complete late July and it still states that it is undergoing review by the committee...
     
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