2023-2024 Midwestern University (Glendale, Arizona) AZCOM

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Got my A on friday! Placed on the alternate list April 6. They said transcripts will be directly downloaded from AACOMAS but my portal says they still need my transcripts. Do I need to send my transcripts to them again or will they get them from the AACOMAS? Also i tried joining the discord but it keeps saying the link is expired! Can someone recreate a link or help me join it?

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Got my A on friday! Placed on the alternate list April 6. They said transcripts will be directly downloaded from AACOMAS but my portal says they still need my transcripts. Do I need to send my transcripts to them again or will they get them from the AACOMAS? Also i tried joining the discord but it keeps saying the link is expired! Can someone recreate a link or help me join it?
you probably don't need to worry about sending them your transcripts again, they can just get it from AACOMAS and per my experience with another school they just need to manually put it in and uncheck the box for you so it will be done eventually when they get to it.
 
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Anyone doing the Precision Medicine dual degree? I am very torn and would like to hear of anyone’s experiences with the program
 
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Anyone doing the Precision Medicine dual degree? I am very torn and would like to hear of anyone’s experiences with the program
I don't know anyone that chose to do it but IMO after doing 2 years at AZCOM, I wouldn't. You will have enough demands on your time with the ABCDF grading & mandatory stuff. It also gets done partly over summer, which I strongly recommend you take off and enjoy.
Ultimately, it's just another way for them to get $40k more out of you.
 
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My accepted checklist popped up today. No email or call, but am I safe to assume that means I got in??
 
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My accepted checklist popped up today. No email or call, but am I safe to assume that means I got the A??
If you already checked your spam and the email was not there, I believe it will come later. Mine also comes after the portal shows acceptance. Congratulations!
 
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My accepted checklist popped up today. No email or call, but am I safe to assume that means I got in??
congratulations! who else is checking their portal many times a day everyday hoping to see that accepted checklist pop up? lol🙌, and should we send an LOI now since they're reviewing the alternate list?
 
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Was just offered an interview... after being waitlisted for an interview on 9/7/23...
 
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I got the email that asked if I was still interested in interviewing after being on the interview waitlist since 8/29
 
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I guess if interviews had to be extended until May then that's good news for the post-II waitlisted applicants
 
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Just received interview invite after being placed on interview waitlist on 10/11/23.

Edit: OOS II
 
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Questions for current AZCOM students :)

1) How early can you start your clinical electives, second half of M4? Ideally I'd like to have opportunity for elective clinical sites prior to applying to residencies.
2) Assuming one does not get accepted into the competitive Research Fellowship, are you content with the research and extra curricular opportunities available to students?
3) Do you have dedicated prep time for board exams?
4) Can you take a mock COMLEX before taking the real one?

TYIA!!!
 
OOS ii off the interview WL. The tuition here is insane tho jeez
 
Questions for current AZCOM students :)

1) How early can you start your clinical electives, second half of M4? Ideally I'd like to have opportunity for elective clinical sites prior to applying to residencies.
2) Assuming one does not get accepted into the competitive Research Fellowship, are you content with the research and extra curricular opportunities available to students?
3) Do you have dedicated prep time for board exams?
4) Can you take a mock COMLEX before taking the real one?

TYIA!!!

1) You get 1-2 electives in M3, depending on where they send you otherwise. You tell them what specialties you want & they'll try to find you something. Most of the rotation sites, they can tell you what's available for electives before you do the lottery.

2) Yeah, I am SO GLAD I didn't apply for that thing. Yeah, you get posters & pubs out of it but... so did a lot of other people who didn't slave away all summer. You can do just as well on your own without the mandatory commitment and formality. Idk about you, but working 40+ hrs a week pipetting stuff for a $600/week check does not sound worth it. Enjoy your summer.

3) M2 finals ended in late April. We can schedule boards anytime until rotations start on July 8.

4) There's 2 "mock" exams. One is the FBS comprehensive thing in March. The other is a COMSAE in April.
A 400 is equivalent to a pass for COMLEX. If you get under a 450 on the COMSAE, they insist you have to meet with the dean of academics or his assistant to do a study plan & sit another one before they "let" you take boards. I don't know how they enforce that, given that they signed all our permits already; they say it's a "violation of policy", whatever consequences that may have.
 
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1) You get 1-2 electives in M3, depending on where they send you otherwise. You tell them what specialties you want & they'll try to find you something. Most of the rotation sites, they can tell you what's available for electives before you do the lottery.

2) Yeah, I am SO GLAD I didn't apply for that thing. Yeah, you get posters & pubs out of it but... so did a lot of other people who didn't slave away all summer. You can do just as well on your own without the mandatory commitment and formality. Idk about you, but working 40+ hrs a week pipetting stuff for a $600/week check does not sound worth it. Enjoy your summer.

3) M2 finals ended in late April. We can schedule boards anytime until rotations start on July 8.

4) There's 2 "mock" exams. One is the FBS comprehensive thing in March. The other is a COMSAE in April.
A 400 is equivalent to a pass for COMLEX. If you get under a 450 on the COMSAE, they insist you have to meet with the dean of academics or his assistant to do a study plan & sit another one before they "let" you take boards. I don't know how they enforce that, given that they signed all our permits already; they say it's a "violation of policy", whatever consequences that may have.
Thank you soooo much!! I've been fortunate to get accepted into two schools and was unsure how to proceed! This is very helpful! ❤️❤️
 
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10/17 II WL, 05/12 II recieved. June 13 or 14 are only dates.
 
Hey guys, is there a class FB page or a discord most students are on?
 
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I just called admissions to ask when they will pull people off the alternate list since I didn't notice much movement. Unfortunately I didn't get an answer as to when but they did told me that the alternate list gets priority over the waitlist, which is reassuring although I thought there is only one list? It also seems that the alternate list will be ranked since they will review the applications again when spots open. From what I saw in last year's thread movement doesn't really happens until end of May, but to have to wait another 2 weeks is like an eternity rn. :confused:
 
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I just called admissions to ask when they will pull people off the alternate list since I didn't notice much movement. Unfortunately I didn't get an answer as to when but they did told me that the alternate list gets priority over the waitlist, which is reassuring although I thought there is only one list? It also seems that the alternate list will be ranked since they will review the applications again when spots open. From what I saw in last year's thread movement doesn't really happens until end of May, but to have to wait another 2 weeks is like an eternity rn. :confused:
hmm it seems like a few people have already been accepted off the alt list. My guess is they did an initial review, let in a few people, and then decided to open up interviews again. Doesn't exactly bode well for us but who knows! Seems like they really want to see all their options before accepting a significant amount of people from the alt list, and given that people are interviewing in mid June I actually wouldn't expect much movement until after those dates.
 
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hmm it seems like a few people have already been accepted off the alt list. My guess is they did an initial review, let in a few people, and then decided to open up interviews again. Doesn't exactly bode well for us but who knows! Seems like they really want to see all their options before accepting a significant amount of people from the alt list, and given that people are interviewing in mid June I actually wouldn't expect much movement until after those dates.
I can tell you from my year there was someone who was accepted on the Friday of orientation week who literally moved on a days notice to start Monday morning. It's not over until it's over!
 
I can tell you from my year there was someone who was accepted on the Friday of orientation week who literally moved on a days notice to start Monday morning. It's not over until it's over!
I agree but many of us cannot wait until the last minute because we have a matriculation checklist with other schools that have to be completed by certain dates. I also had to secure an apartment early at another school in fear of not getting a good place to live and it would be expensive to break the lease after it's in effect :(
 
I agree but many of us cannot wait until the last minute because we have a matriculation checklist with other schools that have to be completed by certain dates. I also had to secure an apartment early at another school in fear of not getting a good place to live and it would be expensive to break the lease after it's in effect :(
I totally understand where you're coming from. I personally had wait lists that I chose to drop from when the date came for me to sign a lease and move to AZ, so I feel that pain of uncertainty. I meant that message more as encouragement for those who are waiting with zero acceptances. :)
 
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got an A off the alternate list today, placed on the list in February
 
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Good evening everyone!

If anyone is interested in Navy Medicine and would like to learn more about the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), please let me know. We have 13 people on a scholarship at Midwestern University in Glendale.
 

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Current 4th-year student here, happy to answer questions about the program, clinical rotations, recent match outcomes, etc. Best of luck!
 
Just checked my portal and the matriculation agreement is available. Is that an A?
 
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Current 4th-year student here, happy to answer questions about the program, clinical rotations, recent match outcomes, etc. Best of luck!
Thank you! Could you talk about what 3rd and 4th-year looks like? Additionally, do students get to choose their rotation sites and are they mostly local?
 
Thank you! Could you talk about what 3rd and 4th-year looks like? Additionally, do students get to choose their rotation sites and are they mostly local?
3rd year is a standard 12-month rotation schedule which includes about 1.5 months of dedicated board exam time at the very beginning (from Mid-May to July). Many students opt to take USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX but only COMLEX is required. Once you finish these exams, you begin your clinical rotations the first week of July. These rotations each last 4 weeks in duration and cover all of the main areas of medicine including family, internal, general surgery, cardiology, OB/Gyn, psychiatry, etc. Depending on how you play your cards with which rotation you complete in your required rural setting, you may be able to get 2 elective rotations instead of just 1. I am interested in anesthesiology so I was able to secure electives in interventional pain management and standard clinical anesthesiology. At the end of each rotation, you will have a "shelf" exam which covers the entire spectrum of pathology and treatment in the rotation you just completed. The only rotations without exams at the end are electives.

As far as choosing rotation sites, MWU offers 8 different rotation regions to select from, and they are granted to students through a lottery system which takes your preferences into account. The regions include Phoenix West Valley , Phoenix East Valley, Tucson, AZ, Chicago, IL, Kankakee, IL, Northern Cali, Southern Cali, and San Diego, CA. Once you are assigned a region, expect most of your rotations to be within that region, although I have heard some of the California students having to complete rotations in Phoenix and California. Elective options are pretty good IMO, but sometimes you have to set up rotations with preceptors that the school may not have connections with already.

For 4th year, the first month and a half is also dedicated for USMLE Step 2 and COMLEX (Again, only COMLEX is required). Once you finish these board examinations, you will likely do audition rotations at residency programs in your specialty of interest. These are done to get a foot in the door at programs you want to match into and to then increase your chances of being ranked highly in the match. It is advantageous to do these auditions rotations. They can also be done anywhere in the country and do not depend on where you did your 3rd-year rotations. There are only 4 required rotations you have to do which include emergency medicine, surgery sub-specialty (Ortho, anesthesia, etc.), internal medicine sub-specialty (such as rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, etc.), and critical care/ICU. Once you have satisfied these 4 rotations, you pretty much just coast through the rest of the year and wait until match season is over and chill. 4th year of medical school is the most relaxed from what I have heard, and based on my current schedule it does appear to be that way.
 
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Good morning and congratulations everyone!!

The Navy as a whole has over 100 scholarships left.

We have about 15 total people on the HPSP at Midwestern.

If you would like to learn or discuss further please let me know.

Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP)
Pays for 100% of your medical school
$2728 (JUST INCREASED) monthly stipend to help with living accommodations while you are attending your program.
$20,000 bonus

Attached, I have provided a brochure about the HPSP program to provide you with a bit more knowledge about it as well as a brief screenshot below. If you have any interest, please let me know and I am more than happy to schedule time for us to speak. I look forward to speaking with you soon!

Let's connect on LinkedIn!
https://www.linkedin.com/in/myalon/

Best,

Michael

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Any tips for how the interviews went? Have mine on Thursday
The format of the interview may vary depending on the interviewer, but my experience involved a 30-minute session with two faculty members. The focus of the interview is largely to understand who you are as a person. The questions posed aim to reveal more about your current lifestyle, motivations, and readiness for the medical field. For instance, they might ask you to describe your typical day to understand how you manage your time. They might ask what is the most memorable experiences you had while volunteering or working with patients. Questions about any hesitations you have about medical school help them gauge your awareness and readiness for the challenges ahead.

You may also be asked about your interest in other cultures (such as name two things you would like to learn about another culture), which is crucial for developing cultural competency in medicine. Be prepared to discuss why you're drawn to AZCOM and osteopathic medicine specifically, which might include your views on holistic care and a hands-on approach to patient treatment.

Additionally, questions about how you feel about touching patients are used to assess your comfort with direct patient care, particularly in osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM). It's helpful to reflect on these topics beforehand and think about how you can convey your enthusiasm for and commitment to the osteopathic approach. Good luck!
 
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anyone who interviewed this week know when we'll hear back? I thought she said by monday but I also remember them saying something about within the next two weeks..? anticipation is killing me lol
 
anyone who interviewed this week know when we'll hear back? I thought she said by monday but I also remember them saying something about within the next two weeks..? anticipation is killing me lol
She said they’re meeting next week I think
 
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