2018-2019 Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

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  1. 18purple

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    I got the call from Dean Kallenberger today, I got accepted!! I loved this program so I'm so excited (': interviewed 12/7
     
  2. Drakozord X

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    Anymore II or Rs going on before the holidays? ._.
     
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    Accepted today! Interviewed 12/5. Very excited :)
     
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    Accepted today as well
    Interviewed 12/7

    Does anyone know when the scholarship committee meets next?
     
  5. Goatcappy32

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    Has anyone heard anything about scholarships
     
  6. purplecrocs

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    I got my acceptance on 10/15 and then got a second phone call regarding a scholarship on 11/1!
     
  7. chairmanmax

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    Got my acceptance on Thursday 12/20! Stoked!
     
  8. qwerta

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    Do y’all think Oakland will be sending out IIs anymore, or are they done interviewing?

    Haven’t heard back yet, at all
     
  9. futuredoc0307

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    No, OU has been pretty straight forward this year about their decisions. If you’re waitlisted they’d tell you
     
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  10. chairmanmax

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    Now I am only going by observation, but from what I can tell, they've given acceptances between 3-4 weeks after interviewing, so definitely don't count yourself out until they give you an official decision. Also, it's the holidays and schools are closed between Christmas to New Years. I wouldn't be too surprised if you don't hear anything this month
     
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    I think they'll still be inviting through February based on last year's thread
     
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    I have two interviews and ironically one is at UK and the other is OUWB. Can I PM you?
     
  13. Goatcappy32

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    Happy Holidays! Could someone speak about the second look experience at OUWB? This admissions cycle has cost me an arm and a leg and I’m just trying to see if it is worth going to. I’m very interested in Ouwb But I am not sure how much more we will actually get out of Second Look
     
  14. qwerta

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    Praying for a Christmas miracle (preferably in the form of an II) once the new year starts
     
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    Did they mention in the interview how many they place on the waitlists ?
     
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    I don't think so. I just remember them saying they have tiered waitlists and usually they don't pull from the lowest tier
     
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  17. futuredoc0307

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    Yeah I was wondering if they mentioned how many per first and second tiers
     
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    Would you be able to give any insight into what you like about UK vs. Oakland?
     
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    Has anyone who was complete mid-September heard anything yet?
     
  20. snowcrawler85

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    Nope, nothing from most of my schools
     
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  21. Goatcappy32

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    Anyone hear about financial aid/ scholarships?
     
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    Merit's been steadily going out since early November
     
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    Yes but has anyone heard anything in Mid to late December or December at all? I didn’t notice anything
     
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    Rejected today pre-II.
    Complete 08/13/18, LM 68, OOS.
     
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    Interview invite today
     
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  26. Drakozord X

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    Complete date?
     
  27. Interview Invite as well. Complete late July.
     
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    mid august
     
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  29. Drakozord X

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    Thank you :)
     
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    complete late july....and STILL nothing yet. Dont know if thats a good sign or not, but Im stressing ouuttttt
     
  31. PopeKnope98

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    II today! Great school, but I will be declining my invite. Hope it goes to one of you!
     
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  32. kvroby

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    I can imagine your stress, believe me. I replied to your DM, sorry it took so long. Sounds like a major purge today as well as II invites, there will be more. Last year, I received my II on 01/10/18, so there's still hope!
     
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  33. futuredoc0307

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    Anywhere heard of acceptance today or yesterday yet? Wondering if any waitlistees heard good news by chance. They supposedly go out with offers today (or yesterday)
     
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    Me too :)
     
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    R, OOS LM 73. Complete early August. Good luck to all!
     
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    II today, LM 69.2
     
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  37. Drakozord X

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    complete date?
     
  38. Pre-medida

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    Happy New Year everyone! :) Could someone share their interview experience? I'm having my interview next week and I'm kinda nervous about it.
     
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    2 1:1 interviews, really laid back and conversational, know your AMCAS
     
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    Don't stress too much! As Kycie said before, the interviews are pretty relaxed. They really just want to get to know you on a personal level. The day is long, so wear comfortable shoes.
     
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    It is a SUPER long day but everyone is friendly so that helps. Interview isn’t intense at all. Some people get two very conversational interviewers and some may get people who stick to the script. I got one of each and neither was stressful. It was a fluid conversation.

    Lastly, they feed you well. Which also helps with the long day
     
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    Interviewers can see your entire application except MCAT and GPA. So essays, experiences, PS, etc are fair game...know those well and be able to expand on them. Very conversational interviews and didn't hear anyone say they were stressed.
     
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    So sorry for the late reply! I've been traveling but yes I would love to!

    I am neither a Kentucky nor Michigan resident, but did my undergrad in Ohio so both cultures were somewhat familiar to me. Oakland's administration seemed to do more "hand-holding" than UK, which I viewed as a positive. I'm in the accepted applicant Facebook pages for the incoming classes for both schools, and Oakland's is led by Dean Dan and has current students posting to offer to answer any questions; the UK one mostly consists of posts by people organizing UK swag for the school of medicine.

    They both have really well respected and established hospital systems, and for both, the administration seems to be super receptive to student input.

    UK is P/F whereas Oakland is Honors/P/F (to honor, attendance is required for 70% of classes). Oakland also seems to use TBLs more and it seems like at UK students are more independent. If you had anything specific you also wanted me to touch on let me know! And feel free to PM me too :)
     
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    +1

    They truly want to see how closely you fit with the program!
     
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    Just wanted to follow up on the professor written vs. NBME exams in case it hasn't be answered.

    To my understanding there is some LCME requirement now requiring schools to have some kind of progress exam before the final, perhaps someone knows more about this.

    The progress exam is currently professor written and is fairly low stakes. For our Heme Lymph Block it is worth 15% of our final grade and only a 60% on the exam is require for the full 15% credit.

    The final is still a custom NBME exam.

    It's not clear to me if the final will also become professor written. From what I have learned they are working on quality check measures. However, there has been significant push back from the students considering how well OUWB has done on Step in the past.
     
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    Completed 09/12.

    Silence since.
     
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    I remember their mean Step 1 score being very impressive and increasing every year. Anything you can do to keep whatever is working toward maintaining those high means is great!
     
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    Just a heads up my rejection email came in the spam.
     
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    sorry to hear! was that pre or post II? wish u a better luck with other schools
     
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