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Good luck to everyone applying!
Good luck to everyone applying!
I think neither. Anyone can try to address a social issue without being either one of them.Pre-writing and a little confused on the question "What is the most important social issue confronting the health of disadvantaged communities and what would be your first steps to address this issue?".
For "first steps", are they looking for what I would do as a medical student? Or as a physician?
If you apply to UCLA-Geffen PRIME and was not considered, does this automatically put you into regular MD consideration?
Yes, as a PRIME applicant my secondary was not the same as the DGSOM secondary (just based on reading the questions on SDN)So I had been told by several medical students that PRIME was always marked on the secondary. So I was waiting for that secondary and realized that it was actually supposed to be marked on the primary application with MD/MPH. Now I have a secondary for David geffen but not for prime. I resubmitted my application with UCLA marked as MD/MPH, does anyone know if this will fix it? Are UCLADG and UCLA prime separate secondaries?
So I had been told by several medical students that PRIME was always marked on the secondary. So I was waiting for that secondary and realized that it was actually supposed to be marked on the primary application with MD/MPH. Now I have a secondary for David geffen but not for prime. I resubmitted my application with UCLA marked as MD/MPH, does anyone know if this will fix it? Are UCLADG and UCLA prime separate secondaries?
No, and from my understanding based off of last year's PRIME thread, they didn't send IIs until the last week of November or early December. Idk if they're doing the same this year, though.anyone receive an interview invite yet?
Since we applied for PRIME, does it put as at a disadvantage if our applications were moved to regular Geffen next month or so? (Considering Geffen already started giving interview invites?)
I'm starting to get the feeling that it is a disadvantage.
We wont hear back until late November to early December regarding PRIME interviews and UCLA finishes their interviews by December according to last year thread. We wont be considered for regular program until we get rejected from PRIME. That means we wont get considered for the regular program until at least December if we don’t get one for PRIME. By then we might as well just consider it a rejection since their interview season has already ended. My only shot at UCLA is PRIME so Im just putting all my eggs in this one. Stats are too low for UCLA since they put much more emphasis on stats now than in previous years.I'm starting to get the feeling that it is a disadvantage.
We wont hear back until late November to early December regarding PRIME interviews and UCLA finishes their interviews by December according to last year thread. We wont be considered for regular program until we get rejected from PRIME. That means we wont get considered for the regular program until at least December if we don’t get one for PRIME. By then we might as well just consider it a rejection since their interview season has already ended. My only shot at UCLA is PRIME so Im just putting all my eggs in this one. Stats are too low for UCLA since they put much more emphasis on stats now than in previous years.
Im not really sure. I just dont understand why UCLA would wait that long to review PRIME applicants. That does put a huge disadvantage on those that don’t get a PRIME II but do have the stats to be competitive for the traditional program. This probably could be that they put most of their resources into reviewing and interviewing the regular pool but don’t they have separate committee for PRIME?I wonder if this is the same for other PRIME programs for other UC schools.
Im not really sure. I just dont understand why UCLA would wait that long to review PRIME applicants. That does put a huge disadvantage on those that don’t get a PRIME II but do have the stats to be competitive for the traditional program. This probably could be that they put most of their resources into reviewing and interviewing the regular pool but don’t they have separate committee for PRIME?
We wont hear back until late November to early December regarding PRIME interviews and UCLA finishes their interviews by December according to last year thread. We wont be considered for regular program until we get rejected from PRIME. That means we wont get considered for the regular program until at least December if we don’t get one for PRIME. By then we might as well just consider it a rejection since their interview season has already ended. My only shot at UCLA is PRIME so Im just putting all my eggs in this one. Stats are too low for UCLA since they put much more emphasis on stats now than in previous years.
Your MCAT score is amazing! And the rest of your stats are amazing. You will get into a great program <3. Why do you feel that PRIME is easier to get into than the regular program?
Also, there will be fewer students applying to PRIME since not everyone has an interest working with the underserved but many have a strong interest in attending a top school in LA.
True but considering how many people apply to UCLA each year (about 14,000 last year) the difficulty could go either way.You really think so? I think there are few seats in prime (there were 18 matriculants last cycle), so it's even tougher to get in even if you have about 500 applicants.
Did any other OOS people apply to UCLA PRIME and never get a secondary (for PRIME or for DG)? I sent my primary in in early july and never heard anything. LM 78-79 / WARS 94+, so thought it was a little odd-- not rly torn up over it just curious if it was just me!!
How was your experience with the underserved?
True but considering how many people apply to UCLA each year (about 14,000 last year) the difficulty could go either way.
Was your application stronger for PRIME or for regular MD?
Any movement from anyone?
ah thank youThere wont be any movement until end of October, that’s when they start sending out II according to their website (in the FAQ section of PRIME program)
Do people committed to underserved populations ever apply just to UCLA or is it highly recommended those people apply to Prime?
Do you submit your primary twice, once to prime and once to Geffen?
Do you submit your primary twice, once to prime and once to Geffen?
All entering students of DGSOM are considered for Geffen scholarships. This includes students in PRIME, Drew, and regular MD track.Are Prime students eligible for the Geffen merit scholarship?
You select PRIME on AMCAS. Then, on UCLA Portal, it'll ask you if you also want to be considered for regular MD. Based from my understanding, you will first be considered for PRIME (which happens later in the cycle), then after that you'd be considered for regular MD geffen.
Thanks for the insight! I'm guessing no more secondaries are going to be sent out if interviews for PRIME are next month?All entering students of DGSOM are considered for Geffen scholarships. This includes students in PRIME, Drew, and regular MD track.
In previous years, PRIME applicants would be at a disadvantage because they were considered for regular MD a bit later in the cycle (after getting the R from PRIME admissions). This year the timeline has changed DGSOM and heard it may be different for PRIME applicants in that they are actively considered in the regular MD applicant pool for DGSOM while still being considered for PRIME. Soooo, you could potentially interview for regular MD and also for PRIME but sure if this has been the case. Either way, all interview offers for PRIME will be sent by end of October and all interviews will take place in November this year.
Thanks for the insight! I'm guessing no more secondaries are going to be sent out if interviews for PRIME are next month?
Probably not. Their website indicates IIs are going to be sent out at the end of this month.Any interview invites yet?
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I just got an II!!
The process is somewhat confusing though because on the Faqs it says that the PRIME interview can count as both interviews but not always. So, in the end, UCLA not UCLA-Prime picks who gets the PRIME spots?
It just means that our PRIME interview will be used by both programs when considered for admission.I just got an II!!
The process is somewhat confusing though because on the Faqs it says that the PRIME interview can count as both interviews but not always. So, in the end, UCLA not UCLA-Prime picks who gets the PRIME spots?
Yes I am in IS!Congratulations!!! very exciting! are you in state??
It just means that our PRIME interview will be used by both programs when considered for admission.
I just got an II!!
The process is somewhat confusing though because on the Faqs it says that the PRIME interview can count as both interviews but not always. So, in the end, UCLA not UCLA-Prime picks who gets the PRIME spots?