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Kawigirl

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May 2, 2015
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Yet another waitlist. I’m not sure if they’re slow this cycle with acceptances or my app isn’t as good as I thought or all the T20 MCAT medians jumped 3 points.

Or maybe I’m a crap interviewer...I’m leaning towards this because if I can recall even one imperfection in my interview I end up getting R or WL
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@fletcher2 MSAR says 10, though I am not sure how true this is. I believe this is from the cycle prior to the new traffic rules. Best indication might be from last year’s thread. I find it hard to believe they accept 70% from their interviews.
 
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Sep 16, 2019
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Waitlisted as well.

I heard that Feinberg accepts 70%, but that seems questionable given that not THAT many people have been accepted so far on this thread and Feinberg's reported matriculation rate (18%) seems pretty average. Thoughts?
 
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NatGeoLover

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Jun 26, 2017
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Have any MSTPers heard back today (either deferred from the first wave or more recently interviewed)? Portal is down and I'm s t r e s s e d lol
 
Feb 12, 2020
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Did folks get an email notification or is the decision only in the portal?
 
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oncotraum

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Nov 3, 2016
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Got hit with that post interview R, which means I must have really blown it because it seems like everyone else was WL or A, pretty disappointed because this was a school I was really excited about. Goodluck to everyone and congrats to those WL and accepted! Things don’t work out the way you want to so be grateful for what you’re given
 
Jan 3, 2020
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Accepted. The ghost page conspiracy theories were a bunch of cr*p. I am pretty sure they have some separate program/interview process that drags their post-acceptance rate up. Everybody interviewing at Feinberg has the stats to get into any medical school in the country... with uncertainty surrounding the new traffic rules I am sure there will be some waitlist movement. Good luck to all. Peace and love. Also, their application portal is down.
 

Fruitjuice

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Accepted. The ghost page conspiracy theories were a bunch of cr*p. I am pretty sure they have some separate program/interview process that drags their post-acceptance rate up. Everybody interviewing at Feinberg has the stats to get into any medical school in the country... with uncertainty surrounding the new traffic rules I am sure there will be some waitlist movement. Good luck to all. Peace and love. Also, their application portal is down.
I think it may be their BS/MD program. I think those applicants are counted twice or something like that (just like with Brown, their actual acceptance is like half of what is reported on the spreadsheet)
 
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So has anyone gotten the portal to work?
 
Aug 29, 2019
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Is anyone still having difficulty accepting the waitlist on the portal? Everything loads but when I submit it I get an error
 
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Sep 8, 2018
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Do we need to apply for merit scholarships at Feinberg or are we automatically considered?
 

csdanim

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Feb 11, 2013
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Seems from your post history that Northwestern may be a cutthroat environment (as opposed to collaborative), particularly during clinical years. Can you speak on that? Any changes since then?

Also seems that you picked Northwestern over Vandy - what played into your decision?
Not sure which of my previous post made you think NU is a cutthroat environment, but my experience has been always collaborative. M1/2 year is P/F as you know so there's no point of being cutthroat. There are classmates making study guides, anki card decks, etc. Upper classmen also help out with these as well. M3 year is graded but even then, 35-60% people end up honoring a given clerkship, and you're not graded against each other, so there's no point of being a competitive gunner. Most of my classmates I worked with as co students on rotations were very pleasant to work with. I haven't had a gunner co student but residents/attendings are good at recognizing them as well. They were medical students at one point after all.

NU over Vandy bc of city environment, better financial aid package, no need for car
 
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Not sure which of my previous post made you think NU is a cutthroat environment, but my experience has been always collaborative. M1/2 year is P/F as you know so there's no point of being cutthroat. There are classmates making study guides, anki card decks, etc. Upper classmen also help out with these as well. M3 year is graded but even then, 35-60% people end up honoring a given clerkship, and you're not graded against each other, so there's no point of being a competitive gunner. Most of my classmates I worked with as co students on rotations were very pleasant to work with. I haven't had a gunner co student but residents/attendings are good at recognizing them as well. They were medical students at one point after all.

NU over Vandy bc of city environment, better financial aid package, no need for car
Thanks for taking the time to respond. I was alluding to a post “Northwestern Feinberg Environment”, which confused me a bit, but I suppose it’s a bit old.

One more q, how do you and students in general feel about grading during clinical years? How much do shelves/evals/luck weigh on one’s ability to receive honors/high pass? With step going P/F (and tbh I haven’t thought too much about this), I guess clinical grades would gain even more importance. But how arbitrary are they, if at all?
 
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Thanks for taking the time to respond. I was alluding to a post “Northwestern Feinberg Environment”, which confused me a bit, but I suppose it’s a bit old.

One more q, how do you and students in general feel about grading during clinical years? How much do shelves/evals/luck weigh on one’s ability to receive honors/high pass? With step going P/F (and tbh I haven’t thought too much about this), I guess clinical grades would gain even more importance. But how arbitrary are they, if at all?
Each student has a very fair chance at honoring in clinical totally independent of other students. As a student, you’ll have a pretty good idea how you are doing in a clinical, which would impact whether you ask for an LoR if you were outstanding.
 
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