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2018-2019 Mayo Clinic School of Medicine - Arizona Campus

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  1. Rich Ties

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    Mayo Clinic takes letters of interest and intent very seriously. With that being said, they want to make sure that you've thought about all of your options and that you think that this school would be the best fit for you. It should not be sent prior to your interview. In fact, I would wait several weeks to send out the letter. I wouldn't worry too much about the length of the letter but do not make it overwhelmingly long to read as the staff is very busy. Include why you like the school and how you think that it is the perfect fit for you (they like when your incorporate your values with mayo). As far as updates, I would only contact them if the update would some how help your application (new medical experience, research/publication, etc). If you have any specific questions, feel free to message me.
     
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    I apologize, there may be some errors with the emailing system. I will check with the student ambassadors about the issue. For anyone interviewing, there are pizza dinners 6PM the night prior to your interview at the medical school.
     
  3. Sheiko

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    I just got the email

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  4. Rich Ties

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    Great!
     
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  5. Barre-fanatic

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    I was complete late august and I'm on the same boat. I have no idea what to think of it... I mean good no rejection but why not just place us on hold? or invite us even better ;)
     
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  6. World'sOkayestSkier

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    I'd say so!
     
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    I don't think anyone knows at this point. With how connected they stress that the campuses are, I think it would be unlikely for them to just give it all to MN and leave AZ out to dry, but maybe that's just wishful thinking since I'm applying AZ
     
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    They weren't specific about what was being done with the donation. It was stated that the money was being used to maintain the scholarship program as well as to open new educational opportunities (MBA from Wharton and A.I. program through Carnegie Hall). The donation was for the school (not one particular campus). I know we are trying to transition to a tuition free medical soon but am unsure of when that would be. I think we would need another large donation for that to happen but it is in the works!
     
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  10. lj_99

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    The masters in AI would be through Carnegie Mellon, as cool as Carnegie hall would be :).

    But yes, the goal is to be tuition free within a few years.

     
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  11. teriyakibeef

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    Is Mayo already partnered with Wharton or looking to partner with them? First I heard about this!
     
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  12. MDMPH Goal

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    Has anyone who sent in thank you emails for interviewers to the admissions inbox gotten confirmation that they were forwarded? I sent mine in a few days ago and have been telling myself that they must be super busy but in the back of my mind, I'm mildly paranoid that I sent them to the wrong address (despite checking 10+ times with the form in the interview day folder).
     
  13. Rich Ties

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    Lmao! That’s what I meant, oops!
     
  14. Rich Ties

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    Still working on it, hopefully it will be settled sometime next year.
     
  15. Hass_Love_Fitness

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    It took about a week and half to get confirmation that my thank you letters were added to my file.
     
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  16. MDMPH Goal

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    thank you!!
     
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    How many in-state seats does Mayo have? MSAR says 9 for MN but there is no info for AZ.
     
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    AZ Admissions told me that there is no in-state vs. out-of-state quota
     
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    Does anybody know how far along their interview cycle they are? :)
     
  20. MDMPH Goal

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    They told us that they interview every Monday and Friday through January.
     
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    Hmm.. how does having interviews throughout the entire month of January work when they said that they would send out acceptances at the end of January?
     
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    Also, I found 2018 application stats on the Mayo website!
     

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    My interview day we were told acceptances would be mid-late February
     
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    The admissions committee meets weekly, so this wouldn't be a major problem. That being said, early-med Feb is when acceptances have gone out the last two years.
     
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  25. MDMPH Goal

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    M1s said they got theirs on or around valentine's day last year
     
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    II today! Secondary submitted mid-August. Slots available are still early Dec. All was quiet on my end until today. Good luck!
     
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    I am abroad, so I had to postpone my interview. The person communicating with me via email told me the last interview date is December 17th.
     
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  28. Sheiko

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    Has anyone heard from their student hosts yet?

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    Any opinions on the following?

    I interviewed here in mid-October, and am thinking of sending a letter of interest, but I am wondering when the best time is to send it. I was thinking of including some updates on grades, and I have a couple of other updates to provide (a field research trip on an undergraduate grant I wrote in March; more hours than initially expected at a community clinic; submission of a paper I am an author on). But I received an email from them a few weeks ago saying that the admissions committee had already met and discussed my application/interview, and that I had been “ranked.”

    So.. was I wrong to think that I should wait until December to write my letter of interest (I thought it might sound more sincere when interview season was winding down)? Should I bother sending one, if the adcom has already met to discuss my application? Should I wait to send it until my grades are out, or is it better to send it sooner? Are those updates all appropriate??
     
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  30. Nym.Pseudo

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    Ranking just means that your interviewers have presented you to the committee and you have a score. Based on those scores (and demonstrated interest!) they will reconvene in January to select the initial class appointments. So, no, you're totally fine and should go ahead and send the letter of interest.
     
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    Just received the "committee ranked you" e-mail after interviewing back in early October... thought I might calm the nerves of anyone like me who was a little nervous about not getting it in the weeks after their interview date
     
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    I saw online that Mayo does not accept any updates on grades?
     
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    Not sure where you saw that, but that was not the case when I applied.
     
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    Source: How to Apply, the "Application updates" section, quoted below

    "Significant experiential updates will be accepted after an applicant has been invited for an on-campus interview. No updates will be accepted prior to this time. These brief updates should be a paragraph or less within the text of an email to the Admissions Office. PDF updates and other attachments will not be processed.

    We do not require or accept any updates to transcripts or grades. No materials should be mailed to the Admissions Office unless specifically requested. Applicants should not call the Admissions Office to check on application status."
     
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    This is really strange to me and seems to go against what I remember being told at interview day. The portal still has an option to upload PDF updates, but nothing specific for grades
     
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    I am interviewing Friday 11/30, and have not received an email about the pizza dinner. Would you mind checking if they could re-send, please? Thank you!


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    Do they accept people here who don't email them letters of intent? I finally got an email saying I've been ranked. I really liked this school but the location makes it tough for me to totally love it so i don't want to lie to them and send a letter of intent. It would suck to get rejected though for not showing enough interest. Based off what I've heard about their financial aid it would make up for all the little things i didn't like (mainly the fact that it felt very secluded and everything was so spread out).
     
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  38. lj_99

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    I was in the same position and only sent a letter of interest rather than intent, summarizing what I liked at interview day and how they were one of my top choices. Financial aid was ultimately the deciding factor for me in choosing them over the other options. It seems they are placing more weight on numbers this year so I’m sure they’re not as protective of yield as in years past.

     
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    Great thank you! If they give me the best financial aid then I'd easily choose them over most schools so I wouldn't feel bad sending a letter of interest. Just didn't wanna send a letter of intent since there's really only one school I'd send that to.
     
  40. Smash Williams

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    I sent them nothing and I got in.
     
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    The student ambassador that sent the emails out said that some people have received the emails in the spam folder. Regardless, just show up Thursday 6 PM at the medical school for the dinner.
     
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    Good to hear haha. They made it sound like they really wanted people to send letters of interest/intent so i wasn't sure how necessary that was.
     
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    Definitely send one. I've had multiple schools talk about how this year is different with the new traffic rules. They really want to hear from students so they have a better idea of who will keep their acceptance
     
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    At least from my questions to the admissions coordinator Ms. Misztal, do not send grades, but other updates should be okay. Any letters of interest/intent sent after the ranking e-mail will be considered when the committee considers whom to accept sometime in January. So even if the LOI is too late for the initial ranking, it may still be considered for the acceptance decision.
     
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    To add to this at my interview day they actually recommended we wait to send an LOI because they want us to finish interviewing (or be close to finished) so that you can compare to the other schools, and from there send a letter of interest if Mayo is top 3 or letter of intent if mayo is your top choice. Then when putting together their class they look at 3 things- You're ranking (that already happened), your individual fit (they try to put together a class that is diverse, people with different strengths, etc.), and the interest that you have shown (ie. LOI)
     
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    Are hand written thank you notes preferred over an email even though the rest of our file is electronic?
     
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    It doesn't matter
     
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    If you do decide to send in hand written notes, you should email a typed copy so that it can be added to your file. It doesn’t really matter whether you hand write or email.
     
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    There is no need to send both a hand written and typed copy. Either is fine.
     
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    Has anyone interviewed here who was originally on “hold” status?
     

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