Mr. Dr. Prof. Patrick

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Interviewed here today. Honestly a really chill interview. Faculty interviews were very conversational. MMI wasn't extremely challenging either. Overall a very good experience. The culture on campus was great. Definitely impressed me.
 

EmbryonalCarcinoma

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Interviewed here today. Honestly a really chill interview. Faculty interviews were very conversational. MMI wasn't extremely challenging either. Overall a very good experience. The culture on campus was great. Definitely impressed me.
Same and I agree.
 

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What’s most recent submission date for secondary who has received Geffen II?
 
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What are we up to, What’s most recent submission date for secondary who has received Geffen II?
Many places don't send IIs in order of when secondaries were sent out. I think UCLA is one of those schools.
 

Laix

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If the implementation is delayed as suggested, wouldn't the incoming/currently interviewing class be the ones with the first overlapping clerkships? Is this something to be concerned about as an applicant?
Our class(current MS1)'s primary focus is to work with the curriculum education admission to sort this out and ask for a manageable plan/solution to this situation for your class and ours. Similarly, last MS1(current MS2) fought hard with the admission committee and asked them to postpone (hopefully indefinitely) with the hard cut-off screen.

However, I wouldn't worry about this until second look. So I would say this is something to be concerned about as an accepted applicant
 
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Engrailed

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I emailed the office to ask them about the interview day schedule as I never recived a confirmation email from them.
Right now all I have is the 9;45am time and the address of the building from their online portal,

No reply yet. Are they usually responsive to emails
 
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Our class(current MS1)'s primary focus is to work with the curriculum education admission to sort this out and ask for a manageable plan/solution to this situation for your class and ours. Similarly, last MS1(current MS2) fought hard with the admission committee and asked them to postpone (hopefully indefinitely) with the hard cut-off screen.

However, I wouldn't worry about this until second look. So I would say this is something to be concerned about as an accepted applicant
Sounds good! The question was asked by someone at my interview day and it seemed like the admin was not concerned about it, they were looking for additional sites/already had additional sites. I really loved UCLA and don’t want this to get in the way of my excitement about the potential to come here! If you could let us know about updates as you may hear of them that would be wonderful.
 
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I've seen a few posts about curriculum changes. Anyone mind elaborating on a few specifics? Thank you :)
 
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Is it worth applying to UCLA now, or it is too late at this point? I know that UCLA is very heavy about rolling admissions and applying early in the cycle. Thank you!
 
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Do people have any clue when PRIME applicants hear back?
 
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I emailed the office to ask them about the interview day schedule as I never recived a confirmation email from them.
Right now all I have is the 9;45am time and the address of the building from their online portal,

No reply yet. Are they usually responsive to emails
Ok, same. Let us know if they reply.
 

EmbryonalCarcinoma

Good luck, everyone!
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I emailed the office to ask them about the interview day schedule as I never recived a confirmation email from them.
Right now all I have is the 9;45am time and the address of the building from their online portal,

No reply yet. Are they usually responsive to emails
That’s all you need to know. Show up at that building by 9:45.

Then you’ll have a few presentations, lunch, tour, then interviews. They’ll give you a schedule when you get there.
 
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Those who interviewed, what's that name of the building where you congregate upon arrival? I know the address, but google maps didn't help in identifying the building.
 
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This is a game changer for me. Was loving the yale system, but this sweetens the deal at ucla for sure!
I don't feel like I understand the changes enough compared to the usual. Can you explain why you like to so much? Maybe that'll help me understand it more. Thank you.
 

EmbryonalCarcinoma

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I don't feel like I understand the changes enough compared to the usual. Can you explain why you like to so much? Maybe that'll help me understand it more. Thank you.
One year preclinical (rather than two), one year almost exclusively dedicated to research. Very different than most schools (but similar to Duke).

However, the changes won’t be completely implemented for the class entering after this application cycle.
 
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Engrailed

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One year preclinical (rather than two), one year almost exclusively dedicated to research. Very different than most schools (but similar to Duke).

However, the changes won’t be completely implemented for the class entering after this application cycle.
What other schools have a curriculum similar to Duke? Or have substantial research time in their schedule
 

EmbryonalCarcinoma

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What other schools have a curriculum similar to Duke? Or have substantial research time in their schedule
Many schools will allow you to take an extra year to do research (so get the MD in 5 years if you choose to take a research year). I don’t think any others have a curriculum similar to Duke’s.
 
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premed athlete

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Do people have any clue when PRIME applicants hear back?
I think someone in the prime thread mentioned October which is significantly earlier than last year which was December. Not sure where that info came from though so take with a huge grain of salt!
 

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Many MS1 were talking about how the admissions office was a disaster last year, and I hope they get their **** back together. I'm honestly scared.
I got a super early interview here last year and no word yet this year...I'm honestly scared too! That last year's adcom was like "nice application" and this years adcom is like "hard pass"!
 
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I got a super early interview here last year and no word yet this year...I'm honestly scared too! That last year's adcom was like "nice application" and this years adcom is like "hard pass"!
were you waitlisted last year?
 

MrsDrDr

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were you waitlisted last year?
Nope. I am not sure what happened. It seemed like the interview went really well. But I made the classic mistake of applying without much clinical experience and I think that bit me in the end. Just hoping they see how much I've done and what a difference it's made in my thinking/writing since last year. I loved interviewing here and attending would be a dream, curriculum issues notwithstanding.
 

EmbryonalCarcinoma

Good luck, everyone!
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Nope. I am not sure what happened. It seemed like the interview went really well. But I made the classic mistake of applying without much clinical experience and I think that bit me in the end. Just hoping they see how much I've done and what a difference it's made in my thinking/writing since last year. I loved interviewing here and attending would be a dream, curriculum issues notwithstanding.
On the bright side, your cycle is going pretty well this year, right? You’re likely to get at least once acceptance even if it’s not UCLA. I thought my interview went well, too, but it’s hard to know for sure.
 
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MrsDrDr

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On the bright side, your cycle is going pretty well this year, right? You’re likely to get at least once acceptance even if it’s not UCLA. I thought my interview went well, too, but it’s hard to know for sure.
Yes, so far way better than last year! And all we need is one!
 
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Anyone who interviewed recently, did they mention any specific timeline for decisions?
 
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I'm guessing they'd say something along the lines of: "don't call us...we'll call you"
Lol if you go to last years thread, you can see they were given out promises of decisions by X date left and right. They didnt follow through with any of them. Makes sense for them not to mention anything at all this year lol
 

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To be honest, this is the weirdest thing. Two nights ago I had a dream. I dreamt that I was accompanying someone to their interview at Geffen. It was an "open" interview, that is, the adcom was sitting in a big auditorium and there were chairs for the interviewees. The audience was allowed to watch the interview. Right before the interview start one of the adcom members yelled that I did something and that not only my friend's app but also my app will no longer be considered in this process. They yelled at me a little. I don't remember it as vivid as when I woke up. Paranoia in its purest form!

Gotta go pop some footballs... lolz :)
 
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A-Fib

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Congratulations! You must be over the moon!!
You have no idea! UCLA Geffen SOM has always been my dream school throughout the whole process. I honestly feel like getting an interview there is already a huge achievement. It's very humbling at the same time and I still can't even grasp how this happened.
 
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EmbryonalCarcinoma

Good luck, everyone!
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You have no idea! UCLA Geffen SOM has always been my dream school throughout the whole process. I honestly feel like getting an interview there is already a huge achievement. It's very humbling at the same time and I still can't even grasp how this happened.
I love reading these types of posts. Good luck with your interview. You've got this!
 
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You have no idea! UCLA Geffen SOM has always been my dream school throughout the whole process. I honestly feel like getting an interview there is already a huge achievement. It's very humbling at the same time and I still can't even grasp how this happened.
Unless you haven't updated your signature yet, I love that your only MD II is from your dream school. That's pretty amazing.
 

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blurb_123

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Can someone share when the PM interview starts? It said be there at 9:45 but I heard it doesn’t start until 11...