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Filling out the housing application and just want to make sure I'm doing the right thing. Med students primarily live in Weyburn right? Are there any other buildings they live in?

Need to figure out how to rank my preferences
 
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Filling out the housing application and just want to make sure I'm doing the right thing. Med students primarily live in Weyburn right? Are there any other buildings they live in?

Need to figure out how to rank my preferences
Correct, med students primarily live in Weyburn and I recommend just ranking all the Weyburn options first. Hilgard has a very small number of rooms available; thus first-year med students won't get assigned to Hilgard. Really, the only other option is family housing in University Village.
 
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what about all the other options that show up for graduate housing?? All the ones Near university village?Also, do students live off campus at all? if so, what are some good areas?
Thanks in advance!
obvi I'm not familiar with med school housing situation, but I can speak to undergrad off campus-housing. Westwood is very very veryyyy expensive. The graduate housing UCLA is offering will be a fairer price than apartment searching yourself, unless you're okay living in a very decrepit apartment or commuting a distance (but then you'll have to pay for a parking permit). You could commute from Brentwood/Sawtelle area (only like 15 mins tops) but again, you may be double-paying for parking vs. just working with grad housing.
(plus, university housing comes fully furnished which is awesome!)

hope this helps a bit!
 
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what about all the other options that show up for graduate housing?? All the ones Near university village?Also, do students live off campus at all? if so, what are some good areas?
Thanks in advance!
i was also curious so I entered the addresses from the housing site into google and it looks like the other options outside of weyburn/hilgard are 3-5 miles away from campus
 
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Yeah I looked it up too but it also seemed like that’s where the university Village was so it seemed like other students do do it! And there’s a campus shuttle too. Those other options seemed like they are cheaper than Weyburn so that’s why I was asking. I have no familiarity with the area lol so thank you every body for the feedback! Will stick with Weyburn!
no, you're def right. I think some students live at the university village too. I looked at the virtual tours and some of them are pretty nice! I just think the majority of students live in Weyburn.
 
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In-person classes and in-person exams at UCLA have been transitioned to remote/online. Classes at the school of medicine remain unaffected but deliberation is ongoing. Still no confirmed cases of coronavirus at UCLA.

No updates on second look; as of now, second look is still happening but I will update should the situation change.

Feel free to DM me any questions.
 

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UPDATE: Second look is likely to be cancelled -- I'm waiting for an official email so don't take this as official confirmation, but I'm just giving everyone a heads up.

Will try to update everyone here and everyone in the facebook group once an official email is sent out.

The med school policy is in the process of being updated such that all large gatherings at the school of medicine are cancelled for now.
 
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UPDATE: Second look is likely to be cancelled -- I'm waiting for an official email so don't take this as official confirmation, but I'm just giving everyone a heads up.

Will try to update everyone here and everyone in the facebook group once an official email is sent out.

The med school policy is in the process of being updated such that all large gatherings at the school of medicine are cancelled for now.
RIP :( was really looking forward to it! (And I'm sure several others were)! Do you know if it will be an online thing like the others?
 

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RIP :( was really looking forward to it! (And I'm sure several others were)! Do you know if it will be an online thing like the others?
Not sure -- I just found out last night that the school of medicine is rolling out this new policy; we don't know whether there will be an online thing or anything.

In any case, I can assure everyone that UCLA is amazing and I'm happy to answer questions or discuss further, whether you're 100% committed to UCLA or are wavering between UCLA and another school. Everyone feel free to DM me and we can talk.
 
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Hi friends,

Louie here from the StART team. I just want to let you know that we are actively communicating with the admission office trying to sort this out as soon as possible! At this moment, we have not received any updates from the admission office to officially canceled the second look nor a plan to make the event online or postpone. Once we have any information, we will be making an official post in the Class of 2024 Facebook Page. An email from the Admission Office will also be sent to all accepted students.
 

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Hi friends,

Louie here from the StART team. I just want to let you know that we are actively communicating with the admission office trying to sort this out as soon as possible! At this moment, we have not received any updates from the admission office to officially canceled the second look nor a plan to make the event online or postpone. Once we have any information, we will be making an official post in the Class of 2024 Facebook Page and an email from the Admission Office will be sent.
Thank you Louie for working to sort this out with admins. :D
 

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Thank you so much for being so helpful! This is kind of random but is there usually stuff scheduled for the weekend of white coat ceremony? My family and friends are traveling very far to come and wanted to do some travel in the area the Saturday and Sunday of that weekend and I wanted to know if it was possible to do that stuff with them. They are planning to book ASAP for $$ reasons. No worries if you don’t know/if it varies from year to year!
Absolutely! After white coat ceremony, most people spend time with friends+family who came all the way to visit. There shouldn't be anything scheduled for that weekend (there certainly wasn't this past year).
 
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Jul 31, 2019
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UPDATE: Second look is likely to be cancelled -- I'm waiting for an official email so don't take this as official confirmation, but I'm just giving everyone a heads up.

Will try to update everyone here and everyone in the facebook group once an official email is sent out.

The med school policy is in the process of being updated such that all large gatherings at the school of medicine are cancelled for now.
Aw man I am so disappointed!:( Was really looking forward to this since my tour on interview day wasn’t very good. Thanks for keeping us updated though! Do you by any chance know if the med school offers general tours? I live in the area, but was hoping to get a better idea of the main building since we didn’t see much on interview day. Also does student housing offer any tours? Was hoping to see that as well before committing to living there.

Again, thanks for all of your help and take your time with any response! We appreciate you keeping us all in the loop!:)
 
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Aw man I am so disappointed!:( Was really looking forward to this since my tour on interview day wasn’t very good. Thanks for keeping us updated though! Do you by any chance know if the med school offers general tours? I live in the area, but was hoping to get a better idea of the main building since we didn’t see much on interview day. Also does student housing offer any tours? Was hoping to see that as well before committing to living there.

Again, thanks for all of your help and take your time with any response! We appreciate you keeping us all in the loop!:)
^housing tours better than the virtual one on my housing would be nice lol. I was hoping to see some of the facilities like sim center/anatomy labs etc. Didnt get a chance on interview day :(
 
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^housing tours better than the virtual one on my housing would be nice lol. I was hoping to see some of the facilities like sim center/anatomy labs etc. Didnt get a chance on interview day :(
yeah all i saw on interview day was the outside of the building and the first floor of the hospital lol
edit: also saw the student lounge. but daz it:oops:
 
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I saw another post by a student on a different thread that they don’t do tours of the anatomy lab due to wanting to respect the donor bodies for education and not recruitment purposes...but I could be mistaken.

I stayed at a 2 bd/2 ba regular not townhouse during my interview and they were relatively nice and spacious! Standard furniture

But would be nice to see some studios!

I was so excited when my conflict cleared for second look and was really looking forward to meeting students and getting a sense of the social life (especially since I’m older) so this a real bummer :(

I know people are still deciding but I’m hoping the facebook group becomes more active! Or there’s like regional meetups or something lol
I feel you on wanting to meet some more students! Both current & potential future classmates. Getting a sense of the vibe of the people I’ll be around is super important to me. Loved my fellow interviewees though so that’s a plus! Hopefully it will all work out!
 
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I feel you on wanting to meet some more students! Both current & potential future classmates. Getting a sense of the vibe of the people I’ll be around is super important to me. Loved my fellow interviewees though so that’s a plus! Hopefully it will all work out!
+1 we should make a group chat or something on fb or here or wherever! I wish the fb group was more active as well but I guess most people are undecided still
 
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Aw man I am so disappointed!:( Was really looking forward to this since my tour on interview day wasn’t very good. Thanks for keeping us updated though! Do you by any chance know if the med school offers general tours? I live in the area, but was hoping to get a better idea of the main building since we didn’t see much on interview day. Also does student housing offer any tours? Was hoping to see that as well before committing to living there.

Again, thanks for all of your help and take your time with any response! We appreciate you keeping us all in the loop!:)
If you're in the area, well, feel free to DM me and I am happy to show you around. If people are in the Westwood LA area and want to meet up in-person, I'm happy to do so FYI.

(I won't post my facebook name/info here but can do so via DM if people want to connect).
 
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I feel like someone should make a throwaway account and everyone should just DM them...
Whoever wants to run for class council this would be a great thing for your platform to say you took initiative to do this!!!!
Good idea hahah. Or a brave soul can post in the fb group that with the looming possibility of second look getting canceled we should all get to know each other more
 
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Hi friends,

as mentioned by two of my classmates, the second look weekend is officially canceled. The office is meeting to discuss plans for a series of “webinar” events in place of Second Look. With that being said, if you have already booked your travel plan and will not be canceling, please DM me on Facebook and we at StART will love to show you around!
 
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^housing tours better than the virtual one on my housing would be nice lol. I was hoping to see some of the facilities like sim center/anatomy labs etc. Didnt get a chance on interview day :(
They don't show you where the anatomy labs or sim centers are because apparently there was a guy in the past who sold organs from the anatomy lab. I assume people were sneaking in there during off hours and stole them. I personally know a current DGSOM student and he refused to even tell me where the anatomy lab is besides a vague "CHS building" identification
 

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They don't show you where the anatomy labs or sim centers are because apparently there was a guy in the past who sold organs from the anatomy lab. I assume people were sneaking in there during off hours and stole them. I personally know a current DGSOM student and he refused to even tell me where the anatomy lab is besides a vague "CHS building" identification
It's against the rules to give tours of the anatomy lab. Only those with ID access are allowed to enter the lab.

I'm unaware of any situation of "organ stealing".

I am unsure why the current student you know refused to tell you where the anatomy lab is though, considering the information is posted online.
 
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It's against the rules to give tours of the anatomy lab. Only those with ID access are allowed to enter the lab.

I'm unaware of any situation of "organ stealing".

I am unsure why the current student you know refused to tell you where the anatomy lab is though, considering the information is posted online.
Not sure and aren't THAT interested to know where the anatomy lab is so I stopped asking lol. A lot of other med schools have let us walked through the anatomy lab during the interview though with cadavers covered up so I didn't understand why it was such a big deal but I guess different schools have their own policies
 
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Not sure and aren't THAT interested to know where the anatomy lab is so I stopped asking lol. A lot of other med schools have let us walked through the anatomy lab during the interview though with cadavers covered up so I didn't understand why it was such a big deal but I guess different schools have their own policies
That is true. When I was interviewing, I was able to tour the anatomy labs of several medical schools. UCLA has a strict policy of not allowing people (besides med/dental students and anatomy faculty) in though.

Anyway, for those in the Westwood area -- feel free to message me; I can meet up to talk or give you a tour of most things (besides the anatomy lab of course )
 
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Interviewed in November as well. Did they give you any idea of when they were planning on sending it? They told me it would take some time back in January lol


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I was told my check may not go out until February. Obviously that month has come and gone, so I'll be reaching out again.
 
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Can any accepted student comment on need-based financial aid? Does it consist of only loans or are there scholarships and grants? I am in-state if that makes a difference and 'm specifically asking about need-based. Feel free to PM me if you'd rather not make details public.

I recently received a significant aid package from one of my other acceptances. However, UCLA remains my top choice out of the schools I interviewed at. I would write a letter of intent and I would definitely love to attend if accepted. Even if they only match a portion of the scholarship, I'd attend, however, I don't know if my decision would be the same if they literally gave me $0 + all loans. Feel free to offer your thoughts on this too.
 
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Can any accepted student comment on need-based financial aid? Does it consist of only loans or are there scholarships and grants? I am in-state if that makes a difference and 'm specifically asking about need-based. Feel free to PM me if you'd rather not make details public.

I recently received a significant aid package from one of my other acceptances. However, UCLA remains my top choice out of the schools I interviewed at. I would write a letter of intent and I would definitely love to attend if accepted. Even if they only match a portion of the scholarship, I'd attend, however, I don't know if my decision would be the same if they literally gave me $0 + all loans. Feel free to offer your thoughts on this too.
I received around 30k this year for need based aid. I was also hoping for input from current students if this amount will tend to stay the same considering my income will obviously decrease and my parents will stay the same?
 
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