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

  1. topssure

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    How long did it take for you guys to hear back after the interview? I heard from the interview that it takes about 2 weeks but it's been more than 2 weeks of silence for me. Starting to get paranoid a little bit.
     
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  3. medschoolzombie

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    Unless they changed it, all decisions will be released only on those 4 dates listed
     
  4. Mr.Dr.Dr.

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    Canadian here with my first R.

    Overall GPA 3.62, MCAT 524, PhD Candidate, got the email Friday!! Good luck to you all
     
  5. GetThatAcetoned

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    Traffic day is October 15th for regular decision applicants so you can't receive an acceptance prior that that date.
     
  6. topssure

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    No I mean they update our portals after the interview whether it's a hold for later waitlist/acceptance or a flat rejection prior to October 15th. I heard this 'portal update' happens within two weeks after the interview, but it didn't happen for me yet and was wondering when other people received it.
     
  7. maggracers

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    Mine took exactly 1 week to update from the date of the interview.
     
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  8. topssure

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    Damn I have a bad feeling about this lol. I should call them on Tuesday. Thank you though.
     
  9. GetThatAcetoned

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    Oh gotcha didn't know that. They seem to be pretty on top of their rejection game though so I wouldn't take not having an update necessarily as a bad thing.
     
  10. maggracers

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    The way they said it made it seem like that they would respond quickly if they chose to reject.
     
  11. acoustic_apricots

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    MD/PhD applicant here, I have had the "Your File Review is now complete. If you are granted an interview, you will receive a status update on your applicant portal. Please do not call the Admissions Office requesting special dates." status for almost 2 weeks now.

    I don't know what to make of this? Not sure why they'd wait this long if they have already made a decision to reject me... Anyone else had this status for awhile? Did you end up getting an II or a R? :confused: I know I should just be patient... but its making me crazy lol
     
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  12. GetThatAcetoned

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    I've had that for like a month now. It just means that your file review score isn't high enough to necessarily warrant an interview at the moment or that you're in line to receive an interview at some point in the future, but they aren't quite ready to send it to you yet. If they wanted to reject you they definitely would have already done so.
     
  13. acoustic_apricots

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    That makes sense and is slightly reassuring lol, thanks for your input! Good luck to you and everyone else still waiting!
     
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  14. GetThatAcetoned

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    Thanks! You as well.
     
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    I got this same message and received an interview.
     
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  16. I'mTheDoctor

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    II just now via portal! Scheduled for February 27th. I am so happy right now, thank you med school powers that be!
     
  17. medschoolzombie

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    Did you get an email?
     
  18. LeGOATJames23

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    They sending like 50ish acceptances next week? Wondering how many people they've interviewed so far :eyebrow:
     
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    Damn at that rate they'll be done scheduling interviews by the end of the month
     
  20. ExcitatorySynapse

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    I am Canadian though, was born outside of Canada though :)

    Lol I just realized that I sound incredibly salty in that OP smh. Honestly I don’t mind the R if I’m not a good fit for them and vice versa, I clearly see myself as an academic who does mostly research, and they may have wanted someone who is more committed to medicine. Just hope that there are no systemic app issues
     
  21. I'mTheDoctor

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    I did get the typical email from VCU that my status had changed.
     
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    When was your application complete at VCU?
     
  23. shark bait hoo ha ha

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    This is what Dean Mission had posted:

    VCU does not accept applicants that are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States. The only exception to that are Canadian citizens, who are treated as out-of-state residents. Note, however, that foreign nationals with Canadian permanent residency status do not qualify.
     
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    Anyone know the format of the fmSTAT interview? Is it open or closed file?
     
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    Open, in that my interviewers had read my file.
     
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  26. ExcitatorySynapse

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    Yes. I have been a Canadian citizen since June 2015. I do not consider being a foreign national with a PR card = being Canadian.
     
  27. I'mTheDoctor

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    Secondary submitted Oct. 3rd
     
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    did you get an email when your app had been reviewed?
     
  29. I'mTheDoctor

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    I don't believe so, I received an email when I was offered an interview
     
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  30. MichaelScofield

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    DM me please! (wont let me dm you)
     
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    Right there with you! Fingers crossed we hear something back soon :)
     
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  32. Chicks_Money_Power_Chicks

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    I am fully convinced that my status of: "Your M.D. file is now complete. The Sub-Committee will now do a review of your application. Once this review is complete, you will receive a status update regarding your profile." will never change.
     
  33. Unlimited Apps

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    Lol I have had that since like late August/early September. There is no way that this "sub-committee" hasn't already ranked/rated my application.
     
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  34. medschoolzombie

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    +1 man. I’m taking it as a soft R at this point. I think this is the same status that all the rejected people had last cycle too
     
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    anyone else counting down the days till the 16th :eek:
     
  36. Unlimited Apps

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    Just adding another soft R to the list.

    Sigh.
     
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    Had this message since early July. Also going to take it that way. Just surprised given the fact that they have not been shy with regards to rejecting people
     
  38. medschoolzombie

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    If we wanna be optimistic, we’re probably in that line of 2000+ apps the top have made it past the sub committee and are waiting for the general committee to review them based on internal ranking. If anything it looks like we’re all ranked super low on the totem pole lol
     
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    Yeah I figured we were pretty low on the pole lol. I mean I guess it's nice that we still theoretically have a chance? I'm guessing there will be a mass wave of rejections soon, especially once they stop sending out IIs considering they're already scheduling into March pretty much
     
  40. medschoolzombie

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    Dean mission makes it sound like a bunch of II will drop down from the heavens after the magical oct 15 date since a bunch of applicants will be good samaritans and give up all their extra ones

    Hopefully that’ll happen lol. I like that version
     
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    This totally happened last year... There was still II activity into the new year. I don't think II's were still as abundant, but your chances are far from nil and you've made it a long way.

    Two years ago my friend got an II in February for March, got off the WL in April. The dream is alive, ppl!
     
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    OOS, Rejected pre-interview via portal (received email about portal change) :/
    Good luck to everyone else applying!
     
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    When were you complete?
     
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    Does VCU do yield protection (or limit the # of *canadian mstp applicants they consider?)
     
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    I think to an extent almost all schools will yield protect, but no one here other than Dean Mission would know the answer to such a specific question.
     
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    I replied to Dean Mission's post that we could PM him if we have been complete since July and still have this status. He was able to tell me the exact date and time that my sub-committee review was complete and that my file was in line for a full board review even though my status still has not changed.
     
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    +1
     
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    Last year he said that VCU does not yield protect. Although, we're all too aware that acceptance offerings are still highly calculated.
     
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    I wasn’t doubting that my app wasn’t past sub committee review. He told me the same thing. I was taking it as a soft R since most of the interivew dates are taken and since I still haven’t been reviewed by the full board yet, it likely means my internal ranking is pretty low compared to most of the other applicants
     
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    Your M.D. file is now complete. The Sub-Committee will now do a review of your application. Once this review is complete, you will receive a status update regarding your profile.


    Been like this since mid July.
     
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    Status on the portal just changed to Your File Review is now complete. If you are granted an interview, you will receive a status update on your applicant portal. Please do not call the Admissions Office requesting special dates. Did not receive an email alert for the change of status.
     

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