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  1. If applicable, please comment on significant fluctuations in your academic record which are not explained elsewhere on your application.
  2. If you have taken any time off from your studies, either during or after college, please describe what you have done during this time and your reasons for doing so.
  3. The Admissions Committee uses a holistic approach to evaluate a wide range of student qualities and life experiences that are complementary to demonstrated academic excellence, strong interpersonal skills and leadership potential. What unique qualities or experiences do you possess that would contribute specifically to the NYU School of Medicine community (2500 characters max)?
  4. The ultimate goal of our institution is to produce a population of physicians with a collective desire to improve health of all segments of our society through the outstanding patient care, research and education. In this context, where do you see your future medical career (academic medicine, research, public health, primary care, business/law, etc.) and why? Your answer need not be restricted to one category. If your plans require that you complete a dual degree program, please elaborate here (2500 characters max).
  5. Please answer only one of the following three questions (2500 characters max):
    1. The most meaningful achievements are often non-academic in nature. Describe the personal accomplishment that makes you most proud. Why is this important to you?
    2. Conflicts arise daily from differences in perspectives, priorities, worldviews and traditions. How do you define respect? Describe a situation in which you found it challenging to remain respectful while facing differences?
    3. Describe a situation in which working with a colleague, family member or friend has been challenging. How did you resolve, if at all, the situation as a team and what did you gain from the experience that will benefit you as a future health care provider?
MSTP:

Dropdowns to choose 5 faculty with whom you could see yourself working with in the future.

Space to put how many hours of full-time research you've done. From the form:
"How many months of full-time research experience have you completed? When estimating this amount, you may convert part-time research into its full-time equivalent. For example, if you conducted part-time research for 1 year for ~50% of the time, this would equal 6 months of full-time research. Please do not include lab experiences associated with a course (e.g., organic chemistry course with lab)."

3 YR MD Tertiary:

The Three-Year MD Pathway provides an accelerated track for a select group of eligible students. All students graduating from the Three-Year MD Pathway will be offered acceptance into the NYU Langone Medical Center residency program they selected at the time of admission by way of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

You can apply to the Three-Year MD Pathway at any time during your initial application to medical school. The application deadline is November 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. That said, your application will only be reviewed by the admissions committee and the residency programs if you are first accepted into the Four-Year MD Pathway.

Please note that we have an additional entry point into the Three-Year MD Pathway. Should you decide you are not ready to enter the pathway at this time, we have provided our matriculated first year medical students with the opportunity to opt into the Three-Year Pathway in available residency programs towards the end of their first year of medical school at NYU.

Finally, we are piloting an addition to our Three-Year MD Pathway for those applicants to medical school who already have a PhD and wish to obtain their MD to facilitate their research endeavors. This Three-Year PhD-MD Pathway is linked to research-focused residency tracks in some of our residency programs and provides unique benefits to those who wish to develop tomorrow’s biomedical discoveries as our future physician scientists.

1.) Please select the residency program you wish to apply to:
2.) Please describe your motivation for pursuing a residency, detailing how past experiences have shaped your desire to pursue this career path. (2500 char)
3.) What do you believe the three most important qualities are that make for not only a successful resident, but ultimately an ideal physician in this field? (2500 char)




Good luck to everyone applying to the number one school in New York!

Interview Feedback: New York University School of Medicine
 
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Hi Everyone!

I am posting on behalf of the NYUSoM Ambassadors who will be monitoring this thread for questions/comments/concerns and anything that we can do to help make this process easier for you all!

Reply to this (so we get the little notification) if you have any questions, and we'll do our best to answer them!

In terms of what NYU looks for in applicants, it's the same as most medical schools — it's less about checking boxes and more about standing out in some way. We have people who have focused heavily on research, some who dedicated themselves more to community service, and others who have taken less traditional paths to medical school. There’s no one way to do it. It’s about finding what you’re passionate about and pursuing it.

A bit about the interview process and things unique to NYU:

MMI:
-Series of 8 interview stations consisting of timed interview scenarios.
-Scenarios may explore an applicant’s communication skills, ability to work as part of a team, problem solving capabilities, integrity, ethics and judgment. You will receive a prompt of the scenario or question you will address before entering the station. You will then have two minutes to gather your thoughts before you enter the room.​

Housing:
Approximately 90% of our students live in on-campus housing, and they are subsidized monthly rents that are way below market rents for the area. Shared apartments for example are approximately $1050/month. Similarly sized apartments in the neighborhood are often double that or more, so the student housing is a fantastic deal.
NYUSoM Community:
NYUSoM has a robust student community. From formal community events supported by the University to informal gatherings, there are many ways in which the students here are able to come together. Official gatherings include events such as the annual Culture Show, at which students can showcase their musical and artistic talents, and Student Appreciation Week, where the administration puts on a week of events to help students come and destress together outside of the classroom. There are also lots of informal community events organized by students, such as trips to the MET and afternoons in Central Park.

One of the nicest aspects of the student community at NYUSoM is how the students support each other. Because our classes are small and most students live together in the dormitories, the first-year class quickly becomes a tight-knit group. An example of this sense of community is how readily students share their study materials to help ensure we all do well. Before every exam, many students post their study guides or flashcard decks to our class Facebook page for everyone to use. There is a sense that we're all in this together, and that we have to help each other along the way. Having a supportive community of students has been one of the most important factors in making my medical school experience so enjoyable and successful.​

New York City:
New York City is a great place to be for medical school, and NYU’s location in Midtown is perfect for taking advantage of all NYC has to offer. The city is an incredibly vibrant place. Whether you want to spend a sunny afternoon in Central Park, enter a lottery for discounted Broadway tickets, or explore the MET or the Museum of Natural History, there is always something exciting to do only a short subway ride away. You can also get any type of food you want at any time of day delivered right to your apartment, which is pretty amazing.

One great thing about New York is that, despite its size, it’s still a very safe place to live. Statistically, it’s the safest large city in the U.S., and after living here for a year, I have yet to experience a situation in which I felt unsafe.

Personally, I love the excitement of the city, but on those occasions on which I want to get away from the hustle and bustle, there are many tranquil corners of the city to explore. From Central Park to Riverside Park to the Cloisters, there are plenty of places to relax surrounded by nature.

At the end of the day, NYC has something for everyone, which is what makes it such a special place. I can’t think of any other place I would rather be in medical school.​

3-year MD:
The Three-Year MD Degree Pathway provides an accelerated track for a select group of eligible students. All students graduating from the Three-Year MD Degree Pathway will participate in the Main Residency Match and will be offered acceptance into an NYU Langone Medical Center residency program of their choice at the time of admission.​

When you can apply:
-Prospective students can apply at the time of their initial application. Deadline for applying is March 1, 2019.
-Matriculated students in our Four-Year MD program can opt in to the Three-Year MD Pathway either during their first year of training, or just before their third year of training.
-Deadlines: Applications for the Three-Year MD pathway are available through the applicant portal. Important deadlines to be aware of are as follows: (1) tertiary application deadline is March 1st by 11:59 PM EST; (2) interviews with residency program directors will occur in late March through July.​

Of note:
-NYU has a group of current students that function as ambassadors and are available to help with questions/admissions process in general:
-Email: [email protected]
-Link for ambassador profiles in case you want to contact someone with specific interests: MD Student Ambassador Program | NYU Langone Health
-Dean Rivera will hold several Twitter chats where you have an opportunity to ask him any questions @RafaelRiveraMD
Social media:
 
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Hi Everyone!

I am posting on behalf of the NYUSoM Ambassadors who will be monitoring this thread for questions/comments/concerns and anything that we can do to help make this process easier for you all!

Reply to this (so we get the little notification) if you have any questions, and we'll do our best to answer them!

In terms of what NYU looks for in applicants, it's the same as most medical schools — it's less about checking boxes and more about standing out in some way. We have people who have focused heavily on research, some who dedicated themselves more to community service, and others who have taken less traditional paths to medical school. There’s no one way to do it. It’s about finding what you’re passionate about and pursuing it.

A bit about the interview process and things unique to NYU:

MMI:
-Series of 8 interview stations consisting of timed interview scenarios.
-Scenarios may explore an applicant’s communication skills, ability to work as part of a team, problem solving capabilities, integrity, ethics and judgment. You will receive a prompt of the scenario or question you will address before entering the station. You will then have two minutes to gather your thoughts before you enter the room.​

Housing:
Approximately 90% of our students live in on-campus housing, and they are subsidized monthly rents that are way below market rents for the area. Shared apartments for example are approximately $1050/month. Similarly sized apartments in the neighborhood are often double that or more, so the student housing is a fantastic deal.
NYUSoM Community:
NYUSoM has a robust student community. From formal community events supported by the University to informal gatherings, there are many ways in which the students here are able to come together. Official gatherings include events such as the annual Culture Show, at which students can showcase their musical and artistic talents, and Student Appreciation Week, where the administration puts on a week of events to help students come and destress together outside of the classroom. There are also lots of informal community events organized by students, such as trips to the MET and afternoons in Central Park.

One of the nicest aspects of the student community at NYUSoM is how the students support each other. Because our classes are small and most students live together in the dormitories, the first-year class quickly becomes a tight-knit group. An example of this sense of community is how readily students share their study materials to help ensure we all do well. Before every exam, many students post their study guides or flashcard decks to our class Facebook page for everyone to use. There is a sense that we're all in this together, and that we have to help each other along the way. Having a supportive community of students has been one of the most important factors in making my medical school experience so enjoyable and successful.​

New York City:
New York City is a great place to be for medical school, and NYU’s location in Midtown is perfect for taking advantage of all NYC has to offer. The city is an incredibly vibrant place. Whether you want to spend a sunny afternoon in Central Park, enter a lottery for discounted Broadway tickets, or explore the MET or the Museum of Natural History, there is always something exciting to do only a short subway ride away. You can also get any type of food you want at any time of day delivered right to your apartment, which is pretty amazing.

One great thing about New York is that, despite its size, it’s still a very safe place to live. Statistically, it’s the safest large city in the U.S., and after living here for a year, I have yet to experience a situation in which I felt unsafe.

Personally, I love the excitement of the city, but on those occasions on which I want to get away from the hustle and bustle, there are many tranquil corners of the city to explore. From Central Park to Riverside Park to the Cloisters, there are plenty of places to relax surrounded by nature.

At the end of the day, NYC has something for everyone, which is what makes it such a special place. I can’t think of any other place I would rather be in medical school.​

3-year MD:
The Three-Year MD Degree Pathway provides an accelerated track for a select group of eligible students. All students graduating from the Three-Year MD Degree Pathway will participate in the Main Residency Match and will be offered acceptance into an NYU Langone Medical Center residency program of their choice at the time of admission.​

When you can apply:
-Prospective students can apply at the time of their initial application. Deadline for applying is March 1, 2019.
-Matriculated students in our Four-Year MD program can opt in to the Three-Year MD Pathway either during their first year of training, or just before their third year of training.
-Deadlines: Applications for the Three-Year MD pathway are available through the applicant portal. Important deadlines to be aware of are as follows: (1) tertiary application deadline is March 1st by 11:59 PM EST; (2) interviews with residency program directors will occur in late March through July.​

Of note:
-NYU has a group of current students that function as ambassadors and are available to help with questions/admissions process in general:
-Email: [email protected]
-Link for ambassador profiles in case you want to contact someone with specific interests: MD Student Ambassador Program | NYU Langone Health
-Dean Rivera will hold several Twitter chats where you have an opportunity to ask him any questions @RafaelRiveraMD
Social media:
Can you please elaborate on the 3 year MD? So from your post and reading the website it seems you can pick any of their 20 residency programs. But you still apply through ERAS? Does that mean although you are guaranteed a spot for residency at NYU you can still choose to go elsewhere? Also, is this mostly for primary care or do people actually match into some of the more competitive specialties as well?

Thanks!
 

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Hi Everyone!

I am posting on behalf of the NYUSoM Ambassadors who will be monitoring this thread for questions/comments/concerns and anything that we can do to help make this process easier for you all!

Reply to this (so we get the little notification) if you have any questions, and we'll do our best to answer them!

In terms of what NYU looks for in applicants, it's the same as most medical schools — it's less about checking boxes and more about standing out in some way. We have people who have focused heavily on research, some who dedicated themselves more to community service, and others who have taken less traditional paths to medical school. There’s no one way to do it. It’s about finding what you’re passionate about and pursuing it.

A bit about the interview process and things unique to NYU:

MMI:
-Series of 8 interview stations consisting of timed interview scenarios.
-Scenarios may explore an applicant’s communication skills, ability to work as part of a team, problem solving capabilities, integrity, ethics and judgment. You will receive a prompt of the scenario or question you will address before entering the station. You will then have two minutes to gather your thoughts before you enter the room.​

Housing:
Approximately 90% of our students live in on-campus housing, and they are subsidized monthly rents that are way below market rents for the area. Shared apartments for example are approximately $1050/month. Similarly sized apartments in the neighborhood are often double that or more, so the student housing is a fantastic deal.
NYUSoM Community:
NYUSoM has a robust student community. From formal community events supported by the University to informal gatherings, there are many ways in which the students here are able to come together. Official gatherings include events such as the annual Culture Show, at which students can showcase their musical and artistic talents, and Student Appreciation Week, where the administration puts on a week of events to help students come and destress together outside of the classroom. There are also lots of informal community events organized by students, such as trips to the MET and afternoons in Central Park.

One of the nicest aspects of the student community at NYUSoM is how the students support each other. Because our classes are small and most students live together in the dormitories, the first-year class quickly becomes a tight-knit group. An example of this sense of community is how readily students share their study materials to help ensure we all do well. Before every exam, many students post their study guides or flashcard decks to our class Facebook page for everyone to use. There is a sense that we're all in this together, and that we have to help each other along the way. Having a supportive community of students has been one of the most important factors in making my medical school experience so enjoyable and successful.​

New York City:
New York City is a great place to be for medical school, and NYU’s location in Midtown is perfect for taking advantage of all NYC has to offer. The city is an incredibly vibrant place. Whether you want to spend a sunny afternoon in Central Park, enter a lottery for discounted Broadway tickets, or explore the MET or the Museum of Natural History, there is always something exciting to do only a short subway ride away. You can also get any type of food you want at any time of day delivered right to your apartment, which is pretty amazing.

One great thing about New York is that, despite its size, it’s still a very safe place to live. Statistically, it’s the safest large city in the U.S., and after living here for a year, I have yet to experience a situation in which I felt unsafe.

Personally, I love the excitement of the city, but on those occasions on which I want to get away from the hustle and bustle, there are many tranquil corners of the city to explore. From Central Park to Riverside Park to the Cloisters, there are plenty of places to relax surrounded by nature.

At the end of the day, NYC has something for everyone, which is what makes it such a special place. I can’t think of any other place I would rather be in medical school.​

3-year MD:
The Three-Year MD Degree Pathway provides an accelerated track for a select group of eligible students. All students graduating from the Three-Year MD Degree Pathway will participate in the Main Residency Match and will be offered acceptance into an NYU Langone Medical Center residency program of their choice at the time of admission.​

When you can apply:
-Prospective students can apply at the time of their initial application. Deadline for applying is March 1, 2019.
-Matriculated students in our Four-Year MD program can opt in to the Three-Year MD Pathway either during their first year of training, or just before their third year of training.
-Deadlines: Applications for the Three-Year MD pathway are available through the applicant portal. Important deadlines to be aware of are as follows: (1) tertiary application deadline is March 1st by 11:59 PM EST; (2) interviews with residency program directors will occur in late March through July.​

Of note:
-NYU has a group of current students that function as ambassadors and are available to help with questions/admissions process in general:
-Email: [email protected]
-Link for ambassador profiles in case you want to contact someone with specific interests: MD Student Ambassador Program | NYU Langone Health
-Dean Rivera will hold several Twitter chats where you have an opportunity to ask him any questions @RafaelRiveraMD
Social media:

Hey! Thanks for posting in the thread and taking questions.

How does NYU look at re-applicants who interviewed there before? I applied for 2016-2017 and interviewed, but I ended up getting rejected. I've grown up a lot since then and I have a stronger application, but is my previous interview performance going to tank me?

Thanks again!
 
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Hi Everyone!

I am posting on behalf of the NYUSoM Ambassadors who will be monitoring this thread for questions/comments/concerns and anything that we can do to help make this process easier for you all!

Reply to this (so we get the little notification) if you have any questions, and we'll do our best to answer them!

In terms of what NYU looks for in applicants, it's the same as most medical schools — it's less about checking boxes and more about standing out in some way. We have people who have focused heavily on research, some who dedicated themselves more to community service, and others who have taken less traditional paths to medical school. There’s no one way to do it. It’s about finding what you’re passionate about and pursuing it.

A bit about the interview process and things unique to NYU:

MMI:
-Series of 8 interview stations consisting of timed interview scenarios.
-Scenarios may explore an applicant’s communication skills, ability to work as part of a team, problem solving capabilities, integrity, ethics and judgment. You will receive a prompt of the scenario or question you will address before entering the station. You will then have two minutes to gather your thoughts before you enter the room.​

Housing:
Approximately 90% of our students live in on-campus housing, and they are subsidized monthly rents that are way below market rents for the area. Shared apartments for example are approximately $1050/month. Similarly sized apartments in the neighborhood are often double that or more, so the student housing is a fantastic deal.
NYUSoM Community:
NYUSoM has a robust student community. From formal community events supported by the University to informal gatherings, there are many ways in which the students here are able to come together. Official gatherings include events such as the annual Culture Show, at which students can showcase their musical and artistic talents, and Student Appreciation Week, where the administration puts on a week of events to help students come and destress together outside of the classroom. There are also lots of informal community events organized by students, such as trips to the MET and afternoons in Central Park.

One of the nicest aspects of the student community at NYUSoM is how the students support each other. Because our classes are small and most students live together in the dormitories, the first-year class quickly becomes a tight-knit group. An example of this sense of community is how readily students share their study materials to help ensure we all do well. Before every exam, many students post their study guides or flashcard decks to our class Facebook page for everyone to use. There is a sense that we're all in this together, and that we have to help each other along the way. Having a supportive community of students has been one of the most important factors in making my medical school experience so enjoyable and successful.​

New York City:
New York City is a great place to be for medical school, and NYU’s location in Midtown is perfect for taking advantage of all NYC has to offer. The city is an incredibly vibrant place. Whether you want to spend a sunny afternoon in Central Park, enter a lottery for discounted Broadway tickets, or explore the MET or the Museum of Natural History, there is always something exciting to do only a short subway ride away. You can also get any type of food you want at any time of day delivered right to your apartment, which is pretty amazing.

One great thing about New York is that, despite its size, it’s still a very safe place to live. Statistically, it’s the safest large city in the U.S., and after living here for a year, I have yet to experience a situation in which I felt unsafe.

Personally, I love the excitement of the city, but on those occasions on which I want to get away from the hustle and bustle, there are many tranquil corners of the city to explore. From Central Park to Riverside Park to the Cloisters, there are plenty of places to relax surrounded by nature.

At the end of the day, NYC has something for everyone, which is what makes it such a special place. I can’t think of any other place I would rather be in medical school.​

3-year MD:
The Three-Year MD Degree Pathway provides an accelerated track for a select group of eligible students. All students graduating from the Three-Year MD Degree Pathway will participate in the Main Residency Match and will be offered acceptance into an NYU Langone Medical Center residency program of their choice at the time of admission.​

When you can apply:
-Prospective students can apply at the time of their initial application. Deadline for applying is March 1, 2019.
-Matriculated students in our Four-Year MD program can opt in to the Three-Year MD Pathway either during their first year of training, or just before their third year of training.
-Deadlines: Applications for the Three-Year MD pathway are available through the applicant portal. Important deadlines to be aware of are as follows: (1) tertiary application deadline is March 1st by 11:59 PM EST; (2) interviews with residency program directors will occur in late March through July.​

Of note:
-NYU has a group of current students that function as ambassadors and are available to help with questions/admissions process in general:
-Email: [email protected]
-Link for ambassador profiles in case you want to contact someone with specific interests: MD Student Ambassador Program | NYU Langone Health
-Dean Rivera will hold several Twitter chats where you have an opportunity to ask him any questions @RafaelRiveraMD
Social media:
Thanks for all of this information! I'm not sure if you're able to answer this, but how does NYU view applications from employees? I work within the hospital and feature it on my application, but don't want to sound like I'm playing that card too much if I'm invited to complete the secondary/interview.
 
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Can you please elaborate on the 3 year MD? So from your post and reading the website it seems you can pick any of their 20 residency programs. But you still apply through ERAS? Does that mean although you are guaranteed a spot for residency at NYU you can still choose to go elsewhere? Also, is this mostly for primary care or do people actually match into some of the more competitive specialties as well?

Thanks!
Sure! Yeah, all 20 specialties can be done through the three-year program. It's for sure not just used for primary care. In my class we have three-year students all different specialties, including ortho, interventional radiology (which comes with acceptance to the post-residency IR fellowship), neurosurgery, neurology, etc. You can indeed apply to other residency programs, but almost all of the people that complete the three-year track continue with their residency at NYU. Usually if people decide they want to go elsewhere for residency they decelerate into the four-year program, as that allows them to do away rotations at the places they're considering. It also gives them much more time to do applications and interviews, which can be quite time consuming.

Hope that helps! Happy to answer any more specific questions you have about the program!
 
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Thanks for all of this information! I'm not sure if you're able to answer this, but how does NYU view applications from employees? I work within the hospital and feature it on my application, but don't want to sound like I'm playing that card too much if I'm invited to complete the secondary/interview.

That's a question I've never gotten before! Let me ask the admissions office, and I'll get back to you.
 
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Thanks for all of this information! I'm not sure if you're able to answer this, but how does NYU view applications from employees? I work within the hospital and feature it on my application, but don't want to sound like I'm playing that card too much if I'm invited to complete the secondary/interview.
Hey! Thanks for posting in the thread and taking questions.

How does NYU look at re-applicants who interviewed there before? I applied for 2016-2017 and interviewed, but I ended up getting rejected. I've grown up a lot since then and I have a stronger application, but is my previous interview performance going to tank me?

Thanks again!
Hey guys! Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I asked the Admissions Office about both of these, and they told me to have you guys reach out to them directly about it. Sorry that's not a super helpful response, but I think answers about exactly how specific interests are weighed in the admissions process is just above my pay grade as a student. Hopefully they can give you a more helpful answer!
 

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Hey guys! Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I asked the Admissions Office about both of these, and they told me to have you guys reach out to them directly about it. Sorry that's not a super helpful response, but I think answers about exactly how specific interests are weighed in the admissions process is just above my pay grade as a student. Hopefully they can give you a more helpful answer!

Hey, no sweat! I decided to just go for it and apply. I'm a better version of me now, but I'm still me; so hopefully whatever stuck out the to admissions committee last cycle sticks out again!
 
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Does NYU have a strict GPA screen? 3.3cgpa 525 applicant here
 
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Does anyone have the prompts for the tertiary application for the 3-year pathway from last year?
 
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Secondary received, posting Qs
 
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For the first supplemental question:
"What unique qualities or experiences do you possess that would contribute specifically to the NYU School of Medicine community"

What do they mean by "specifically"? Unique qualities or experiences that contribute to the class at NYU and nowhere else?
 
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For the first supplemental question:
"What unique qualities or experiences do you possess that would contribute specifically to the NYU School of Medicine community"

What do they mean by "specifically"? Unique qualities or experiences that contribute to the class at NYU and nowhere else?
I am so confused by this as well! Can't tell if it's a diversity essay or a "why us" essay! Maybe both?!
 

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Could anyone who has written this secondary response in past years clarify the distinction between academic medicine and research in question 4? Do they mean basic science research when they say research and clinical research when they say academic medicine?
 
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This might not be the best place to ask this question, but when referencing a friend/peer in a potentially sensitive situation (e.g. an unethical decision was being made, a person's family member passed away), is it appropriate to call them by their first name? Or would that be frowned upon? I'm just finding it verbose to repeatedly calling someone "my friend" instead of "Alex."
 

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This might not be the best place to ask this question, but when referencing a friend/peer in a potentially sensitive situation (e.g. an unethical decision was being made, a person's family member passed away), is it appropriate to call them by their first name? Or would that be frowned upon? I'm just finding it verbose to repeatedly calling someone "my friend" instead of "Alex."
Whenever I referred to people I just called them by the first letter of their name (i.e. Dr. C.). If that feels awkward you could also make up a name and say that you're using a fake name for privacy purposes.
 
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Do we have to fill out the tertiary application with "N/A" for our application to be complete? Or just leave the tertiary part alone if we're not planning on that program? My LOR are in and the app still says incomplete
 
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I've submitted the secondary but the tertiary says that it's incomplete and that the entire app is incomplete as well. Does the tertiary need to be submitted for it to be marked complete?
 
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Out of curiosity, what does the typical week of classes look like during preclinicals? Thanks!
Good question! Days vary quite a bit, but I would say we have an average of 3 hours of lecture a day and one other 1-2 hours of small group activities (seminar, lab, etc). Attendance is only required at the small group stuff.

I've attached screenshots of my calendar from a random two-week exam cycle from last year (GI exam #1, April 9th-20th). The class schedule automatically downloads into you gCal which is super convenient.

Hope that's helpful!

GI Exam 1, Week 1.png GI Exam 1, Week 2.png
 
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anyone still struggling with the "..what unique qualities or experiences do you possess that would contribute specifically to the NYU medicine community"
 
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Anybody else not have their letters appear yet in the documents but they have a checkmark on the main page? Also, is it still alright to submit the secondary without having the letters appear yet in the documents?
 
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Anybody else not have their letters appear yet in the documents but they have a checkmark on the main page? Also, is it still alright to submit the secondary without having the letters appear yet in the documents?
Yah u can submit without letters being marked yet
 
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Anybody else not have their letters appear yet in the documents but they have a checkmark on the main page? Also, is it still alright to submit the secondary without having the letters appear yet in the documents?
Yep, still stuck at this message too. Might call at some point to ask if we need to fill out the tertiary to be complete because that's still unclear
 
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Anybody else not have their letters appear yet in the documents but they have a checkmark on the main page? Also, is it still alright to submit the secondary without having the letters appear yet in the documents?
I emailed admissions and they said everything was good to go despite this!
 
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Has anyone called about the app showing incomplete because tertiary isn't submitted? I've got a check next to LOR but clicking on it it says no LORS have been submitted.
 
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Do we have to fill out the tertiary application with "N/A" for our application to be complete? Or just leave the tertiary part alone if we're not planning on that program? My LOR are in and the app still says incomplete
Any word on this veggiemed?
 
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Any word on this veggiemed?
I didn't end up calling because I was going to wait for the weird LOR situation (where it says they're complete but none are uploaded) to sort itself out. I'm just taking a "sit back and watch" type of approach ;)
 
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I didn't end up calling because I was going to wait for the weird LOR situation (where it says they're complete but none are uploaded) to sort itself out. I'm just taking a "sit back and watch" type of approach ;)
Sounds good! Does your app still say incomplete (red exclamation mark) ? Might call soon
 
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Sounds good! Does your app still say incomplete (red exclamation mark) ? Might call soon
Yeah, still has that overall "incomplete" red exclamation point
 
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The admissions office asked us to let you know that the application incomplete/LOR issue is due to a technical problem with AMCAS that they are working on. Once the issue is resolved, they’ll send out an email about it.
 
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The admissions office asked us to let you know that the application incomplete/LOR issue is due to a technical problem with AMCAS that they are working on. Once the issue is resolved, they’ll send out an email about it.
Somewhat unrelated question, but after I submitted my secondary, I realized that I did not remember to re-type my responses in the application. Aka, I copy and pasted from a word document (as plain text). I did thoroughly read through my essays upon submission and did not notice any formatting errors, but will there be any issues on the admissions committee's end? Only reason I'm concerned is because in the secondary email, NYU directly told us not to copy-paste from a word processor. I guess while I was caught up in submitting and proof-reading, I forgot about that :/
 
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Somewhat unrelated question, but after I submitted my secondary, I realized that I did not remember to re-type my responses in the application. Aka, I copy and pasted from a word document (as plain text). I did thoroughly read through my essays upon submission and did not notice any formatting errors, but will there be any issues on the admissions committee's end? Only reason I'm concerned is because in the secondary email, NYU directly told us not to copy-paste from a word processor. I guess while I was caught up in submitting and proof-reading, I forgot about that :/
Ugh same exact thing with me! Just submitted and then opened the old message from them telling us not to copy paste... Will this be an issue?
 
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Somewhat unrelated question, but after I submitted my secondary, I realized that I did not remember to re-type my responses in the application. Aka, I copy and pasted from a word document (as plain text). I did thoroughly read through my essays upon submission and did not notice any formatting errors, but will there be any issues on the admissions committee's end? Only reason I'm concerned is because in the secondary email, NYU directly told us not to copy-paste from a word processor. I guess while I was caught up in submitting and proof-reading, I forgot about that :/
Ugh same exact thing with me! Just submitted and then opened the old message from them telling us not to copy paste... Will this be an issue?

Hey guys -- you can email the admissions office at [email protected], and they'll be able to look up your application and confirm that it was properly submitted. My guess is they won't be able to tell if the formatting is exactly how you wanted it, but they'll be able to tell you if it's readable (i.e. not super messed up).
 
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Could anyone who emails them post back here about whether there was a readability issue or not? I also copy/pasted but honestly I didn't think it would be an issue.
 
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Posters from last year's thread said that copy and pasting into the application did not seem to cause problems. I also copy and pasted.
 
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