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  1. Jimmy Dugan

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    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!
     
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    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.
     
  3. Jimmy Dugan

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    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"...?
     
  4. Austinerino

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    no, says it on mine
     
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  5. JaxJax17

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    I only see a financial aid option on my Gibson portal is there another tab I’m missing to upload the official transcripts or do we send them around March?
     
  6. AspiringDoc169

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    Official transcripts are uploaded through your application portal (the one where you accepted your offer) under User Profile > Document Upload
     
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    These new transcript uploads are for courses graded after the time of applying, correct? Nothing new to do for people who have completed undergrad prior to applying?
     
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  8. rishpapi

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    +1
     
  9. Jimmy Dugan

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    based on acceptance email: "A final official transcript from any school you received a degree from must be uploaded to the portal before the start of classes in August 2019. This can be done in the “user profile” tab. Use the other documents tab and select transcript"

    i took that mean we all had to upload official transcripts...?

    Sent from my iPhone using SDN mobile
     
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  10. rishpapi

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    However, official transcripts are sent to AMCAS prior to app submission, if no new courses were undertaken/no courses in progress, it stands to reason that the previously submitted official transcripts are all that's necessary considering the degree was already conferred prior to application? Would love a concrete answer.
     
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  11. Cranberry93

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    I uploaded it even though I had no changes to my transcript. No one contacted me about it afterwards.
    I think only the office of admissions can give you a concrete answer.
     
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  12. AspiringDoc169

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    I would recommend uploading your ugrad transcript regardless if it changed since your AMCAS application.

    Bottom line: Upload a new transcript.
     
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  13. Pharaoh95

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    I really wish there was some sort of second look or revisit event here. Visiting a medical school during interview day with the stress of the interview over your head and the uncertainty of getting an acceptance after the interview really takes away from clear-headed, objective evaluation of a program.
     
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  14. rishpapi

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    I called, you're right! I was hoping to reason my way out of it, my alma matter doesn't do email transcripts, time to have it mailed, printed, scanned and uploaded :rofl:
     
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    Fine, I guess matriculation is worth the extra five minutes/dollars of effort ;) Thanks for the help guys!
     
  16. rishpapi

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    LOL yes that was an internal battle but big picture says yes, MD is worth the hassle.
     
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  17. Jimmy Dugan

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    how long did it take for yall to receive your gibson portal (for financial aid) login info after the original acceptance email...? trying to gauge how long i should wait before bugging admissions... thanks!
     
  18. Empem28

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    Mine took over a week! But that time frame included both Christmas and New Year's Day.
     
  19. AspiringDoc169

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    I got mine after a few days from being accepted.
     
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    when should December interviewees expect to hear back?
     
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  21. Boola Boy

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    Is it possible to mail final transcripts directly to Tulane? I was accepted a while back, haven't done anything in months and I am getting somewhat anxious
     
  22. JaxJax17

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    Uploading them to the portal is pretty direct. I’d say that’s the best way.
     
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    Hi! Can you share your stats?
    I have a 4.0, MCAT 514 and thought I would at least get an interview but haven't heard back at all yet. Thanks!
     
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    I got my "hold for possible interview" email way back in mid September and am still waiting to hear back! I hope this doesn't mean bad news!
     
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    Has Tulane come out with their waitlist yet?
     
  26. JaxJax17

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    Those posting “Acceptance Range” are the applicants on their waitlist. Movement usually happens after interview season is about over or so I’ve been told.
     
  27. JaxJax17

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    Your stats are awesome, but remember Tulane is a very mission based school so your EC’s almost have to outshine your metrics. Also it’s low yield (11K-12K applications) in which they give out about 600 interviews so it’s a little luck mixed with a great app
     
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    Im going to bump this questions because I would really like to know.

    When are December interviewees likely to hear back? Especially considering winter break just ended.
     
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  29. AspiringDoc169

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    To add onto what @JaxJax17 said, they like applicants that apply very early and have a lot of clinical experiences. Since Tulane is huge on their student-run clinics, I would think they expect applicants to have a good amount of clinical experiences, that can be through working in a hospital or helping nurses run medically underserved clinics.
     
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  30. Opal10

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    Same here!
    On hold for a possible interview since September with no news since.
     
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    R Pre-II; under review 12/5.
     
  32. Hingle_McCringleberry

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    Accepted interviewed 11/9. First one and to my dream school. See y’all this summer!
     
  33. JaxJax17

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    Congrats!! and the name lmaoo
     
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  34. lumpy1003

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    Sounding like several of us are in "possible interview" limbo. Good luck and hoping to get that II soon.
     
  35. PentuPenguin

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    I have seen several people posting about holds - in case it helps: I was on hold on August, and received an II around Thanksgiving for an interview happening soon; I don't know if it made a difference but I sent a few updates through the portal. Try it out!
     
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  36. boston_strong

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    Accepted yesterday! Is the Facebook group up and running yet?
     
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    Congrats! When did you interview?
     
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  38. AspiringDoc169

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    Not up yet
     
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  39. Pharaoh95

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    I am strongly considering Tulane as an option and have a few questions for current students:

    1) I'm strongly interested in Emergency Medicine and I know New Orleans will provide an excellent opportunity to treat a diverse patient population and gain exposure to a broad spectrum of cases. However, I am a bit concerned about the lack of a home EM residency program. How much of a disadvantage will this be if any at all?

    2) I was turned off by how run-down and outdated the facilities seemed on the interview day, notably the anatomy lab, library, and common spaces. Is this a non-issue or a legitimate cause for concern?

    3) Again, on the interview day, I got the impression that there wasn't much happening in the realm of research. How easy is it to find research opportunities here?

    4) How accessible is the undergrad campus (e.g. gym, dining halls, libraries)?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  40. boston_strong

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    11/29
     
  41. Boola Boy

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    Not a current student, but...

    1) Your best chance of matching will always be at your home institution or your home state. That being said, the disastrous situation caused by Hurricane Katrina will forever associate New Orleans with "emergency" in my mind. I don't think you will be at a disadvantage if you pursue EM research, do away rotations, and network at EM research conferences.

    Furthermore, there's a Tulane Emergency Medicine Interest Group | Tulane University School of Medicine that will help with your networking and learning about EM opportunities at Tulane. And finally, if you take a look at the https://medicine.tulane.edu/sites/m...ictures/Match 2018 Web Results 2018 03-15.pdf you will see that 13 students matched EM. It seems like LSU SOM has an EM residency program, so if you want to stay in New Orleans for your EM residency, you could do an away rotation there and just network there in general. So it's definitely possible!

    2) I personally find it a non-issue. The cleanliness of an anatomy lab will not affect how well you learn the material. Furthermore, you can always study in a coffee shop or at your apartment if you don't like how the facilities look.

    3) DeBakey Scholars Program | medicine or you can reach out to professors and ask about research opportunities.

    4) Cannot answer this, but I remember being told that you can access the Undergradaute Gym with your medical student ID card. Keep in mind that the Undergraduate campus is in Uptown while the medical school is in the downtown area, very close to the French Quarter.

    Hope this helps!
     
  42. wb100

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    My SO matched into EM (his med school didn’t have EM residency) and it was a pain in the ass because he had to do two away rotations to get the LOR’s in time for interview season. It also kind of messed with his schedule for his mandatory 4th year rotations for his med school. If he want back in time he prob would have went to an institution with a EM residency. Tulane may have a better set up than his med school (they were hard to work with, disorganized, and a headache in general) so take this with a grain of salt.
     
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    I'm a bit nervous about the patient simulation / standardized patient. I realize everyone signs an NDA and we can't talk about what happens here, but I worry that I don't have the necessary doctoring knowledge/skills to be successful here. I am trying to prepare based on what I saw during shadowing and personal experiences with physicians but this is stressing me out a bit
     
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  44. Pharaoh95

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    I appreciate the response! You bring up some great points.

    Oh boy, this is what I'd be worried about in the future with the lack of a home EM program. This is very helpful.

    I would appreciate if any current students could provide some feedback as well.
     
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    I was pretty nervous too but actually really enjoyed it. Straight from their website so I think it’s fair game, you will “play the role of a first year medical student interviewing a patient.” So, reflect on your own experiences as a patient being seen by a physician. How did the visit progress? What did they do that was comforting? What did they do that you did not like? What did they do to connect with you? Envision yourself in their shoes and emulate these qualities and you will do great. It’s understood that you haven’t yet gone to medical school so demonstrating medical knowledge is not the goal here. It truly isn’t anything to be stressed about.
     
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    Ok thank you so much for the encouragement and perspective!
     
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    @PentuPenguin Hey! I can further Mr McCringleberry's point and say take the scenario as you would any other human interaction, stay true to your communication style and skills and remember you have two ears and one mouth, use them proportionately!
     
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    thank you! I feel much better about it ! you are all very kind
     
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    One final piece of advice: Be the most empathetic you've ever been.
     
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    Does any current student know how tuition payment works at the school of medicine? Is it per semester or yearly?
     
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