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Discussion in '2018-2019 Allopathic School Specific Discussions' started by gyngyn, Apr 21, 2018.
Withdrew. Good luck to everyone still waiting to hear back!
Does anyone know when UCSF ends their interview season this cycle? I couldn't really find clear information on their website.
Has anyone who interviewed for JMP heard back yet? Interviewed early and it's recently passed the 3-4 week mark they told us we'd hear back by.
+1, interviewed 10/24 and haven’t heard anything yet
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Secondary received this evening!
+2 Interviewed 10/24 for JMP PRIME and haven't heard anything
I just got my secondary as well. Is it worth to still submit it at this point? I am oos by the way.
I am in-state. I will most certainly submit. I think they do a thoughtful review and wouldn’t waste our time or theirs if there was no chance. I am getting this done ASAP tho!
Pre II R yesterday, was complete late August. It's FINE, I am FINE (jk it was a really nice rejection letter and I didn't have much of a chance here anyway)
Pre-II rejection tonight.
Pre-II rejection too! URM OOS
+1, primary was sent end of July!
I'm a student here, maybe I can help answer some of these questions.
They can be a bit slower to process everyone, last I heard they're still catching up. I'm sure they haven't forgotten you.
Beginning of Feb at the latest
Good luck y'all, love this place.
II on 11/30!!!! IS. ORM. LM 72. Complete 9/19. Over the moon right now!
Edit: Applied for MD/SJV-PRIME. Anyone know if SJV-PRIME have separate interviews after regular MD? Thanks!
What dates were available?
1/8, 1/10, 1/17 were available to me.
These numbers (especially the 2500 secondaries -> 500 interviews) came from previous years' interview dates, in which Dean Wofsy gave these numbers out for the MD program. No idea how accurate they are now, though, as that was 4 years ago for me.
I submitted end of July (well over 12 weeks ago) and haven't heard anything. Would it be bad taste to contact the admissions office?
I can almost guarantee you that you're going to get a response that says something like "We have gotten an increase in apps this year, so please be patient as it takes time to review every application and make our decisions, etc". The fact that you haven't heard anything means imo it's safe to assume that you're basically on hold; UCSF just doesn't have a formal "hold" designation like other schools. But you're always welcome to email them and ask anyway
As many other people have mentioned, do submit it. If they sent it to you, it's because they're interested. UCSF doesn't work like other schools. You definitely have chances of getting an II, in my opinion.
Honestly, it seems like they aren't shy about rejecting people post-secondary/pre-II. I would take no news as good news in this case. Your app seems good enough to hold on to in their mind.
Anyone know how the financial aid is here? From what I've been seeing it doesn't sound like they offer much. Has anyone heard of decent sized scholarships or aid that cover significant amounts of the tuition?
Also just got a secondary, what a pleasant surprise! I had given up.
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Just got rejected after submitting a secondary about 2 months ago.
R post secondary. complete Mid october
R pre II - nice rejection letter
Nah, they’re nice people. I agree that it might not do much to speed things up, but go for it if it’ll make you feel better.
I just got one too! I had given up. Here’s to late and out of state!
Anyone care to share their interview day experience? Thanks!
Just interviewed here Monday. First time in Cali and I'm OOS. The interview day for me was long but fairly laid back. Started the day around 8am. Dean Wofsy was very down to earth and transparent about the schools admissions process. That's something I really liked. Around 9:30-9:45ish, we we're taken to the student lounge to hang out with some first years and then accompany them to their small groups. Ended up getting free cookies that the small group professor made. Lunch from 11-12pm where we got a $9 card that we could use to eat from the cafeteria. Noon was the tour. Then basically all interviews were in afternoon between 1-4pm. There's a very good chance you'll have to take shuttles to get to your interviewers who were on various campuses but they gave very thoortho directions on how to get around. However, they gave us tons of free time between interviews you can walk around campus or the area around campus.
There are two completely closed file interviews ( with a faculty and/or students) that are about 45- 1hr long so like know your app but still have a conversation with them. Honestly the time flew by.
Overall it was a great experience. UCSF wasn't really on my radar because I didn't think I'd even get an II as an OOS with no ties to the area. Now it's pretty high up there. The students were really nice and encouraging (saying high, asking if we needed help getting around, wishing us luck constantly). That's something I like to see. Hopefully they weren't putting on a show but the students seemed genuinely happy and sociable. The area around the school is absolutely gorgeous and scenic. The weather that day was nice and clear so you could see the bay, ocean, and Golden Gate.
Let me know if there's anything else you'd like to know while it's all fresh in my mind.
That’s awesome! Thanks for the detailed info. Did they say when people who interview this week would hear back?
Yes they did. December interviewers could hear back in late Jan/early Feb.
Thank you so much! Now the important question: was breakfast and/or coffee provided? If so, what was it? lol
Breakfast/coffee was provided. It way just bagels, fruit, and juices. Nothing special.
I also submitted around 15 weeks ago and have had complete silence, but I do know a friend who submitted after me and has received an II. At this point I just want them to tell me
does UCSF tell you if youve been rejected by prime? or is it just included/assumed when you get rejected by the medical school? lol waiting since august here too
Wow surprised they took so long to get to PRIME. Are they more selective with PRIME?
Hmm, thats interesting. Actually ended up talking to a M3 in prime on the shuttle back to Parnassus. Didn't ask him about it since Im not applying prime.
So we should be hearing back sometime next week...? Oh mannn
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Just got the R. Secondary received mid-October and submitted within a day.
You need an acceptance to either MD or JMP to be accepted to PRIME (it's not a standalone program).
Oh for some reason i mixed this up in my head and thought they responded all the way in March, next week's gonna be an emotional roller coaster.
R on Friday evening pre-II, complete 10/1. Still feeling pretty dejected over it
I submitted my secondary 10/22, has anyone heard back yet about anything who submitted around that time too?
Nada submitted October 30thish
I lowkey just died, II for PRIME Complete 11/13
Any folks complete late-Aug still not hear anything? I'm expecting a rejection any day now at this point
I submitted mid august and still nothing
Good luck to the people who will be hearing about decisions soon! Hoping you join us here and feel free to message me with any questions you may have when it comes time to picking a school.