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From what I've seen from previous applicants/matriculants, it seems like flexmed adcom acknowledges hs activities if they're significant and/or meaningful enough. Significant volunteering/work experience, national (maybe regional) awards, startups, etc. are things you can include. Club membership, minor leadership roles would be ignored.how many activities are you guys listing on your app? Do you think they want to know things from high school? Or only research/clinical/etc. from college? I have lots of things form hs but im not sure if they would care/want to know about them.
Hey guys, I'm also planning on applying to Flexmed
Why do I need the "Flex" in FlexMed? -That is because I would like to advance my skill and expertise in religion. This age is the optimal age to memorize all the verses by heart with proper pronunciation. I memorized an entire chapter this summer, and realized how difficult it would be while taking my undergraduate courses and even more so when I'm older.
What do u guys think?
Chocolate Acid,on the application, it says for fall 2018. Does this mean it is for people who can enroll in 2018?
Solid chance assuming everything else is just as great (essays, interview).Hey guys was hoping someone can provide some insight on what my chances are at being admitted.
UCLA second year
3.86 overall GPA (3.88 Science)
4.62 High School GPA
200 hours of research in immunotherapy lab
50 hours of research in lab that is part of Department of Head and Neck Surgery at David Geffen
Undergraduate Assistant for Chemistry
went to Dominican Republic as part of Global Medical Training
High School EC:
Counselor at Camp Gan Israel for two summers (700 hours)
Volunteer at Senior Living center (200 hours)
volunteer at hospital (50 hours)
Thanks for the advice! Will do.@PaceMaker120 It is really hard to say whether or not you will be competitive without a 2 semester college GPA. Wait until the end of your first 2 semesters and then ask this question. Your test scores look ok. EC wise they also look great but you also need to have new EC's that you start while in college, and ideally one of them should be a leadership role.
I'll reply just like I did to someone with a similarly exceptional record:Hi everyone! My first Student Doctor Network post
Do you think it is realistic for me to apply? Is it a super far reach? Just a sophomore asking out of curiosity.
I really like the feel of NYC and it seems like it could be a potentially amazing fit. My flex factor has to do with my major.
State University in Midwest
Biology + Philanthropic Studies Majors
Spanish + Computer Science minors
Undergrad Leadership Award
VP of philanthropic org, Exec Board for Health-related club, Exec Board for Service Fraternity, 3 research experiences (1 poster, 1 publication awaiting >300 hours), ~100 hours of clinical experience (shadowing + volunteering in bilingual), starting a non-profit, part of health advocacy club, ~50 hours of non-clinical volunteering
--> hoping for internship at non-profit spring semester
4.0 GPA (unweighted)
2260 SAT (1 sitting)
National Merit Scholar
National AP Scholar
NHS, study abroad, Intel, orchestra (few state solo awards)
Personally I think you have a good shot...I think the experience you have really does shine through and while stats are one thing, I don't think anyone can really give a solid prediction. The hard part is if you can communicate why you want to be in the FlexMed program and why you want to be a doctor. I think if you can do that why not give it a shot? Also hey! I officially got my CNA license too! Good luck!Hello, I was wondering what my chances are
College in city university system in NYC
Biochemistry major with bioinformatics concentration
Psychology minor, maybe also in Latin?
3.96 GPA (so far have taken 1 year English, 1 year Gen Chem with Lab, 1 year of Bio with Lab, 2 100 level psych courses, 1 year of math (pre-calc & calc), taking Orgo 1 with lab this semester)
Intern at Tech program at Cornell Tech, part time job as remote medical scribe, 200 hours of non clinical volunteering, 100 hours clinical volunteering, co-founder of charity program at local religious center, mentoring 3 high school students
Next semester, I am taking a CNA course so that I can start working over the summer and throughout junior year as a CNA to get actual patient care experience
2130 SAT one sitting
National Latin Exam medalist (2 years)
VP of Girls Who Code Club
Volunteer at local religious center ~300 hours
I had a couple of questions as well- do they ask for official reports of SAT etc (I want to know so that I can order them ahead of time)
What happens if I change my major at the end of the year?
Do admits typically start medical school after senior year or is it possible to start after junior year. Also, how is everyone going about that last essay question: "Describe how FlexMed will change your educational plan and enhance your future career in medicine. Please concentrate on how you will use the flexibility afforded by FlexMed, and not on the FlexMed requirements." ?
Unfortunately their are very few resources that state what the stats are for FlexMed. That being said, I think your stats look to be in the range where it would make sense to apply.
What was the interview like? JC even though I know it's a long way from now.Got into FlexMed in 2016. Some stats from that year's accepted class:
10 Computational Science & Engineering
26 Humanities and Social Science
19 Biomedical Science
SAT Reading: 737
SAT Math: 754
SAT Writing: 739
55 Admitted out of 763 Applications
There is no Ivy bias. I'm from a Midwestern state school.
I would say go for it- you seem like a competitive applicant.Can anyone chance me based on my stats?
HS GPA: 3.9 unweighted
Superscored SAT: 2170 - 800 Math, 720 Verbal, and 650 Writing
Undergrad: Top 15 Liberal Arts School
Undergrad GPA: 3.92 cGPA, 3.92 sGPA
Tentative major: Biochemistry; but have strong interest in music and public health
-Campus volunteer EMT
-EMT Academic Intern
-Community Health Center Intern
-REU research experience (~2.5 months)
-Teaching science to underrepresented elementary school kids
-National Merit Scholarship Winner
-National AP Scholar
Flexmed is Icahn-Mount Sinai's early assurance program. Highly competitive students in their second year can apply to it and if they get in they do not take the MCAT and have a seat waiting for them in Mount Sinai's medical school provided that they complete certain prereq courses and experiences.
From these chance me posts I feel like most of you are looking at chances too much from a stats stand point. Admissions into the program is really heavily dependent on your flexmed plan, that is what will you do with the time they are giving you. Basically you should sufficiently answer the question "why would we give you an acceptance right now, when we can give you one later when you apply the normal cycle?". You really need a well thought out plan that you would have preferably started already in high school. It helps if this plan involves a strong interest in something outside of medicine.
For those wondering, I applied to flexmed before. I didn't get in but I got an interview and was able to see the applicants they are looking for. Funnily enough I am applying this current cycle to medical school and they have invited me to interview in their normal cycle lol. So it's not the end of the world if you don't get into flexmed.
also the wording of the activities section confuses me. do we rank all our awards/activities/etc. chronologically and then categorize them. Or do we categorize them first and then order them chronologically within each category block
I believe that it is best to do it purely chronologically. As in, list all of your activities in chronological order but place the appropriate "tag" or category.
Thanks for sharing that information!Heyo! I'm also applying, and actually--I asked them, and they said they want it in chronological order with newest at the top and oldest at the bottom, sorted by category--that is, all Health Care Exposure things together, all Employments together, etc.
Best of luck to everyone else applying! <3