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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Goku, Mar 2, 2002.

  1. Goku

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    I just came back from my interview yestersday 3/1 at GW.

    The class has NOT been filled yet, this according to Darrell V. They will offer roughly double the class size (150) or just shy of 300 acceptances.
    The waitlist isn't ranked and is active. People are pulled from throughout the cycle. There was a 4th year Student on the Adcom in the room who answered a bunch of our questions. He said they still had quite a few apps to go through.
    He himself came off of the waitlist.

    Last year's class ratio 60% female :cool:

    BTW, got my pre-interview reject from stanford, the warmest "you suck" letter yet.

    Goodluck All
     
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  3. Doctora Foxy

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    Awesome! I'll be there on Thursday to interview. Anybody else gonna be there then?

    Thank you for the wonderful info!!! :D
     
  4. Goku

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    Goodluck next thursday Dr. Foxy and relax the interviews are laid back get to know you types. I think we had 15 interviewees on friday. The downside is that is takes 6-8 weeks for a reply arrrgghhh! The difficulty in waiting <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  5. locitamd

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    when I interviewed (Feb 8th) they told us 10 weeks till we would hear. However, I'm pleased to announce that it took less than four weeks to get my acceptance (got it in the mail this morning), so maybe they're moving more quickly nowadays.

    G'luck w/the interview foxy.
     
  6. Doctora Foxy

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    confrats locitamd!!!!! <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" />
     
  7. Goku

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    Congratulations locitamd :)
     
  8. nysurg

    nysurg A chance to cut...

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    So I was there for my interview on Feb. 19th and they told us that it would take atleast 10 weeks for us to hear from them and that it takes a long time because the interviewers have to turn in the stuff. I, however, saw both of my interviewers turn in my stuff and he told me that it would definitely take 10 weeks for me! Well, I got home tonight to find an ACCEPTANCE in the mail dated 2/25/02!!! I am so excited...I am definitely going here if I don't get into Albert Einstein!! <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" />
     
  9. Goku

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    congrats ny!!!!! :D
    That was really fast!
     
  10. nysurg

    nysurg A chance to cut...

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    Thanks Goku...I am still in shock...I thought that the letter was junk mail from them inviting me to some kinda of weekend thing or maybe a thanks for coming and visiting you will be hearing from us in about 10 weeks...but it wasn't. I think that I will definitely be there in the fall if I don't get into Einstein. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" />
     
  11. Goku

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    nypostbac, Congrats again, I was really impressed by GW.

    Was it a thin or think envelope?
     
  12. locitamd

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    Sorry for not saying this earlier, but I couldn't log on last night - so thank you Foxy and Goku! Truly appreciate it.

    In answer to your question, the envelope was a full size (9x12) envelope, although not too thick - however, you can see the "Congratulations" through the white envelope... :D


    Good luck you guys!
     
  13. nysurg

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    Yeah...it was a thin envelope with 3 pieces of paper...the actual acceptance letter and 2 contracts for acceptance (one for you to send back and one for you to keep). Yeah I didn't see the congrats through the envelope because I didn't think that I was going to hear from them so soon. Thanks again.
     
  14. Dr. Kermit

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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 Goku:
    <strong>

    The waitlist isn't ranked and is active. People are pulled from throughout the cycle.

    </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I interviewed on 9/20 and was placed on the alternate list on 11/1. I was offered an admission on 12/24, but declined it. (Most likely going to attend Einstein or Temple.)

    Good luck!
     
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    Congrats to those accepted at GW..good luck to those on the alternate list....does anyone know how this whole system works? Why have some people who interviewed on a later date than others get placed on the alternate list...and those with an earlier interview haven't heard anything yet? I wonder if there's a "we don't know what to do with you yet" pile?
     
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  17. Schubie

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    I think I'm on that "we don't know what to do with you yet" pile. I was sent a not saying that I'm on their pre-interview waitlist, but that was a while ago. Does anyone know if GW is still offering interviews?
     
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    I called GW last week and they said I am still under review. They did however mention that GW stops interviewing next week for sure, so if you haven't heard by now, its not looking too good. I am gonna call them up one last time today, but I have pretty much got the impression they are not sending out anymore invites at this stage.
     
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    For anyone who is most likely going to GW, can you tell me why? For those of you who interviewed and are not going, same question?
    Thanks.
     
  20. Dr. Kermit

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    While I really enjoy the DC area (most of my family is from northern VA), I went to school in Baltimore, and wanted a change of environment. Also, for 50K a year, I wanted a school that had better clinical exposure and patient contact than GW. I'm currently holding positions at Temple and Einstein and I thought that the clinical training at these two schools were better. Also, I didn't want to spend 15-20K a year on housing. Philly and the Bronx are cheaper and Einstein also has dorms, so that would greatly reduce my cost. I thought the students at GW were awesome, and I would be happy going there if it were my only acceptance, but fortunately I have cheaper options!
     
  21. futrfysician

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    I really liked GWU myself. I know someone thre and so I was comfortable knowing what she knew ahead of time. Student populace is awesome I would concur.

    Price is scary, but I'll have some assets to eliminate some of the cost if not all.

    I disagree with Washington's clinical capability. There isn't a better area for clinical exercises save NY. Some hospitals have a more diverse patient populace than most others and the ability to go elsewhere is still there in 4th year, like say to Mayo like one friend of mine from Howard.
     
  22. Doctora Foxy

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    here's a funny question: Is there a place in that library meeting room for me to put my little suitcase/jacket/purse during the interview? I feel weird bringing my suitcase but I might have to. :)
     
  23. Goku

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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 Doctora Foxy:
    <strong>here's a funny question: Is there a place in that library meeting room for me to put my little suitcase/jacket/purse during the interview? I feel weird bringing my suitcase but I might have to. :) </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yes there is, a few interviewees brought some luggage.
     
  24. Dr. Kermit

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    As for clinical training, I would prefer to do it at either Temple or Einstein only because their students do 80-90% of the work. Both are very busy hospitals that treat underserved individuals which is the path I wish to pursue. A few of the third and fourth years I talked to at GW said that many patients are wealthier or are diplomats and generally, they don't want med students working on them. I found that a shame.
     

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