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  1. Wasntmi

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    Are there people who have been getting II without sending updates? If so - what were your complete dates? LM? Thanks
     
  2. Chip1

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    You can just email them at [email protected]!
     
  3. Chip1

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    Absolutely! Sometimes getting an interview over another person comes down to who has shown more interest. Do not give up hope because people with different LMs get in. It's just a matter of showing interest that can make a difference!
     
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  4. Chip1

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    You certainly can! I don't know about it being part of your file, but they will definitely look at it and it cannot hurt!
     
  5. Chip1

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    In terms of this school, there is no such thing as updating too frequently. You should send something in whenever you have something.
     
  6. Lei777

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    Sure
     
  7. chipperchipmuck

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    Can I too? Really love this school!
     
  8. Lei777

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    Yeah no problem!
     
  9. Drakozord X

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    Thank you very much. I appreciate it!
     
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  10. pierspercyjackson

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    Anyone know if I can send another LOR after I was placed on 'alternate' wait list post II? I don't really have anything to update them with, so I will attach an LOI with it.
     
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  11. Chip1

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    Definitely you can!
     
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    R pre-II. Complete 7/31. Good luck everyone!
     
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  13. BCtoMD

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    Sorry about that! Was it via email or portal?
     
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    I was notified via email.
     
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    R pre-II. Complete mid-August. Have to admit I am disappointed. Sigh.
     
  16. Zofimoocow

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    R pre-II, complete 7/27


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  17. Eagleye2

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    bracing for impact
     
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  18. Drakozord X

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    Preparing myself :,( deep breaths me deep breaths.

    In my head, “just keep breathin and breathin and breathin and breathin” -Ariana Grande
     
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  19. CHSNY

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    R pre-II completed mid sept.
     
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    R, complete early July. Damn.
     
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    I've been left on read since 6/30. I just want them to give me the R already
     
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  22. MomJeansandDadJorts

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    Same. I wonder if thats a good thing we havent heard anything.
     
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  23. angdctr2277

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    Yikes. Bracing myself. Does anyone know if *in general* Sidney Kimmel does "rolling"....I haven't been able to find any info on whether they review apps in order of when they are received.
     
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  24. Drakozord X

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    Wondering the same.
     
  25. phillyapple

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    I'm pretty sure they stratify their apps by something similar to LizzyM.
     
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  26. angdctr2277

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    That's interesting... Thanks!
     
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  27. Drakozord X

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    So those who were rejected just now were high LM?
     
  28. Wasntmi

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    Mine still says "under review" - LM 82 - is this a good sign? Also, do they acknowledge receiving pre-II updates (sent 4 days ago).
     
  29. phillyapple

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    Not necessarily since the people that posted Rs on this thread don't have super high LMs. The majority of the IIs earlier on were very high LMs and there was no rhyme or reason in terms of complete dates. It's all speculation but there was an article I linked earlier where Dr. Callahan mentions that for each application "there’s an automated process that generates a “Jefferson score” using GPA and MCAT scores." FWIW I have a lower lizzym (67), was complete the first week of July, and still have not heard anything....
     
  30. Master Thinker

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    Same. No R no II. LM 72-73 completed Mid-July.
     
  31. Zofimoocow

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    I submitted an update via email and received an automated confirmation email.


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  32. Wasntmi

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    I think I got the same one - does it show up in the portal eventually?
     
  33. Chip1

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    Jefferson keeps shuffling through apps. Like someone said, they stratify but keep coming back to apps and send out interviews on a rolling basis
     
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    What time on Wednesday does Jefferson usually release post interview decisions?
     
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    Accepted via phone call.
     
  36. MomJeansandDadJorts

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    Since Jeff encourages updates, is it better to send smaller updates more frequently or send multiple things per letter and have it less frequently?
     
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  37. SoulReaver69

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    I got the axe. Complete mid august!
     
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    Did you get a call regarding your rejection or was the R via email.

     
  39. Zofimoocow

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    No, it does not. I called to make sure it was added to my app.


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  40. Drakozord X

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    So they review by GPA and MCAT combo, not by date of submission?
     
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  41. burb

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    Whoo, a rejection call--that would be rough! I believe the R's are coming out through email.
     
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  42. rob1233

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    No schools are gonna call regarding rejections; that would be cruel af lol
     
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  43. Chip1

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    Good question. Personally, I think it is better to send things more frequently, just so that you show constant interest.
     
  44. Chip1

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    I think they stratify by GPA and MCAT, and then will keep coming back to their separate piles to review each applicant. It really doesn't matter when you submitted it as they keep coming back to apps. Remember, they keep interviewing until the end of march, so they will cycle back to people for sure.
     
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  45. altblue

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    And it could potentially cause headaches for the school lol
     
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  46. Drakozord X

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    Ahhhh I see, thanks very much for answering all our questions. :nod:
     
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  47. tearfultyrant

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    Where can I find more info on how to structure my update letter? I've been working a new clinical job and volunteer position that's about it.
     
  48. wahoogirl1121

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    Placed on the alternate list yesterday, interviewed the week before. A little disappointed, but definitely planning on sending updates!
     
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  49. Chip1

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    There really is no defined structure. Most people just write it up like a regular paper with paragraphs.
     
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    When you send a pre-ii update, can you sneak in a sentence saying that you're very interested in the school/program? Any ideas if that would help at all?
     
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