2018-2019 University of Southern California (Keck)

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

  1. Californiakid1

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    Has anyone heard back from 1/25 interview? Trying not to freak out that I didn't get a call today.
     
  2. LizzyM.BFF

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    I don't think adcom is meeting this week. You'll likely hear back next week.
     
  3. jambro

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    The earliest they should be calling people is next Tuesday I believe... didn’t meet this week :)
     
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  4. Dr_Yankee

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    Were you able to figure it out? I can't set my account up either.
     
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  5. ancora imparo

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    Nope. Still can’t set it up

    Edit: has anyone else been able to?
     
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  6. willowseeker394

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    I think i was able to. It kind of got stuck on the last step but when i went back to the main page it said my account was already created
     
  7. ClamShell

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    Yes. They are quite anti-update.
     
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    Has it generally taken about 2 weeks for people to hear back after interviewing, or does it just depend on whether or not adcom meets that week?
     
  9. anatomicalifornia

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    Hi MS1 here, we have a P/NP exam at the end of every block, which have variable lengths. Sometimes we also have midterms, but it depends. :)
     
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  10. dm15

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    Can any current students give an example of what a typical week's schedule looks like in the 1st and 2nd year? How many mandatory things are there per week? Thank you!
     
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    The schedule really varies between systems, though generally you'll have 4-6hrs of lectures/discussions/labs each day. Almost all lectures would be webcasted and the discussions/labs are not but they give you all the materials for those and you can do them at home anyway. Anatomy labs, you'll probably have ~5-8 labs in an entire block - also optional if you think you don't learn from the actual process of cutting through the cadavers.

    For required sessions, 1st year you'll almost always have a required professionalism class on Monday afternoon and then have a clinic day on Tuesday morning. Then there are scattered required sessions maybe once or twice a system where a patient will come in and talk about his/her experience with a disease. Every now and then there'll be some admin/mental health related lecture you'll go to.

    2nd year is around the same in terms of hours, tho we only have clinic days on Thursday morning, and instead of professionalism classes there are required electives you do once a week for 6 weeks in the 1st semester. Blocks like respiratory and heme tends to have a lot of take home lectures too. Heme has a lot of required small group discussion sections - like you have to come to school almost everyday kinda thing which sucks but whatevs. The only gross anatomy labs in 2nd year is in MSK. There are more admin-related required sessions too (more than what I would want tbh) sprinkled throughout the year coz now we're getting told about Step 1 and how we shouldn't freak out about it (but really it freaks people out even more), a bunch of mental health and wellness required sessions and then required sessions to tell us about 3rd year and the OSCA/OSCE and whatnot. Some of these admin stuff makes sense why they tell you to come and some are bleh, but you can just study if you don't want to pay attention lol
     
  12. ClamShell

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    I think at this point they're just giving IIs to replace candidates who are withdrawing their IIs :shrug:

    Cause they are only interviewing for three more weeks
     
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  13. ssgssgssg123

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    Can someone explain the grading/ranking during the pre-clinical years? Is it true pass/fail? Are we internally ranked for AOA ?

    I apologize in advance if someone already asked this in this thread
     
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    I feel like the actual % breakdown for how AOA is calculated a bit differently from year to year because of changes they make in the curriculum, but to qualify, you need to be in the top 25% of the class in terms of numerical grades including your 1st year grades, 2nd year grades, OSCE grade and then the core clerkships, which as a whole makes a bigger chunk of the AOA pie. Then from there, you're chosen based on your grades plus other accomplishments, ECs, integrity, character, etc. until only ~10-15% of the total class has AOA. How those are evaluated, I'm not totally sure tbh.

    I guess you can say that there is some internal ranking in that there is a cut-off grade to be qualified for AOA? But at the same time, being the best student won't automatically get you AOA coz if you're kind of an a-hole and don't do anything aside from study, you prob won't get it still.
     
  15. LizzyM.BFF

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    Does anyone know if adcom met yesterday?
     
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    Think they did. Haven’t gotten a call yet though.
     
  17. kareenadiaz

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    Did anyone get a call from the dean today?
     
  18. 011010000110010

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    I have not. Interviewed 1/29
     
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  19. kareenadiaz

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    Same. Interviewed 1/30. Ahh this is making me anxious.
     
  20. JuniperSkish

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    yup, in the same boat here :oops: i thinkkkkk she said she'd call at around 3? not sure though :oops:
     
  21. JuniperSkish

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    Anyone got a call today from the dean? :oops:
     
  22. kareenadiaz

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    Nope. Still waiting.
     
  23. LizzyM.BFF

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    Same. Also waiting. Not sure if this means WL/R email tomorrow or no acceptances were offered today.
     
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  24. simpinpremed

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    Kinda scared now we are waiting for the WL now
     
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  25. ClamShell

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    Relax guys. Dean Arias is the one that makes the calls/sends the emails. Maybe she is just busy today or maybe shes out of the office so she will do all of that tomorrow or the day after. Or maybe for whatever reason the committee just decided not to meet yesterday. This has nothing to do with your likelihood of getting an acceptance or wait-list. I found out about my wait-list the day after the committee met and some people got a call two days after. So no, she doesn't give calls first and then emails later (or vice versa).
     
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  26. LizzyM.BFF

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    Thanks for the insight!
     
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  27. kareenadiaz

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    My anxiety level has reached a 9/10. I couldn’t even sleep properly yesterday. (Sigh)
     
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  28. JuniperSkish

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    Yes, thank you for the sobering reminder.
     
  29. premedinske

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    Can any current students speak to how Keck is at career/Match advising, portfolio/CV help, etc.?
     
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    Yup, got accepted today. Interviewed 1/30.
     
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  31. kareenadiaz

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    When did you get the call?
     
  32. JuniperSkish

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    Congrats!!! :D
     
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  33. kareenadiaz

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    Did anyone get waitlisted today?
     
  34. LizzyM.BFF

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    No news so far
     
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    So what does it mean if we interviewed 1/30 and didn’t get accepted or waitlisted today?
     
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    Around 2pm
     
  37. kareenadiaz

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    Congrats!
     
  38. JuniperSkish

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    Anyone interviewed 2/6 and get a call today or yesterday(tuesday)? Thanks.
     
  39. simpinpremed

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    Isn't there still 3 hours to the end of the workday?
     
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    I got a call too yesterday afternoon from Dean Arias. Interviewed 1/29. Hope she's still doing calls though...
     
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    What time did you get the call?
     
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  42. kareenadiaz

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    It’s the end of the day now and I didn’t get accepted or waitlisted or rejected. I don’t know what that means.
     
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    Guessing that means they just didn’t get to us right? Don’t think they would delay either waitlists or acceptances if they already made their decisions...
     
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  44. LizzyM.BFF

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    Did anyone get waitlisted today?
     
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    Do they reject post-interview? I’m asking because I’ve never seen someone say they got rejected post-interview?
     
  46. jambro

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    No, I’m pretty sure they just waitlist you and you either get offered a spot later or they just never get back to you..
     
  47. Gibbward

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    Only a MS2 so I can't speak too much about this, coz it's not something that admin focuses too much on in MS1-2. The most I can say is that Dean Restifo (Dean of Student Affairs) talks about how the school will work with you and advise you on how to approach residency apps depending on your Step 1 score but what they specifically do, I'm not totally sure. There is a career advising office you can go to, and Dean Restifo and Dr. Zia (Assistant Dean) are really nice people that have office hours in case you're worried about anything about that.

    Also, I think if you have a specific specialty you're considering early on, the best advice you'll get in terms of matching will come from program directors, current residents and 4th years currently in the application cycle. So shadow people in the field, talk to some faculty/residents, sign up for the student interest group, etc.
     
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    Anyone from 1/16 still not heard back yet?
     
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    Thanks!
     
  50. Canamerican

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    Any md-phds not hear back yet? Really hoping the committee is meeting tomorrow so there’s still a chance
     

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