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Discussion in '2018-2019 Allopathic School Specific Discussions' started by Lucca, Apr 21, 2018.
So I can withdraw in the future if I have better place to go, even after accepting the offer?
Yes, you have until April 30th to fully accept or rescind all offers
Sweet, sorry I have so many questions, how do we "fully accept or rescind"? Like Upstate, if I accept their offer now and want to withdraw later, do I just email them or call them? Thank you for your patience of answering my questions! I am excited and confused at the same time XD
No worries! So the way I’ve been told it works by second and med students alike is that you can accept offers from multiple schools up until I think April 15th when you can only hold 3 acceptances. Then you have until April 30th to choose only one school. So basically you accept whichever offers you want and rescind the ones you don’t by April 15/30th (idk if it’s by email or phone call but I’d imagine phonecall is better cuz they’d tell you if you need to do it over email instead).
Personally I havent Interviewed at upstate yet (mines in a couple of weeks) but I’m debating rescinding my interview because I got Other acceptances. Mind telling me some pros and cons about the school?
Has anyone gotten the acceptance via Email?? Curious to see my campus assignment
When you put down the deposit they tell you your campus assignment I'm pretty sure.
Sure! Students seem happy and I love the atmosphere of cooperation. The hardware of the school is not bad. The interview at upstate is the one I enjoyed the most so far TBH. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I don’t really love the location and the city, but it’s still a OK place.
you will see that after you accept the offer, it will be on the portal.
You are right, but MSTP is 1 entire less character
Personally it doesn't matter to me as long as the class size is decent and its fully funded.
Are you sure it’s fully funded? At the interview I thought I heard that there was a stipend during PhD years, but it sounded like you still need to pay MD tuition maybe? I could be wrong though.
Stipends & Fees | MD/PhD Program |SUNY Upstate Medical University
Did anyone who interviewed after the week of 9/10 hear back yet?
There are several people who interviewed on 9/12 already heard back
After the week of 9/12 - did anyone hear back yet?
For those who have been accepted -- any idea regarding how the acceptance packet is received? Would it have been sent in an e-mail or will it arrive via snail mail? I never received an e-mail, just saw my acceptance on the portal. Wondering if anyone has any info before I contact the admissions office. Thanks!
The portal is so ****ty, just logged in and it literally just says accepted in the bottom! Does anybody know when is the deadline to make the deposit? Also by what date can we request a refund?
What week did you interview?
Hello all, not a very active poster, but an avid reader of this forum, I got an acceptance here today and am thrilled. To all those who got acceptances today: Congratulations! To all who were wait-listed: Best of luck and keep your spirits up! To those who were rejected: don't despair, if this is really what you want then keep pushing and you'll make it happen. If you're still waiting to hear or have an interview coming up: best of luck and congratulations!
I didn't get an email when I was accepted. I just knew that the results would be out yesterday so I went into the portal and saw. After I paid the deposit and accepted my spot, I got an email with the acceptance and a link to the letter.
The acceptance packet gets mailed to whatever your permanent address is. So for me, it's going to my parent's house and they're going to forward it on to my current address. You have an option to change your address if you want but I didn't since it pertains to tax stuff and wanted to keep it the same
I accepted my spot and put down $100, but I only got an email for the receipt of paying the fee, I never got an email with the acceptance.
Hm that's weird.. I paid yesterday and got an email with the acceptance this morning
Same thing is happening to me. I called in yesterday and the lady said they will have all acceptance packets out by next week. I'm probably going to call again later today though to double check.
Anyone hear who interviewed on or later than 9/19. I'm waiting here at the computer hoping!
Anyone interviewing tomorrow?
I payed the deposit yesterday. Did your message of "Thank you for the deposit!" go away on the portal? It disappeared for me this morning haha.
The same thing happened on my portal.
Same for me, but I guess we have the confirmation email so it should be fine. Also when I click on the "acceptance letter" link in the acceptance email today, it led to the portal and I didn't see the letter again, although it was there the first time I clicked on the link yesterday. Is that the same case for you?
- Still waiting also - hoping for the best
I don't even have an acceptance email...I legit just got an email saying "Thank you for the deposit" and then it tells me some account login info for the student portal. When I called in to ask where I could find my acceptance letter on the student portal they had no idea so they just emailed me it. Quite an interesting last 2 days it has been haha.
I know at least 4 or 5 people that got admitted in October, it isnt something most people talk about so it could be many more than that.
Did anybody get any sort of scholarship notification, either through the portal or their acceptance letter here? I wanted to inquire as to whether they provide merit scholarships, but I don't want to do that if they already disperse them during acceptances. Thanks!
I didn’t see that anywhere, won’t hurt if you email them and ask.
Has anyone tried to log into My Upstate? I got the email with the User ID but using my password from the application portal isn't working. Any suggestions?
I called in to get it reset for me. Try using your date of birth in the form of DDMMYY for your PIN. If that doesn't work, just call in and ask them to reset it for you.
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but can someone confirm for me what the grading system is for upstate? I got a bunch of different answers from the med students so I am kind of confused.
It's pass/fail for preclinical.
My confusion is whether or not this is with internal rankings. If it is with internal rankings, do residencies see it? My biggest concern is whether or not the schools is true pass/fail or not.
From what I got in the interview. You need a minium of 70% for the block to pass it. The raw percantage you get per block will be aggregated with your clinical rotation grades into your overall class ranking in your dean's letter (they have to rank students anyways) and AOA determination. So upstate isnt true pass fail. Most or maybe even all residencies place more emphasis on Step 1 and clinical grades than preclinical grades. Most of the students I met were pretty laid back despite the internal ranking system.
I'm an MS1 so not 100% sure but pretty sure that residencies don't see preclinical grades. There is an internal ranking to determine AOA but the dean letters are based on clinical grades.
Hi Has anyone received an on hold email?
I applied and was accepted into the rural medical scholars program, anyone else on here do this too?
Does anyone know the policy on sending updates?
They welcome updates. Done through the application portal once you've interviewed. I only did a post-I update so I'm not sure what the process is for pre-I updates
Dropping my interview today. Good luck everybody!
Anyone have an idea whether the upstate corruption investigation will affect the medical education?
In short, most likely not. The LCME and ACGME don't care about politics. The figureheads that have caused the controversies played a minimal role in teaching positions. While the medical school curriculum has been constantly changing, it has been due to student feedback with none of it attributed to the financial/political upheavals.
Do political things like this happen often with US med schools?
I wish I had interviewed on the day you did! I was expecting to love Upstate but left the interview day feeling very put off. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but I think it was because I didn’t meet any students who seemed enthusiastic or even very knowledgeable about the school.
I asked several of my typical questions I like to ask at interviews and frequently heard things like “I’m not sure you should ask an [class year] student.” Then we didn’t get a chance to meet any of that year student. Most students we talked to didn't seem happy, and I don't really feel like we even got to interact with many students.. At other schools, the interview day is almost entirely student-run: tours, info sessions, lunches, interviews. At upstate it felt like we were being kept away from students. Although medical students did conduct the MMI's with us and we did have student tour guides, the information sessions were all conducted by faculty. We couldn't talk too much with the interviewers, so we really only talked to a few students.
Every other spot I’ve interviewed had random students in the halls hanging out, studying, smiling and saying hello to our tour groups. They would say things like “good luck!” Or “hope you come here it’s great!”. But I didn’t see that at all at upstate. The students and deans we met with seemed bored of us from the get-go, and indifferent towards our opinion of the school. This is a huge difference from all of my other schools!
I was really sad that this was my experience at upstate. I love syracuse and expected to love upstate. Maybe I just got unlucky and interviewed on a bad day. I am glad to hear that you had the opposite experience!
It sounds like you had a terrible experience. My experience was totally opposite to yours.
Same here! The enthusiasm of the medical students about the program and the student life was what really attracted me to this school.