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Georgetown -- how long between interview and decision?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Diogenes, Apr 4, 2002.

  1. Diogenes

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    Quick question:

    How long between your interview date and the day you got the decision (and what was it)?
     
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  3. Diogenes

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    this thread is (was) screwed up. how long between Georgetown interviews and decisions?
     
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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 bjc:
    <strong>this thread is screwed up. how long between Georgetown interviews and decisions?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I think it depends...did you get one of those "highly select pool" letters? If so, apparently writing them a "love letter" will get you in. I'm not sure how long it takes if they haven't sent you anything though.
     
  5. Diogenes

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    My question is how long between interviews and hearing any news at all, whether it be acceptance or highly select pool or whatever.
     
  6. vyc

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    i think it took them about 6 weeks to get back to me.
     
  7. gellybean

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    I interviewed at Georgetown 1st week of March and got a letter the 1st week of April. I was put into the highly select pool. Does anyone know who are we supposed to address the "love letter" to? What exactly are we supposed to write...any ideas...i really want to attend this school. thanks!
     
  8. cleaner

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    I interviewed the last week of February and I still haven't heard back yet. Is this bad news? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
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    It took a month (exactly) after my interview before I got the acceptance call. I interviewed around 11-20something and got the call 12-20something. Hope this helps and good luck.
     
  10. cleaner

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    Thanks Darwin for posting, I can finally go to bed (EST), I was just obsessively refreshing SDN just to see if anyone would respond. So now my question is, "what?! They called you?!" - Do they call everyone they accept? How long after the call did your acceptance come in the mail? Hmmm...I have "empty" voice messages on my machine, but I have a feeling it wasn't the admissions people. ARGH! I hate hate hate waiting. Sorry for the outburst :mad:
     
  11. lmm

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    I got a big envelope in the mail. Interviewed 10/29 and got the envelope the second week of December ~6 weeks.
    I never got a call!
     
  12. cleaner

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    Hi, I've heard that the decisions Gtown sends are in small envelopes, can you confirm whether they're big or small cuz apparently they sent out my decision 2 weeks ago, but I never got it, and I'm wondering if it's because it was too big to fit into my mailbox which is dinky (wishful thinking).
     
  13. lmm

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    Big envelope.
     
  14. hawkeyes

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    big envelope as well, no call. If you really want to go to Gtown, the best best thing I think to do is to write that love letter. It's supposed to be a 3 paragraph, persuasive letter (in Ms Sullivan's words) addressed to Dr. Russell Wall, the Chairman on the Committee of Admissions. It is perhaps a good thing to write two letters. One for now, and save the 3 paragraph letter for in case you are waitlisted. I really don't think that not hearing necessarily means bad news. If they were going to reject you, that would come fairly quickly since G town seems to know the kind of students that they want, and the kind that dont want them (which, Ms Sullivan says is the only kind they reject). Anyway, write a sincere letter to see if you will sway the decision before hearing from them, and if waitlisted, write the love letter.
     
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    Interviewed end of January, received big envelope 3rd week of February. I LOOOVVVEEEE it there. Best of luck to all those still waiting...keep the faith!
     
  16. lmm

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    What do you love about it? To me, it seems like there are SDNers who love it and those who hate it. I'm going there as of right now, but I really have mixed feelings about it.
     
  17. cleaner

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    hawkeyes, thanks for the advice, but actually, I'm just waiting to hear from them post interview. They told me they mailed the decision letter to me two weeks ago, but I never got it, so they're resending one.
     
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    hawkeyes, thanks for the advice, but actually, I'm just waiting to hear from them post interview. They told me they mailed the decision letter to me two weeks ago, but I never got it, so they're resending one.
     
  19. Patsfan

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    Just wanted to say I got a call too. I got it about 2-3 weeks post interview in November. My interviewer called me. Maybe it depends on who interviewed you. Also, has anyone noticed that it slipped completely out of the top 50 rankings by US News. How'd that happen?
     
  20. Cali-Girl

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    Imm: I don't know if there's any one specific aspect of G-town that I can point to and say, "Yes, THIS is why I love it so much." It's more a general feeling in my gut and in my heart. I grew up ten minutes away from G-town and have been dying to move back to DC since moving 7 years ago for undergrad. The city is amazing, the research opportunities in DC are phenomenal, but above all else there is a real sense of history and tradition. I fell in love with the philosophy of the school, because it is one that I incorporate in my personal life: to treat THE WHOLE person; mind, body, and soul. It's not so much that religion is drilled into you when you are there, but it's the fact that G-town is even willing to talk about it. It is acceptable to use words like faith, God, etc. I'm not saying that other schools don't have the same philosophy, but at G-town they are very up front about it and that's what I liked. I know there have been mixed feelings about G-town on SDN, but I think it's a school you either love or you hate. Few people are in between. And for better or for worse, I fell in love with it from the moment I laid eyes on it. Every single physician I have met out here in California that went to G-town med raves about it. They all have one thing in common: they say that they were sooooooo much more prepared for residency in terms of clinical knowledge than their peers. Whereas their peers were fumbling through the PDR trying to figure out what to do for a patient, the G-town grads knew their stuff backwards and forwards. I think this is mostly due to the rigor of the 3rd and 4th year curriculum, which I am personally looking very forward to. Good luck with your decision, and I hope to see you there in August!
     
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    Cali-Girl,
    Thanks for that! I liked the philosophy too! And the clinical training is definitely impressive. See you in August!
     
  22. hawkeyes

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    Cali-girl, thanks for articulating what I myself feel re: G'town. I LOVED it for it's approach to medical training and to the patients that they treat. I def agree w/you that it is a school that you either love or hate. I think it is becuase they are so upfront with their philosophy, no excuses, no apologies, and you have to respect a school that believes in the ideals it holds, believes them to be true, believes that that is the best way that they can train their students to be excellent doctors. I think it's way too bad that they feel out of the top 50. I really wonder why.
     
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    Someone mentioned in a previous thread that it might deal with stem cell research. Part of the ranking deals with the NIH funding. If Georgetown doesn't do Stem Cell research, they might have missed out on some funding. Possibly?
     
  24. hawkeyes

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    That makes sense. Anyone know if Georgetown has a 2nd look weekend?
     
  25. DrSuga

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    I've emailed a few first years and they don't recall having a formal 2nd look weekend. You can stay with a student if you'd like, but I don't think there's any coordinated activities planned.
     
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    It took them 12 weeks to send me a response. At the six week mark, my file had yet to be reviewed.
     
  27. dr. momo

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    hello all~

    i was just there today. they said pretty much the last batch would be reviewed from the third week of april to the fourth week of april, and that the decisions would be sent around the beginning of may.

    they also specifically said that if you are placed in the highly select pool, you won't be considered unless you write a letter....so write a letter if you really want to go there!

    good luck! :) :)
     
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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 dr. momo:
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    they also specifically said that if you are placed in the highly select pool, you won't be considered unless you write a letter....so write a letter if you really want to go there!

    good luck! :) :) </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Interviewed: Nov 29
    High Select: Jan 16

    I spent alot of time looking into G-town during the app process. I liked what I saw so much, I was considering even applying early decision at one point (probably during a desperate, fear-of-not-getting in moment). There were many things to like about the school and I'm honored they liked me so much, with the caliber of students this school attracts.

    Thanx for letting us know about them not reviewing us unless a letter is sent. I'm waiting til the 2nd week of May to see if I get pulled off somewhere else (Pritzker) before writing a letter. Just feel it would be fake of me to write a letter when I have 3 schools that I'm waitlisted at that I like better.
     
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    I interviewed there on March 4th and got an acceptance call from my interviewer on April 9th. She said it was up to each interviewer whether or not a call is made, or if we find out the good news via the 'big envelope.' My packet had been sent the day before, but didn't reach me until the 12th...sooo glad she called!!!

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