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  1. I got in

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    My interview in next week. So, please post you experiences, thoughts, and feelings about FINCH. How long was the interview?
    What time did you get done that day?
    I am flying in O'Hare; what did you use as transportation from the airport to the school?
    Was it a "stress" interview or laid back?
    Any responses are welcomed.
     
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    <a href="http://forums.studentdoctor.net/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=010098&p=" target="_blank">Look what I found!</a>

    <a href="http://forums.studentdoctor.net/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=010650&p=" target="_blank">And here's another good one!</a>

    geez, wehere's the search function when you need it? I just went through 14 pages pressing "control F Finch"..... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />

    If there are any questions that are not answered by those 2 threads, please repost them and I will answer them :D Also feel free to PM me!

    Best of luck!
     
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    Originally posted by j2001:

    My interview in next week. So, please post you experiences, thoughts, and feelings about FINCH.

    How long was the interview?

    2 INTERVIEWS, 30-50 MINUTES LONG

    What time did you get done that day? 1:08PM :)

    I am flying in O'Hare; what did you use as transportation from the airport to the school?
    METROPOLITAN LIMO SERVICES. A TOWN CAR PICKED ME UP AT THE AIRPORT AND A REAL LIMO PICKED ME UP TO GO BACK. IT COSTED $38. FOR A SHARED VAN, USED THE SHUTTLE SERVICE THAT YOU WILL FIND RIGHT NEAR THE BAGGAGE CLAIM (SHUTTLE EXPRESS??) AND THAT COST $34. AS YOU CAN SEE, THE LIMO WAS THE BETTER DEAL HERE IMHO! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> THE # FOR METRO LIMO IS ON THE SHEET THAT THEY SENT YOU INVITING YOU TO INTERVIEW. IF YOU CAN'T FIND THE # PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I'LL LOOK IT UP FOR YOU.

    Was it a "stress" interview or laid back?
    LAID BACK!
     
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    Thanks a billion Dra Foxy.
    You are a life-saver..
    Keep us posted when you hear something.
    Again, thank you.
     
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    oh, I just wanted to add that I stayed with a student host in the condos right next to the school and I recommend it!
     
  6. THE instiGATOR

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    Good luck, j2001! I wish I could help, but I withdrew my app from Finch a while ago.

    This application cycle is turning into a real nail-biter for you, isn't it? Any good news yet? You're on a good number of waitlists, right? Maybe you'll get pulled off a couple in the end and will have the opportunity to choose. That will be cool! :)
     
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    Hey Swampy: things are getting scarier now. Yes, I am on 4 waitlists (VCU, GWU, CREIGHTON, and EVMS-all easy schools but no love for good old me.
    I have almost given up hope in this year's cycle and FINCH is my last interview.
    I hope you enjoy Alabama and studying medicine there.
    Do you have any wild plans for the summer yet?
    PAARTTAYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Anyhow, goodluck.
     
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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 j2001:
    <strong>Do you have any wild plans for the summer yet?
    PAARTTAYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Anyhow, goodluck.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Lots of my friends (smart folks who graduated in 3-4 years, unlike me) moved back home from Gainesville. I'm doing the same and working. There will be many o' nights on the town. They keep telling me how the area has changed so much. Can't wait to visit all the new bars! :) Life's always a party when you live in the vacation spot of others! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    You should hear from at least one of those schools! Any one in particular that you are hoping to hear good news from?
     
  9. I got in

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    Any of these that accepts me will be my choice. This process is so random and I still walking with my cloud of gloom/ill-luck (over my head). But now I have such a great appreciation and understanding of the hardwork and dedication that all of us put in the process. The admissions process is highly random and may require more work than I had anticipated.
    Swampy, I do look upto all the reapplicants who had the courage to fight with the SCAMCAS again. And, will try even harder in the admissions cycle of 2003. If you dont mind sharing, could you elaborate on how you spend your lag/application year? I do recall that you were finishing undergrad-so did you pick up another major or further embellished your earlier coursework.
    Lastly, quoting Wayne and Garth "PARTY ON".
     
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    I would have had to sit out two years had I elected to finish my major requirements the summer following my failed application. Because the MCAT was my weak area and I couldn't prepare in time for the April exam, I would have had to try to squeeze in prep while finishing some very difficult classes. So, I decided to dedicate the summer to MCAT prep, work and good ol' volunteerism. I paired up with an incoming grad student and studied for the big exam.

    After boosting my MCAT from a 26 to a 30, I decided to finish my degree with style. I tacked on an extra class to get my degree certified by the American Chemical Society and decided to write a thesis to graduate with high or highest honors (the thesis sucks a big one, but hey...it gets the job done).

    So, no extra degrees for me. I bumped up my MCAT, kicked my GPA up a notch or two, worked, logged serious shadow time (a little less than a year) and am finishing my degree with a "special" certification. Essentially, I iced the cake. Fortunately, I think you can do the same. It's easier to fix a low MCAT than it is to repair an inadequate GPA. You are in the same boat I was last year, I think. Hopefully you won't have to worry about reapplying. It is hell! Especially when you have little support from the parental figures.
     
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    Yep, I totally am in your shoes, but august MCAT will be my third time taking the test.
    The path that you selected seems highly impressive to me. Seems like you achieved quite a lot in 12 months.
    Thanks for the explaination. The route that you took definitely helped you to become a "stonger applicant". I may end up finishing my second degree in psychology(I only need 7 more bull crap credits). And, then work in either a lab or a psyc clinic. I really need to make a decision between these two.Anyhow, have a great time whem you move back home and relax before you hit the books again. <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
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    Yep, I totally am in your shoes, but august MCAT will be my third time taking the test.
    The path that you selected seems highly impressive to me. Seems like you achieved quite a lot in 12 months.
    Thanks for the explaination. The route that you took definitely helped you to become a "stonger applicant". I may end up finishing my second degree in psychology(I only need 7 more bull crap credits). And, then work in either a lab or a psyc clinic. I really need to make a decision between these two.Anyhow, have a great time whem you move back home and relax before you hit the books again. <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
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    I just took a look at the academic timeline for Finch. Do they really start classes in July?! I can't believe it. I have never heard of classes starting so early.
     
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    I think their orientation starts around July 26th and school starts a week later. It sucks, but I guess that extra time might just give us extra time to learn the material. It's also because they are on a quarter system: fall, winter, and spring.

    After my interviews at Finch, the interview coordinator told me I would hear from them in 2 weeks (yes I know that sounds crazy!). Well, today was the 2 week mark and nada. Why would she tell me such a short time? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
     

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