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For those who have interviewed already, what was interview day like (high stress, low stress, conversational, etc.)? What is your overall impression of Tulane now that you’ve been there?
You should take a look at the Tulane interview thread on this site, it's pretty accurate. They emphasized that they wanted us to relax and that they wanted to see our personalities come out. It was really fun! Very "southern hospitality", they made us feel welcome and like they wanted us to choose them as a school. Very low stress. You'll start off with a greeting in which they talk about "why Tulane" and some icebreaker questions as a group (not evaluated). Then you have three interviews privately with some time in-between: the patient simulation, the faculty one, and the medical student one. The one with the student is done over lunch. After, you get a tour and Q & A session.

MD: 1°: 1 I 2°: 1 I II: 1 I IA: 1 I A: I WL: I R:
 
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My app is "in progress" and I submitted on 8/16. My chances were low regardless, but I wish I had known how quickly Tulane moves through the cycle.
 

Makeeveryoneproud31

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Secondary and CASPer submitted by Jul 28.
It seems they are moving fast through the cycle.
Silence.
Is Tulane know for yield protection against high stat applicants?
just curious why do you have an SDN account for your kid? i definitely don't think it'll help calm your nerves haha
 

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Lmaooo I know all too well the exact cringe reaction your kid would experience from reading this
People, come on. Take the bickering to the DMs, keep this thread focused on Tulane ghosting everyone please and thanks lol. (1y)
 
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TOS still applies in the school-specific threads. Be professional. There was an extremely unprofessional post that was removed with action taken against the user. If you quoted said post, your post may have been edited or deleted by a moderator to clean things up.

Stay on topic and keep it professional in here. Thank you.
 

Matthew9Thirtyfive

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OK promise to continue being professional, but can someone tell me what the unprofessional mom posted on here LOL :corny:
Continued off topic posts will be subject to moderator action. If you want to know, PM someone who saw it (not me).
 

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A few days till the interview on the 20th... what should be my final steps to prepare? This is my first interview and although I heard Tulane has super chill interviews I am still nervous.. lol
 
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imbesrs

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CONGRATS!!! Do they email you? When did you submit?
Yes they email you! there is no need for anyone to mindlessely portal refresh looking for a green check- they will tell you!
 

imbesrs

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Yes they email! I had everything submitted within the first week of August I believe.

TBH, just waiting for that fresh R at this point
R as in... Readyforaninterview? :)
 

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So I haven't submitted my secondary due to financials. I was trying to submit tonight :( Is it too late?
I wouldn't waste your money here at this point. They're honestly booking really far out and there are probably better schools to apply to - Tulane just runs really early
 

limeyguydr

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Accidentally completely forgot about this one. Any point in a submitting a secondary now with an MCAT basically at their 10th percentile?
probably not, tbh.
 
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Hi guys. I submitted my secondary September 8 (yes, I know I'm late) and received an "under review" email today. Does anyone know if this actually means anything or is this basically them just verifying your complete?
 
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Hi guys. I submitted my secondary September 8 (yes, I know I'm late) and received an "under review" email today. Does anyone know if this actually means anything or is this basically them just verifying your complete?
Hi, so this is the final step before they decide to grant you an II or not. A reviewer is looking at your application and decides whether or not to submit your name for II. I'm EDP so my reviewer looked over my application then submitted me to the team who does EDP who agreed to interview me and then sent the invite. Hope that helps! I imagine it's a similar process for RD.
 
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Any others apply EDP here? If so, what was the outcome - did you get an II etc?
I applied EDP and I Interviewed on 8/21/19..haven't heard anything since. Was wondering if anyone else that was EDP who interviewed has received an acceptance/denial yet? Getting nervous!
 
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I applied EDP and I Interviewed on 8/21/19..haven't heard anything since. Was wondering if anyone else that was EDP who interviewed has received an acceptance/denial yet? Getting nervous!
So my faculty interviewer explained the whole process to me, we find out on Oct 1 though they've typically made their decision well before. On your interview day how many EDP people were there? I was the only one on my day! 9/10. ALSO, so happy to encounter another EDP applicant for this school!
 
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Hi, so this is the final step before they decide to get you an II or not. A reviewer is looking at your application and decides whether or not to submit your name for II. I'm EDP so my reviewer looked over my application then submitted me to the team who does EDP who agreed to interview me and then sent the invite. Hope that helps! I imagine it's a similar process for RD.
Thank you so much, this helps a lot! Also sorry I’m kinda new, what does EDP mean?
 
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Thank you so much, this helps a lot! Also sorry I’m kinda new, what does EDP mean?
AKA ED "early decision program." It means I applied to only one school (in this case Tulane) and as a result they go through my application faster and give me a decision sooner than regular applicants. The catch? I can't apply to other schools unless they reject me. If they accept me, I agree to attend their school and not apply elsewhere/go anywhere else. It's risky because if the school I apply EDP to rejects me I'm late in the cycle for everywhere else.
I chose this route because:
A. This is my dream school and has been number one on my list since I decided to be a doctor. I also fit their mission, they fit mine, etc extremely well.
B. I have small children and wanted to be near family (my dad and brothers live in NOLA) and I have strong ties to the city; passionate about leaving it better than I found it.
C. I wasn't planning on applying to many MD schools for a number of reasons. But, I couldn't live with myself without trying for this school, and I'm glad I took the risk! Follow your heart folks!
 
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So my faculty interviewer explained the whole process to me, we find out on Oct 1 though they've typically made their decision well before. On your interview day how many EDP people were there? I was the only one on my day! 9/10. ALSO, so happy to encounter another EDP applicant for this school!
You were the only one?? That’s kinda funny but also a terrifying thought. Best of luck! Less than two weeks away from oct 1....
 
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You were the only one?? That’s kinda funny but also a terrifying thought. Best of luck! Less than two weeks away from oct 1....
Yeah I asked around the room and everyone just stared blankly at me, or stated they were regular decision. If anyone else was early decision, they kept it to themselves. Thank you! All my fingers crossed.
 

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Yeah I asked around the room and everyone just stared blankly at me, or stated they were regular decision. If anyone else was early decision, they kept it to themselves. Thank you! All my fingers crossed.
I think most of EDP applicants interviewed in August. I had my interview in August and everyone was EDP.
 
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I think most of EDP applicants interviewed in August. I had my interview in August and everyone was EDP.
How many applicants were there with you do you think?
 

goriku671

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How many applicants were there with you do you think?
There were like 19 or 20 of us during my interview. Apparently according to the student tour guide, there was a previous interview as well with just as many EDP applicants. From my conversation with the dean, there were apparently a lot of EDP applicants this year (probably because of the change in admissions procedures for AAMC)
 
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There were like 19 or 20 of us during my interview. Apparently according to the student tour guide, there was a previous interview as well with just as many EDP applicants. From my conversation with the dean, there were apparently a lot of EDP applicants this year (probably because of the change in admissions procedures for AAMC)
BARF BARF BARF. I guess I’m glad to know as it gives me a more realistic view of my chances but wow, feeling unnerved for sure. Also thank you for telling me. Here comes two weeks of anxiety! Best of luck to you!
 
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You were the only one?? That’s kinda funny but also a terrifying thought. Best of luck! Less than two weeks away from oct 1....
I interviewed on 8/21 and there were 19 people in my interview group and all but 1 or 2 were EDP. I know on they had a group of 21 interviewees on 8/19 that were also mostly EDP as well. Not too sure how accurate this is but I heard they got over 100 EDP applicants this year...makes me kinda nervous!!
But yes so good to see another EDP applicant...I thought October 1st was the day but I didn’t get a clear answer from my interviewer so I thought I would ask around on here!
 
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Funny how they’re slow with EDP and regular decision they’re super fast.

Surely they will let you know before October 15th. Or might as well have done regular decision.