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Good luck to everyone applying!

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anyone receive the secondary? I know there isn't any essays on it but we still have to pay some fee
 
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Traditioanlly does anyone know when they started sending out their "fee"?
 
Anyone get no secondary but an email about Interprofessional Education?
 
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No secondary yet. Anyone else?
The secondary was in the primary. At this point, I think we have to wait for an interview. Once they want to interview us, then we pay the secondary fee. Until then, there is nothing to do.
 
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The secondary was in the primary. At this point, I think we have to wait for an interview. Once they want to interview us, then we pay the secondary fee. Until then, there is nothing to do.
Gotcha, thanks. Good luck!
 
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Hello! I’m a current M2 who is happy to answer any questions and help as much as possible.
 
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Secondary received 11am EST 7/10, looks like it's just a payment
 
Hello! I’m a current M2 who is happy to answer any questions and help as much as possible.
Hi! I have two questions: 1. Do you find the graded curriculum to be challenging here 2. How is the clinical exposures in Philly considering all of the different medical schools in the area?

Thank you so much for taking the time!!
 
lol ofc it's a separate $75 fee for each campus
 
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After the payment, I get this under the Application Status : Awaiting required materials. Go to your Application Materials tab and review missing checklist items.

Even though when I click on materials, there is nothing missing, anyone else have this issue?
 
After the payment, I get this under the Application Status : Awaiting required materials. Go to your Application Materials tab and review missing checklist items.

Even though when I click on materials, there is nothing missing, anyone else have this issue?
wait for a few minutes, my status changed after a bit.
 
anyone here have just 3 of the dark blue boxes in the application status portal instead of 4? i paid fee and have all my documents submitted on aacomas
 
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anyone here have just 3 of the dark blue boxes in the application status portal instead of 4? i paid fee and have all my documents submitted on aacomas

Yes I have three boxes and it says initial review. Just had my FAP waiver accepted today 7/10
 
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Did everyone receive a secondary? I haven't received mine yet, but also just submitted my primary to PCOM last night (was already verified beforehand)
 
Did everyone receive a secondary? I haven't received mine yet, but also just submitted my primary to PCOM last night (was already verified beforehand)

I was complete and verified with PCOM at the end of May.
 
it only asked me for one payment but i received invites to both campuses. is it just one $75 fee?
 
Philly and South Georgia are the same fee. PCOM Georgia is a separate fee.
 
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Hi! I have two questions: 1. Do you find the graded curriculum to be challenging here 2. How is the clinical exposures in Philly considering all of the different medical schools in the area?

Thank you so much for taking the time!!

1. I think you’ll find the med school curriculum challenging no matter where you go, not because the concepts are difficult but because of the pace at which we are expected to learn. However, I do think there are enough components within the grade at PCOM that it’s fair.

2. Great! We rotate with students from other schools in Philly, we do extracurricular events with them, there is plenty of opportunity for exposure regardless of your specific interests.

Hope this helps!
 
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2. Great! We rotate with students from other schools in Philly, we do extracurricular events with them, there is plenty of opportunity for exposure regardless of your specific interests.
I'm a current applicant but live in University City and was just wondering where you typically rotate? Are most within Philly or do you travel to the suburbs a lot?
 
Is anyone else having trouble with the portal saying it is awaiting required materials but when you go to the checklist, everything has a check next to it and says received? I had to send in my FAP waiver proof to waive the fee, and the page updated saying that they waived the fee but now it says it's still awaiting materials even though there is nothing to submit.
 
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Is anyone else having trouble with the portal saying it is awaiting required materials but when you go to the checklist, everything has a check next to it and says received? I had to send in my FAP waiver proof to waive the fee, and the page updated saying that they waived the fee but now it says it's still awaiting materials even though there is nothing to submit.
do not have this issue but i did not have a fee waiver... i feel like that may be it... but that's only if you have all other materials Received
 
do not have this issue but i did not have a fee waiver... i feel like that may be it... but that's only if you have all other materials Received
I sent them an email, and hopefully they answer soon. There isn't even an option to pay or do anything else, so I'm not sure what I should do. Thank you for the response!
 
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Is anyone else having trouble with the portal saying it is awaiting required materials but when you go to the checklist, everything has a check next to it and says received? I had to send in my FAP waiver proof to waive the fee, and the page updated saying that they waived the fee but now it says it's still awaiting materials even though there is nothing to submit.
intial review? How many bars do you have filled?
 
Is anyone else having trouble with the portal saying it is awaiting required materials but when you go to the checklist, everything has a check next to it and says received? I had to send in my FAP waiver proof to waive the fee, and the page updated saying that they waived the fee but now it says it's still awaiting materials even though there is nothing to submit.
I’m having this issue too even though I paid the application fee.
 
still only 2 bars

do you think I should contact them?
Same,
it says, "Awaiting required materials. Go to your Application Materials tab and review missing checklist items." & its at 2 bars.
I paid the fee on 07/11 and I'm sure I submitted all application materials thus far through AACOMAS
 
I think 3 bars and up means it is out of your hands. Anything under 3 means there is something you need to do on your end.
 
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Same,
it says, "Awaiting required materials. Go to your Application Materials tab and review missing checklist items." & its at 2 bars.
I paid the fee on 07/11 and I'm sure I submitted all application materials thus far through AACOMAS
I emailed them-- they responded promptly!
They were able to double check my materials and said that they will update to "complete and under review"
 
I'm a current applicant but live in University City and was just wondering where you typically rotate? Are most within Philly or do you travel to the suburbs a lot?

Mainline is the most in the city but some people do go to the suburbs, or even as far as western, PA, Delaware, and New Jersey. You kind of get a choice and I think it’s nice because plenty of students are able to go live closer to their family during rotations.
 
in state interview invite! didn't get an email, just happened to check the portal and it was there so everyone go check!
 
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