I did get a secondary and even an interview. I thought my interviews went well, but they did seem to be under some sort of misapprehension that I was an Alaska native. (I put on AMCAS that I am 1/4 Hispanic). I sent them a letter after my interview detailing all my ties to the state, which are extensive (lots of relatives live there, we visit every year, my parents lived there before moving to Alaska, my Dad used to teach law school there). I love the city of Portland and the Oregonian lifestyle, and might have gone there over Columbia if they'd given me the chance.Originally posted by Tweetie_bird
SMW--you had a killer app last year, why did they not even send you a secondary??? I don't even have a connection to Oregon. Actually, I think it might have something to do with a publication I had that addressed the Oregon Medical System. It's on my AMCAS and they probably were interested in what i had to say.
Hey, you're only at 5.76 posts per day, while I'm at 7.21 and have been keeping it up for a lot longer !Originally posted by lola
i can't believe i've made over 1000 posts -- how embarrassing!
There's also WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho).Originally posted by scienceriot
Wow, I didn't know WICHE included so many states. What does WICHE stand for?
By the way, I called OHSU yesterday to see if I had been selected for a secondary and I got an answering machine basically saying "Don't bother us, *******; if you were selected for a secondary you will hear about it promptly." So don't waste your long distance calling them!