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Anybody heard from George Washington? (accepted, rejected...etc.)

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by willbeMD, Jan 9, 2002.

  1. willbeMD

    willbeMD Member

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    Has anyone who interviewed at GWU heard back from them? I noticed on another thread that only one acceptance had been posted. I interviewed there and was just wondering if they were mailing out decisions in a timely manner or if i'll have to wait a while.
    thanks
     
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  3. Hi,
    I interviewed on October 19th and got the big envelope on Dec 17th. So about 2 months. I remember them saying 8-10 weeks.... so it can be longer.
     
  4. willbeMD

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    Congrats!! was it literally a big envelope? Just wondering what to look for in the mail. Thanks! :)
     
  5. Thanks.... I was extremely excited.... since it was my first acceptance.

    Yes....it was the traditional big, but very thin. Only had two pieces of paper in it.
     
  6. willbeMD

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    Just checking to see if anyone who interviewed in Dec. has heard from them. The waiting is killing me!!!
     
  7. 2NT

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    willbeMD,

    I'm in the same boat as you. Interviewed in late October and still waiting..... I hope you get good news soon.
     
  8. willbeMD

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    anybody heard anything yet? they sure are taking their time! :rolleyes:
     
  9. SMW

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    Hey, at least you guys got interviewed. I'm still waiting to hear if they'll interview me! :(
     
  10. jrazz

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    I interviewed 10/11, and still have heard nothing from them. I called last week and the woman in the ad com office told me that she would look into what was taking so long - whatever that means????
     
  11. DesperatelySeekingMD

    DesperatelySeekingMD Senior Member

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    jrazz...I also interviewed on 10/11 and got the "big envelope" about six weeks later. Good luck.
     
  12. Dr. Kermit

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    I interviewed 9/20, was placed on the alternate list on 11/5 and later accepted on 12/24. I withdrew though, good luck guys!
     
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    I interviewed around October 20 something and still no word...maybe I should call them tomorrow.
     
  14. Dr. Foxy

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    I'm going to interview at GW in early March. Any suggestions? Has anyone flown into BWI at night and taken the train to D.C.? I know this is briefly discussed at InterviewFeedback, but you guys seem to be more responsive.

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  15. Dr. Kermit

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    You can fly into BWI and take the light rail to Penn Station for ($3) or take a cab there for ($25). From Penn Station, you can take a Marc train for ($5) to Union Station in DC. Marc trains run every 1/2 hour during rush hour and every hour (from what I remember during off peak hours.) From Union Station, you can either take a cab to GW ($5-10) or catch the Metro which will let you off right in front of the med school for ($1.50). Good luck.
     
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  17. vyc

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    for all that trouble, what with switching trains and stuff, you can take SuperShuttle from BWI to D.C. for $30. it's great. they'll drop you off wherever you need to go.
     
  18. jrazz

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    I can't believe them!!! As I already said, I interviewed 10/11 and have still heard nothing. So, I just called them and asked what the story was. The woman in the ad com office told me that my interviewer has not returned my interview evaluation. She said that she would pull my file and have them evaluate me ASAP. This sucks because this is the fifth time that I called. They couldn't have told me this earlier. Another thing is during my interview, the physician interviewing wrote nothing down (he didn't even have a pen or paper), had his feet up in the chair, and acted like I was keeping him from something really important the whole time that we talked. How is he going to remember me now - almost 4 months later.

    Oh well, sorry for venting, but anyone who is still waiting, I would call them. I hope that you didn't have my interviewer. Good luck!!!!
     
  19. willbeMD

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    jrazz-
    That really stinks!! I also, had a problem with them in that I was granted an interview, but wasn't notified. I found out b/c i called them to see if there was a problem with my app. It had been a while since I had submitted my application and had not heard from them. So if I hadn't called them, i would have never found out. It's only been seven weeks since I interviewed. If I don't here anything after 10 weeks, i'm definitely calling. Thanks for the heads up!
    Hope all turns out well. :)
     
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    To: jrazz,
    sorry for the anxiety you're going through...I interviewed at GWU the second week in January, Darrell Velaruz (interview coordinator)told us to expect news approx. 10 wks post interview. Regarding your interview experience, I would seriously think about sending out a letter to both Darrell AND Dr. Brian McGrath (Dean of Admissions) ASAP and tell them of your experience. There is no need, after all the time effort and $$ put into this insane, ego-crushing, application process, to be interviewed by someone who keeps their feet up on a chair, and then doesn't have the decency to return the evaluation. If I were anyone in charge of admisions, I would certainly like to know about someone like that. Seems they are not all that suited to take someone seriously. There seems to be a small percentage of interviewers that are either too busy, too bored, or seem to delight in the scenario "I'm not nervous, but too bad you are!!!" The adcoms have no way of knowing who these idiots are unless we point them out. If you do write a letter, I would keep it short, simply state your concerns about the interview, and if it's true, tell them you are concerned because of your interest in attending the school as a medical student. Good luck, this is a tough process, so hang in there.
     
  21. Mystique

    Mystique The Procrastinator

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    I noticed on the acceptances/waitlisted/rejected thread, that one person has gotten rejected. Does anyone know if GW has been rejecting pre-interview?? Or, was that a post-interview reject?
     
  22. 2NT

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    So I finally got fed up with waiting to hear from GW since my interview in late Oct and I called them today. They told me that a decision WAS made and they mailed it out the end of last week. Now I'm getting antzy hoping to find a large, rather than a small, envelope from them.

    I hope this means that others that interviewed around my date will also receive news(hopefully love). Good luck everyone!!!

    -2NT
     
  23. willbeMD

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    2NT- I hope you get some good news in the mail soon. Good Luck!!
     
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    2NT, look out for a large 8 x 11 envelope. If you see this, it's good news! It's thin but has the letter you want.
     
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    Damn! Just as I feared as I opened my mailbox today. There it was, a small envelope from GW. Turns out I've been placed on the alternate list. I hope others out there receive better news than I did from GW. Good luck!

    -2NT
     
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    Is there still hope for me? My application was done in early dec and last I heard I was still under review for a possible interview....whens the drop dead date for interview notifications? Thanks :)
     
  27. Doctora Foxy

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    jifi, they interview thru march i think, so you may still hear...the fact that you were not rejected was a good sign...my app was complete like a week b4 your's, and i heard about my interview a week ago
     
  28. willbeMD

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    2NT-
    Sorry to hear about you being placed on the alternate list. Is that the same as the waiting list?
    Hey, you still have a pretty good chance of getting in. I hear a lot of people get in from the waiting list. Good luck!!
     
  29. Droopy

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    i interviewed on 10/25 and got the acceptance letter on 2/2, approx 14 wks after the interview.
     
  30. Doctora Foxy

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    Congrats Droopy!!! That was a lond waiting time.

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  31. Droopy

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    Thanks Doctor Foxy! :)

    I will probably go here b/c I already live in DC. Is there any other SDNer going to GW this coming fall? I did not have much time to get to talk to the students, any impressions.

    Thanks. :p
     
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    I'm going to interview at GW on 3/7 :D My second one
     
  33. willbeMD

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    Congrats Droopy!!
    I interviewed there in mid december so hopefully, i'll hear something soon. If i get in, i'll go there...I also live in DC. If I have to wait as long as you did, i'll go crazy and drive everyone arond me crazy as well! Gotta give you credit for being so patient. Did you call them after you had been waiting for a reply for more than 10 weeks?

    Good Luck Foxy!! It really is a pretty layed back interview. They ask the questions that are posted on interviewfeedback.
     
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    I am interviewing at GWU on 2/22...just got the letter today. Its Feb. 11th here...YDMV(Your Date May Vary).

    Now the nerves start.
     
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    I met Patch on a trip to Cuba in 1999 to deliver medical aid to Cuba and to learn about the Cuban healthcare system. For the most part, Patch is a pretty amazing character. He is both charismatic and very humble at the same time. He is, in fact, a clown, or ready to transform into a clown at any given time. He is also one of the more intelligent and real people I have been around.
    No ckent, he really is not annoying and not constantly plying for attention. While he does seem to enjoy the notariety that the hollywood movie has brought to his mission of building a free hospital based on community, for the most part, he rejects the superficial fame that it has also brought with it. Patch is man that for years provided free healthcare to multitudes without anybody taking notice before hollywood decided his story would make a good theme for a movie.
    Patch is also one of a small handful of people who have reminded, through all of the other crap, why I want to be a doctor.

    For those of you who are interestd, Patch's book Gesundheit is a good place to start. You can also check him out at patchadams.org. There is a small film company who did a documentary about him, which is really well done, and his site has a link to it. If anyone also has a chance to see him speak or go to a workshop I would highly recommend it. Even if you don't agree with what he has to say, it is difficult not to respect his work. In Cuba, I was not only with Patch, but about 90+ other physicians, health care workers, and yes, clowns. The physicians with us ranged from one practicing CAM (acupuncture etc.) to one of the more senior administrators at Johns Hopkins and all idealologies in-between. Many of them definately did not agree with everything Patch said or did. But again, it is very difficult not to respect someone who has practiced for so long, and is still able to uphold his ideals, beliefs and values. In, short, check him out. Turn the hollywood movie off and pick his book up. And if you want anymore info, feel free to e-mail me.
    :rolleyes:
     
  36. Droopy

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    willbeMD,
    i actually forgot about gw until the letter arrived. i had been accepted to a couple of schools anyway and with the mail situation in DC, (i still receive christmas cards) i did not bother the admissions office. did you get any impressions of the students? :confused: i interviewed with one and others came in to talk, but i did not get to spend very much time with any of them. they were all nice and liked gw.
    anyway, i will be going to gw this fall. let me know if you get in. i have heard that they fill over half their class with waitlisted students.

    droopy
     
  37. willbeMD

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    droopy,
    The students don't seem to be too competitive. I know quite a few of them and they all seem to like the school...especially the clinical training. From what i've seen, there is also quite a lot of diversity within the classes.
     
  38. Hey guys, I also am "on hold" at GW. I called the admissions office today and asked if I was placed on the alternate list, and the guy I spoke to said, "No, there has been no decision made on your application. We stopped interviewing last week and it is unlikely that you will be offered an interview---it would take some pretty drastic measures to offer any more interviews"
     
  39. liesie59

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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 Norvasc:
    <strong>Hey guys, I also am "on hold" at GW. I called the admissions office today and asked if I was placed on the alternate list, and the guy I spoke to said, "No, there has been no decision made on your application. We stopped interviewing last week and it is unlikely that you will be offered an interview---it would take some pretty drastic measures to offer any more interviews"</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I called GW yesterday and was told they are interviewing through March and all people on hold should hear by mid-March
     
  40. willbeMD

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    I want to call and find out about my app., but am hesitant to do so. They were so adamant about not calling them after the interview, that I don't want to annoy anyone.
    Has anyone called them and if you have, how were you treated?
     
  41. willbeMD

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    just wanted to let you all know that I went ahead and called. The lady i spoke to was very nice. I interviewed in december and she said that my app. is still being reviewed. However, she said the committee is trying to send out decisions within the next few weeks for those who interviewed in december. If anybody, hears anything...please post!
     

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