GetThatAcetoned

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Can some of you IS peeps withdraw and help me out? Thanks in advance ;)
 
May 20, 2018
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It's wild to see so much OOS movement in what is supposed to be a correction back toward IS movement (per Dean Mission's Q&A a few weeks ago).

That said, during that same Q&A Dean Mission raised some really good points that explain why, historically, OOS WL movement is typically greater than IS (IS acceptees have geographical, financial, and family incentives)
 
Feb 26, 2018
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Checked and got tabs around 2:00 pm today. Logged onto AMCAS and saw VCU as an option under the Choose Your Medical School tool, just to make sure I wasn't dreaming. 5 interviews this cycle and 5 waitlists had me feeling bummed. I am straight up cryin' in the club right now...got passed up on all 4 acceptance dates, but here we are...momma I made it!!!!

Here's my application at a glance:
Stats: 510 MCAT (low CARS), 3.73 cGPA, 3.70 sGPA
Demographics: IS, Male, Asian
Interviewed: Mid September 2018
Alternate List: Mid March 2019
 
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just checked my portal and got the error message. When I reloaded it it went back to the we received your alternate list selection. Might mean things are happening
 
Nov 27, 2017
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I also really think there is a bias towards OOS on here. I personally know of like 5-6 IS people accepted to vcu that have never gone on this message board and never will
I think it's hard to say there's a bias because for all we know, there could be even more OOS students who never would go on VCU sdn.
 
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Checked and got tabs around 2:00 pm today. Logged onto AMCAS and saw VCU as an option under the Choose Your Medical School tool, just to make sure I wasn't dreaming. 5 interviews this cycle and 5 waitlists had me feeling bummed. I am straight up cryin' in the club right now...got passed up on all 4 acceptance dates, but here we are...momma I made it!!!!

Here's my application at a glance:
Stats: 510 MCAT (low CARS), 3.73 cGPA, 3.70 sGPA
Demographics: IS, Male, Asian
Interviewed: Mid September 2018
Alternate List: Mid March 2019
Congrats man! As an IS Asian male, I draw hope from your post. Did you send a LOI at any point ?
 
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Congrats man! As an IS Asian male, I draw hope from your post. Did you send a LOI at any point ?
I sent a letter of interest the day after my interview lol but other than that I sent 3 updates just to keep them in the loop.
 

GetThatAcetoned

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Accepted off the waitlist 4/29, IS (I will be withdrawing)! I know two other IS people who were accepted yesterday as well!
The real MVP
 

GetThatAcetoned

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If I refresh my portal enough times I wonder if I can will tabs into existence.
 
May 1, 2019
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Accepted off the waitlist just after 6pm on April 29th! My first MD acceptance.

Notified by email saying "Update to application", then struggled to get onto VCU app portal, for some reason my computer struggles to connect with VCU server, both on Firefox as well as Chrome.

Stats: GPA 3.92 MCAT 509, Undergrad final year BSc, OOS
 
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Hi everyone, so I've been perusing around the orientation website and was wondering if anybody knew how we go about ordering our white coats for orientation week?
 
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Can any of the people accepted off the waitlist comment on if they said they had been accepted elsewhere when we were asked to disclose that info when we were placed on the waitlist?
 

mariposas905

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Each morning, I open up my VCU Medapp portal with a surge of fresh hope that there might be some new tabs. I then try pretty hard not to check it every hour and remind myself of these three quotes "It is what it is," "Do your best, Leave the rest," and "Expect the Unexpected." At the end of it all, I check the portal again hoping to see an unexpected tab surprise. Sometimes, I feel like the whole med school process really keeps the hope alive (even if it's until the last minute) :rolleyes:
 

I'mTheDoctor

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Each morning, I open up my VCU Medapp portal with a surge of fresh hope that there might be some new tabs. I then try pretty hard not to check it every hour and remind myself of these three quotes "It is what it is," "Do your best, Leave the rest," and "Expect the Unexpected." At the end of it all, I check the portal again hoping to see an unexpected tab surprise. Sometimes, I feel like the whole med school process really keeps the hope alive (even if it's until the last minute) :rolleyes:
Preach :horns::xf:
 

Kycie

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Each morning, I open up my VCU Medapp portal with a surge of fresh hope that there might be some new tabs. I then try pretty hard not to check it every hour and remind myself of these three quotes "It is what it is," "Do your best, Leave the rest," and "Expect the Unexpected." At the end of it all, I check the portal again hoping to see an unexpected tab surprise. Sometimes, I feel like the whole med school process really keeps the hope alive (even if it's until the last minute) :rolleyes:
Congrats!! just dropped the school yesterday -- hope you all see some WL movement!
 

I'mTheDoctor

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As this week comes to a close I'm feeling discouraged. What is everyone else doing to stay positive? (if you are like me and still refreshing like mad that is.) I know what is supposed to be will be, but all tips are welcomed! :) We got this fam.
 

thelonelyant

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Shoutout to my IS homies: hope is not lost!! Interviewed in September and got off the alternate list yesterday (first acceptance!). Beyond excited to be going to my dream school next year!!!
Congrats what were your stats? and email notification?
 
Jun 21, 2017
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As this week comes to a close I'm feeling discouraged. What is everyone else doing to stay positive? (if you are like me and still refreshing like mad that is.) I know what is supposed to be will be, but all tips are welcomed! :) We got this fam.
I‘m treating this as a reject and preparing my application and studying for an MCAT retake. def not going to the pod squad leggo fam
 

isAdoc

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Hey guys! Sorry if this has been asked already, but is there a Facebook group for accepted students?
 

ppushpak

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Hey guys! Sorry if this has been asked already, but is there a Facebook group for accepted students?
Yes there should be a link up in the thread or just type in VCU/MCV Class of 2023 in your FB searchbar
 
Feb 4, 2018
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Probably probably over by mid may or at least way over the majority of the movement. Moving on to DO oh well :(
In last year’s thread someone made a spreadsheet noting the ones who got accepted and report it and it seemed like the movement was happening all the way to the end of May at a basically the same pace! Considering the slow movement this year, I speculate that it might even go further. *fingerscrossed*
 
Feb 4, 2018
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Does anyone know what is the procedure VCU is following in terms of PTE and CTE? Do they require accepted students to choose any of these in any specific date?