Nov 26, 2018
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This may seem like a silly question, but does the University Park Program still have an anatomy lab with a cadaver?
Hi! Not silly at all! We do have anatomy lab with cadavers but they are prosected. If you really want to, you have the option to join the anatomy graduate students during M1 summer to do the dissection. You have some anatomy lab in M1 with supplemental anatomy focus coming from imaging like ultrasound, CT, MRI, and X-ray, etc. You will revisit anatomy lab in M2 and M3 as well. There is some literature suggesting that dissections are not much better for learning than prosections and it saves a lot of time.
 

Engrailed

Keep calm and ...Panic! At the Interview
Jun 8, 2019
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Submitted 2 weeks ago, never received a complete email even though it shows complete on the portal. Called admissions and they said you receive a complete email after the committee reviews your application. Could take several weeks
Helpful! Thx
 
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notthrowingawaymyshot

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Mar 1, 2017
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Wait, so is a complete email bad for Penn State as well? (Similar to Pitt)
Lmaoo I have no clue but I hope this doesn’t turn into the same conspiracy that the Pitt thread turned into hahaha. The Penn state portal was like the other portals I received immediate complete emails from so I’m sure it doesn’t actually mean anything but what’s weird is that admissions said you get a complete email when they review your application lol and I know they did not review my application 0 seconds after submitting at 10 pm lol
 

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I'm a great value.
Mar 31, 2019
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Lmaoo I have no clue but I hope this doesn’t turn into the same conspiracy that the Pitt thread turned into hahaha. The Penn state portal was like the other portals I received immediate complete emails from so I’m sure it doesn’t actually mean anything but what’s weird is that admissions said you get a complete email when they review your application lol and I know they did not review my application 0 seconds after submitting at 10 pm lol
Maybe after they review and acknowledge all needed files are there. Highly doubt complete emails are only given after being reviewed lol thats some tulane bs
 

notthrowingawaymyshot

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Mar 1, 2017
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Maybe after they review and acknowledge all needed files are there. Highly doubt complete emails are only given after being reviewed lol thats some tulane bs
Yeah that’s what I assume too, like you get a complete email when they (and by they probably an automated process) checks that you have everything (LOR, Payment, etc.)
 
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Geralt of Rivia

A witcher (and accepted medical student)
Jul 24, 2019
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They also told me “complete” is when the committee reviews the file and makes an interview decision... They said that if there is a green check next to application complete on the portal, the file is “screen ready”. It seems like they didn’t have the automated complete emails set up correctly at the start, and are trying to cover it up with this weird definition of “complete”.
 

notthrowingawaymyshot

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Mar 1, 2017
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They also told me “complete” is when the committee reviews the file and makes an interview decision... They said that if there is a green check next to application complete on the portal, the file is “screen ready”. It seems like they didn’t have the automated complete emails set up correctly at the start, and are trying to cover it up with this weird definition of “complete”.
Interesting...yeah I submitted 8/25 so not that long ago hahaha idk what it could mean receiving a complete email right away if that’s not the norm
 

Kirby Smart

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May 21, 2017
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I submitted my secondary on 8/10 and also received a complete email instantly... so I don't think that a complete email means you've been reviewed unless they had also screened me out or something which wouldn't make any sense. Not sure why their reps have apparently been saying that complete email means you've been reviewed, cause that surely wasn't the case for me.
 

imbesrs

I'm a great value.
Mar 31, 2019
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I submitted my secondary on 8/10 and also received a complete email instantly... so I don't think that a complete email means you've been reviewed unless they had also screened me out or something which wouldn't make any sense. Not sure why their reps have apparently been saying that complete email means you've been reviewed, cause that surely wasn't the case for me.
Obviously -80 bucks instantly :( :1LOL: all pennsylvania schools suck!!!!!!!
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May 30, 2019
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Has anyone had an interview here yet? Any advice from people who have been or current students?
 
Mar 19, 2019
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Has anyone had an interview here yet? Any advice from people who have been or current students?
I interviewed there last year. Very chill. All you need to know is that the first session has their interview as like the first thing they do, and the second session interviews later in the afternoon. So second session has presentations, lunch and tour prior to interviewing.
 
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Aug 5, 2019
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Does Penn State accept updates? I don't see a place to upload documents on their secondary portal?
 
Jul 5, 2019
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Is PSU receptive to "In the area" emails if you already have an interview at in state school?
 
Sep 9, 2019
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I am trying to submit the secondary, but the copy and paste feature keeps cutting me off at 75 characters (rather than 75 words). Did this happen to anyone else? I tried resetting my browser (google chrome), but it didn't help.
 

doctork10

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Jul 16, 2016
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I am trying to submit the secondary, but the copy and paste feature keeps cutting me off at 75 characters (rather than 75 words). Did this happen to anyone else? I tried resetting my browser (google chrome), but it didn't help.
Try using a different browser such as FireFox. If that still doesn’t work, try copying and pasting into a different program such as Notes if you have a Mac, and then copy and paste from that into the secondary. Hopefully that makes sense. I didn’t have a problem with this secondary, but I did with other ones.
 
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Aug 15, 2019
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Does anyone know what the interview format is for this school? Im interviewing here in a couple days and want to be as prepared as possible. Thanks!
 
Jun 2, 2019
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Does anyone know what the interview format is for this school? Im interviewing here in a couple days and want to be as prepared as possible. Thanks!
Hi I just interviewed today! I was in the "afternoon" session! It was a very good and planned out day. Started with some info sessions at 10:30 am then moved into a lunch with current students. Then we were given a tour. Around 2:00 we moved into interviews and we had two 30 minute interviews with faculty/physicians! It was overall a low-stress fun interview day!
 

pharmacystudent2019

2+ Year Member
Apr 1, 2017
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Hi I just interviewed today! I was in the "afternoon" session! It was a very good and planned out day. Started with some info sessions at 10:30 am then moved into a lunch with current students. Then we were given a tour. Around 2:00 we moved into interviews and we had two 30 minute interviews with faculty/physicians! It was overall a low-stress fun interview day!
Was the campus tour long? I'm debating on whether or not I should bring a pair of flats. TIA!
 

studentdoctornetworque

2+ Year Member
Jun 26, 2017
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Does PSU accept update? How do we send it?
They don't accept updates. On interview day they basically tell you that if you have any update to say it then because they won't be accepting anything afterwards.
 
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studentdoctornetworque

2+ Year Member
Jun 26, 2017
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Does anyone know what the interview format is for this school? Im interviewing here in a couple days and want to be as prepared as possible. Thanks!
There are two ~30 min. open file interviews (both with one faculty member). They ask questions to clarify/learn more about things from your application
 
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Aug 5, 2019
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Just got the MD/PhD II! Complete 7/31. They're surprisingly already scheduling the last couple of dates, only 1/6 and 2/3 were left.
Really? Myabe thats only for the MD/PhD applicants. Does anybody know when Penn State interviews till?

EDIT: they interview till March!
 
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Jun 19, 2019
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Interviewed here yesterday. Loved it and was really impressed by the program. Interviews were SUPER conversational, didn't even really feel like I was being interviewed. Faculty is great and do a really good job at making you feel relaxed. Feel free to ask me any questions about it! :)
 
Sep 27, 2019
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Hi everyone! I'm a current Penn State med student. I'm happy to answer any curriculum questions or student life questions you might have. Feel free to message me directly and good luck!
 
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