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Could y'all confirm Kaiser's policy about how old of an MCAT they'll take? I took MCAT in May 2018 and will be applying next year (2020-2021 cycle). Would they take that score? And has anyone heard of a school being flexible with taking a score that's couple of months too old according to their policy?? This would set my mind at ease... Thank you greatly
 

mcliauw

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Could y'all confirm Kaiser's policy about how old of an MCAT they'll take? I took MCAT in May 2018 and will be applying next year (2020-2021 cycle). Would they take that score? And has anyone heard of a school being flexible with taking a score that's couple of months too old according to their policy?? This would set my mind at ease... Thank you greatly
I took my MCAT on May 2017, cut off is July 2017. I emailed them thru their website 2 weeks ago, got a response and 2ndary on Monday. This cycle they might be more flexible with the MCAT dates but you never know.
 
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Could y'all confirm Kaiser's policy about how old of an MCAT they'll take? I took MCAT in May 2018 and will be applying next year (2020-2021 cycle). Would they take that score? And has anyone heard of a school being flexible with taking a score that's couple of months too old according to their policy?? This would set my mind at ease... Thank you greatly
I agree with @mcliauw - they might be more flexible this year. I'd email/call their office and ask about next year and double check for other schools you're planning on applying to.
 
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does anyone know if the new building is finished being constructed? Will interviews take place in the new building?
A representative from Kaiser came to my school to present on their new medical school - said interviews will include tours of the new building, but I remember her saying students will be given a hard hat to wear for this...so im assuming the building wont be done for a while
 

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ORM- mostly non-clinical volunteering, little research, PCP interest! (traditional, asian)
It's not looking good for us mediocre volunteering heavy research people o_O
 
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It's not looking good for us mediocre volunteering heavy research people o_O
Don't lose hope! I know another student at a different college got an interview w/ 50 hours of volunteering but tons of research and good clinical!

I'm actually curious as to what the class profile will look like state wise. this person is from Virginia, i'm from Vermont, and both zero ties to california. we also had opposite applications EC wise which has stumped us as to what this school wants...

This is my first time applying and the #1 thing i've learned is what a crapshoot this process is.
 
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HighYieldOnly

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Hey everyone, MS3 at Kaiser willing to answer any questions you might have!
 

kwabena

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A representative from Kaiser came to my school to present on their new medical school - said interviews will include tours of the new building, but I remember her saying students will be given a hard hat to wear for this...so im assuming the building wont be done for a while
The building isn't complete. I visited there in June when I took the MCAT. Lots of work left to finish.
 
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This is actually pretty cool. The fact they have this and a working, smooth, well designed, and descriptive portal is awesome. Oh yeah, free tuition too.
I was hoping a curious bird's attention would be piqued and hilariously occlude the time lapse but it was still cool
 
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does anyone know if the new building is finished being constructed? Will interviews take place in the new building?
I drive by the building almost everyday on my way home from work. It is not completed yet, and you will definitely need a hard hat if "touring" the builinding is part of the interview. On the bright side, it is in an awesome location! Lucky if I'm even considered for it. **fingers crossed**
 

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Any ideas what the post II acceptance rate would be? Is that a bad question to ask at the interview lol
At some interviews they will have presentations by the dean or adcom and talk about this information. You could ask it during that time, but I wouldn't do it during any one-on-one conversations because they probably won't know.
 

Orangekiwi

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Any ideas what the post II acceptance rate would be? Is that a bad question to ask at the interview lol
My thought is that it'll probably be low, considering the adcom doesn't know what they're going to get in terms of enrollment. They'll probably interview a lot of people to make sure they can fill the class. With only like 50 spots and free tuition who knows what the WL movement will be like either.
 

doa718

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Just interviewed today. Signed an NDA so not gonna reveal any content of the actual interviews but staff was very welcoming, Pasadena is beautiful, interactive portions were dope. One of their staff members said they interview “several hundreds” of people. They said they will only have WL movement after April 30th
 

Ihatemedicine

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Just interviewed today. Signed an NDA so not gonna reveal any content of the actual interviews but staff was very welcoming, Pasadena is beautiful, interactive portions were dope. One of their staff members said they interview “several hundreds” of people. They said they will only have WL movement after April 30th

Did you get to see the new building? Any indication of what they’re looking for in an applicant?
 

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Im crying :1LOL::1LOL::1LOL::1LOL::1LOL::1LOL::1LOL:


@ayjaystudent were applying to be the first class that KP has ever had :D
He did say any question.
Just interviewed today. Signed an NDA so not gonna reveal any content of the actual interviews but staff was very welcoming, Pasadena is beautiful, interactive portions were dope. One of their staff members said they interview “several hundreds” of people. They said they will only have WL movement after April 30th
Several hundred for 50 spots? Damn.
Congrats on the interview though!
 

doa718

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Did you get to see the new building? Any indication of what they’re looking for in an applicant?
Nope no tour. They said they were considering doing a hard hat sort of thing as someone in this thread alluded to but there's too much liability involved so they just showed us the same video virtual tour thats on their website. Everything they're looking for in an applicant is indicated on their website I believe
 
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My application was marked complete on 8/05 and is still in queue to be reviewed. Any idea how long this takes?
 
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Just interviewed today. Signed an NDA so not gonna reveal any content of the actual interviews but staff was very welcoming, Pasadena is beautiful, interactive portions were dope. One of their staff members said they interview “several hundreds” of people. They said they will only have WL movement after April 30th
Did you find the interview to be super tough or just a standard MMI? I'm sure you did great!
 
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Yeah but I contacted them for another reason and they said I haven’t been reviewed.
With 13 II already, I have a feeling you'll get one from them, too! Are you a superhero?? Good job!
 
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doa718

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Did you find the interview to be super tough or just a standard MMI? I'm sure you did great!
Thanks brotha! This was my first interview actually so I’m not sure what a “standard MMI” entails but seemed to be consistent with what I was expecting. It’s also a hybrid interview, as they indicate on their website, and I was really grateful for the “traditional” portion and feel like that’s where I shined
 
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@doa718 - Thanks! That's super helpful. I like how they do both types. I'm sure you did shine!
 
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Can anyone give me some leading questions or brain jogging questions for the intellectual curiosity question. Really struggling with it for some reason :(
 
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Can anyone give me some leading questions or brain jogging questions for the intellectual curiosity question. Really struggling with it for some reason :(
Learning a new language, photography, playing an instrument/singing, writing short stories/poetry etc
 
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ayjaystudent

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Can anyone give me some leading questions or brain jogging questions for the intellectual curiosity question. Really struggling with it for some reason :(
Is the "intellectual curiosity" the same as the "Lifelong Prompt"?
 
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Nope no tour. They said they were considering doing a hard hat sort of thing as someone in this thread alluded to but there's too much liability involved so they just showed us the same video virtual tour thats on their website. Everything they're looking for in an applicant is indicated on their website I believe
did they discuss more about the curriculum?
 

Ihatemedicine

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Just interviewed today. Signed an NDA so not gonna reveal any content of the actual interviews but staff was very welcoming, Pasadena is beautiful, interactive portions were dope. One of their staff members said they interview “several hundreds” of people. They said they will only have WL movement after April 30th
Did they tell you when they would notify you of their decision?