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Discussion in '2018-2019 Allopathic School Specific Discussions' started by gyngyn, Apr 21, 2018.
Anyone else unable to access their Michigan portal?
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I believe it was just a temporary downtime while they updated the admissions website. The interview tracker just updated, and the portal seems to be working again now.
Who was the author? Thanks!
Philip C Herbert. He’s Canadian but he talks about the laws in the US as well mention if the laws differ from those in Europe. I think it’s about $70 but I learned so much.
Are interviews always sent out on Mondays or are they also sent throughout the week?
are OOS interviews still being sent? i uploaded an update last week
I got mine on a Tuesday, but from my knowledge this is not the norm.
oh really sad
How do you know that?
@Gilakend Congratulations and thanks for sharing about your II. Do you remember if 12/14/18 was the only date offered to you?
Yes it was
I wish Michigan would accept me already. The waiting kills. And now I'm deciding if I should go to other interviews. I have spent way too much money on this entire med school application already.
When was your interview?
Ohhh yeah so your wait is until the 20th. It’s okay we’re already in December! It’ll fly by!
Yup. Dec 20.
I got an interview invite at another school. I need to decide if I’m going. If I get into Michigan, I’m not going anywhere else.
On the same boat! I scheduled the other II for january so hopefully can cancel it later. Hopefully we both can
Good luck to both of us!
Anyone who just interviewed Friday have any feedback on how the day went etc?
Also super interested to hear about this! 6 MMI + 2 traditional interviews all in the morning seems like a marathon.
Yes. I loved it! You get through all the interviews between 9-12 and honestly it flies. First school I ninterviewed with where we got right into it - no boring PowerPoint slides, just a phenomenal talk from the dean and director of admissions, and your interviews (long forms were very friendly and conversational and MMIs were quick and fair). Then you get to really enjoy the rest of the evening in a low stress environment. My advice would be just truly be a nice, normal person for MMIs - no prior knowledge or reading necessary. Stay professional because some people at my interview got a little “too” comfortable after lunch. For the one on ones, know your amcas and just walk in super comfortable and ready to just talk to a person like you’ve been friends!
Too casual. Must be me!!!
First time posting here, I have questions about financial aid/scholarships for UMich. I was fortunate enough to have received an acceptance from UMich, and as my cycle is going on it's becoming one of my close top choices. However, I'm terrified about the cost of medical school, especially because neither of my parents financially support me.
Quick bio about me: URM (Hispanic), OOS, cGPA:3.67 sGPA: 3.77 MCAT: 517, good ECs. Parent I listed on the FAFSA (my parents are divorced) makes ~30k a year, younger sibling is currently in college.
Does anyone know what the typical UMich financial aid package looks like, especially for OOS students? Is UMich known for being generous with financial aid?
I'm not sure what they look like, but UMich is one of the schools that is known for being more generous with aid than other schools.
MSTP Acceptance today!
Is this who I think it is?!
Yes!! Mich is one of my top choices right now. But worried as an OOS about aid. Hopefully they come in clutch!
DM me? When did you interview?
I think I sent you a DM. I suck at using this system
Do you guys think they're near done sending out II's, even to IS applicants? I know plenty of incredibly competitive IS applicants who attended UMich UG without an II here. Whack.
In past years, they have sent out a few (like 1-7) IIs basically every Monday until the end of January, with a couple weeks off around the holidays. I don't know if this cycle will be similar, but based on the 5-year averages that you can find on their admissions website, I am guessing there are still somewhere between 20-50 more IIs that will be sent out before the end of the cycle.
Same, but over 50% of their class if 2+ gap years. So I feel like it's almost not surprising, only 16.7% is straight from UG.
Sorry, to clarify: I meant they previously attended to UMich as their undergrad institution, but many of them have been in a gap year(s) since graduating. Still, interesting to hear that over 50% of UMich Med students have 2+ gap years, I didn't know that!
What are the thoughts on chances if one is an IS applicant who interviewed early and was waitlisted? Is it over? Any chance of waitlist movement?
Am I at a disadvantage for applying straight out of ugrad?
According to MSAR “Historically we have not offered positions off of our waitlist.”
I’m applying straight out of UG as well and I have an II for what it’s worth. But I guarantee it isn’t helping us.
Umich loves non-trad but I don’t think you’re at a disadvantage. I believe that a strong candidate is a strong candidate despite whether or not you have gap years. As a career changer the cool/innovative things I did during my undergrad years were the topic of all my interviews even at Michigan so don’t sell yourself/your experiences short.
That's good to know thanks I didn't submit my secondary until almost October so I'm hoping for a shot at a later interview.
so at my interview day they told us this was typically the case, but this past year they pulled almost 10 people off the waitlist, and they can't predict what will happen this year with the waitlist (likely people will come off because of new traffic rules)
More II out today, all to IS applicants.
Accepted!!!!!! Got a call from a friend who goes here this morning. Emails will come out Monday for Nov interviewees, not the 20th!!!
Umm WHAT!? But I’m not emotionally ready to find out sooner! Haha what day in Nov did you interview?
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30th haha at least you won’t have to drag through a long week!!!!
Congrats to all those accepted!
I just interviewed and was blown away, best interview day by far.
Hey! I just got accepted two days ago, also URM/latina. I tried to DM you but couldn’t!
Right?? I hope you get in!