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The first one who accepted 2-3 weeks ago had 2 other acceptances. To EVMS and GW. VCU was their 3rd

The one who received it yesterday - this was their first acceptance. WL on 2 schools and was planning on reapplying. MCAT 509 and GPA in the 3.7 range

Additionally both my friends were ORM and different genders if that helps anyone
Before their VCU acceptances, were they sending letters of interest to the school? Or any other communication
 

ppushpak

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Before their VCU acceptances, were they sending letters of interest to the school? Or any other communication
Don’t know about the first person but the recent friend sent an LOI a few months ago. Had a recent convo with WHC about how to improve their app for next cycle
 

ppushpak

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I was told that feedback appts weren't allowed until waitlist season was over. Oof
Yeah I don’t know how they were able to do it but I had at least 3 friends who spoke with WHC on how to improve their app. They also initially got the “wait til waitlist season is over” response

I know one of those people is still on the waitlist so I don’t think the conversation improves your chances to get off the WL
 
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jpvn2015

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True basically just cross everything at this point lol
 
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Sunshizzle

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I know that 2 years ago, 3 people were called the day before classes started. A full ride goes to the very last person accepted to the school.

Saw these questions earlier @Snapplejacks :
Amazing response. Could you answer a few more questions?

1.) Do you do rotations with other health professions students (PA, NP, etc.)?
- no, there really wasn't any overlap with APP students during M3
2.) How many of the required rotations will be done at MCV/Richmond vs outside of Richmond?
- It varies to what you prefer vs dumb luck. I have a family, so that gave me preference to stay within Richmond area. Family med rotation can ship you off to somewhere else in the state. OBGYN can go to riverside. I know there are options for rappahanock too in some rotations. for the most part tho, you are in Richmond
3.) Do you prefer staying in one place for rotations or doing rotations in different communities?
- Richmond is super diverse, so I think it is a great place to train and I wouldn't worry about experiencing "different communities" unless you want to do rural medicine, and there are options in some rotations to ship off to somewhere more remote
4.) Did you feel like you had enough time to do elective rotations / away rotations?
- You get 2 electives that are 2 weeks each during third year. you can also opt for 2 of those weeks to be vacay, and that comes out of your vacay month in 4th year. I am not doing any aways, but I haven't heard of people having scheduling issues. 4th year is amazing.
5.) What did you think about the scut work as an M3 / M4?
- usually, if you put the effort into "scut" work, you get to do cool stuff in return, or you get really great teaching. If you feel like you are getting crushed with scut and nothing in return, say something. M3 builds enough confidence to push back when people try to give you scut in M4. It just takes a while being comfortable and confident in pushing back in a diplomatic way, and that takes time.

Congrats to all those accepted. I know in my class, more than a handful were accepted in Mid-July.
 
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Hey guys, just so you know. I didn't actually apply here, but I have a friend who is M1 here who got off the waitlist in late July last year (like a week before class started). I'd say--hope, but don't expect.
 
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Are there any other applicants that have been fortunate to be accepted elsewhere and are still waiting on signing their leases at the other school (or maybe those that already signed)? Don't know when I should officially give up hope and move on?
 
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^So I called and the main person who knows this information is Dr. WHC, the senior associate dean (admissions staff said they don't get access to it). They suggested to email her :shrug:
Thanks for calling! I feel like it may even take up to a week to figure things out and then start accepting students. I think someone posted a while back that at that time only 1/3 of the class had hit CTE, right?
 

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Thanks for calling! I feel like it may even take up to a week to figure things out and then start accepting students. I think someone posted a while back that at that time only 1/3 of the class had hit CTE, right?
That's disappointing :( I don't have a week left until I have to CTE to my other school.
 
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Thanks for calling! I feel like it may even take up to a week to figure things out and then start accepting students. I think someone posted a while back that at that time only 1/3 of the class had hit CTE, right?
I called yesterday, someone (idk who) told me that all 184 students have CTE.
 
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That's disappointing :( I don't have a week left until I have to CTE to my other school.
Don't quote me on that haha, that's just what I seemed to have gathered from looking at other school threads.

I called yesterday, someone (idk who) told me that all 184 students have CTE.
Oh, that's unfortunate :( did they say anything about expecting any movement? Surely, not since they're at their maximum class size now.
 
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I called yesterday, someone (idk who) told me that all 184 students have CTE.
Damn, that really sucks but there is some relief in getting closure. Thanks for posting. Also thanks to everyone else who's been posting and supporting each other here, you all really made the process at least a little bit more bearable.
 
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Well 56 pages later I have submitted my re-application to VCU. It has been an honor and a pleasure. You all are amazing people and you are all going to be amazing doctors!! It is unfortunate we probably picked the worst year ever to apply to medical school, but I will catch you all on the FLIP. See yall in the hospital soon. PEACE