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What do you want to know?
Okay so I have a tonn of questions and you obviously do not have to respond to all of these. Sorry for bombarding you with so many! If you’d prefer to start a PM as well feel free to do so. I would just love to get as much info as possible before I make a decision on whether or not I want to commit to Gtown. Thanks!:


How is the student body together?
Is it more of a collaborative environment or are the students more competitive? Would you recommend coming if you have other options?
How are the research opportunities in comparison to what you expected?
How are the faculty? Do you like your professors & do they teach well? Hate them?
Do they use old board questions for exams or a completely different set up?
Do you guys get the week off before exams? Can you elaborate more on why there’s an “exam period” (since it’s an exam roughy every 6 weeks, it would be important to know if they allow for time to study before the huge exam)
Does admin listen and respond to student concerns?
And do you have a full academic calendar for next year
 
Jun 10, 2018
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Okay so I have a tonn of questions and you obviously do not have to respond to all of these. Sorry for bombarding you with so many! If you’d prefer to start a PM as well feel free to do so. I would just love to get as much info as possible before I make a decision on whether or not I want to commit to Gtown. Thanks!:


How is the student body together?
Is it more of a collaborative environment or are the students more competitive? Would you recommend coming if you have other options?
How are the research opportunities in comparison to what you expected?
How are the faculty? Do you like your professors & do they teach well? Hate them?
Do they use old board questions for exams or a completely different set up?
Do you guys get the week off before exams? Can you elaborate more on why there’s an “exam period” (since it’s an exam roughy every 6 weeks, it would be important to know if they allow for time to study before the huge exam)
Does admin listen and respond to student concerns?
And do you have a full academic calendar for next year
Sorry I should have clarified, I'm a Georgetown undergrad currently applying to medical school, so I can't speak as much to specifics about Georgetown Med but I can certainly speak to the culture of the campus, housing, facilities, etc. I'm also an EMT so I can tell you as much as you want to know about Georgetown's Emergency Department lol.

The student body is school dependent, so a med student would be better fit to answer this question, but the Georgetown College is very collaborative, and everyone is pretty friendly.

Research opportunities are endless at Georgetown Med. Many if not most of my undergrad friends work in med school labs, so I have no doubt it would be even easier to find research as a med student. Georgetown's Cancer Center is really well known, and there is some insanely cool cancer research that goes on here. I can't speak to clinical research as much (I'm sure it's good too), but Georgetown's basic science research is pretty sweet and should be pretty easy to get into if that's something you're interested in.

Not sure about med school faculty, but those that I have worked with have been great. I've taken a few undergrad classes taught by med school professors that have been absolutely wonderful, but obviously med school classes are a different animal.

And administration is going to be different as well, but the overall university administration is pretty responsive to big-picture issues, the more important question is do they have the money to fix it, and the answer is usually no. Georgetown's facilities, med school and hospital included, are not exactly state-of-the-art, but they're working on it. They're currently building a whole new ED and surgical pavillion, so if you're cool with construction during your first few years, you should have some nice facilities by the time you start doing rotations.
 
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Waitlisted on 12/9/19
I posted a LOI in mid November and then again after I was waitlisted this week!
Called and saw that there is no ranking on the waitlist.
Does anyone know when people start getting accepted off the waitlist or any further information??
How often from here should LOI be sent??
Stats? service involvement or EC strength (for a jesuit school)? ties?
 
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Sorry I should have clarified, I'm a Georgetown undergrad currently applying to medical school, so I can't speak as much to specifics about Georgetown Med but I can certainly speak to the culture of the campus, housing, facilities, etc. I'm also an EMT so I can tell you as much as you want to know about Georgetown's Emergency Department lol.

The student body is school dependent, so a med student would be better fit to answer this question, but the Georgetown College is very collaborative, and everyone is pretty friendly.

Research opportunities are endless at Georgetown Med. Many if not most of my undergrad friends work in med school labs, so I have no doubt it would be even easier to find research as a med student. Georgetown's Cancer Center is really well known, and there is some insanely cool cancer research that goes on here. I can't speak to clinical research as much (I'm sure it's good too), but Georgetown's basic science research is pretty sweet and should be pretty easy to get into if that's something you're interested in.

Not sure about med school faculty, but those that I have worked with have been great. I've taken a few undergrad classes taught by med school professors that have been absolutely wonderful, but obviously med school classes are a different animal.

And administration is going to be different as well, but the overall university administration is pretty responsive to big-picture issues, the more important question is do they have the money to fix it, and the answer is usually no. Georgetown's facilities, med school and hospital included, are not exactly state-of-the-art, but they're working on it. They're currently building a whole new ED and surgical pavillion, so if you're cool with construction during your first few years, you should have some nice facilities by the time you start doing rotations.
Awesome, thank you! And if any current students can add on to this it would be highly appreciated!
 
Jun 1, 2019
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since Gtown loves letters, is it worth sending an LOI before hearing back from my interview? I have an update letter for them and deciding if I want to combine it with a LOI or just a continued interest letter in case a LOI is too ambitious at this point since Gtown is my top choice.
 
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no its not about stats. its about when the committee reviews apps. There is no one who has been reviewed after the last week of october, so his stats do not matter in this case
 
Sep 17, 2019
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no its not about stats. its about when the committee reviews apps. There is no one who has been reviewed after the last week of october, so his stats do not matter in this case
no i was just curious what y’all stats are for GU

Heard it’s a great school and i wanted to apply there :)


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no i was just curious what y’all stats are for GU

Heard it’s a great school and i wanted to apply there :)


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It's a good school but its very low yeild both pre and post II, so I wouldn't get too attached. Its also more of a service oriented school as well (its jesuit) so you can get away with lower stats and good EC
 
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Nov 15, 2019
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Pre-II Rejection today. Completed secondary on 9/8. Good luck to everyone here! I'm just glad I heard something from someone even if it wasn't good news.
 
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drluckythetaurus

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hey everyone, I'm interviewing here in a few days and I'm a bit nervous...Any advice?
 
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Anyone know how many applicants gtown makes a decision for when they meet post interview? For example, when they meet, do they only review applicants from one interview date, or do they normally do like a few weeks at a time? Cuz theyre starting to take a little long now....
 

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Anyone know how many applicants gtown makes a decision for when they meet post interview? For example, when they meet, do they only review applicants from one interview date, or do they normally do like a few weeks at a time? Cuz theyre starting to take a little long now....
I saw people mention on the past Georgetown threads that out of 80 applicants they WL 40, R 20, and A 20. Not sure if that was valid at the time and not sure if that’s the current practice still.
 

skrrss

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Aug 9, 2017
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hey everyone, I'm interviewing here in a few days and I'm a bit nervous...Any advice?
The day overall is very chill and fun! The whole morning you are stuck in a very small room though so it kinda sucks but there’s coffee and snacks available throughout. And in terms of the actual interview I think it depends on who you’re with. The interviewer does have a sheet of paper that they fill out and there’s like 5-6 routine questions that are asked. But honestly during mine we barely went by the sheet and my interviewer didn’t seem to care it was more conversational and relaxed. Good luck!!
 
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I saw people mention on the past Georgetown threads that out of 80 applicants they WL 40, R 20, and A 20. Not sure if that was valid at the time and not sure if that’s the current practice still.
are you saying they look over 80 applicants at once during their committee meetings? I guess that kinda makes sense... thats about 1 week of applicants
 
Apr 2, 2019
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Uhhhhh anyone else get the financial aid application email but never got a acceptance? Is this normal??
 
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Uhhhhh anyone else get the financial aid application email but never got a acceptance? Is this normal??
The deadline is March 1st. Thus people who are admitted after that date would need to submit it before then. So if you are WL'd or have interviewed they would send it to you.
 
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Seriously on the fence if I should attend my interview on the 10th. Was anyone surprised or had their mind changed when they interviewed?
 
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Seriously on the fence if I should attend my interview on the 10th. Was anyone surprised or had their mind changed when they interviewed?
this is maybe controversial but it changed my mind for the worse. Wasn’t impressed by the interview day or facilities. Food was good but how often as med students are you eating at the faculty club lol?
 
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this is maybe controversial but it changed my mind for the worse. Wasn’t impressed by the interview day or facilities. Food was good but how often as med students are you eating at the faculty club lol?
This is funny because I heard a bunch of people say they were excited to interview but disappointed the day of whereas my experience was the opposite. I thought it was a pretty great school in a great area. But I thought the food sucked lol
 
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skrrss

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Seriously on the fence if I should attend my interview on the 10th. Was anyone surprised or had their mind changed when they interviewed?
I think if you have the means financially to attend the interview, you should go. Definitely worth it in my opinion!
 
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I think if you have the means financially to attend the interview, you should go. Definitely worth it in my opinion!
I’m a subway ride away so it’s mainly because of laziness. I don’t think I would pick this school over my current A but there have been schools I had no interest in but then fell in love after the interview
 
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I’m a subway ride away so it’s mainly because of laziness. I don’t think I would pick this school over my current A but there have been schools I had no interest in but then fell in love after the interview
It sounds like you don't really want to attend the school, so perhaps pass on the interview? I recently declined an interview b/c after comparing with my other As I was v unlikely to go and interviews are exhausting. The choice is yours, best of luck to you with the rest of the cycle.
 

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Congrats!

When did you interview, if you don’t mind me asking?
Last week of oct! Im not sure how pchem figured it out... lol. Thank you so much! So excited! :) good luck to y’all!
 
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Last week of oct! Im not sure how pchem figured it out... lol. Thank you so much! So excited! :) good luck to y’all!
I was there with you during interview day lol. JK
I just know gtown is super slow with decisions so didn't give them enough credit to think they could have made it to nov lol
 
Dec 19, 2019
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WL, Interview at end of October :(. Do they continuously review the waitlist for acceptance or is it just reviewed at the end?
I’m on the WL too and hoping anyone can give advice on how much often to submit LOI or any stats or information on the process moving forward !


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Hi all Im interviewing in 10 days. I'm a bit confused of the interview structure, its traditional interviews? How many of them? Any information regarding the structure would be greatly appreciated!
 
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