2018-2019 Mayo Clinic School of Medicine - Arizona Campus

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  1. sparklife143

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    I tried to message you individually with more specific questions, but for some reason, I am not allowed to.
     
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    If you would like message me, I am another M1 on the board and can forward your questions for a second opinion to Rich Ties.
     
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    Just messaged you
     
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    II just now!!!! My dream school, so super pumped about this one. LM ~71, ORM, no word since being complete on 7/23. R from MN campus in mid October after being complete around the same time. IM SO EXCITED
     
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  5. Carolina23

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    Pre-II rejection email just now


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  6. Aynbia

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    Can any current medical students let me know what are the strongest specialties/research fields at Mayo-AZ? Thanks!
     
  7. Nym.Pseudo

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    Definitely not ortho, neurosurgery, or derm. No Mayo-AZ student has EVER matched into those specialties.
     
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    Those specialties are only for prestigious schools
     
  9. biostudent508

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    Isn't Mayo a prestigious school though? I've also heard the Mayo students have high step scores.
     
  10. sparklife143

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    I believe the idea here is that Mayo - AZ has not had a graduating class yet, therefore no matches yet to any programs : ) The first graduating class should be 2021.
     
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    Rejected today pre-II from mayo AZ. Also rejected from Mayo MN even though I didn’t Submit a secondary
     
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    Lots of cancer/heme stuff going on including a big brand new cancer center.

    Neuro stuff seems to be huge.

    "Regenerative medicine" is a big thing, in particular focused on the laryngeal transplant center.

    Artificial Intelligence and ''futuristic' health care delivery are up there too.

    Those come to mind, but tbh there is research going on in anything and everything you may be interested in.
     
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    All of these are definitely true. Also:
    Mayo AZ does an enormous amount of multiple myeloma research
    The proton beam facility here facilitates a lot research
    Mayo AZ is one of the busiest kidney transplant centers in the nation

    These are just a few more "highlights" that I can think of
     
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  14. AbsolutelyAlpha

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    Sorry if this has been asked, but does anybody have a "communication detail" tab? Every time I click on it, the page goes blank with "email" written in large font. I wonder if there is some glitch in the portal.
     
  15. sparklife143

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    Best of luck to everyone interviewing these last few days!
     
  16. Sheiko

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    Really excited for decisions to come out in the next couple months, Mayo AZ is my top choice!!

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  17. nostra_damus

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    Is it detrimental to write a letter of interest stating Mayo is in your “top five” schools or something along these lines, instead of saying that Mayo is indeed your very first choice?


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    Top 5 probably doesn't sound too good haha. At my interview day they said we could let them know if Mayo is our top choice or even on eof our top 3 choices but I dont think I'd say top 5 :D

    You could just be general and not explicitly state a number and just talk about what you liked and that it is up there in your top choice of schools.
     
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    Got it. I meant to say top 3 in my post, not sure what happened there haha *facepalming*


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    I think that's definitely fine because they told us we could say that on my interview day. You could say something like "After intervieiwing at several places, Mayo really stuck out to me because of yada yada and it is easily one of my top choice schools right now" or something along those lines.
     
  21. Nym.Pseudo

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    Yep--mine has been like that since August.
     
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    Rejected today after 4 months on hold... Sister school R likely coming soon as well
     
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    Withdrew after Interview Invite GL!
     
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    Thank you!
     
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  25. Aynbia

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    Thanks everyone for your input. Do you think it would be too late to send a LOI on Feb 1st? I'm waiting for a decision to come out on that day.
     
  26. Nym.Pseudo

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    Yes, that would be too late. Appointment decisions are made in January.
     
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  27. Aynbia

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    Got it, thanks. When would you say is the last day for a LOI?
     
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    and to add to that ^ when is the optimal time? is early/mid january okay?
     
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    Tomorrow (12/17/18) is their last interview day. They told us that they are doing a final reconsideration of all candidates on January 14th, 2019 (I believe) where they will make their selection. Good luck to everyone.
     
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    Has anyone gotten any "highly ranked" emails yet? Last year I believe they started rolling out around December 12th. Should we expect them after the last interview day?
     
  31. Nym.Pseudo

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    I believe the consensus belief is that they have decided to not do them this year. I think some people asked at their interviews and reported that earlier in the thread.
     
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    Interesting... I can't find anything previously in the thread about this.
     
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    I saw it mentioned in the Mayo Rochester thread a while back.
     
  34. Boola Boy

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    thank goodness for other people's neuroticism...I would never ask that question at an interview, that comes off as hyper-competitive to me. Glad to have the information though lol
     
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    Pre-Interview Rejection today. It sounded like the emailer never even looked at my application. Submitted secondary August 21
     
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    +1
     
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    Just to clarify - everybody just gets a ranking email, but they don't do the "highly ranked" email anymore?
     
  38. Nym.Pseudo

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    Probably.
     
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    Finally got the R after waiting 4 months
     
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    Any ideas on when would be a good time to send a Letter of Interest? I am thinking sometime in the new year, around mid-January. Also, what should I put in the Letter of Interest? I don't really have any updates, but I do want to re-iterate what I liked about the school. The admissions staff specifically said that they like hearing from students, so I am just curious to know if I need to put something else besides "Hey, I still think you guys are awesome!" lol. But that's really all that I have to say...
     
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    During my interview day, they mentioned that they specifically want letters of interest if they are on our top 3 list of schools. If that's the case for you, I would mention that. If they are your top choice, definitely let them know. Other than that, I'm not sure what else beyond reiterating why the school is a great fit for you.

    Also, I think they meet to re-evaluate candidates in mid-January, so I would send your letter early January to make sure they have it in time.
     
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    And just to add on, the LOI doesn't have to be super formal. It seems like they just want to be kept updated on where they stand and to show that we are still interested. I think they want to see some communication just to know that you're still keeping them as an option.
     
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    Anyone get an email from one of their interviewers basically asking if you're still interested in their school?
     
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    no :(
     
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    What do you think this letter means in terms of acceptance? Likely?
     
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    I know it's difficult, but I'd try not to read into these things too deeply.
     
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    Fair point :)
     
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  48. Treebeard

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    People get pissed off about this every year. As a current student, I still have no clue what those letters are for. Since no one knows, no sense getting worked up.
     
  49. Master Thinker

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    Got the R a few days as well. Been complete in July so not surprised at all lol
     
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    Hi. I interviewed last month and loved the school. I plan to write a letter of intent but am also thinking about sending an update that I recently completed an EMT course and became a certified EMT. Would it be best to share that update via uploading a doc with a short paragraph or should I simply upload a photo of my EMT license to minimize the amount admissions has to read? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
     

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