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

  1. maklh

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    All they said on my interview day on 9/14 was that they were giving out decisions "late fall." So I didn't know what that meant.
     
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    I was apart of 9/17 group and heard that. Also someone reported being accepted out of the 9/17 group so I don’t know. Maybe that person was EDP?
    The administrator told me it would be 12/15 as well.
     
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    Any tips for the interview?
     
  5. 1e4

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    Be ready to talk about professionalism, what it means, and what it means to you.
     
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    3 months after still forwarded to the screening committee. I know it's hard for everyone, but this sucks!
     
  7. ry25n

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    If you are interviewing in Chicago you'll have three 25 minute interviews (1 student, 2 separate faculty)
    ... in Peoria you'll have two 25 minute interviews (1 student, 1 with two faculty members together)

    Be prepared to answer/discuss experiences and motivations that attracted you to medicine. Be prepared to talk about your understanding of the current state of affairs in healthcare.
     
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    Does "forwarded" mean that the committee hasn't laid eyes on our apps at all yet? I'm stressing about not hearing back from my state school yet but I'm wondering if it's just a matter of being later in the queue and not necessarily an issue with my app
     
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    II just now, but the only dates are 11/9 and 11/30. If I sign up for 11/9, I will be rushing and will not have preparation time, but 11/30 seems so far away. I am worried that the later date will hurt my chances. Advice?
     
  10. minimato

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    Do what you feel more comfortable with. I believe UIC has stopped being a rolling school after a certain date, which is what I remember from my interview day. I interviewed on 10/1 and they will release decisions on Dec 14/15, and others who interviewed in the vicinity of this date will also hear back around then. It may be that the difference between 11/9 and 11/30 is relatively minimal in terms of your chances.

    TLDR: if you think two days is not enough time, I would recommend pushing to 11/30. You only get one interview day. Good luck!
     
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  11. H20_Jay

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    Correct, interviewing at this stage won't really impact you chances. I say go with the date you feel most comfortable with.
     
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    II earlier today- IS. interviewing in rockford on 11/15
     
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    II yesterday, IS.
     
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  14. pp156287

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    II yesterday! What does the Chicago campus interview day look like (compared to Peoria or Rockford)?
     
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    Congrats! Mind saying if you're IS or OOS?
     
  16. pp156287

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    IS!
     
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  17. aspireMD

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    Could anyone confirm that UIC will be interviewing through March? According to last year's thread, they finished interviews at the end of Feb, but the UIC website says that "applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis from early July to March."
     
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  18. zamba

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    I thought it means they are reviewing your application.
     
  19. The Minister

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    There is also a status that reads "your file is under review" which leads me to believe that "forwarded" might mean that app hasn't been seen yet. Would like further confirmation on this.
     
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    Yeah, pretty sure forwarded = they haven’t looked at it yet. Same boat I’m in.

    There is an under review status that should appear later.
     
  21. mdfaithful

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    Interviewed on 9/28
    Status shows "forwarded to admissions committee"
     
  22. InvisalignTime

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    Has anyone else received an email from the Director of Admissions asking to send in all their letters? Mine are uploaded correctly in AMCAS but I was wondering if there was something else I needed to do. Thanks!
     
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    Same here. Just waiting.
     
  24. maklh

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    I interviewed 9/14 and they told me that my decision would be coming in December. So I think everyone who hasn’t heard back yet will hear then.
     
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    I interviewed 9/7 and we were told we would absolutely hear by 10/16, which obviously isn't the case. Admissions ghosted my email asking about the discrepancy in dates. So looks like it may be December for us all
     
  26. maklh

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    You could always call. They asked for my AMCAS ID and looked up when I would be hearing from them.
     
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    Has anyone’s status page read “we have received your supplemental application and the associated fee, your letters are under manual review for fulfillment of our requirement of either 3 faculty, 2 faculty and 1 research mentor, or a composite health professions advisory committee letter”?
    Or anyone knows what it means in the screening process
     
  28. KoalaHug

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    Yes. I had that status before my status switched to, “Your application has been forwarded to the screening committee.” I am IS btw.
     
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    Thank you, that was helpful
     
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    Does anyone know if UIC accepts updates?
     
  31. Talkbirthytome

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    Yes they do. I just sent one on Friday via email.
     
  32. zamba

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    What kind of updates do you guys send? Like research or poster presentations, or is it just academic updates, such as grades?
     
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    Which email did you send it to?
     
  34. Talkbirthytome

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    [email protected]

    I sent an update regarding clinical metrics. It seems like they would be receptive to various updates.
     
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  35. H20_Jay

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    Did they reply to your email?
     
  36. Talkbirthytome

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    Yes. She confirmed that the update has been added to my file.
     
  37. H20_Jay

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    How long did it take for them to reply.

    Sent an update on Friday.
     
  38. themooseman

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    I sent one this morning and she replied within a couple of hours.
     
  39. Talkbirthytome

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    It took a few hours.
     
  40. To Freedom

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    I also did not receive a response after my update :/ tried calling too
     
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  41. futuredock119

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    Does anyone have an idea when those accepted will receive campus assignments?
     
  42. H20_Jay

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    Spoke to her. She said they typically don’t respond to updates.
     
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  43. To Freedom

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    Ok this is great! Thanks, I'm glad I didn't have to flood their voicemail lol
     
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    Does anyone know how long UIC sends IIs? I am IS (from Rockford) and have been complete since mid July and have been "under consideration" for like 2 months :(
     
  45. tradersluck

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    I can't answer your question about how long they run interviews, but I'm guessing that they have to process and review metric f*-tons of apps. I was complete late-July, and you and I are part of the huge group of SDNers who are still waiting to hear. This is probably the natural way of things.
     
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  46. dustars

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    I'm from Rockford too. From what I remember, the interview process goes until late march. So you can expect that they will be sending invites until late January or February.
     
  47. zamba

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    I received a response the next day! Did you call to see if they received your update?
     
  48. danger1penguin

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    Following for any useful information. Good luck everyone!
     
  49. H20_Jay

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    Just received a response confirming my update.
     
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    Just wondering, how did you send your update? via email?
     
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    Yes
     

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