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  1. Curiousfuturedoc

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    CONGRATS!!!!

    if you interviewed on 10/25, i wonder if the 11/7 interviewees are in the same batch of decisions ahhh i'll be obsessively checking my mail!!!
    Can you let us know if your portal changes, because my mail is so slow i wonder if portal will change before mail comes!
     
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  2. starbuckslover28

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    Accepted today! Interviewed 11/1.
     
  3. phosphofructoscrewthis

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    DId your portal change? I interviewed 11/2 and have not received anything and my portal is the same...
     
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  4. starbuckslover28

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    I just checked and my portal has not yet changed!

    Does anyone have any guidance on PCOM vs. NYIT? I have been accepted at both and am really feeling torn.
     
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  5. DoomDoomie

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    pcom >>>>>>> nyit
     
  6. phosphofructoscrewthis

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    Thanks for that! Hopefully my letter with good news is still on its way....haha.
     
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  7. TheLeadSeed

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    Rejected :/

    Letter came in mail today. Interviewed 11/6. It's all good. I trust the process :)

    KCU-Kansas City here I come!!!!!
     
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  8. justalittlestar

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    Congrats to everyone that was accepted!:clap:

    I'm guessing mid-November interview decisions might be waiting another month :eek: :xf:
     
  9. Curiousfuturedoc

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    I wonder if we'll hear soon enough to make the 12/15 deposit deadline! I'd hate to have to wait even longer past then, too anxious lol
     
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  10. phosphofructoscrewthis

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    Rejected and heart-broken.
     
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  11. phosphofructoscrewthis

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    I was rejected here, too! Just put my deposit down at KCU kansas city, as well :)
     
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  12. tsmleague

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    At least y’all got II.

    Sitting in silence even though I submitted like the first week
     
  13. phosphofructoscrewthis

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    Hey! Hang in there. I am sending good vibes your way.
     
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  14. justalittlestar

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    I know PCOM was prob a top choice but at least you guys got acceptances somewhere. Best wishes!
     
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  15. phosphofructoscrewthis

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    Thanks so much! Life moves on. Best wishes to you!
     
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  16. justalittlestar

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    Same here but then again an acceptance at PCOM would be an amazing way to celebrate Christmas :happy:
     
  17. Curiousfuturedoc

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    Accepted today! Interviewed 11/7
    Portal just changed for me around 3:30pm today
     
  18. RAFneuro

    RAFneuro DO Class of 2023!!

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    Accepted today!! Just saw that my portal changed so gonna run home after work to check the mail:biglove:
    Interviewed 11/1
     
  19. MedicalButterscotch

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    Withdrew my acceptance today, I hope it goes to one of you, PCOM is a fantastic place! :)
     
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  20. mia2672

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    ME TOO UGH
     
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  21. FutureColtsDoc

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    Is there an accepted students Facebook page?
     
  22. Dr. Attucks

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    Accepted! Interviewed on 11/02
     
  23. Orion Pax

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    Accepted as well. Interviewed 10/31. I got a really good vibe when i interviewed here. Everyone seemed like they were happy to be there and the environment seemed super supportive. 99% percent positive I'll take the acceptance. To those accepted as well, I'll see you all in Philly!!!
     
  24. scar5191

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    Okay, it took a little while but now my portal has changed- there is a deposit link on the top of the portal.
     
  25. colecuts22

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    At my interview, they said they're working on switching over to pass/fail, but the incoming class will probably be letter grades (instead of the current 90,91,92, etc). For boards, they said there are about 3 weeks of no classes, but for a few weeks before that, they only have one class a day max.
     
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  26. 4thtimeretaker

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    Really hope they increase the amount of time for boards. Did they say anything about USMLE or COMLEX and if COMLEX is required?
     
  27. scar5191

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    Hey I got the packet in the mail (it's a really big envelope with a cool letter) but the portal didn't change until a day or so after I received the formal letter!
     
  28. colecuts22

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    I was thinking the same thing, but all of the students I talked to said they felt comfortable with the amount of time they have since lectures are optional to attend 99% of the time. As for boards, many of the current OM1s and OM2s elect to take both, and I think the COMLEX is required at least until the merger. From what I've heard though, it makes sense to take the COMLEX anyway since most of the DO residencies will prefer DO med students over MD.
     
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  29. 4thtimeretaker

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    Yeah thats true, I know several of my friends have at least 6 week dedicated sometimes even up to 12 weeks. But as long as the students feel well prepared it shouldn't be a problem.
     
  30. southwestpremed06

    southwestpremed06 Accepted Class of 2023!

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    So if there's a link to pay the $250 deposit that means I'm in????
     
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  31. justalittlestar

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    Yes! Congrats.
     
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  32. FutureColtsDoc

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    So we just pay the 250 then what happens?
     
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  33. zinidoesmed

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    I have a interview coming up at PCOM. Would you mind answering a few questions? Did you have a panel of interviewers or 1-on-1? (I have not had a panel interview yet, so I am a bit nervous about this, how different is it from a 1-on-1 interview) Were you asked to elaborate on your answers? or did it feel like a fast-paced series of questions with no reactions from the interviewers? Have you received feedback/decision after your interview.

    I had a similar experience at a previous interview and I actually ended up with an acceptance so I've learned that how I feel during and after an interview is not a definite indication of how the interview might have gone from the perspective of the interviewer.

    Also for anyone who have been rejected or wait-listed: looking back at the interview what would you do differently if anything.

    Thank you in advance. I hope your application process is going well.
     
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  34. futurexray

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    You start to get emails from various departments. Remember to send everything in so your seat is secured.
     
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  35. southwestpremed06

    southwestpremed06 Accepted Class of 2023!

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    Anyone start a facebook group yet?
     
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  36. FutureColtsDoc

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    That’s the 250 and the technical standards form right?
     
  37. justalittlestar

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    I was WL last year. My interview last year went by pretty quickly. Something I would've done differently is actually relaxed and expanded more on my experiences with examples. I did a little of that the first time but I was super nervous and shaky it was probably visible.
     
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  38. FUallthetimeRollDins

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    Completed everything and received 10/29. Haven't heard anything. Am I just being impatient or should I be concerned?
     
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  39. Dr. Jack M. Hough

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    No. I have been compete since late September. Others have been complete longer than me and are still waiting. Patience my friend. I know it's hard.

    Sent from my SM-G950U using SDN mobile
     
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  40. HopefulDoc91

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    Congrats to all of you accepted so far!! I'm a current M1 at PCOM, so if you have any questions feel free to reach out! Welcome to the PCOM family!!!
     
  41. DOpizza

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    To anyone who has sent their completed technical standards form: have you received a confirmation email saying it has been received?
     
  42. FutureMD96

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    I did not
     
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  43. southwestpremed06

    southwestpremed06 Accepted Class of 2023!

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    +1
     
  44. DrHiggs

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    Has anyone been able to log into their pcom email yet and complete those surveys? It says I do not have permission, I also cannot log into my email account.
     
  45. klig123

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    As far as I can tell, interviews up to 11/7 have received responses. Has anyone from a later interview date heard anything yet? I had a mid - November interview.
    Also, congrats to all accepted so far! :)
     
  46. justalittlestar

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    Not yet, had an 11/19 interview
     
  47. jonbro_1

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    Sorry if this has been answered, im new to the thread:

    I was complete early october. But the portal does not give much information and it says
    • Once your application is complete, no further application status updates will be posted to this portal. Application status information is also not provided via phone or email inquiry at any time.

    So my question is... how am I supposed to know my current status? Or if I do have a status change... how will I know?
     
  48. mc29012

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    They will email you when decision is made. Basically they are saying not to reach out to them regarding their decision/be patient.
     
  49. justalittlestar

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    It just means that once you're complete they'll contact you by e-mail for an interview even if months have passed and you haven't heard from them. You may still be in consideration after waiting this long but they can't tell you one way or another over the phone. Only time the portal will change now is when you're accepted and need to make a deposit for the seat.
     
  50. So worde

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    Does PCOM do silent rejections? I submitted my app early October and have an LM of 68. Figured I had a pretty good shot at this school but I'm starting to wonder if maybe I don't considering I haven't heard a thing.
     
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