2018-2019 Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

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

  1. katy-tink

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    Thanks so much for the thought out response! :) Do you have any specific apartments you recommend near the school? Any to totally avoid? Lol
     
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  2. Stellaartwa

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    Great discussion happening here. I would love to know about specific apt recos as well! As for neighborhoods, everyone says to live in Forest Park or Oak Park but I'm thinking about living in La Grange or Brookfield. Any thoughts from current students on those neighborhoods (safety, traffic) etc. I would super appreciate it!
     
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  3. Goatcappy32

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    Did they email you ?
     
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    Nope I just checked my portal
     
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    I’m not a current student, BUT I do have a list of the surrounding areas and their distances from campus/safety based off internet research. If you’re interested, just PM me! :)
     
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    Yup, I have sent a few updates but still no call :( The wait is driving me crazy.
     
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    What were your meaningful updates?
     
  8. irishRN2doc

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    I sent an update about a promotion at work when I found out about CC. Approximately 3-4 weeks later I sent a LOI. Then I gave up hope. I woke up randomly one day and had a voicemail, returned the call and got the acceptance.
     
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    Happy to help!

    Only major recommendation is to stay away from Maywood. Forest park & oak park are awesome. Lot of good safe places. At second look they publish a list of available housing, with a large number from M4s who are leaving for residency, and that'll give you good places. Naming specific neighborhoods would be a bit laborious, but stay out of Maywood. People also do live in the city (West Loop, Wicker park, etc.) I don't, but classmates did, and they didn't have any issues. I do recommend having a car. I have classmates who biked/walked, and that's always doable, but if you can afford a car, just get a car. You'll be thankful during the winter, or anytime you aren't tethered to transportation, which can sometimes be a little sketchy given the area.
     
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    Anyone know when the facebook group is supposed to open up?
     
  11. nm0508

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    Hey I was wondering if you would be able to message me the list? Sounds encouraging!
     
  12. Bountyhuner

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    Mind sharing it here too?
     
  13. Hopefuldoc440

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    Still silence on this end. Really bummed and looking for advice on what might help me if i reapply next year? LM score 68.9 OOS complete 8/28. My guess is timing or lack of significant patient interaction...
     
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  14. Kiwi95

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    If it makes you feel any better I have almost the exact same LM score and didn’t receive a single II despite applying to almost 40 schools. I know for me my sGPA is my problem so I’m currently looking at SMP programs
     
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    Sorry man. That sucks. I hope you have good news coming. If you want, you could make a post in the main forum with more details about your application. More people will see it, so you're more likely to get advice that way!
     
  16. Cardiolover11

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    Don't be too tough on yourself! There are so many different possible reasons. I would recommend reaching out to the schools you applied to and seeing if they will provide feedback. I know certain schools are nice enough to provide feedback. Also, I would make sure to apply early. I found Dr. Ryan Gray's resources very helpful for the personal statement, interview, and overall application advice. I am sorry that this application season has been tough, but many students are successful reapplying and get that acceptance! :)
     
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    YES, THIS!! Very well said, thanks for sharing, applicants need to hear this!
    Remember: you will get to where you’re meant to be. This is YOUR story, YOUR timeline. Don’t compare yourself to your friends and other applicants. Figure out how you can improve, and go for it!!
     
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    Interviewing Feb 12th. Looking for hotels to stay at. Any place on the "list of hotels" that people liked most/are staying at?
     
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  19. B4y 4RE4 N4Tiv3

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    II on Mon, interview sched for 14 Feb (last interview day).
     
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  20. Stellaartwa

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    Congrats!! Holiday Inn Express. They have a free shuttle that picks you up from Ohare and will take you straight to the door at stritch in the morning. The breakfast is good and there will probably be ~5 other applicants staying there so you all arrive at stritch in a little group. Strength in numbers
     
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    Update on the FB page! Just got an email invite from the M1 president to join the accepted class of 2023 page and another page. :)
     
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    Is there equal opportunity to be accepted if interviewing during the last week of interviews? I had originally had my interview scheduled for Jan 31 but it was moved to feb 21 due to the polar vortex and due to a conflict I had to schedule it earlier.
     
  23. GoodWillShunting

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    I have plenty of classmates who interviewed in the late-very late batch of interviews. The idea is that if you had no chance, they wouldn't interview you. All is fair game.
     
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  24. Alcove2

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    +1..As of now, looks like there are about 125 people in the group. Hopefully, that gives some of y'all who are still waiting on a decision an idea of where they are in the process. Their class size is around 165 I believe.
     
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    are these people who have committed to Loyola? Or not?
     
  26. GoodWillShunting

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    Generally speaking, it's a combination of those who have committed + those who aren't yet committed. At this point in time, it's basically an "accepted applicants" group.
     
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  27. Alcove2

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    It's just who's been accepted, so I'm assuming it contains a combination of both committed students and those who have not committed.
     
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  28. esyabelmd

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    Anyone who has interviewed - how long did it take for your portal to update from the "thank you for scheduling your interview" to "interview completed"? I would like to submit an update, but it has been 3 weeks since my interview and I haven't been able to yet.
     
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    2-2.5 weeks for me. Just depends how long it takes your interviewers to submit their reviews
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    II just now!! With interviews winding down, I'm excited that they are still extending! [In state, was complete in Aug/Sept]
     
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    Congrats, that's super lucky!
     
  33. keepyourheadup

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    Ayyy that's clutch. Hoping for a hail-mary II. IS
     
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    What are available dates ?
     
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    I stayed at this hotel as well. ROOMS ARE COLD :bigtears:, and breakfast is okay but don't expect a great meal. The best part is the shuttle transportation to/from the airport and the medical center!! You have to schedule shuttle service with the front desk and make sure you use the Loyola corporate rate for a discount!
     
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    Does anyone know the exact date for second look?
     
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    Do they reject post-II or does everyone get placed on CC?
     
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    April 5th
     
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    They told us that post-II rejections are extremely rare.
     
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    There is a dinner event Thursday April 4th and then all day April 5th. I am so excited for it! :)
     
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    The acceptance rate for interviews is high! Because they are really selective with their interviews, its somewhere in like the 6-9% get interviewed. Which is essentially their acceptance rate. Just dont be weird or questionable LOL. Maybe things will change a bit cuz of the change in aamc and their giving out less interviews? But historically speaking, thats what students who were on the admission team in the past told me.
     
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    Do you know if they have a student host program for second look or help cover student stays? I know some schools will actually cover your stay.

    Thank you btw. I will try and make the dinner depending what time it is, I might be able to leave that same day and make it. If not I will for sure be there Friday.
     
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    I do not think there is a student host program for second look. I am planning on spending the night at the holiday inn close by. I want to explore Forest Park/Oak Park a little more to get a feel for where I would possibly live.
     
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    when is the last interview date, does anyone know?
     
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    Feb. 14th
     
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    That means, they might not send any more II. Because generally II are send one week prior.
     
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    Yeah, I've pretty much accepted that this school is a rejection for me at this point :/
     
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    Is it okay to bring parents to the second look day? Is anyone else doing this? I don't want to be the only one that brings them and have them feel awkward the entire time if they're the only ones above 40 lol
     
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    I’m taking my parents and my little sister! :)
     
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  50. B4y 4RE4 N4Tiv3

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    Apparently there are interviews on the last Tuesday and Thursday of this month (Feb). But the last interviews are in Feb.
     
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