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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by sacrament, Feb 15, 2002.
Hey fellow acceptee. I called because I was curious about the time element also. I was told not to worry, that they will not change their mind . The lady also said the delay is due to them having to evaluate you prereqs to ensure complience and to inform us of what needs to be done individualy. Basically, what she said was each letter is specific for each person accepted, so it takes time for the letter to be drafted. So, I guess we just need to wait.
Congratulations on your acceptance!!
<img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> Congrats to the both of you. I'll be applying to OHSU in a couple more years. So, not to open too big of a can of worms, but what were your secrets to acceptance? High MCATs, Stellar GPAs, Tarot Cards, Tea Leaves? I gotta know.
Welcome to SDN beasley. I am not certain what it was that got me in. I have a good GPA(3.75 in Biochemistry/ Biophysics) and average MCAT (28), but I have six years as a firefighter/ EMT, veteran, volunteer hours, and others stuff. I am also older than average. Basically, I feel I have good life experiences and decent numbers. Also, I felt my interviews went very well. I feel I am an easy-going, fun-loving guy and I think that made my interviews actually fun. Like I said, I do not know what exactly helped me get accepted, but I would say remain focused in your studies, be sure you know what you are getting into, and do what you find fun and exciting.
OHSU is the best medical school in the country and the hospital is also top notch.
I was accepted in December and received my follow-up packet three or four weeks later. Don't worry, it'll come... the good news is that they don't require a deposit... yea! In the meantime you might want to call the finacial aid office and have them send you a scholarship application. Remember your FAFSA must be submitted by March 1st too. Congratulation to P60001 and Sacrament... are you guys going to go to OHSU for sure? Beasley... the best advice I can give you is to be sure and have A LOT of experience (volunteer, work, and medical). OHSU puts a lot of emphasis on maturity and experience. The interview is also key, and it helps to have something that makes you stand out. I think it was my athletic involvement that made the biggest contribution to my being accepted. Of course, you have to have a good GPA and MCATs too, but nothing of genius proportions. The average numbers of those accepted are a 3.6 GPA and 10 on each section of the MCAT. Hope that helps.
Thanks Irongirl. I have an interview with Dartmouth next month, but unless they will essentially pay for me to go there I will matriculate at OHSU. There is not much reason for me to go anywhere but OHSU. OHSU has an awsome program that is perfect for what I want. How about you, are you positive you will go to OHSU?
P60001: Yes, I'm going to OHSU for sure, I withdrew from the other schools I was accepted to and have turned down additional interviews. The only school that had a chance of luring me away from OHSU was Hopkins... they waitlisted me. However, I had decided prior to their decision that if I got into Hopkins, I'd keep it my little secret and go to OHSU (hee hee hee). I love OHSU, and I like Portland A LOT better than Baltimore. I couldn't quite see myself going for a bike ride with a bullet proof vest on. Good luck with your Dartmouth Interview.
Thanks Irongirl. We'll have to keep in touch, since we will most likely (99.9%) be classmates next year.
I received my follow up letter from OHSU today. It did not mention much other than must have BS, send transcripts, maintain "comensurate" GPA, and to send back letter that states you are interested and meet standards. Also, they require no money to hold your spot ,so that is nice. Anyway, you should get something soon.
If only i could be in your spots. I love Portland and the surrounding area. Too bad a reject letter will soon be headed on its way here.