2018-2019 University of Southern California (Keck)

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

  1. ggdoc145

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    Does yours say under review too or just complete? Mine switched to "under review" about a week after I was complete and has not changed since then
     
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  2. Astronaut1996

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    The current status message is "Your application is complete and under review at this time."

    I don't remember if it said anything other than that previously.
     
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    Do most first year students live in Currie Hall?
     
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    +1
     
  5. Dr_Omnicient

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    I think it depends on the year. When I was there, one of the students was telling me that they built the hall for incoming students and believed that students would leave after a year or two, but that hasn't been the case apparently. Students tend to not move out after their 1st/2nd/3rd year and that means that spots aren't opening up for new incoming first years. So essentially what's happening is there are years where there are no students that leave followed by years where most students leave. They said that is seems to be that every two years there is a mass opening of places for first years.

    They also mentioned that they anticipate this upcoming year (our year) to NOT be one of those years where there a lot of people leaving. So unfortunately for this entering class, Currie may have openings that are few and far between
     
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  6. HelloMello912

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    Any news on whether USC is done giving out II? I'm part of the silent party, not a peep since 7/30 completion...
     
  7. Hippocratesintheflesh

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    Also curious---not a peep since 7/8. Losing hope at this point despite their long cycle.
     
  8. ilikecheeseandeggs

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    Does anybody know if acceptances are going out today ? Or the holiday pushed it out two weeks from now?
     
  9. HelloMello912

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    So for those that are still waiting for word on II: don't lose hope! I went ahead and called, and Admissions said they are indeed still scheduling for the next several weeks. Hang in there everybody!
     
  10. ssgssgssg123

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    I got an II yesterday! Complete mid July.
     
  11. jambro

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    Whoa! When are the available dates now?
     
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  12. nostra_damus

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    Congrats!!! What dates are still available?? I thought they were done with interviews basically haha


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  13. ssgssgssg123

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    There was one date available in december, so I just signed up for that. I actually didn’t check Jan or Feb and it looks like I cant check which dates are available now.

    I just wanted to let people know there is still hope because I also thought they were done giving out interviews.
     
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  14. nostra_damus

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    Thanks for the info! Did you send in any updates prior to II invite?
     
  15. ssgssgssg123

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    No I did not. I wish I checked the other dates but I was at work when I was picking the date and just picked the earliest one :/

    Hang in there though. I hope you hear good news soon.
     
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  16. SoftLikeCharmin

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    Would one of the accepted students be so kind and ask the admissions office when they'll send out the facebook invites? I'm excited to get to know everyone, but too shy to call myself =P
     
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  17. brOwn11

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    II today. Complete late July. Earliest dates were in late February.
     
  18. Itdistractsfromthenow

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  19. Hippocratesintheflesh

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    Congrats! Mind sharing complete date and LM?
    Edit: also what dates available? Pls haha
     
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    Any interview tips from those accepted?
     
  21. whaling.around

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    oh god i just reread my secondary answers and cringed so hard :hungover:
     
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  22. peachezzzz

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    Accepted today! Interviewed early November :)
     
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    Got the acceptance call earlier today!!! :wow:Interviewed 10/26

    Mainly just be yourself and try not to sound rehearsed! My interviewers here asked me quite a few questions I never would have thought to prepare for (they weren't hard questions, just require you to be comfortable and think on the spot). They mostly just want to see you are human! When I needed time to come up with an answer, I just asked the interviewer for a few seconds and that worked out fine. Finally, it seems like a lot of people were asked about the state of healthcare/ general healthcare ethics, so brushing up on those things could be useful :).
     
  24. Itdistractsfromthenow

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    Dates in late February. I was complete early August!
     
  25. cilantr0

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    Overall impression I had is that the interview is very relaxed (even though my heart was racing at the start). Biggest thing I'd say, as cliche as it is, "just be yourself". Being able to calm nerves will go a long way. If your written application matches how you are in person, then you should just talk candidly. If you have prepared for the typical interview questions, then you are appropriately prepared "tell me about yourself, why medicine, why keck etc." It was extremely conversational, be prepared with questions to ask, as well as come up with questions based on how your conversation goes (interview was about 50% me talking 50% them, probably a little more them than me.) N=1, but I'm a below average stat applicant for Keck, and don't have any particularly outstanding ECs, I just talked genuinely about my experiences, showed interested in medicine and keck, and it worked.
     
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  26. fling105

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    Could I PM a couple current students who either
    1) Live(d) in Currie Hall
    2) Have tried to live in Currie Hall, but was unsuccessful due to occupancy being filled
    3) Almost lived in Currie Hall (signed a lease), but decided not to

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    pre-II R today submitted secondary in late sep
     
  28. Happyface025

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    II today! Complete late-August, LM 71

    A complete shock this late in the game, but a very welcome one!

    EDIT: Dates available last week of Feb
     
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  29. ssgssgssg123

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    Sounds like the interview went well for you! Are both interviews closed-file?
     
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    Yes they were both closed-file!
     
  31. BlueComet

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    Congrats to everyone who got accepted!!

    Does anyone know when they stop interviewing?
     
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    yep both closed file
     
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  33. Alohabeachgirl

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    Anyone else complete since mid July and hasn’t heard back?
     
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    yes
     
  35. HelloMello912

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    I called last week: they said they interview until early March, and they're still sending out IIs. No news is good news, but IIs would also be good news, haha. Hang in there, fellow people of the silent party!
     
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    For those that have been accepted, have you received any information on financial aid yet? They didn't talk about financial aid at all during my interview, so trying to get a sense of when we will get that information if I am accepted.
     
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  37. asteriont99

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    Complete 08/20 but my app is still under review. I don't know what to think at this point.
     
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  38. stairway2seven

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    The only info I got was in the paperwork they gave us on interview day and the 2 admissions emails they've sent us. Haven't received anything in the mail
     
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    Just thought I'd bump this message, my apologies for the additional thread notification
     
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    I've gotten the chance to speak to a few students about housing - feel free to PM me!
     
  41. willowseeker394

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    anyone else freaking out that adcom meets today???
     
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    Me. I interviewed the Wednesday before last and I just can't focus on my job today.
     
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  43. Shnazaholic

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    Interviewed last wednesday. Hoping work will distract me enough so I can stop worrying about it. No such luck so far :(
     
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    literally in the same boat and at work currently. dean arias said we'll only hear tomorrow, right?
     
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    Tomorrow via phone if accepted. Wednesday via email if rejected or wl.
     
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    Have any of the accepted students heard anything from usc post-acceptance?

    I’ve heard nothing. I know we were supposed to be invitied to some Facebook group
     
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  47. Dr_Yankee

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    I haven't heard anything either.
     
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    Just checked portal and no updates there. Anyone know if they change the portal before calling? We're supposed to get the call tomorrow!
     
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    Operation staring at my phone all day begins now
     
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    Accepted by phone call! Interviewed late November!
     

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