Attention LECOM class of 2005!

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  1. DOtobe

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    Following Akron, Ohio's lead, I was wondering if any of you out there will be joining me at LECOM next year. If you are please post! I would like to know who some of my future classmates are going to be.
     
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  2. Hawkeye99

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    I'm not accepted (yet)! But LECOM is on the top of my list of schools. How did your interview go?
     
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    Hawkeye99,
    I thought my interview went well when I interviewed at LECOM. They were really the nicest group of interviewers. I interviewed there a long time ago, at the end of September. I found out two weeks later that I got in. I hope that your interview went (or will go?) well and I will see you at LECOM next year!
     
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  4. PJMCD

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    Just received my acceptance letter today!What a great Christmas gift!!!I still have not decided if i am going to go, i'm waiting to hear from 2 other schools, but i am very interested in LECOM!!maybe I'll see you next year..
     
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  5. sporrt

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    When was your interview? I interviewed in November and still have not heard a thing. I'm hoping I'll be there with you all next year.
     
  6. PJMCD

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    I interviewed on December the 4th.
     
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    i will be attending LECOM in 2001 and am interested to see who else will be attending LECOM...please feel free to email if anyone has any questions about LECOM.

    [email protected]
     
  8. DOtobe

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    Can't wait to meet you next year, zorro21!
     
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  9. sporrt

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    Well, got my answer today...THE BIG WAITLIST..congrats to all accepted.
     
  10. D.O. Tooby

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    Hey Sport,

    I was accepted but I am declining LECOM in favor of PCSOM. (I love the mountains.)

    So, perhaps that will open a slot up that you can fit into.

    Best regards.
     
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    That's great news!! I hope I have the opportunity to fill a spot. If anyone has any idea how the whole "alternate" things works I'd appreciate some more info.
     
  12. D.O. Tooby

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    Well, from what I know of the operation of the local allopathic school (UT-Memphis), those applicant that are interviewed and not accepted or rejected are then rank ordered and put on a list. When all interviews have been concluded and acceptances offered, any remaining unfilled seats are offered to alternates, starting with no. 1 on the list and proceeding from there. People offered acceptances that don't attend create open seats & that increases the chances for alternates to be accepted. I do know that UT overfills the class somewhat, i.e. the accept 165 and usually offer about 200 acceptances, knowing that not all will attend.

    Again, best of luck to you.

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    sporrt-
    I was on LECOM's "alternate list" last year, and when I asked about how the alternate list worked, the person told me that it is not ranked. When a spot becomes available, they review the files of everyone who has chosen to remain on the alternate list and make a selection that way. That's all I know about the list. Anyway, good luck to you and hopefully you will be one of my classmates at LECOM next year.
     
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    DOtobe,
    Do you have any suggestions as to what to do if I don't get off? What did you do different this time around?
     
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    sporrt-
    I did a couple things differently this time around. My grades were better this time around (I don't know if you are still in school-I graduated this past May), I retook the MCAT (which I hated to do, but I thought it might have been a weak point in my application), but the most important thing to do, I think, is to APPLY EARLY! I think that is really what made the difference for me. And I learned a lot more about the osteopathic philosophy than I knew the year before. But don't worry-there is still a chance for you this year! I hope this helps, and good luck!
    P.S. Have you heard from anyone else besides LECOM?
     
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    Still waiting to here from PCOM And UMDNJSOM. My apps. have been complete since October, after my August scores came in. Anyway I probably will retake the MCAT since my second time still was only 8v,8p,7b, GPA 3.68. Well I keep waiting, thanks for your input.
     
  17. Hi everyone! I will be matriculating this Fall at LECOM. I interviewed on Nov. 3rd and received an acceptance on Dec. 11th. Congratulations to all of those accepted. Anyone have info. about good areas to live in? Thanks.
     
  18. Brett

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    This is my first entry and wanted to let those interested that I will be attending LECOM in the fall. I was waitlisted at NYCOM so I'm heading to Erie and I can't tell you how relieved I am. I'd like to hear from anyone who plans on attending in the fall.
     
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    To those of you planning on attending LECOM next fall, do you know if the school is going to have a reception or something so we can meet our future classmates before August? I would like to meet some of you in person before the first day of classes. If there is not going to be such a reception, I can't wait to meet you all in August! [​IMG]
    (as you can see, I am really excited about attending LECOM!)
     
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