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Discussion in '2018-2019 Allopathic School Specific Discussions' started by gyngyn, Apr 21, 2018.
Some decisions will be released today. Best of luck to everyone.
Anyone heard anything today?
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Hey Gem, I DMed you a question about the interview day. Thanks for your advice!
Anyone who interviewed end of October hear anything?
Really like this school, but the COA is so damn high! Those who will be paying it all by loans, how do you feel about it? It’s making me super anxious just thinking about being in 400k+ in debt. Praying for some grants or scholarships...
It might be too soon to get off the waitlist? I think the earliest someone got off the waitlist from last year’s thread was January.
It’s definitely daunting, but it is all worth it in the end. From the students I talked to when I was hosted, seemed pretty unconcerned in the sense that they “ would be in debt either way” as they put it. 400k + is frightening to say the least, however, I feel that it is a good investment in my future. That’s the way I’ve been justifying being nearly half a million in debt haha
During my interview day, we were told that med students do have access to Reily!
I interviewed Oct 15th and received an acceptance email yesterday! So hopefully you’ll be hearing soon, too!
Do you know what interview dates were a part of the last batch of acceptances?
Just withdrew from the WL. Best of luck to everyone!
anyone hear anything today?
A little late but I received an II the week of thanksgiving after being on hold! I love what Tulane stands for and have so many friends who are med students there and family in New Orleans so it is such a blessing! To those who are curious, I did send a couple of updates expressing my interest!
When were you complete and when did you get placed on hold?
Can someone mention if there will be acceptances given out to those who interviewed the last week of october? Thanks
Hey So I was complete in July 20-something, and placed on hold fairly quickly after that - the first week of August.
+1 on Hold list
Are there any research opportunities in the summer before mateiculation? In addition does Tulane offer any programs that teach during the summer to help any matriculating students that may feel behind? Any M1-M2 with insight would be greatly appreciated!
Not a med student yet, but I know MD/MPH students have to take classes the summer before. Also, most would say to relax over the summer and don't do any studying before - it probably won't help too much (at least that's what I've heard).
Wanting to see if M1/M2 can answer your question as well, especially about the research opportunities!
My student host didn’t start MD/MPH until after his anatomy block. You can start classes the summer before, but he didn’t and he said he felt most didn’t. That being said, he said it pretty much determines the summer between MS1/2 as then you have to take summer classes.
During my II, the students said that there’s a bunch of research going on throughout the year and into the summer. There’s a research program (don’t remember the name) that will pay you to stay and do research over the summer. They have great cancer and gene institutes that a lot of students do research in. Plus they said you can write up some case reports for residents for some quick pubs
Are you talking about the DeBakey Scholars Program? - I thought that one was only for current medical students.
Edit: DeBakey Scholars Program | medicine
My understanding is that if you want to finish MD/MPH in four years, you have to take classes the summer prior, but most opt for five years!
Ya that one! They mentioned some other one too but I don’t remember the name
Cool, thanks for letting me know - I'll def check in on that.
I am certain there is a biochem class that matriculating students can take as a refresher (it may even be online!). Perhaps it is this one: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Remedial Medical Biochemistry | medicine
I would suggest contacting that department if you are interested because they have many programs listed and I can't say for sure which is the correct one. Tulane faculty is generally very helpful.
Also I agree with the MD/MPH sentiment above; you can begin those classes in the summer if you want to have the best chance at completing the MPH concurrently with your medical school graduation date. This may also be true of the MD/MBA?
No one truly knows. We just have to wait.
All you could know is day-of if any decisions will go out if @Gem91 tells us anything. I'm waiting on decisions for early November so I'm right there with you. Just gotta sit tight
@Gem91 where you at though?
Last year there were acceptances given out in mid December to late oct/nov people
Hopefully getting all our acceptances ready
Is anyone else going completely insane?
Yes. About this whole cycle and basically everything in my life.
Sending positive vibes to you all! Good luck!
Congrats on the II!! For some reason I can't PM you but could you tell me about the nature/format of your updates and how you expressed interest? Also did you just email the admissions office or update on your portal?
Anyone under review 11/08 and hasn't heard anything back?
Hey! I will PM you
Me too please! I can’t PM you either. Thanks!
I hear you.
First thing is that if you got into a cheaper school, you could always ask the financial aid office at Tulane if they can match the offer. So while the sticker price is 400k+ for now, that number could change. You don't know how much financial aid you will get yet!
The debt load is manageable. How you manage is ultimately a personal decision, but you can always moonlight during residency, do locum tenens, accept a more rural job with loan forgiveness in your contract, etc.
A physician's income is mostly limited by taxes and how many hours you are willing to work. Oh, and burnout.
For me, personally, I am justifying that medicine is a lifelong journey, and I want to avoid burnout. Part of avoiding burnout is having a life outside of medicine, and I think New Orleans offers a lot that appeals to my personal interests. You can't put a price on happiness and mental well-being.
I am interested in pediatrics, which is not exactly known for being a money-maker (although there are fellowships!), and I'm not very worried about the debt. So n=1, but that's how I'm thinking about things.
Edit: Also interested in the Debakey Scholars Program. Mentorship and networking is so important in research.
I was under review 10/29 and have not heard back.
I’m not sure they would ever match the tuition of my state school that’s almost 200k cheaper. I would love to go to school here but it’s so hard to justify this choice since I have cheaper options
I'd also love to know. Please PM me too!
I think it depends on each applicant, but I know during my interview day the medical students who presented to us said they did know people with significant financial aid packages where it covered most of their tuition. I believe there are also merit scholarships that you can automatically qualify for. In general, Tulane seems to be very helpful so I think if the cost would interfere with you attending even after you receive your financial aid package you could probably call and ask about advice on financing your tuition or anything else you could do. Good luck!
Wait I can't PM you either </3
Hey can you try to PM me again? I didn’t allow messages before. Thanks!
Interviewing here in February. It was the earliest date I could schedule at the time, but wondering if I should contact admissions to see if any earlier dates opened up. Do you guys think this is a good idea? February seems pretty late in the cycle for interviews here since many have already interviewed and are awaiting decisions...