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***2018-2019 URM Medical School Application Thread***

Discussion in 'Underrepresented in Healthcare' started by teeayejay, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. TempuraOreos

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    Today has been amazing. Literally so happy with how things are turning out.

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  3. GreaterGood

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    Accepted y'all!!!!!

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  4. crimsontidefan

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    ACCEPTED!!! MD officially loading *hits them folks*
     
  5. MexicanMamba

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    A day late due to my celebrations, but got accepted yesterday. For those of you that lurk and post in this thread, keep on hustling!
     
  6. hennyindaflesh

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    In. Withdrew from a bunch of interviews, and will likely stop using SDN after this post. To all random individuals that see this my only advice is to get your application in early and to use SDN for secondary prompts before you get them + next years urm thread for encouragement. There will be a **** ton of waiting so the earlier you get an acceptance is the earlier you can relieve your stress and have an easier wait.

    Beyond that, most of SDN is bat **** insane...like nuts (probably outside of this thread). Get your MCAT, submit your application, and move on...these boys crazy!
     
  7. jamaicangal99

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    This advice + your name are A+
     
  8. diene_daily

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    Really hoping to jump on the A train soon..this waiting game on decisions from schools post oct. 15 is agonizing:eek: (and I also really am trying to withdraw from interviews before I dish out on more flights)

    Congrats to all you future docs so far!!!
     
  9. TempuraOreos

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    I'd be so down to drop more interviews if they were from a whole bunch of lower-tier schools that aren't better than the ones I've gotten into. I have withdrawn from a few schools In haven't heard back from though. Feels amazing to have that much power though.
     
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  10. GreaterGood

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    Your signature is insane (RIP bank account) I can see you getting a minimum of like 8 acceptances if you go to the rest of the 20 II. Better negotiate a huge financial package lol
     
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  11. TempuraOreos

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    Thanks. Actually been doing all types of cost savings.

    1. Fee Assistance Program. (15 free schools, no secondary fees). Family is poor so literally parents can't contribute. If anything I've been helping keep them afloat.

    2. Staying hosts or friends for all the interviews that aren't within like a two hour drive. Seriously recommend this.

    3a. Using price trackers for flights, buses, etc. to try get best deals. 3b. Travel really light (Personal item, suit, maybe carry-on, done). 3c. Have students loans on income-based repayment (Should've done this since graduating then would have a bit more set aside.)

    4. Stacking interviews that are in similar areas so dont have to go repeatedly.

    5. I've also stacked up vacations hours at work so still making about the same paychecks biweekly (about $200 less than normally). Running out of them though.

    6. Living at home so costs of living is a lot lower (Hate living at home but suck it up because cheap). 6b. Dont have a car so no car payments/insurance payments but trade-off is constantly bumming rides and Ubering. Again, might have saved a lot more if had car still not sure.

    7. Then, put all costs on my Chase Sapphire card (had like $5000 dollar limit) (1yr 0APR) plus unlocking points for flights. Gonna a pay down the card to make the remaining interviews. Then spend next few months trying to have everything completely paid or get another card and balance transfer before matriculation.

    I'd have to look at my spending because I have used my card for non-med school things to make sure I made the minimum to receive the points. But I think I've done decent for how much traveling I've done.

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  12. TempuraOreos

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    Oh heck yeah. Gonna try my best to hustle for financial aid. Like basically they have to beat Texas CoA. I'm poor my parents too so even they ask for my parents stuff they'll see same ****. Give me money lol!

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  13. treesnm3s

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    I spoke with a MS2 at an expensive Midwest school this week that was a TX resident when they applied. They were able to finesse being a TX resident/having a TX acceptance into package negotiations.
     
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  14. TempuraOreos

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    That's lit, yo. If the Texas school gives me instate tuition right off the bat, that would be aces for the financial aid hustle.

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  15. PursuingHappy

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    Congrats to everyone who has been accepted. I'm so excited for you all :) (even though I don't know you personally lol).
     
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    Your hair is fly and perfect for the interview trail and life. As a student who has worked on one of the admissions committees in those schools, it's absolutely professional.
     
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    Hey y'all. I normally do not post much, but I have seen a lot of questions on this feed about the MCAT, so I thought I would share a little about my experience as a URM male. Before studying for the MCAT, I was so nervous at taking such an important standardized test. I ended up going with ****** Test Prep which helped me to score in the 95th percentile. Because of that, I have been offered more than 20 interview invitations to the best medical schools in the country (harvard, mayo, johns hopkins), with multiple acceptances already. Super awesome program that can really get you where you need to go. Let me know if you have any questions about this. But anyway, the MCAT is super doable if you are willing to put in the work to achieve it. For those of you contemplating retaking, make sure you are actually doing something different so that you can get different results. hope that helps for those who seem a little stuck on what to do about the MCAT.
     
  18. TempuraOreos

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    Is this a course or did you just use their review materials? Only know a little about ******. For me, ended up using Examcrackers books, Khan academy videos, and a ton of review questions from any free sources I could get. Spread my studying over 6 months since I was working full time though.

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  19. H20_Jay

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    Accepted last week ago. Does anyone have an idea when I can start negotiating scholarships/ financial aid?
     
  20. Beshwaji

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    Schools usually release financial aid around February/March
     
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  21. Talkbirthytome

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    Hi!

    I am a non-trad who applied late in the cycle, but on time for my state schools. I submitted one of my secondaries 2.5 weeks ago and received my first interview invite last week. PUMPED!

    Y'all are inspiring. Keep the positivity coming! :luck:
     
  22. californiadreaming93

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    Do the HBCUs send out II's in December,January, and February?
     
  23. neuroticpremedhere

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    Hey friends! I just found out there was an URM application thread and have found my happy place. I am an URM who wants to get into a T10... specifically Harvard... and need help figuring out what more I need/what I should aim for on my MCAT (obviously as high as possible but give me a range/a no zone)

    URM AA Female. Texas.
    GPA when applying is going to be around a 3.65 with a 3.98 sGPA. Bachelor's in nursing.
    MCAT - TBA (help me decide what I need to get into a top 10)

    Nonclinical volunteering:
    1,000 hours at a rape crisis center
    50 hours volunteering at a camp for kids/families with spina bifida (unsure if it's clinical because I didn't do anything... is this underserved?)

    Other clinical/random experience:
    4 years working in pharmacy
    3 years working as home health care aide to elderly woman on Medicaid (underserved)
    100 hours volunteering for hospice
    25 hours shadowing three different MDs

    Leadership:
    VP of Honor Society
    Board Member for Student Counsel
    Mentor
    Orientation Leader

    Other Activities:
    Representative for an Medical Interprofessional Committee
    School's NAACP member

    Research:
    First Author Publication (Another on the way)
    3 Presentations so far (Two that are probably going to happen)
    1 Invited Talk
     
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  24. Amyloid_Beemer

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    Wow great stats and experiences! If you can get above a 512 mcat and you should be highly competitive at T10s
     
  25. Throwaway5129

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    yes
     
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  26. CUatthefinishline

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    I haven't been here in a while, but I just wanted to say that it is great to see so many of you getting accepted and/or continuing to push forward. Makes me proud and you all are definitely providing great examples for those to come after you.
     
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  27. HT2341

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    I know this thread is a little slow this time of year but I wanted to pop in and say I just received an acceptance! As someone who started this process with a gpa <2.5 from a science undergraduate I didn't think it was going to be possible to recover to a point with this much success in my first cycle. The support in this thread is legit and I immensely appreciate the years worth of threads I've dug through to help make decisions along the way.
     
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  28. Talkbirthytome

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    YAAAHHHHSSSSSSS!!! Congratulations to you! :clap::soexcited:
     

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