2018-2019 University of Illinois

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  1. gyngyn

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    Please post the essays or lack thereof (in addition to word or character counts) in this thread and tag one of the pre-allo mods (WedgeDawg, Ismet, Lucca, or gyngyn) so we can update the OP.


    Good luck to everyone applying!

    Interview Feedback: University of Illinois College of Medicine
     
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  2. tekkenman11

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    Just thought I would get this out of the way now since it will inevitably be asked by those applying this cycle:

    Campus selection is a crapshoot and unlike in the distant past it does not primarily depend on when you interviewed and were accepted.

    I (and several others that I know of) were accepted early in the cycle and not given Chicago. Personally, I was accepted with the first batch of students in October and received my 2nd preference. Also a former classmate of mine was actually accepted off the WL in May and placed in Chicago. They also do not reveal the specifics of how they choose who gets what. Finally, appeals are not considered until sometime in May although they sometimes may never even reach that stage since campuses might just be entirely full by that point.
     
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    Secondary received today.

    Is anyone having trouble inputting their activities? Every time I try to add a new one it just copies the first. If I try to edit activities already inputted it glitches.
     
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    Yes I was also having this problem. I had to accept the changes and then cancel or something strange like that
     
  5. medschoolzombie

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    Prompts?
     
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    Same as last year except without the stressful situation prompt
     
  7. medschoolzombie

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    Could you post them on here for us lazy people :D
     
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    In addition to training as a competent physician please select up to two additional areas of interest from the items below that you may want to pursue during your medical studies. Your responses will have no bearing on applications to joint degrees or special programs to which you might also apply.
    1. Simulation
    2. Research in healthcare delivery
    3. Basic science research
    4. Interdisciplinary collaboration
    5. Healthcare disparities
    6. Academic medicine
    7. Global Health
    8. Community Health (urban)
    9. Community Health (rural)
    10. Innovation Medicine

    Provide a short, 300-500 words, statement on your interest and how you see it influencing your learning.

    Please begin your statement with the letter(s) representing the area(s) of interest enclosed in parentheses as a programmatic queue. Separate multiple areas of interest with a comma. For example, your essay would begin as follows, if you chose Simulation and Research in healthcare delivery: (A,B) …

    If you choose just one additional area of interest: (A) …

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    Describe any advantages and/or complications you encountered during your progression in education. Please include any noteworthy achievements and/or obstacles. (Examples: Acute or chronic illnesses, employment, financial difficulty, managerial role in household, etc.) (Don't exceed 150 words)

    If you did not experience an advantage and/or complication during your education please indicate 'Not Applicable'

    @gyngyn
     
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    Is the Casper test still required for UIC?
     
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    yes
     
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    Did you guys get a complete email or any sort of email verification after submitting your apps here?
     
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    Nope and I submitted yesterday but on the portal everything says submitted so I think it's fine.
     
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    Hi everyone,

    I was accepted here last cycle and is matriculating in the fall. Please dont hesitate to ask any questions as I will be checking up on the thread frequently.
     
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    How did you guys write 300-500 words for the essay? I feel like that's way too many words...
     
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    I wrote just under 400, if you pick two topics It's easier to meet it but I think around 350 is fine
     
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    Just to make sure I'm doing mine right - did you write 300-500 words (for you, just under 400) for all of the topics you choose? Or 300-500 for each topic individually? I assume it's the 1st option, but the the wording of the question is a bit confusing to me...
     
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    Oh yeah, I was very confused as well but ended up going with the former haha
     
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    I keep getting an error message when trying to change my password. Anyone else have this problem?
     
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  20. medschoolzombie

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    I did then I realized I was using a special character that it doesn’t approve of so check that
     
  21. PursuingHappy

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    That wasn't it but I just typed in my previous password and it let me in. Weird. Before it kept giving me an error message. Thanks for your response!
     
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    Secondary was returned to me because they left out one of the required essays. Just when I started working on it, the new essay disappeared lol. Get it together UIC
     
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    Yeah, I just got an email saying that I had received an incomplete version of the secondary and that they had reopened the secondary for me to complete an additional question. I looked at the "new" secondary, but it looks like the same 1 additional essay is the only additional essay... I must have missed the brief time in which there was a new essay. Regardless, I'm having similar technical difficulties
     
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    What was the prompt for the additional essay that temporarily appeared?
     
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    something like: describe a stressful situation and how you responded to it. 250 word limit
     
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    It was the one from last year, the stressful situation prompt.
     
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    I only see a 4000 character limit. Does it still say 250 word limit for you or did they get rid of that limit when they re-uploaded the second essay question?
     
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    Dumb question but does "research in healthcare deilvery" mean clinical research?
     
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    I took it as looking into how healthcare is delivered from patient population to patient population geographically, ethnically, from private practice to hospitals ect in a clinical setting but tbh idk.
     
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    For the question: "Describe any advantages and/or complications you encountered during your progression in education. Please include any noteworthy achievements and/or obstacles."

    Are you approaching it as a potential adversity essay? I know I am probably thinking too much into it, but the advantage portion is throwing me off.

    Thank you!
     
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    It says 4000 characters on mine. I think they changed the word/character limit from last year's
     
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    I have a question about the activities. If we volunteered for two hours/week, but not every week in the semester, and we did this for multiple semesters, how do we input this? For example, if I spent 40 hours volunteering over two semesters, can I still say 2 hours/week from 08/17-05/18 or do I need to do the math and take an average? Or should I make multiple entries for the same activity?
     
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    Congrats! Did you get an email to schedule it?
     
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    Yep!
     
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    do you know if they wait to review your app until they receive your casper results or until after you take it
     
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    Not sure, I took CASPer in May so it was not something that could hold up my app
     
  38. medschoolzombie

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    Anyone know if we really need to enter our ACT/SAT scores? I don't even remember when I took it
     
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    I emailed admissions and this was the response:

    "Can you provide the best estimate? Also the scores should be available on your undergraduate transcript. We do not use these in your evaluation for admission so please don’t worry."
     
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    Welp mine aren't on my transcript as far as I know. Jokes on them cause I took it like 5 times yet still got the same score ......:bang:

    Now I gotta find all those dates
     
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    Does anyone know if we are suppose to repeat information from the secondary to fill out "Extracurriculars" section?
     
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    Received an II earlier today!!! LizzyM 70-71
     
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    congrats!! when were you complete/ when did you take casper??
     
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    Thanks!! Completed secondary 7/5. Received a call to re-submitted 7/17 due to a question missing from the secondary. Took Casper 6/3.
     
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    My score wasn't on my transcript, but I knew what I scored. I just put in the score and estimated the date.
     
  46. medschoolzombie

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    Did you only take it once?
     
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    Took it twice with the same score both times.
     
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    I feel you man. Did you list both? It feels useless since you got the same score
     
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    Wait I'm a bit confused, so is the "stressful experience" essay still excluded from this year's essays, or was there a glitch that left it out on accident?

    And for the word count, is it 250w or 4000c? Thanks!!
     
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    It was left out on accident, we're supposed to write it
     

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