Has anyone submitted yet? I will probably do so in the next week or so. Some essays were longer than others. I've heard nothing but good things from GEMS students on these forums...so not sure why all the negativity is on this feed! Good luck to you all
I think the negativity arises from folks who have a degree of entitlement. Short of calling them narccissits for I have read that this Program has been in existence for 40+ years. Can we therefore assume that in those 40+ years, all has been abyss? Not really! Does the GEMS Program admit students every year? It surely does. So the logic that the admissions is a mess, is surely an assumption, for how do those admitted students get in? I have faced my own issues during my academic life, and I have blamed anybody whom I can except myself, but when I make a thorough self evaluation, most often times it is me who screwed up. For instance, they'd ask for most current recommendation letters, I was busy submitting a letter from 2-4 years ago. A LOR from your science professor, here I am submitting a letter from a Lab. Tech or a History professor, or a Medical doctor I shadowed, thinking that it'd be more relevant. How does an MD know my cognitive abilities?
I attended one of the Webnairs, after e-mailing the Program all my questions about admissions, and yes, they were all answered. So, hopefully, I will be one of the lucky ones this year.