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Can any of you verify the Commit to Enroll date that is set for this program please? I also cannot find their school defined rules and deadlines for the Choose Your Medical Schools process? Based on the newer rules, if the class matriculates on July 12, they should set their CTE date as no earlier than June 21 if they are following the AMCAS Working Group Recommendations.
 
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Does anybody know the maximum class size WSU SOM holds? I saw last year they had 290 matriculate.
 

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Sorry if I'm beating a dead horse over this, but I've been starting to get some things in order since it looks like WL movement is really gonna start in the next coming weeks. Do you remember when you were interviewed? I hope there wouldn't be because it should all be a matter of merit vs timing, but I'm trying to see if there's a correlation between how early you interviewed and when you get accepted. Excessive I'm sure but these little questions answered keep me from constant email checking, haha.

Or maybe all of this will be for nothing and I'll keep going to work with egg on my face.

Thank you very much!
Last I check, there was a minor correlation but not really much. I interviewed in late February, and was accepted in May/June.
 
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For the first two years, is Wayne State P/F or is it P/F/honors Pass? Does anyone know how one can get honors pass? Do you compete with classmates to get honors pass?
Honors is above ~90% and anyone who gets the points qualifies.
Does anybody know the maximum class size WSU SOM holds? I saw last year they had 290 matriculate.
I think target class size is 300 but sometimes it goes over/under
 
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For the first two years, is Wayne State P/F or is it P/F/honors Pass? Does anyone know how one can get honors pass? Do you compete with classmates to get honors pass?
Honors is test average >92%, like it was said anyone who gets over that qualifies. However, students are internally ranked for residency evals.

Also, withdrawing, hope my spot goes to someone deserving :)
 
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What are some of the apartments people have been looking at in the area?
I asked this question at my interview: I heard from most students that the Studio 1 Apartments are the most popular, although if I had the money to live in an apartment I would look for apartments north of the city
 
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Have admitted students heard back from financial aid yet? Does anyone have an idea at least of what their award package would look like? I can't find information on their website about the amounts that most students get and the combo of scholarship and loans etc.
 

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Has anyone who's tried to withdraw from the waitlist heard back? I'm not sure if they received my message. I sent the update through the portal.
I would probably email them and ask for a reply in the form of an email confirmation. Email is checked way more often than the portal.
 
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At Wayne, do you have to pay for tuition for summer months? I presume no, but I wanted to check.
 

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still radio silence... was hoping to hear back today about a decision :( waitlist life....
My stomach has been a crap show post-interview back in December, LOL. At first I dreaded the idea of getting a rejection this spring but I now lowkey wish for a swift merciful end if that's the case instead of waiting until when school starts for a rejection. Man...I want to get all of this over with :(
 
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My stomach has been a crap show post-interview back in December, LOL. At first I dreaded the idea of getting a rejection this spring but I now lowkey wish for a swift merciful end if that's the case instead of waiting until when school starts for a rejection. Man...I want to get all of this over with :(
I totally get how you feel. Sometimes it feels like I’d rather have them tell me already if I didn’t get in rather than being in limbo for so long. But, let’s think positive though. The race isn’t over yet! We’re still in the running. :)
 

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Has anyone called the office recently? If not, I will in the morning.
I called two days ago and they weren’t very forthcoming with information. Just said the committee hasn’t met yet. Depends on who you get someone will say they expect fair movement some will say they don’t have that info available to disclose
 
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Does anyone have any idea when they'll send out financial aid information?
 
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Has no one heard? Wow, I am well and truly surprised that Wayne is biding its time....And to our loss, because how long do I need to wait before I start working on next cycle's application? God I really need to start that... :|
I would start working on it now. I know someone who got into Wayne from the Waitlist the week before first day of classes and had applied already for the next cycle.
It can be very long and I wouldn't gamble at this level.
 
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There's absolutely no reason for med schools to have such poor transparency. There's no reason they shouldn't list how many waitlist applicants they expect to take, there's no reason they can't send an email to each applicant indicating their relative position on the waitlist like other schools do. So many things that frustrate me about this process and personally for me, the "not knowing limbo state" I've been in since interviewing in the fall is almost worse than just being flat out rejected so I can move on and prepare for next cycle.
 

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I would start working on it now. I know someone who got into Wayne from the Waitlist the week before first day of classes and had applied already for the next cycle.
It can be very long and I wouldn't gamble at this level.
JFC. We all know medical school is an enormous privilege and opportunity but at the same time, I feel like this process really exploits students' desperation. And then when we burn out or want to put things on pause before the next cycle (because we sure AF don't want to do this all over again), there's almost an impression we're not "driven enough." Sigh.
 
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There's absolutely no reason for med schools to have such poor transparency. There's no reason they shouldn't list how many waitlist applicants they expect to take, there's no reason they can't send an email to each applicant indicating their relative position on the waitlist like other schools do. So many things that frustrate me about this process and personally for me, the "not knowing limbo state" I've been in since interviewing in the fall is almost worse than just being flat out rejected so I can move on and prepare for next cycle.
PREACH!

Like I mentioned here, I PHYSICALLY have been affected by this. Every since my interview in December (I can't imagine if it was back in Fall), I've had stomach/digestion problems, nausea, and rashes almost every day. I haven't taken a vacation because I'm terrified of wasting money that I may need if I end up being someone who gets accepted with no time to get my bearings together or if I have to do expensive post-bacc **** for the next cycle. This limbo state is terrible and I echo your sentiments.

And yo, other schools let you know all that info? I didn't know that! Bruh...
 
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JFC. We all know medical school is an enormous privilege and opportunity but at the same time, I feel like this process really exploits students' desperation. And then when we burn out or want to put things on pause before the next cycle (because we sure AF don't want to do this all over again), there's almost an impression we're not "driven enough." Sigh.
I feel you; I was only able to apply to in-state schools like Wayne b/c it is too expensive for me to attend out of state. However, if I have to re-apply, I need to apply to more than just the med schools in MI b/c those were not enough to secure even one admission. To send out my primaries will cost upwards of $800, and I don't really want to have to do that if Wayne will come knocking a few weeks later. Med school is my dream and calling, I do not want to do anything else with my life, but this "investment" I am making beforehand is incredibly draining in more ways than one.
 
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I would start working on it now. I know someone who got into Wayne from the Waitlist the week before first day of classes and had applied already for the next cycle.
It can be very long and I wouldn't gamble at this level.
I know....I've been hired as a Scribe and am going through training for that rn in case I do not get in this cycle, and it is taking up a lot of my time on top of finals and graduation. Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to start my AMCAS 2020 application I go :(
 
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I feel you; I was only able to apply to in-state schools like Wayne b/c it is too expensive for me to attend out of state. However, if I have to re-apply, I need to apply to more than just the med schools in MI b/c those were not enough to secure even one admission. To send out my primaries will cost upwards of $800, and I don't really want to have to do that if Wayne will come knocking a few weeks later. Med school is my dream and calling, I do not want to do anything else with my life, but this "investment" I am making beforehand is incredibly draining in more ways than one.
I am currently a couple years post-undergrad. My family lost our home and jobs while I was in college, and I currently can't afford to NOT work full-time because literally myself, my dad, and mom would be on the street. I can't put them down as dependents on my taxes so I've gotten no financial aid for AMCAS, MCAT, etc. And I live in California so state schools aren't even an option for us. I definitely feel you when it comes to the cost of applying and how we just can't do EVERYTHING at once to be the perfect med school applicant. I knew this process was going to be stressful, frustrated, and draining (I saw people go through this) but I didn't think it was going to be to this extent. #solidarity
 
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I am currently a couple years post-undergrad. My family lost our home and jobs while I was in college, and I currently can't afford to NOT work full-time because literally myself, my dad, and mom would be on the street. I can't put them down as dependents on my taxes so I've gotten no financial aid for AMCAS, MCAT, etc. And I live in California so state schools aren't even an option for us. I definitely feel you when it comes to the cost of applying and how we just can't do EVERYTHING at once to be the perfect med school applicant. I knew this process was going to be stressful, frustrated, and draining (I saw people go through this) but I didn't think it was going to be to this extent. #solidarity
I wish you the best of luck and hope that this year will be our year :)
 
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PREACH!

Like I mentioned here, I PHYSICALLY have been affected by this. Every since my interview in December (I can't imagine if it was back in Fall), I've had stomach/digestion problems, nausea, and rashes almost every day. I haven't taken a vacation because I'm terrified of wasting money that I may need if I end up being someone who gets accepted with no time to get my bearings together or if I have to do expensive post-bacc **** for the next cycle. This limbo state is terrible and I echo your sentiments.

And yo, other schools let you know all that info? I didn't know that! Bruh...
Yeah, there are schools that will send out waitlist position such as "You are in the TOP/MIDDLE/BOTTOM THIRD of our wait list . . ." which would be super nice to know because there's definitely going to be a lot of waitlist movement from the new rules and with a big class size there's going to be a fair chunk of acceptances from the top third.
 
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I just don't understand why med schools can't at least internally rank the waitlist before April 30, so when April 30th comes, they push a button and people get notifications of acceptance as spots open.

Today is May 3rd... based on last years' threads some schools didn't have waitlist movement until mid May. for people who have been waiting for almost 1 year hear anything, even 1 day can makes a difference. At least you can know you need to reapply.
 
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I just don't understand why med schools can't at least internally rank the waitlist before April 30, so when April 30th comes, they push a button and people get notifications of acceptance as spots open.

Today is May 3rd... based on last years' threads some schools didn't have waitlist movement until mid May. for people who have been waiting for almost 1 year hear anything, even 1 day can makes a difference. At least you can know you need to reapply.
Did someone call the admission ?
 
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Yeah, there are schools that will send out waitlist position such as "You are in the TOP/MIDDLE/BOTTOM THIRD of our wait list . . ." which would be super nice to know because there's definitely going to be a lot of waitlist movement from the new rules and with a big class size there's going to be a fair chunk of acceptances from the top third.
How do the new rules affect waitlist movement at all?
 
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Has anyone called the office recently for updates on WL movement?
On the last page I think someone said they called and the representative they spoke to said there would be "fair" waitlist movement...no word on when