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Discussion in '2018-2019 Allopathic School Specific Discussions' started by gyngyn, Apr 21, 2018.
And all regular or Maine? You’d think they send out decisions 1 way or another by now...
Haven’t heard anything. Maine track interviewed 10/4
Congratulations to all accepted!
For those who got calls this past Thursday, have you received the acceptance email?
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So,uh, does this school even send interviews???
Just kidding I just got the email
Anyone who got accepted into the MBA program?
Just got deferral email
just cancelled an interview for 11/27, spot is now open if anyone wants an earlier interview date
Deferred ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I had a very negative interview experience here, so I'm not too surprised (nor am I too upset). My interviewer was inappropriate with his line of questioning and he was borderline racist
did you notify the school? Sometimes they wont take that interview into consideration
I was thinking about it, but tbh I didn't care enough. I didn't want to have to come back for another interview or something
Thank you, I took it! There's now a January 10th date open
I think I had the same interviewer, lol . He was asking what ethicity my parents were, what they did when they arrived, etc. I didn't take any offense and just assumed it was designed to be a stressful interview. Got accepted but sitting on a full ride merit scholarship elsewhere so we will see what their financial aid package looks like in March.
Anyone else who interviewed September or October (Maine track) not receive call or deferral?
Same here! Silence, interviewed on 10/5 for Maine Track
Same here for Maine Track.
Me as well
I haven't heard anything either and I'm not feeling good at all at this point. I also recall being told we'd hear back end of October. It's terrible to let it drag on this long, but I wonder if there was some disconnect between how the Maine Track committee wanted to carry things out and what the administration at Tufts decided. Maybe they want to compare more interview groups together before sending out additional acceptances. Maybe they want to see who they're getting in the traditional MD program. Anyways, this is just speculation. I'd like a decision either way at this point. I keep mulling over stupid things I said during the MMI which was an interview style I struggled with. It's driving me crazy, and I just want this to be over.
To add to speculation, I work with a doc. who used to be a part of admissions committee (3-5 years ago) and asked her about it. She seemed surprised that I was under the impression that I would know so early. She made it seem like the “deferral” is silent and you either come up or you don’t in the monthly meeting and if you don’t hear anything it probably just means they didn’t discuss you in detail. It makes me feel like stand-outs hear back quicker, but I don’t know. She also said updates and intent letters don’t help unless waitlisted. Please take this with a grain of salt as it is my interpretation of a brief conversation with someone previously involved in the process. Stay hopeful.
At my interview day Dr. Bing-You said we'd hear by the third or fourth week of October. That's why I've been so anxious.
Anyways, thanks for the supportive words guys. I will try not to dwell on this too much more and keep busy with positive things.
Have there been any ii recently?
Not that I have seen lately. Complete mid august and silence
Is the MMI people are referring to on this thread only for the Maine Track or also for the regular MD Program? It seems like the regular MD Program only has two traditional/one-on-one interviews, but can someone please clarify
For the Maine Track it was a hybridized MMI: several scenario stations mixed with two traditional interviews. For the regular MD program it is a traditional format.
I have interviewed for Maine Track before through a fast-track program and was told I would hear back in a week and it took a month. I wouldn't be too concerned just yet about not hearing back. I think Bing-You gets a little optimistic about the admissions process, so when he mentioned a month this time I automatically assumed it would be more than that.
should I consider myself out of the running if I completed July 19th and haven't heard back?
+1, complete 7/24
same my dude sameee
have they given an R to anybody?
I beat you. complete since 7/16 and still in silence...
I have no interest in winning this xD :/
have they given Rs to anybody??
I think the general trend is that Tufts sends out pre-II rejections the first couple weeks of December, so that might be the case for this year, too. I had an II for Maine Track but silence from the regular track and I was completed on 7/5.
any updates from Maine Trackers who interviewed Sep/Oct?
For those that interviewed on 10/30, did they say when we should expect to hear back? I'm guessing end of November
They said sometime after Thanksgiving
I interviewed 10/30 and don’t remember hearing that at all. I heard we could hear as early as this week
I'm pretty sure the lady that was moderating between sessions said that. But hey i wouldn't mind hearing back this week!
When I interviewed on 11/1, they said they would begin reviewing for this "batch" on 11/13 at 10am and that we might hear back as early as this week or before Thanksgiving
I interviewed for regular MD on 11/6 and they also said the week before or after Thanksgiving
Yeah I heard the same about a meeting 11/13 for our dates. The admissions lady said the dean is pretty good about calling within the next couple days so I would expect some people would hear back this Thursday.
no news is good news??? :/
When is the last time they were calling for acceptances? It seems like no calls have been made for over a week (unless everyone they are calling just so happens to not be on SDN)?
Looks like the last time they did calls was Nov. 1st - two weeks ago
Honest question and I mean no offense by it - it's really fantastic that you have a full ride merit scholarship - curious how that can be put into context with a LM of 67, right at the 50th percentile among matriculants according to SDN. You must have some pretty stellar ECs or research?
It’s a merit scholarship. Not an academic one. You don’t need to try to put it into context with an LM score, which is purely stats.
No offense taken, I was shocked by it myself and check my portal to make sure it's still there every day, lol. My LM includes a semester from ~10 years ago where I had to drop mid-semester and earned all F's. Other than that semester, I have pretty much had a 4.0. All 120 credits in my bachelors are A's. I have well over 10,000 hours of service which they value very highly and have worked in an industry for 10+ years in jobs with pretty significant responsibilities and leadership, which they value. In the call they cited these reasons and that my interviews went exceedingly well. So my LM is a little decieving in that, if you look at the last 10 years, it's a 4.0 but if not, it's ~ 3.4. I worked full time for nearly all my undergrad as well (I have a wife and kids). I have very little research, but was acting lab manager for my PI in undergrad as he was a recent hire and was getting his lab started.
Thank you! That makes sense. Congratulations and good luck!