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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by DoctaJay, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. DoctaJay

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    Does anyone know when Howard University SOM starts class? Is it crazy early like meharry and morehouse?
     
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    I think it is July if you do PARP and just Mid August if you do not .
     
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    is the PARP program mandatory like Meharry's and Morehouse's? Are can you opt out of it?
     
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    I do not think it is for everybody like the other school's. I think it is invite only.
     
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    DoctaJay-

    You much choose LLU for 2 reasons:

    1. It sunny California! (Nashville is pretty cool)
    2. Im on the WL for Meharry :)

    Thought I would share:)
     
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    Im not quite sure when it starts. When I interviewed there they said mid-July but they did mention they were considering changing that date for orientation. But I think it is pretty early.
     
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    Per my acceptance letter, orientation starts Wednesday, July 18.

    The PARP program is not for everybody. It is by invitation only and it is only for accepted students lacking extensive science backgrounds or those with science backgrounds but haven't taken science courses in years. The PARP program is designed for these sets of people so that they're not too far behind in the sciences by the time classes start.
     
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    LOL. Man, you have no idea how much I would love to go to LLU...but the Lord is makin me wait, so we'll see! I know things will work out for you though!
     
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    It's kind of funny when you think about it, but a good number of us could be classmates in a few months.:laugh:

    How crazy would that be?:laugh:
     
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    yeah that is early, short vacation! lol.
     
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    it feels unreal to me.
     
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    hey guys. This excerpt on the PARP program was taken from the following link: http://www.med.howard.edu/lloyd/HUCM_Information_06-07.pdf

    Preliminary Academic Reinforcement Program
    The summer residential Medical-Dental Preliminary Academic Reinforcement Program (PARP)
    enrolls 30 disadvantaged College of Medicine and College of Dentistry applicants in a six-week
    prematriculation summer program. These applicants are invited to participate in the programbased
    on their academic background and disadvantaged status. Applicants who are selected for PARP
    show promise for successful completion of professional study in medicine or dentistry but do not
    present with the grades, test scores, and/or academic background needed for admission without
    attending the program. Upon successful completion of PARP, the applicant is considered for full
    admission into the College of Medicine or College of Dentistry.

    Participants are introduced during the program to a variety of activities designed to increase their
    likelihood of success in health professions school. These activities include selected portions of the
    first-year medical and dental curriculum taught by faculty from the Colleges of Medicine and
    Dentistry, as well as by student tutors. The student tutors are academically outstanding students
    chosen from among those who earned honor grades in first-year medical and dental school courses.
    Primary care exposure, emphasizing the development of cultural competence, is provided through
    presentations by clinical faculty. These presentations focus on the primary care approachtodiseases
    often seen in medically underserved communities. The program also includes activities designed to
    inform students about financial aid, stress management, learning styles and time management.
    Applicants cannot apply directly for admission to the Preliminary Academic Reinforcement (PARP)
    program. PARP participants are chosen from among interviewed applicants to the entering classes
    of the College of Medicine and College of Dentistry.

    The program is supported by a grant from the Health Careers Opportunity Program, Health Careers
    Diversity and Development, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services
    Administration, U.S. Public Health Service.

    Questions regarding the Medical-Dental Preliminary Academic Reinforcement Program may be
    directed to:

    Office of Medical Education
    College of Medicine
    Howard University
    520 W Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20059
    202-806-6282
     
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    So, why do you think I've been nice to most of you on these threads? :smuggrin:

    Coz I figure someday I might need help with that killer 4-page-biochemical-basis-of-mycetogenetic-and-nephrolithological pathway :laugh:


    j/k
     
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    You got jokes, eh?:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    It will really be funny. We will have to meet up at the Starbucks in the old Howard Inn on Orientation day or some time before that to meet each other or something.

    Assuming that most of us decide to go to Howard. Otherwise, it will be at SNMA, AMSA, or AMA meetings.
     
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    out of curiosity how long did it take for you to get the acceptance packet after the email was sent from the admissions office?
     
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    Hey for those who have been accepted to Howard..when did u guys interview if yall dont mind me asking?
     
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    I interviewed Janurary 17th, 2007.
     
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    I think I interviewed there on November 14th and got accepted on December 18th. Not too bad. Good Luck and I hope you get that accpeptance if you haven't already.
     
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    Thanks I just found out this week that I was accepted but Im still waiting on the formal letter to come in. How long after you received the email saying your decision was mailed out did the acceptance letter come? Congratulations on your acceptance as well! Good Luck with others as well.
     
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    interviewed on 11-8-06
     
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    I got an email on December 14 stating my letter had been typed and signed and once again got my acceptance letter 4 days later on the 18th.
     
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    Yep, already fantasizing about medical school as well...hanging out at the coolest corner at Starbucks....sleek black stethoscope hanging out of snow-white lab coat pocket :p ...huge "Biochemistry of Human Diseases" book on the right hand ;) .... a 64-ounce cup of hot latte on the left :D .... and the next block exams hanging on the back of our minds :eek: .

    This is getting scarier by the minute... :scared: :scared:
     
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    hmmm, its been a week now and still no letter kind of making me a bit nervous. guess Ill call the admissions office tommorrow. thanks.
     
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    I am in the same predicament. I received an email stating that a letter was signed and in the mail, but i have yet to receive the formal letter and it's been a week.
     
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    it should be in the mail, if its been a week you can call Ms. Walk in the admissions and ask about the letter and about your decision (if you choose). I finally got my letter a week and a day after the email and when I called they said they sent it out after presidents day weekend and not that friday when the email was sent. It should come soon hopefully, but I would call the Howard admissions office. Good Luck!
     
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    Thanks! I'll definately give Howard a call.
     
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    I received the same email. I received my letter on Saturday. It probably depends on where you live.
     
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    I just called HU, and they said that registration is on July 18, and 19, but classes don't start until August 1. Not sure if anyone needed to know that, but I was still a little confused myself about the dates.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Now I have a better idea of when I may need to move if I choose Howard. Decisions, decisions, decisions....
     
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    I'm still a little confused though because the dates seem a little off. Orientation is like on July 19, and the white coat ceremoney either the 20th or 21st (I think), but the lady said that class doesn't start until August 1st, so I'm wondering what we are doing for the 2 weeks?
     
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    orientation!
     
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    I'LL TAKE IT if they decide to give us 2 weeks to just chill and do nothing;) ...I am not in a hurry to start coz I know the next four years will be like a trip to hell and back :scared:
     
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    I got the second round! :D

    Actually, I'll prob be settling in to my new place wherever that may be.
     
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    Hey guys! Howard Med Class of 2011 has a group on facebook! You got to join it!

    Orientation lasts two weeks. There is a bunch of stuff you do...some introductory lectures...visits(last year was NIH). Classes start about a week after orientation.

    Y'll don't forget to join the group on facebook!

    Oh yeah...Third round!
     
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    Sup everyone..

    Today I got a call from Judith Walk from Howard University saying that I have been accepted into the class of 2011!!! Im soo happy..its my first acceptance so you can imagine how joyous and relieved I am!! Good luck to everyone still waiting to hear back from Howard and any other places:luck:
     
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    I'm holding you to that Docnaan :)
     
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    so, i'm confused... Should i be expecting a letter, a call, or an email..???
     
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    I have the same question. It seems like Howard uses different methods. When I was accepted they only sent me a letter (with no previous notification of my acceptance). Some people have been called, and some were e-mailed and then received a letter.

    Does anyone know the general method that Howard uses to accept people? Do they always e-mail you first and then send a letter? Or does Ms. Walk normally call people?
     
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    I got an email stating a decision had been made, and that if I wanted to know what that decision was before I received the letter I could call and find out. So I called Ms. Walk and she told me that I had been accepted. Got the letter later that week.
     
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