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Acceptance Range at Meharry

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Supafly MD, Mar 19, 2002.

  1. Supafly MD

    Supafly MD Senior Member
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    What does the "Acceptance Range" at Meharry really mean. I can't remember the explanation we got on interview day. Has anyone else who interview last month got any acceptances or just an "accepance range" letter?

    What could I send to Meharry to update my file an make it more appealing?

    Suggestions and answers welcome!
     
  2. Aria111

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    "Acceptance range" means you were put on the waitlist. they put a lot of people on the waitlist, and pull A LOT off of it, so it's not a huge deal. I was put in the acceptance range, and then accepted fewer than 4 days later. I called Dr. Mosely to see what they wanted in the update (since i had just interviewed, and they knew all i was doing was taking classes), and he was very encouraging- i guess he'd already sent out the acceptance letter by the time i called. Call him, he's friendly and helpful and will give you some clues as to where you stand in the acceptance range and what you can do to improve your odds. Also, calling them will demonstrate that you really care about Meharry and that you're not just using it as a "safety school"- which they definitely have issues about.
    good luck!
     
  3. imtiaz

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    i interviewed there in early march, but havent heard back either way. its good to know that they end up pulling a significant amount of people off their "waitlist." good luck to you, keep updating your file with any information you have and like the poster above me said call Dr. Mosely.
     
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  4. Fernj75

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    I interviewed at Meharry in early November and was eventually placed in the ?Acceptable Range Pool?. In early February I was accepted so keep your hopes up at least it not a rejection. Good luck.
     
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    Is meharry predominantly an African American college? Do they only accept blacks?
     
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  6. Supafly MD

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    Thanks guys,

    I actually got the acceptance range letter less than 2 weeks after interviewing(I interviewed in late Feb). It is definitely nice to know that they pull alot of people off the waitlist.

    I will give Dr. Mosely a call to see what I could do to improve my chances and see where I stand. I am really not sure what to update them about(?!!!). I also wrote letters to my interviewers but I doubt they received them at the time of this letter. Do you think those will be helpful?
    I'm thinking of writing a letter to the dean as well.

    I was really inspired by Meharry on interview day. It appears to have an amazing program and excellent learning environment!

    Guess what I'll be praying for?!
     
  7. Supafly MD

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    Fern:
    Did you send any info to Meharry to update your info before you were removed from the waitlist? Were you surprised to be waitlisted?

    Nray:
    Meharry is historically African-American. But, I saw several non-black med students on interview day. It's very diverse.
     
  8. Fernj75

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    No, I did not send any additional information however I did call a few times to find out my status, as far as me being surprised about being waitlisted; yea. I have really good stats and my both my interviews went well. On the subject of their student body, its approximately 70 percent African American and the rest mixed.
    P.S I?m not African American but am a minority not URM. Good luck Veggiegirl maybe we will be classmates!Oh I'm also interviewing in Mount Sinai but in late April.
     
  9. Southernplayalisticadillacmusic

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by nray:
    <strong>Is meharry predominantly an African American college? Do they only accept blacks?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Silly Post. Do some homework b/f embarassing yourself with a post such as this. I imagine that you already know the answer to your questions. Is this your way of introducing something you would like to discuss:

    [email protected]
     
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  10. med student

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> Meharry is historically African-American. But, I saw several non-black med students on interview day. It's very diverse. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I would not exactly call it a very diverse school because they have around 80% blacks and the remainer made up of white and asian students. So the distribution of races is different than many other schools but the diversity of many different races was not there at least as I compare it to my undergrad. Also it is important to not look at the interview pool as proof of the diversity of the school. You have to realize that while the school accepts around 80% of it's class as black students I would be extremely suprised if blacks represented more than 30% of their applicant pool as a whole. The day I interviewed there for 4 of us and we where all white. I to suspect that this happens more often than not because many people us it as a safety school. Also if anyone is interested this same topic was discussed a few months ago so do a search and you can find some more info. Hey ATLien be nice because not everyone is as experienced or knows as much as you do. I think it is a valid question because it is important to realize how many non-blacks the school accepts and also what kind of screening techniques the school uses. Here is a similar example I can give you, School X accepts 10% of it's class from out of state. Before you apply it is very important to find out if that 10% comes from all over the country or if it represents people with close ties to the state. This board is a perfect place to answer a question like this.
     
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  11. drmoon

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    I noticed the Meharry post and thought I'd point out something that not everyone is aware of.

    If you check out <a href="http://www.defaulteddocs.dhhs.gov" target="_blank">www.defaulteddocs.dhhs.gov</a> you'll find a list of schools and the number of graduates who have defaulted on their HEALs.

    Meharry has an unusually high number of defaulters

    Just thought you'd like to know.
     
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  12. Southernplayalisticadillacmusic

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by med student:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> Meharry is historically African-American. But, I saw several non-black med students on interview day. It's very diverse. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I would not exactly call it a very diverse school because they have around 80% blacks and the remainer made up of white and asian students. So the distribution of races is different than many other schools but the diversity of many different races was not there at least as I compare it to my undergrad. Also it is important to not look at the interview pool as proof of the diversity of the school. You have to realize that while the school accepts around 80% of it's class as black students I would be extremely suprised if blacks represented more than 30% of their applicant pool as a whole. The day I interviewed there for 4 of us and we where all white. I to suspect that this happens more often than not because many people us it as a safety school. Also if anyone is interested this same topic was discussed a few months ago so do a search and you can find some more info. Hey ATLien be nice because not everyone is as experienced or knows as much as you do. I think it is a valid question because it is important to realize how many non-blacks the school accepts and also what kind of screening techniques the school uses. Here is a similar example I can give you, School X accepts 10% of it's class from out of state. Before you apply it is very important to find out if that 10% comes from all over the country or if it represents people with close ties to the state. This board is a perfect place to answer a question like this.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">As experienced or knows as much as I do? j/k?

    No offense, but the problem that I have is that virtually every mention of the historically black medical schools prompts someone to interrupt the discussion with AA, reverse-racism, standards, etc.

    Yes, SDN is a great place to discuss these issues. If this is what someone wants to discuss, then why won't they simply start a NEW post with their point in the subject line. They will get virtually no replies, i bet.

    Instead people often tend to water down someone's original question by completely changing the subject. The person who submitted the previous post has &gt;150 posts here on SDN. It is difficult to believe that this is his or her first time hearing of Meharry, the principles on which it was founded, and the traditions they maintain up to this day.

    Lets not forget that Howard and Meharry were putting out thousands of black doctors DECADES before most other med schools.

    ...and what in the world does the rate of loan defaults have to do with this post?????

    MJ
     
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  13. Fernj75

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    Well said ATlien, I can?t stand it when people stray off the topic. As far as MR.drmoon is concerned, he is one disgruntle Podiatrist who only spits out venom whenever he replies to a post. Meharry is an institution with an agenda; to train physicians that will work in traditionally underserved areas. Contrary to popular beliefs its student body is 70 percent black not 90 percent. I interviewed there awhile ago and was more impressed by their love and dedication to training physicians something the other top 20 schools I interviewed severely lacked.

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  14. imtiaz

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    i just got put on the acceptance range list today. what the dealio?! has anyone been able to send in additional information to them to get off this thing? if so, what did you do?
     
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