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did they discuss more about the curriculum?
Yes, although they made it clear that they are still figuring some things out in that regard.
Did they tell you when they would notify you of their decision?
They said they’re making decisions on a rolling basis but the earliest we could hear back is October 15th.
 

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II received today. Complete 8/10.
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Will they open up more interview dates? 10/10 is the only open date according to their calendar (I even went and checked up to May 2020 - no spots).
 
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II received today. Complete 8/10.
LM 74

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Will they open up more interview dates? 10/10 is the only open date according to their calendar (I even went and checked up to May 2020 - no spots).
Hopefully! I emailed them about it because I have a different interview that day. I’ll let you know what they say.

Edit: they gave me the 17th and the wording seemed very much like “take it or leave it”
 
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Yes, although they made it clear that they are still figuring some things out in that regard.

They said they’re making decisions on a rolling basis but the earliest we could hear back is October 15th.
Did they mention how many more interview dates they're having?
 
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I know KP is new but does anybody kind of have a sense of the adcom activity trend? When adcom meets and the general turnaround times? you know the days we can expect the Rs to go out:1rolleyes:
 
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Anyone have experience asking for an interview date accommodation? I can't make the only date that's left and I just emailed
 
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Does your status actually change? Mine's been complete and ready for review for a long time now.
 

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for people who interviewed here, did they talk about research at all? There isn't anything on their website about research so I'm thinking its not going to be a big focus of the school, especially because they are not affiliated with any university.
 
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for people who interviewed here, did they talk about research at all? There isn't anything on their website about research so I'm thinking its not going to be a big focus of the school, especially because they are not affiliated with any university.

Well they have the word innovation on their website. My app doesn't scream service or patient care, it's heavily academic medicine oriented...so I'm pretty sure I won't be getting the II even with a good LM
 
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Have any of the people that have already received IIs taken the MCAT more than once?
 

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does KP accept updates?
They do in fact. The caveat is that they’ll only accept them after you’ve already interviewed.
for people who interviewed here, did they talk about research at all? There isn't anything on their website about research so I'm thinking its not going to be a big focus of the school, especially because they are not affiliated with any university.
They did talk about it a good amount actually and I had the chance to speak with an adcom individually at lunch. They basically said there are a bunch of clinical research opportunities given how vast the kaiser patient network is and they’ve established partnerships with closeby universities like CalTech if you want to do lab stuff. I specifically asked one of the adcoms how likely it would be for me to be able to do research at CalTech and he was very confident in their partnership.
 
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Primary verified late July. No secondary received yet. SOL?
 

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really hoping for some love here. ive got a mix of clinical, service, and research so hopefully they see me as a good mission fit :xf:

though i wish i was closer to my doc.. a LOR from a kaiser doc would've been beneficial I bet
 

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I don’t think personal doctors are allowed to write LORs. Must violate some type of ethical principle
 
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really hoping for some love here. ive got a mix of clinical, service, and research so hopefully they see me as a good mission fit :xf:

though i wish i was closer to my doc.. a LOR from a kaiser doc would've been beneficial I bet
I know you're joking, but in all seriousness, I'm not sure how much it would actually help unless the doc was on the adcom. People are mentored by and get LORs from faculty who are affiliated with all sorts of medical schools all the time, but that doesn't make it any easier to get into that particular med school.
 
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I don’t think personal doctors are allowed to write LORs. Must violate some type of ethical principle
If they know the person well (beyond the scope of just being their doctor), it's probably fine.
 

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I know you're joking, but in all seriousness, I'm not sure how much it would actually help unless the doc was on the adcom. People are mentored by and get LORs from faculty who are affiliated with all sorts of medical schools all the time, but that doesn't make it any easier to get into that particular med school.
uhh thats just not true. for example, a LOR from a PI that's close with the dean of the med school at a particular school will carry much more significant weight than some other applicant's PI at some other school. the position of your letter writer matters absolutely, including personal connections. its the same logic behind legacy treatment if you think about it...
 
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uhh thats just not true. for example, a LOR from a PI that's close with the dean of the med school at a particular school will carry much more significant weight than some other applicant's PI at some other school. the position of your letter writer matters absolutely, including personal connections. its the same logic behind legacy treatment if you think about it...
That's true. I should've clarified what I meant better. It all depends on who the person is and who they're connected to. I was more referring to the notion that having just any Joe Schmo doctor from Kaiser as a lec writer would help someone get an interview. When they have connections, it obviously can make a world of difference. It's late at night and I'm off to bed...
 
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What in the world is dual residency? I'm from CA, went to college in Texas but had to claim residency from CA cuz TMDSAS hoed me
I think you got screwed over somehow. You should be able to qualify. I worked in Texas for over a year and had established domicile...it seems Tx residents have it super easy they're all applying without taking a single gap year.
 

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Many states prevent you from claiming residency in another state. Not sure if California or Texas do this.

I seem to recall if you claim residency in California, you have to pay state taxes even on money you earned in another state, double taxation. That was from a conversation years ago, and I never had a reason to verify it.
 
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I think you got screwed over somehow. You should be able to qualify. I worked in Texas for over a year and had established domicile...it seems Tx residents have it super easy they're all applying without taking a single gap year.
Ah okay that's the difference. I haven't been in Texas for over a year supporting myself yet. Straight up though TX residents do have it easier. The schools are awesome and at least 90 of matriculants have to be residents by law. Me being Californian screwed me over compared to my peers when we applied last year. Wish the pre-health committee at my college would've told me that little piece of advice.
 
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Ah okay that's the difference. I haven't been in Texas for over a year supporting myself yet. Straight up though TX residents do have it easier. The schools are awesome and at least 90 of matriculants have to be residents by law. Me being Californian screwed me over compared to my peers when we applied last year. Wish the pre-health committee at my college would've told me that little piece of advice.
Keep trying...I am a reapplicant myself after getting screwed over from a bad lor from my PI
 
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I don't think TMDSAS gives residencies to people who attend Texas schools for undergrad. They are quite picky about the 12 months, established domicile thing.
Haha yes I found that out the hard way. Still kinda salty that my prehealth advisors didn't tell me this in college. I'm staying in Texas though so it'll be gucci.
 
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Does anyone know if their interviews (the traditional part) are closed or open-file?
 
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for the unfavorable outcome, would it make sense to use an experience of an instance that was unfair/discriminatory towards us, or is it more a failure on our own part?
 

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for the unfavorable outcome, would it make sense to use an experience of an instance that was unfair/discriminatory towards us, or is it more a failure on our own part?
Failure on your part.
 
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Failure on your part.
I talked about my experience with a parents diagnosis with terminal illness. However I wrote about my reaction to it specifically and how I failed to properly come to terms with it. I think it could work to talk about a discriminatory thing happening so long as you briefly describe the circumstances and spend the majority of the time reflecting on your reaction to it and how you would change that reaction.
 
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anyone who has completed an interview already down to share what your experience was like? :)
 
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1) Any recent IIs?

2) Do they put everyone up in a hotel, or just people coming from far away?
 

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1) Any recent IIs?

2) Do they put everyone up in a hotel, or just people coming from far away?

I got one today. I haven't scheduled yet because they only offered one day that happens to conflict with something at work. It also says alternate dates are only granted for exceptional circumstances...so I'm not sure if consideration for my employer counts.
 
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I got one today. I haven't scheduled yet because they only offered one day that happens to conflict with something at work. It also says alternate dates are only granted for exceptional circumstances...so I'm not sure if consideration for my employer counts.
Congrats! When were you complete? LM? Do they offer everyone the hotel?