2018-2019 University of South Alabama

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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 South Alabama College of Medicine
     
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    Out-of-State Applicants
    Although our primary obligation is to residents of the State of Alabama, we do consider competitive, out-of-state applicants with strong ties to the State of Alabama.
    Please write a brief essay explaining your ties to the State of Alabama.

    Optional Essay - 500 words maximum
    The learning community at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine benefits from the inclusion of students with broad life experiences, as well as students from diverse backgrounds. The Admissions Committee encourages you to share life experiences that you may have had and/or important factors in your background that illustrate your readiness for practicing medicine in a multicultural society.

    Good luck everyone. OOS here, but lived around the Mobile area for quite a while and still have family there so giving it a shot!
     
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    Same! I lived in Robertsdale for a short time then Gulf Shores for a while and still have family in Daphne! Good luck, giving it a shot as well!
     
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    Anyone applying early decision?
     
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    Hey! I applied Early Decision. I'm a non-traditional applicant already living in the area. If you are as well, best of luck to you!
     
  6. hopefulpremed07

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    I did apply ED! I’m attending college right now but I used to live about an hour from Mobile. Thanks! Good luck to you too!
     
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    Did anyone who submitted their secondary already get any kind of confirmation email? I submitted a couple days ago and never got anything and I just wanted to be sure that’s normal!
     
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    I submitted Monday and didn't receive anything so assuming it's normal, especially since their site says the committee doesn't meet until September.
     
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    Is there a shot at getting an II and eventually an acceptance if you’re OOS and have no ties?
     
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    From what I’ve heard, they are very in-state biased. But of course, if you have a stellar application I’m sure they’ll consider you. I remember seeing on google that the percentage of out of state applicants they interview is pretty small. (I’m assuming you’re not from one of their feeder communities, which I’m pretty sure is considered in-state, but I could be wrong there)
     
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    I lived in Birmingham, Al for about 6 years when I was younger and I am currently attending Auburn University. Would these be considered strong enough ties?
     
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    I can't say what the adcom considers strong enough ties; I would apply with those ties, though.
     
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    Anyone doing ED hear anything about an interview yet?
     
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    Nothing yet. Unless something has changed, the interview date is supposed to be 9/12. Maybe they'll go out Wednesday? Let me know if you hear anything in the meantime.
     
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    Will do, same to you! I’m hoping Wednesday will be the day.
     
  16. FaithMed111

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    Just received EDP invitation for September 12th! Check your email!
     
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    Me too! Congrats :) see you there!
     
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    Whats good fellas? Let me lay out some stats for ya...

    MCAT: 510
    GPA: 3.8
    100+ hours of shadowing and volunteering
    Wee bit of research over a summer
    Varsity Sport
    My left foot is also a full size smaller than my right.
    I am also from the area.
    I submitted my 2 application on 8/20. What are the chances I get an interview to this school, and when would I find out if I get one or not?
     
  19. Hirro

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    Pretty decent chances, man. You can find out any time between now and January/February. If you get the opportunity, I would recommend trying to get direct healthcare experiences either via volunteering or via employment. Good luck!
     
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    II for late September. I didn't receive the first invitation and the office luckily reached out again to double check why I hadn't accepted. It wasn't in my spam folder, so if you applied early and haven't heard from South it might okay to contact them.
     
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    When did you submit your secondary?
     
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    II! Submitted mid-july
     
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    Congrats! Were you an early decision applicant? Don’t they only start sending regular decision interview invites in October?
     
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    Thank you!! Nope I'm not early decision but my interview is on October 17 though
     
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    offered II on October 10th
     
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    I am next Wednesday. Anyone know if this is the first date? Not ED.
     
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    Nice! Do you mind sharing your stats?
     
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    Congrats! Do you mind sharing your stats too?
     
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    Interviewed ED last Wednesday, and was told that there are interviews today that are partially ED and partially Regular Decision! Good luck!!!
     
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    Sure pal. I made a 510 on the MCAT, my GPA is about a 3.8 (math and science is actually a little higher than this), i play a varsity sport, 100+ hours of shadowing, 100+ hours of volunteering stuff, and then I did a bit of research one summer
     
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    Hey all, I interviewed last week (ED) and I thought we'd hear back today. Anyone have updates?
     
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    I haven’t heard anything, I think it’ll be today. Let me know if you hear otherwise!
     
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    Accepted ED | Reapplicant | In-State
    MCAT 509
    GPA 3.90
    Science GPA 3.84
    400+ volunteer Hours
    50+ shadowing Hours
    1 semester of research
    Extensive leadership experience

    Good luck everyone!
     
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    CONGRATS!

    Also accepted ED. See you next fall!
     
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    Accepted ED too :) can’t wait!!
     
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    Regular Decision, AMCAS submitted on 8/21, Secondary Received 8/22, Submitted 9/30. No confirmation email or anything. Instate Re-applicant. Pretty low stats, but an upward trend. Have family in the Mobile area.
     
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    Are you asking a question?


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    Nope, just contributing to the conversation and seeing if anyone has heard anything else.
     
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    OOS applicant, strong ties to Mobile area and Daphne... submitted back in July, complete early August... still a whole lot of silence... how far along is USA with IIs? Seems like they are just wrapping up the ED applicants?
     
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    What happen in your last cycle that prevented you from getting in, if you don’t mind me asking? You seem to have great stats for someone in state.
     
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    I haven’t seen one yet. I’m guessing you did. What did it say?
     
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    Does anyone know how they send out acceptances? Phone call, email, letter?
     
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    I received an email, followed by an official acceptance letter in the mail a few days later! I was ED but I’d assume it’s the same for everyone
     
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    Any recent II’s?
     
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    Any RD acceptances?
     
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    They felt that I was lacking in shadowing hours. I found some physicians to shadow over the summer and reworked my app (personal statement, activities, etc.) and it all worked out.
     
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    Accepted! By mail to my non-AMCAS instate address.


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    Random question, but does anyone know if there’s a Facebook page for people who have been accepted? I saw on old threads that those are a thing sometimes haha
     
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    Anybody heard anything lately? OOS but with strong instate ties
     

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