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  1. mc29012

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  2. dr.daisypepman

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    The example was for someone who hasn’t been verified by AACOMAS yet, and it went something like this: If you apply today, you would have to wait up to 4 weeks to be verified because of the high volume of applicants coming in. Then another week or so to receive your secondary. Now you’re in mid-December, and say you submit your secondary right away. It will still take them 15 business days to review your supplemental application. But remember, all of this is during the holidays so you have Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, etc. So everything takes longer than normal. Finally, say ALL of your information has finally been processed in January and your application is put into the pile. They have 8,000 other applications to review from people who applied before you did, so who do you think they are going to look at first?

    ^ And this is NOT to discourage ANYONE. I’m just relaying the information that was given to me. PCOM is an amazing school, and you should definitely still apply. Just do it ASAP!!!
     
  3. justalittlestar

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    I definitely think if you're verified it's just a matter of receiving and submitting the secondary from PCOM and having it processed and that can take up to 15 days but it could be fewer days.
     
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  4. BallinDocta8

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    why do you say it's the perfect time if you have low stats?
     
  5. Astharia

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    After applying super early this cycle, and getting rejected at my Master's school post interview, I talked to both of my PIs at my school (prominent DO school) who have been adcoms for a number of years. They told me that stats tend to be bimodal as far as interviews/acceptance. Basically it's very high stats early from gunners, lowers around this time, and mid Jan-March it raises again when schools are more choosy. Everything they said makes sense and I think the general "apply super early" advice is good advice in general, but not great for everyone. The director of my program said the same thing but she's never been an adcom though she does conduct interviews.

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    For those accepted and know we are going to PCOM, is there a Class of 2023 thread starting? Idk if that is a normal thing or not.
     
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    Interview invite on Nov 6th for for DO/PhD interview on Dec 3rd. Completed 8/14.

    Anyone have any suggestions for places to stay near PCOM? Also, what’s the airport like? How early should I be there for the return flight?
     
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  8. southwestpremed06

    southwestpremed06 Accepted Class of 2023!

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    I stayed with a student host. Free lodging and ride to your interview!
     
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  9. BallinDocta8

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    Hey all,

    I submitted my secondary and was complete in early August and have not yet heard back. I noted on the secondary portal it says,
    • "Note that you are welcome to submit significant updates to your applicant record (newly graded coursework or MCAT scores)."
    I am wondering does this mean that this school does not accept other pre-II updates like employment or anything like that? Any info here would be appreciated. thanks!
     
  10. BallinDocta8

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    Would you mind sharing where you got this information from? Aside from the secondary portal, did someone at the school specifically say they don't accept non-grade update letters? Or are you just going off that secondary disclaimer?
     
  11. justalittlestar

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    I was told last year when I emailed admissions about update letters.
     
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    They do note it on the portal and if you email an update other than transcript or MCAT they will respond with that answer.
     
  13. FutureMD96

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    Is anyone else not able to log on to the portal that student affairs emails you about?
     
  14. Matthew9Thirtyfive

    Matthew9Thirtyfive Not actually a fox.
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    Who told you it would take a month to get verified? My classmate applied not too long ago and got verified in less than a week.
     
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    It took me over 4 weeks to get verified. It depends on when you submit and the volume of apps they have to get through
     
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    I stayed with a family member but I did fly in and out of the airport. Definitely a bigger airport so leave time just in case its busy and you could have to walk far once in the airport. Traffic can also be brutal so depending on when your flights are, I wouldn't try and cut it too close
     
  17. qwertyasdfgh

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    I was looking for this too...or a facebook group?
     
  18. FutureMD96

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    Did you get your username and password from student affairs?
     
  19. qwertyasdfgh

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    yeah, about a week after acceptance.
     
  20. FutureMD96

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    Were you able to log in? I keep getting some authentication error
     
  21. qwertyasdfgh

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    yes
     
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  22. Drakozord X

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    Completed August 27th and still haven’t heard back. This schools is ridiculous.
     
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  23. madiso30

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    I don't think I got this. Or if I did, I missed it.....
     
  24. madiso30

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    JK actually, I did get it lol
     
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    Anyone that has been accepted can create a Facebook group for the new class if it doesn't exist :p
     
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    Anyone got response from late October interviews?
     
  27. Bill_Nye_The_Ortho_Guy

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    Interview Invite received today! PCOM has been one of my top choices since freshman year of high school!
     
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    Complete date?
     
  29. Bill_Nye_The_Ortho_Guy

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    August 24th. But for some reason they did not receive my MCAT scores until October 30th so I think that held it up a little bit.
     
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    Curious about preclinical course in june of 2nd yr, can a current pcom student expand on that? What are your hours like during those days since they are not actual rotations?
     
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    Are there enough people who are accepted to PCOM and going that someone should start a group or an accepted students thread?
     
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    interesting. I was complete in like September, and it has been totally silent! I wonder if it is just a silent R.
     
  33. justalittlestar

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    From speaking with admissions I hear that getting an early interview puts you in the best position for an acceptance to PCOM so technically an earlier app is still helpful. Obvs if you are someone with better stats a later interview isn't as bad.
     
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    Just payed my first deposit, I'm so excited to join the PCOM family.
     
  35. FutureMD96

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    Those who have gotten your password from Student Affairs, did you do any of the prematriculation requirements? (I.e. white coat order)? It says we need to have it done within two weeks of receiving our username and password but the coat ordering was still for 2018's year
     
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    What is this username and password? Do you get this after you get accepted or is it after you pay the deposit?
     
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    Anyone who was complete in early September get interviews yet? I’m OOS LM 69 and I’m wondering if i was skipped over.
     
  38. madiso30

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    So I just found out some bad news. I apparently can't graduate this semester as I planned because I am missing two credits for my major. This is news to me because my advisor and I sat down a year and a half ago and planned out my course till graduation and she told me then and three months ago that I was good to graduate. I am trying to work something out, but in the event that I can't graduate and have to take a Spring class, what should I say to PCOM? And who should I contact?
     
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    How would this affect anything with PCOM?
     
  40. premedmommyx2

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    I think he/she has been accepted already
     
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    I am wondering the same thing. I have been accepted and I have not received anything from student affairs but I have not yet paid the deposit. I'm thinking this is probably why.
     
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    I guess I'm not seeing how graduating in the spring opposed to this semester would have any effect on starting at pcom
     
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    Hi, I think you've already been accepted (CONGRATULATIONS)! If you're still going to be able to start at PCOM in fall 2019, there shouldn't be any issues with you graduating in the spring. You can call admissions and ask, but I honestly wouldn't worry about it! :)
     
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    The incoming DO Class will begin school in August 2019 @madiso30. How long is your spring semester?
     
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    If we interviewed 11/07, do you think that missed the cutoff for the the November meeting and that we won’t hear until December? Or do you think we could hear last week of November? Wondering if I will make the cutoff for the December 15th deposit, or if I won’t hear until afterward
     
  46. southwestpremed06

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    I think as long as you graduate before matriculating you're fine
     
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    southwestpremed06 Accepted Class of 2023!

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    Do you know when they meet monthly? Also wondering about this. Interviewed 11/1
     
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    I don’t know what date they meet. I’ve been reading through last cycle’s thread, and looks like some people did hear last week of Nov., and some heard 12/5. Just trying to figure out what interview dates heard back on which date!! Ahh this is my top choice so super anxious to hear!
     
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    Ok. I’d be done by May 2019, I just wasn’t sure if I’d run into trouble because I had already told them I was graduating this December.
     
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    Only until May. So I think I’d be good. I just didn’t know if I should let PCOM know or not
     
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