May 26, 2019
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For those that interviewed in the afternoon, does the day wrap up right at 4pm? Just want to make sure that I'm giving myself enough time to get to the airport for my flight. :)
 
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Hold for II. OOS
 

Biochemfanatic

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Placed on pre-II hold today :/, is it common to get off of this hold list throughout the cycle?
 
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Jun 15, 2019
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Hold as well. OOS. Complete mid august
 
May 15, 2019
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When were you guys complete?
Dude, chill. Apps are not reviewed in chronological order. However, for your sake, I was complete on 7/22.

Edit: Not trying to be mean or condescending. I'm just trying to let you know that complete date isn't likely going to tell you much.
 
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Nov 15, 2019
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Just got my interview invite!! I'll be interviewing on 1/27. I'm so excited and thankful. Submitted secondary on 7/23. Never was put on hold or anything. Total radio silence until I just got the interview invite today.
MCAT: 522
GPA: 4.0

Good luck everyone!
 
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NatGeoLover

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I have not, still waiting
+1!!

did they say they would release MSTP decisions in December or later? I can’t remember the timeline they gave at the actual interview day
 
Nov 15, 2019
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Does anyone know how Penn State does the admissions to their three-year MD accelerated pathways program? Like if I applied to one of the programs will I be asked about this on the interview? Do they let you know about your acceptance to the 3 year program at the same time as they inform you of your acceptance, or do would they let you know later?
 
May 26, 2019
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Does anyone know how Penn State does the admissions to their three-year MD accelerated pathways program? Like if I applied to one of the programs will I be asked about this on the interview? Do they let you know about your acceptance to the 3 year program at the same time as they inform you of your acceptance, or do would they let you know later?
I'm curious about this too! I have my interview there in a few weeks, so I can update you then. My major concern is that on the website it says that final decisions aren't made about your acceptance into the accelerated pathway until late May... which is after you have to commit to enroll. So it sounds like you have to commit to Penn State before you find out whether you're in the pathway. Super concerning since I'm sure Penn State for four years would be a whole lot more expensive than my state school.
 
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pdl2015

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I'm curious about this too! I have my interview there in a few weeks, so I can update you then. My major concern is that on the website it says that final decisions aren't made about your acceptance into the accelerated pathway until late May... which is after you have to commit to enroll. So it sounds like you have to commit to Penn State before you find out whether you're in the pathway. Super concerning since I'm sure Penn State for four years would be a whole lot more expensive than my state school.
From what I remember reading on their website, you don't interview for the spot on interview day, it comes afterwards later on. Basically you have to be accepted into the regular MD program before consideration can be made for you for an accelerated program.
 
Nov 15, 2019
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Just read more on their website. I suppose I should have done this sooner lol.

"A selection committee will make the final selection in late May regarding acceptance to the College of Medicine and the overall MD program. Once a commitment has been made to attend Penn State College of Medicine, a secondary application to O-APPS will be reviewed on a rolling basis. However, the final selection will not occur until May by the O-APPS subcommittee. "

Penn State's three year accelerated program is definitely my first choice... but doing a 4 year program at Penn State is far from my first choice. Getting in to the accelerated program or not is entirely what will affect my decision.
 
May 26, 2019
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Just read more on their website. I suppose I should have done this sooner lol.

"A selection committee will make the final selection in late May regarding acceptance to the College of Medicine and the overall MD program. Once a commitment has been made to attend Penn State College of Medicine, a secondary application to O-APPS will be reviewed on a rolling basis. However, the final selection will not occur until May by the O-APPS subcommittee. "

Penn State's three year accelerated program is definitely my first choice... but doing a 4 year program at Penn State is far from my first choice. Getting in to the accelerated program or not is entirely what will affect my decision.
I'm in the same boat. The problem is that we won't know if we've been accepted into the accelerated pathway until after the AAMC requires us to commit to one school (April 30 I believe). That's a huge gamble to assume that you'll be the one person picked for that respective pathway.
 
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Nov 15, 2019
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I'm in the same boat. The problem is that we won't know if we've been accepted into the accelerated pathway until after the AAMC requires us to commit to one school (April 30 I believe). That's a huge gamble to assume that you'll be the one person picked for that respective pathway.
I don't think I'm that much of gambling man . . . but if Penn State is the only school I end up getting accepted to (haven't even interviewed yet lol), I'll be really happy to have that chance at least.
 
May 26, 2019
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I don't think I'm that much of gambling man . . . but if Penn State is the only school I end up getting accepted to (haven't even interviewed yet lol), I'll be really happy to have that chance at least.
Honestly, I don't think I'm that much of a gambler either. But who knows how I'll feel after interview day.
 
Aug 23, 2019
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Has anyone from late september/early october interviews heard back? They said 6-8 weeks but it doesn't seem like they've sent out mass acceptances yet at all...
 
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Has anyone from late september/early october interviews heard back? They said 6-8 weeks but it doesn't seem like they've sent out mass acceptances yet at all...
The last big acceptance wave went out on 11/1, so I figured we'd hear something back sometime this week because I think the committee meets at the beginning of ever month
 
Aug 23, 2019
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The last big acceptance wave went out on 11/1, so I figured we'd hear something back sometime this week because I think the committee meets at the beginning of ever month
Ah makes sense – well Nov 1st was a Friday so likely no news until the end of the week
 
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