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So I wanted to start up a thread for Emory possibles for the class of 2011. I also wanted to ask any Emory students out there on SDN if they know when invites for the Woodruff fellowships goes out? Finally, if they knew when the second look weedend is, and if there's any stipend or help for airfare?
 

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whoa there, Emory fanatics, don't all jump at once now
 

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I thought Emory was awesome. Is everybody going to second look? I hate how it's on a Thursday and Friday...
 

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I thought Emory was awesome. Is everybody going to second look? I hate how it's on a Thursday and Friday...

definitley goin..

anyone know anything about the new curriculum? are they going to be giving us details on that before may 15?
 

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definitley goin..

anyone know anything about the new curriculum? are they going to be giving us details on that before may 15?


bump! yay emory 2011! =)
 

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So I wanted to start up a thread for Emory possibles for the class of 2011. I also wanted to ask any Emory students out there on SDN if they know when invites for the Woodruff fellowships goes out? Finally, if they knew when the second look weedend is, and if there's any stipend or help for airfare?

I would definitely like to find out the answers to these questions too, anyone??
 

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I would definitely like to find out the answers to these questions too, anyone??
They only compensate for airfare for the minority recruitment weekend--not second look.
 

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so anyone definitely going to emory? seems like this thread is really slow compare to all the others.. anyways i'm really excited about emory!
 

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Any answers about Woodruff dates? I'm psyched about Emory but would be even more psyched with a little financial assistance.
 

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Any answers about Woodruff dates? I'm psyched about Emory but would be even more psyched with a little financial assistance.


anytime from mid to end of march... they'll decide if you qualify as a semifinalist for woodruff..
 

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so anyone definitely going to emory? seems like this thread is really slow compare to all the others.. anyways i'm really excited about emory!

i am psyched. do you know when they're going to formally release information about the new curriculum? i imagine that will be important for people to make their decisions...
 

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i am psyched. do you know when they're going to formally release information about the new curriculum? i imagine that will be important for people to make their decisions...

Hi Desidr!

you're definitely going! yay for one fellow classmate for the C/O 2011!! :love: Anyways as far as the new curriculum go, I've asked some of their med students about it but haven't gotten much useful information..

I saw that on one of your previous post that you found a link to the description..i think that's the most extensive description that i've seen to date.. I doubt they'll send any formal letters about it but maybe they'll answer more of our questions about the NC during revisit?

Are you going to revisit??
 

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Did you guys get the LearnLink/OPUS stuff today? Does anyone else find it slightly annoying that they won't just email your regular account? :confused:
 

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Did you guys get the LearnLink/OPUS stuff today? Does anyone else find it slightly annoying that they won't just email your regular account? :confused:

Yeah, it's not like we're freakin enrolled yet or anything. Note though that you can have your email forwarded to whatever address you'd like.
 

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Yeah, it's not like we're freakin enrolled yet or anything. Note though that you can have your email forwarded to whatever address you'd like.
Ah, didn't think about that. Good idea :thumbup:
 

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yeah that was a little weird to say the least. i have an emory email account and im not even a student there yet! the perks of applying to med school...and getting in!
 

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got this from the new deans letter... hope this help with those who are unsure about the new curriculum...

THE DEAN’S LETTER: A​
regular communication to faculty, students, and staff of the School of Medicine from Dean Thomas J. Lawley, MD.
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MARCH 2007​
What’s happening with the new curriculum​

We are well on our way to fleshing out the details of the four phases of our new medical curriculum, "Becoming a Doctor," which goes live with this fall’s entering class of students. Led by Drs. Jeff Sands (Medicine) and Gordon Churchward (Microbiology/Immunology), the committee in charge of the first phase, Foundations of Medicine, has finalized a schedule for this class’s first 18 months of training. During this phase, students will learn the fundamentals of science within a clinical context, beginning with normal human function and proceeding to month-long blocks based on organ systems, interweaving the normal and abnormal. The Foundations phase continues with what has become a favorite of entering students, "Week on the Wards," in which students in their third week of medical school are assigned to either a hospital or clinic team. The Foundations phase will introduce students to medical interviewing and the physical exam, a process that will be catalyzed by a new 16-room suite in the new building for observed standardized clinical exam (OSCE). A new outpatient experience, including mentorship in a primary care clinic every other week for the remainder of the Foundations phase, is a critical element of the new curriculum. Additionally, the curriculum will expose students to the pressing and common problems of homelessness, health disparities, violence, and abuse that force them to focus on patients as human beings, rather than embodiments of disease.


Most important, these students will learn from constant interaction with faculty. Currently divided into four "societies," classes now will be further subdivided into groups of eight to 10 students, with a faculty mentor to remain with each subgroup throughout the four phases of their training. "Our goal," says Dr. William Eley, a major architect of the curriculum overhaul, "is to put students in touch with faculty as much as possible. It is relatively easy to fill these exceptionally bright minds with current scientific facts, but our hope is that the closer the students are to faculty, the more likely they are to model the behaviors of academic scientists and physicians. We want Emory graduates to remain inquisitive and continually learn. They will have to learn the facts, but we will strive to teach them those general concepts and precepts that define the excellent physician. To accomplish this goal, they must be present at the bench and bedside of our faculty."

During the second phase of the new curriculum, Applications of Medical Science, students will be immersed increasingly in clinical experiences at the myriad health care facilities with Emory Healthcare, at Grady Memorial Hospital, and at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, again with intense faculty mentoring. This phase is analogous to the traditional third clinical year in the old curriculum.

Work on the third phase, Discovery, is ongoing. Here, students will pursue clinical and basic science research for at least five months but with an opportunity to expand this time so as to complete joint MD/PhD, MD/MPH, MD/MBA, or other degrees.

This summer, faculty will work out the fourth and final phase of study, Translation of Medical Sciences, which will include sub-internships in key areas, electives in others, and two new required months: an intensive care unit month, which will provide important training to care for the critically ill and to revisit basic science principles; and a "capstone" course to serve as a final month of integration, updates, and preparation for becoming an MD.
I am deeply grateful for the work of the faculty in bringing these plans to fruition. Please feel free to contact Dr. Eley either in person at 309 WHSCAB, by phone (404-712-9979) or by email ([email protected]) with any ideas or comments you may have about our groundbreaking new curriculum.
 

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Anyone going to try to do both Emory and Vanderbilt 2nd look weekends? How?

PM me if you're going to try and do this.
 

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Just got the Emory revisit info today, but it looks like everything is basically on Friday. I think I will be skipping it to go to everything at Vandy since I felt like I got a really good impression already at the interview. At Vandy, I felt like I only saw the library, so I think this is the better choice. Have fun everyone else! :)
 

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anybody hear anything about their financial aid package or scholarships?
 

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anybody hear anything about their financial aid package or scholarships?

Ugh, I sent in my info over a week ago and still no update that they have my tax information (kind of concerning - not something I want floating around or lost).

So does anyone know about the Woodruff Scholarship Interviews? Anyone?
 

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Ugh, I sent in my info over a week ago and still no update that they have my tax information (kind of concerning - not something I want floating around or lost).

So does anyone know about the Woodruff Scholarship Interviews? Anyone?

They just had the interviews this past weekend. Pray for financial aid.
 

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They just had the interviews this past weekend. Pray for financial aid.

:(

I got this really weird letter that Emory applied for a scholarship for NJ students from some NJ foundation on my behalf, but the foundation turned Emory down. I don't know what to make of it. Anyone else get something similar?
 

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So speaking of financial aid, how long did it take Emory to acknowledge receipt of your tax information? I sent it in over 2 weeks ago and whenevery I call they tell me they can't check their in-box. I'd just like to know if it were lost in the mail or something and I'll resend it...
 

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So speaking of financial aid, how long did it take Emory to acknowledge receipt of your tax information? I sent it in over 2 weeks ago and whenevery I call they tell me they can't check their in-box. I'd just like to know if it were lost in the mail or something and I'll resend it...

i mailed mine by overnight on a monday a couple weeks ago and they took it off my to do list on i think thursday of that week...hope that helps.:luck:
 

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i mailed mine by overnight on a monday a couple weeks ago and they took it off my to do list on i think thursday of that week...hope that helps.:luck:
Hmm, I should have known better than to put faith in the USPS...
 

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Anyone have Emory's matchlist for 2007?? Thanks Guys and Congrats on Emory Med!
 

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haha, mine was usps too...

I just faxed it. Should be quicker, although I don't like the fact that my tax information is floating around somwhere...

Quick question for other acceptees. I'm trying to keep this stuff straight and couldn't find documentation in my checkbook. Did we send in a deposit check with the return Letter of Intent?
 

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I just faxed it. Should be quicker, although I don't like the fact that my tax information is floating around somwhere...

Quick question for other acceptees. I'm trying to keep this stuff straight and couldn't find documentation in my checkbook. Did we send in a deposit check with the return Letter of Intent?

thats a negative. no deposit required.
 

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anyone else looking forward to second look this weekend? also, does anyone know when financial aid packages are coming out...it said starting in april...but maybe someone has an in?
 

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I think it will be posted on the OPUS thing. There's a newer link to "view/accept financial aid awards," although mine is not yet posted.
 

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I think it will be posted on the OPUS thing. There's a newer link to "view/accept financial aid awards," although mine is not yet posted.

ya, i've been checking opus...so at least i'm probably waiting at the right location. maybe they're waiting until after second look to give out the packages.
 

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"financial aid award acceptance" popped up on my "to do" list, but my award hasn't yet been posted in the financial aid section. I hope this means it'll be up soon!
 

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Also, Sanjay Gupta is having a book signing at Emory tomorrow. That rocks.

Dang, Jimmy Carter, Robert Novack, Salman Rushdie, David McCullough, the Marley brothers, Jerry Springer, and now Sanjay Gupta- all these people have spoken here at Emory in the last 6 months or so. Emory's pretty good at attracting speakers/performers. Sure, Berkeley could get Bill Gates and Yo Yo Ma, but you had to pay like $50 to see them... At Emory, all these lectures and concerts are FREEEE
 

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when i click on view fin aid/award thing on opus it says something like "aid year not set up for self service" does it say that for everyone else?
 

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"financial aid award acceptance" popped up on my "to do" list, but my award hasn't yet been posted in the financial aid section. I hope this means it'll be up soon!

same here! you'd think they wouldn't put it on our to-do list unless we could actually view it. ahh oh well, soon.
 

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same here! you'd think they wouldn't put it on our to-do list unless we could actually view it. ahh oh well, soon.

:( nothing new has showed up in my to do list.

and al sharpton was supposed to be there last week. haha
 

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when i click on view fin aid/award thing on opus it says something like "aid year not set up for self service" does it say that for everyone else?

It did earlier today, but now it says "inquiry access denied"
 

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So who's going to start the facebook group? ;)
 

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Sorry to take over the thread, but my financial aid award was posted. This is the first one I've gotten, so forgive me if I'm misunderstanding how this works.

I was really really disappointed. I got less than $40thousand, all in federal loans. Where the heck am I supposed to come up with the other $20thousand, to meet the budget of $60thousand? My EFC was only about $4000. Was I wrong to expect a little more help in the grant/scholarship/loan department? I was getting really excited about Emory, but I just don't see how I can attend with this kind of debt hanging over me. Their avg debt is like $110thousand... am I the one person who gets screwed with the $240thousand debt?

:( :( :(

Emory, I loved you so... why have you forsaken me?
 

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Sorry to take over the thread, but my financial aid award was posted. This is the first one I've gotten, so forgive me if I'm misunderstanding how this works.

I was really really disappointed. I got less than $40thousand, all in federal loans. Where the heck am I supposed to come up with the other $20thousand, to meet the budget of $60thousand? My EFC was only about $4000. Was I wrong to expect a little more help in the grant/scholarship/loan department? I was getting really excited about Emory, but I just don't see how I can attend with this kind of debt hanging over me. Their avg debt is like $110thousand... am I the one person who gets screwed with the $240thousand debt?

:( :( :(

Emory, I loved you so... why have you forsaken me?


sorry to hear that fuji. i was wondering about this myself after reading some of the posts about fin aid at emory from the previous years. a lot of people actually seem to be getting similar aid packages (if you can even call it AID) from the previous years. i wonder if they communicate with admissions and give big aid packages to the kids holding multiple big name acceptances first to see if they'll come and then if they drop their spot come may 15 shift that money to the kids who actually do end up coming there....

i dont know, maybe thats just wishful thinking. are you comparing fin aid packages to make your decision or were you intent on emory anyway??

:luck:
 

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sorry to hear that fuji. i was wondering about this myself after reading some of the posts about fin aid at emory from the previous years. a lot of people actually seem to be getting similar aid packages (if you can even call it AID) from the previous years. i wonder if they communicate with admissions and give big aid packages to the kids holding multiple big name acceptances first to see if they'll come and then if they drop their spot come may 15 shift that money to the kids who actually do end up coming there....

i dont know, maybe thats just wishful thinking. are you comparing fin aid packages to make your decision or were you intent on emory anyway??

:luck:

Warning: long, venting, sticker-shock rant coming up.

I was really leaning toward emory, getting excited about their growth, curriculum, the atlanta area, etc, but I just don't know if I can go now. I can't justify this debt to myself, my significant other, my future kids... what happened to the hundreds of millions of dollars that emory med received last year? I really thought they would at least spread the love with enough LOANS to cover the cost of their enormous tuition. Gosh, this is depressing... I really hope it's not just because my parents didn't give me their taxes till about March 28. They said to get all the FA docs in early, but I didn't really believe they would actually run out of money. What can I do? I called my parents EVERY SINGLE DAY for over a month, and every week for several months before that, but they just did not get their taxes together. I really don't want to blame them, because I love them and I know they are very very busy, but I hope that they are not the reason I have to give up emory. Sorry, needed to vent.
 

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Hmm... I still have nothing posted, but this is not looking good. :( I'm pretty sure I will not be going if I don't at least get a little help...
 

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I also got a really crappy "financial aid package," if you can even call it that, uggh. 3rd one of the day too full of federal loans.

Emory
8500 Sub Stafford
30000 Unsub stafford

UMDNJ - NJMS and RWJ
8500 Sub Stafford
21500 Unsub stafford

Where are the grants? scholarships? love of any kind!??!

:(
 

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Hmm... I still have nothing posted, but this is not looking good. :( I'm pretty sure I will not be going if I don't at least get a little help...

yeh i don't have anything either... hmm
 
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