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Discussion in '2018-2019 Allopathic School Specific Discussions' started by gyngyn, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. pinecakes

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    I was accepted last Friday, interviewed late October, and was able to send my campus preferences earlier this week via the portal. Good luck everyone!
     
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    I don’t think anyone on here is handling this situation not well. They’re doing exactly what this thread is meant for - discussing what’s going on with the cycle for this specific school. It just so happens that it’s currently incredibly frustrating with all the conflicting answers and lack of transparency. Just because you’re going to come across patients who will make you feel rightfully upset doesn’t mean people can’t express those frustrations on this thread, even though I know you’re just trying to help everyone but saying to relax and such. Yes I’m incredibly thankful that I even had the opportunity to interview, but that doesn’t mean we all can’t be a little upset/express that we’re upset given the circumstances. :)
     
  3. joannapremed

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    Hey y'all, this question is kinda off topic, but where do you submit your update letters? It's not through the portal, I don't think?
     
  4. maklh

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    I submitted mine to their admissions email and they accepted it!
     
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    So still stuck at the wonderful “forwarded” status... does anyone know where they are at as far as scheduling interviews (feb dates, March dates)?
     
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  6. thatoneguy3

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    Did you submit it the update to the [email protected] email? I sent an update to them back in September, but I never heard anything back (although I’ve seen mixed things here about whether or not they’ll respond)
     
  7. liutimot

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    I never heard back from them regarding my email update either.
     
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    Hey all,
    I have a couple friends applying here this cycle and so I was browsing through this page and wanted to give my two cents here. I’m a student at UIC now and I went through this same thing last year. The adminssions people are super slow about everything, and they don’t really keep their word on deadlines (in fact they were 4 months late in telling me where my campus placement was). They are bad at communication and it’s very very easy to get flustered and annoyed with the whole process.
    BUT
    Beyond the bad admissions team, UIC as a school is pretty good. The faculty is nice and the way they have their classes set up and hospital visits set up is honestly pretty awesome. Don’t lose faith in the school because people from admissions aren’t as transparent as they should be.
    Anyways, just wanted to leave that here. I’m sure it won’t really change most people’s viewpoint on UIC, but eh. Happy holidays and good luck to everyone
     
  9. premedoneday10101

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    Does anyone have any idea when we’re all going to hear back? The lack of transparency about admission dates is incredibly frustrating.
     
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  10. Talkbirthytome

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    I declined my interview. Hopefully this opens a spot for one of y'all soon!
     
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  11. initialize

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    I think someone mentioned January 11th, can anyone confirm this date?
     
  12. pstomd

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    January 10th is the next AdCom meeting so we should hear sometime after that...
     
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  13. keepyourheadup

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    Hey, I understand your frustration. I interviewed in November and I have a friend who had his interview even earlier. Neither of us have heard back yet. I don't know how much this admissions process has been frustrating you, and I don't want to sound presumptuous, but don't allow the admissions process to take a toll on you. Be the better person by looking past this slow, grueling waiting period and finding opportunities to enjoy life or improve yourself. Find the holiday months as an opportunity for personal growth with the mindset that you will be attending medical school come Fall 2019. That's how I've been handling the situation. I've been spending a lot of my time this break learning three languages, working on my passion, and picking up extra shifts at my work. I believe that all of us here are capable of being patient and understanding of the AdComs, and I believe we owe it to ourselves to find opportunities to focus on our own growth and exploration (after years of working so hard to earn the privilege of going to medical school) before we matriculate. Happy New Year and I hope 2019 brings excitement and prosperity to you!
     
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  14. Tatg0822

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    Does anyone have an idea when the admissions committee will be meeting this month? I was hoping to send in my transcript so it could be considered with my file.
     
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    I think someone said Jan 10th earlier in the thread
     
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  16. kateismystarbucksname

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    at my interview they said they meet every third thursday (january 17th) and release every third friday (january 18th). but it might be the tenth because thats what someone else posted ? for february, it'll be the fourth thursday + friday though because the third thursday is valentines day
     
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    Does UIC send pre-interview rejections now, or do they wait until the end of the cycle (Spring time)?
     
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  18. maklh

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    When I called a couple weeks ago they said January 10th.
     
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  19. pinecakes

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    I submitted my campus preferences via the portal mid-December. Any idea when I will hear about my campus placement? The timeline is pretty unclear..
     
  20. md_from_md

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    I’m interviewing here next week. Any advice? It’s my first interview of the cycle.


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  21. iamstressed

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    Just be yourself and know your application. They just want to get to know you as a person. Good luck!
     
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    What are the odds that we'll hear back on Friday?
     
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  23. maklh

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    I personally am trying not to hold my breath for it
     
  24. premedlevel99

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    After last time I lowered my expectations so I’m not disappointed
     
  25. TITAN17

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    I guarantee we won't get answers until next week.
     
  26. peanutbuttercup24

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    MSTP II a couple days ago!
     
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  27. Catstronaut

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    Hi everyone,

    Has anyone done the applications for the MD degree programs such UMED, IMED, and GMED? The applications are now open but I am not sure if you are supposed to generally wait till you are accepted first.
     
  28. whaling.around

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    how can you guarantee this?
     
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  29. maklh

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    Here's to neurotically refreshing email/portals all day
     
  30. PapaMuntz

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    Anyone know what an "accepted" message would look like on the portal?

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  31. lintroller120

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    we wish we could tell you
     
  32. HausEmDee

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    Is anyone considering calling the office today? Do we know whether today is even the day to expect decisions to come out?
     
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    If it is today, I would imagine notifications would go out near EOD.
     
  34. Latina2345

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    My portal changed from “forwarded to ..” to “deferred status your application will be considered at the next admission meeting”
     
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  35. AKingNoMore

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    If you don't mind me asking, when did your status change?
     
  36. PapaMuntz

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    When did you interview?
     
  37. keepyourheadup

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    Interesting, mine still says "Your application has been forwarded to the admissions committee."
     
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  38. Latina2345

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    It changed about an hour ago. I had just just checked it like 30 mins before and it was the same so it must have been shortly after that. I interviewed mid November.
     
  39. Ginaaaaaa

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    +1, updated just now
     
  40. OBGYN in the making

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    When did you interview? Which campus? Would you mind sharing the first initial of your last name? I’m just trying to figure out if there is an order to this
     
  41. lovemygomers

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    +2 :/
     
  42. OBGYN in the making

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    Omg when did you interview?????
     
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    End of October in Chicago campus
     
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    I interviewed on December 8th at Rockford campus. Last name initial is K. I'm IS.
     
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  45. premedoneday10101

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    Hopefully the people that aren't deferred will be hearing some good news later today...
     
  46. OBGYN in the making

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    Don’t jinx it
     
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    Has anyone been accepted today or just deferrals so far?
     
  48. truewolvgocrim1

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    ACCEPTED JUST NOW ON THE PORTAL!!!! Interviewed mid-Oct.

    This is not a drill
     
  49. OBGYN in the making

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    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!
     
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    In state, application complete mid august and still forwarded to the admissions committee. no interview invite, rejection or update. Anyone else in the same boat?
     
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