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Discussion in '2018-2019 Allopathic School Specific Discussions' started by gyngyn, Apr 21, 2018.
That's a good idea!
is anyone else from mid oct still waiting...? I interviewed 10/19
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10/04 and still waiting
No, unfortunately not yet.
Does Tulane send II's after December? I got the hold for possible interview Dec. 20
Random, but if you do choose to submit updates or letters of interest/intent, please include a date. Likely a fault of the application software, but when you download these things there's currently no timestamp. I read several updates today with no date in the content of the upload, which makes it harder to consider in the context of the remainder of the application.
Withdrawing app before interviewing at end of January. I guess spot may be open during that time period for anyone looking for an earlier date
@Gem91 is 4 weeks of dedicated step time enough for students? I hear the ideal time is 6 weeks.
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4 weeks isn't a lot, but schools can be tricky with scheduling dedicated time. I'll tell you what we are advising the current second years (also what we did). They technically have 5 weeks of dedicated time from their last "shelf" exam until 3rd year orientation. The reality is that the last "class" exam is February 22nd. So for 10 weeks (February 22 to May 6) there is no new material-no classes-but still 3 "shelf" exams, March 14, 28, and 29. Everyone I know used these 10 weeks to study for step 1 and take these 3 "shelf" exams as step 1 practice, for which you do need to be on campus. After the last one on March 29, there are still 5 weeks if you want to go home to study and take step 4 or 5 weeks later. I think this set-up works well. 10 weeks with no new info, but 3 days of practice tests ending halfway through. It's not 10 weeks of dedicated, but it kinda is if you use the "shelf" exams as practice (your studying for step is enough to do well on these in a p/f curriculum). I prefer this to 4 or 5 weeks of dedicated time. Also, other schools may have similar set-ups while only advertising 4 or 5 weeks of dedicated time. If a school truly only has 4 weeks of no new material/exams, I'd be dissatisfied. If they have 5 or more, I'd be cool.
@Gem91 do you know when the people who interviewed early dec should be hearing back? last year it was the first week of jan, will it be the same thing this year?
Looking to be a while lol. Most of us Nov people haven’t heard back. Some late oct people too. Wonder what’s going on with Tulane. They’re so behind on decision this cycle
I interviewed 10/4 and still nothing, so it might be quite a while off.
Looking for some insight on this. I've heard people say that Tulane is the best unranked school, what does this mean?
Do they skip people and come back to them later with a decision? Or do they go in order of intereview date cause that makes me nervous for you
It’s based on us news ranking. Most Schools are ranked in research (aka how much grant money they get) and primary care. Some schools like tulane which don’t have an emphasis on either of those things choose not to participate in the ranking system so they’re unranked. School rank plays a role in residency match decisions, so not having bad one could be a red flag of sorts for a school. Tulanes reputation is stellar among Program Directors even without a ranking so it’s called the best of the unranked
You don’t have to worry for me, I already got accepted to a school that’s higher on my list. Just providing a data point for the rest of you!
rejected this morning, OOS. Secondary submitted 8/28. Complete on 11/1.
I still haven't received any follow up email containing financial aid information / FASFA instructions after receiving an acceptance on 12/21 - checked my spam, too. Could the holiday be delaying it for this long, or do you guys think it's time to reach out?
I would say its the holiday, wait some more. You technically don't have to do anything until March, I believe for fin aid.
You’re able to fill out FASFA anytime after October, I would do that if you haven’t already. Just put in Tulane’s name and the code will come up. There’s also a med school addendum on their website (might be Gibson portal can’t remember) that you can also complete if you’re eager to start the process
Should we fill out FAFSA for schools we haven't been accepted to yet? I'm not sure how it works to be honest
Each of the interviews I’ve been on told me to fill out FASFA for their schools pre-acceptance so that aid May be given as quickly as possible-although I don’t think it really matters as long as it is done before March. It can’t hurt though and you can add up to 10 schools and is modifiable.
Sorry if this has been brought up a million times in this thread already. I've just received the "under review" email. What's the timeline like after this, for anyone who's received an interview invite or rejection?
About 1-2 months. Someone above was complete 11/1 and got rejected today.
About 3-5 weeks. Took mine around 4.
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Thank you! Hopefully it’s not too late for me
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Yes, Gibson is the name of the portal: Home - Gibson Online
Been "Under Review" for 4+ months. I feel like I've been dropped into the abyss.
If someone on this thread is a med student ambassador, please start the FB page, I am way too pumped to chat with everyone!
our class officers will get to it sometime... lol
Can't wait to put faces to these usernames
Be patient and don't give up hope!
nah the real test is getting through the anki deck of everyone's names and whitecoat pictures
does anyone know where updates should be sent?
Is a hold basically a soft R at this point? Havent heard anything since August
I think you can either update them in your secondary portal under [USER PROFILE -> DOCUMENT UPLOAD] or send an email to Dean Morris. But Dean Morris is probably busy with a billion things-
Secondary portal would probably be best.
Does anyone know when waitlist movement might start happening?
The email said anytime but to expect most of it to occur in May
Acceptance Range today. Interviewed early November.
A little disappointed there's more waiting
Anyone know what our chances of getting in are
I think it's been said somewhere but I'm not sure. I looked through last year's thread and there was very little movement compared to previous years. Who knows
At this point I will take the first acceptance I get and just commit and be done with it all
Accepted today. Interviewed 11/30.
LizzyM 70.6. First acceptance overall!
Congrats on your first acceptance!
Has anybody else been on hold since early September?
Congrats to all those accepted and good luck to all of those still waiting!!
For those who plan on attending Tulane, do you know how best to go about uploading official transcripts to the portal? All of my transcript requests they have either been for my personal use or sent directly to a third party, I have never had them sent to me on behalf of a third party... Or am I missing something? Any insight would be helpful! Thanks!
dont overthink it lol. just get an official transcript from your university registrar emailed to you and then upload it to the portal using the [Official Transcript] designation.
lol that is always good advice- but is it not a problem that on the front page it states "for personal use of recipient only"...?
no, says it on mine