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  1. FattySlug

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    My cousin found out I didn't apply to Tufts; he went berserk and told me to do it now because he thought that the fact he went to Tufts will give me a leg up. I am fairly sure that you are only affiliated to a school if your parents or siblings go to that school however, as silly as he usually is, he might be right. Should I apply to Tufts? I don't even know if they ask about affiliation in their secondary. Any help is appreciated.

    I didn't apply to Tufts earlier because my number is fairly weak compare to their accepted number. I am a cGPA 3.64 and 33M.
     
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  3. CodeBlu

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    Do you want to go to Tufts? If so, apply.

    If not. Don't.
     
  4. UnclePhil

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    i thought my school was expensive until i saw the price tag for tufts.
     
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    It won't matter unless you just want to go to Tufts.
     
  6. postbacpremed87

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    Boston is such a great city though.

     
  7. AZFutureDoc

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    Isn't tufts the most expensive of all the private schools?
     
  8. ElCapone

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    One thing for sure. It's tuft to pay for it.
     
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    tough*

    If you can't spell, you'll be a terrible doctor.
     
  10. tima

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    The misspelling was on purpose. Tuft sounds like tough. The tuition will be "tuft" to pay. Say it out loud and it will make sense, noob.


     
  11. AZFutureDoc

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    Not sure if troll or just VERY stupid...
     
  12. UnclePhil

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    srs?
     
  13. dbeast

    dbeast That's cool I guess
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    There is so much notsureifsrs.jpg going on in this thread right now... :confused::confused::confused:
     
  14. theWUbear

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    you derp

    actually this must be troll. forced burnett's is forced
     
  15. isoquin

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    If you want to go to Tufts and your cousin is willing to write to the admissions committee on your behalf and believes he has sway with them, then yes you should apply. Applying for the sake of your cousin's experience is a good way to blow money.

    you've not met many doctors!
     
  16. Web MD

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    pun--->sarcasm---->overreaction/troll---->co-trolling?

    mind =:boom:
     
  17. ElCapone

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    (Not sure if srs either)

    :( There go my med school hopes.
     
  18. Remember that average numbers means that there are a significant number of people that are below it. Adcoms don't look at numbers exclusively so why not?
     
  19. Asyouwereatrio

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    Your M may hold you back from a lot of schools, but it wouldn't hurt to apply if you WANTED to go there. I got an interview invite there, and I listed that my cousin attended TUSM. I had a 3.8cGPA and 32R. What's done is done---keep in mind, it IS a very expensive school though, so I declined their interview invitation. Ironically, as a private, it does cost LESS than the University of Illinois COM if you're OOS.
     
  20. LizzyM

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    Not if the curve looks more like a cliff with no one below the median. Think about it..... The mean will be higher than the median but you've basically got a floor that's hard to crack (but that might be cracked under exceptional circumstances for <10% of matriculants).
     
  21. Yeah I understand, I was just pointing out that there are people between the average and the 10th percentile and that it couldn't hurt to try. The worst thing that can happen is that they say no (albeit with a loss of about 100 dollars or so) and if he doesn't apply, he won't get in anyway.
     
  22. LaFleur

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    LizzyM, I love you.
     
  23. FattySlug

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    Thanks for the input. I guess it's not worth my time to apply to Tufts. One more question: how important is the writing sample? Some guy above said it will hold me back while I have heard from many others that nobody really cares about it. Which one is true?
     
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    Is nobody else confused by the thread title? How does anything in this thread relate to "institutional action"?
    :confused:
     
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    I think that's why he said "Institutional Affiliation" and not IA....
     
  26. Whatyousay

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    I remember asking one of the folks at Kaplan about how hard I needed to prepare for the writing section. They laughed at me. :(
     
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    The dean of one of the med schools nearby my school came to talk to us about the application process. He didn't even know what the grading scale was for the writing (as in, what was the letter range).
     
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    Ah. I misread it.
     
  29. AZFutureDoc

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    Im glad I checked this thread out. I had completely written off Tufts due to cost, but I would LOVE to live in Boston, so Im gonna add it to AMCAS after having looked at the school's website. It wouldnt be a top choice, but Its a school that I would be happy at.
     
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    Just saw all the responses to my post. I know, I know, a week late. I've been busy.

    I can't believe anybody thought a forced invocation of Burnett's Law was srs.
     

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