KSU_MASH said:I don't know if there is already one of these threads. I could not find one. If there is someone point me in the right direction.
medmonkey said:Hey Michael,
Most of the people have been posting on the "Anyone heard from KU" thread but this is as good as any. I wish I could post here but I'm still waiting to hear something.
Out of curiousity, when did you hear that you got in?
Datko said:i got put on the alternate list yesterday as well
I am well below the 40's though, closer to the 80's
dulcinea said:hi all. well, i got my letter today and i'm an alternate, in the 40's. so is that just a super long shot? any idea of how many they take, they say it always varies but i'm sure there's an average. i just want to start planning for next year and now i have to put it off even further. ugh!! i thought maybe evajaclyn would have an idea, i know your bf found out late-and is doing really well!!! just wanted an honest opinion. i find it hard to believe that over 40 people would decline acceptance. thanks!
phleebie said:has anyone received the "information packets" that were supposed to be sent out sometime in february? i'm kind of itching to put down that official deposit to hold my spot in the class...
lowlandgorilla said:every three weeks or so I panic and call them, frantic that i have been dropped, my admission revoked, my med-school dreams placed on hold for a year. the very nice Peggy H. said that they are going to try and send them this week. and not to worry (short of getting arrested for something nefarious they don't drop anyone and are very much in contact with if they do). so soon enough.
cool--thanks for the info!lowlandgorilla said:every three weeks or so I panic and call them, frantic that i have been dropped, my admission revoked, my med-school dreams placed on hold for a year. the very nice Peggy H. said that they are going to try and send them this week. and not to worry (short of getting arrested for something nefarious they don't drop anyone and are very much in contact with if they do). so soon enough.
usandylim said:I opened my letter yesterday and I am also on the alternate list... sort of a purgatory
Does anybody know if people put into a 'alternate' list usually send updates or anything to improve their standing or is it already set by the initial rankings? Thanks.
no clue. but i do remember peggy heinin? (i think it was her) talking about a deposit fee which will include the cost of a now mandatory background check. which of course we have to pay for. i'm not worried about the amount though--i just want to make this thing official and move on with my life. it's been a long, drawn out process.evajaclynn said:Stoic - I have no idea about the initial deposit. Do you know, Phleebie?
whoa--my email from valerie poulson says that the applications were due on tuesday march 1, 2005. maybe it just depends on went you went through the selection process. i'll try to find out for sure though....ForbiddenComma said:By the way, I just received notice that scholarship apps are due March 25. That's only 10 days from now!
stoic said:does anyone know how much the initial deposit is?
yeah - ours said march 1st. maybe it varies?phleebie said:whoa--my email from valerie poulson says that the applications were due on tuesday march 1, 2005. maybe it just depends on went you went through the selection process. i'll try to find out for sure though....
Last year it reached high 40's in the first week of June. Don't know how far it went after that.k-monger said:My good friend is currently on the waitlist. We were wondering whether the waitlist historically moves much. If so, how many were taken from the waitlist in past years? Thanks for the help!
I know - its exciting! I can't wait for the games to begin. It would be crazy to see UNC and KU to face off!!!! As long as KU comes out on top.phleebie said:by the way, i'm already about to **** my pants thinking about the hawks playing in this tournament; we've got a pretty tough road ahead of us (if not the toughest in the tournament). but a unc vs. ku elite eight game would be a college basketball fan's wetdream. there's no way the ncaa committee "accidentally" set that one up. i'm already getting goosebumps...
I'm going out for my birthday this Friday - you want to come down a little early and get to know some people? We'll be cheering on KU as they squash Bucknell!!!medicEZ said:I'll be there in August! And I'm moving from NY so I won't know anyone at all. Who wants to be my friend??
Which place are you going to? Toss me a PM, I'll see if I can stop by and holla at a classmate-to-beI'm going out for my birthday this Friday - you want to come down a little early and get to know some people? We'll be cheering on KU as they squash Bucknell!!!
Congrats on your acceptance! Some KU med students live in the apartments right around KU Med (like Rainbow Ridge) or at Woodview which is a short drive away. And a few try to get together and rent houses/etc. I'll be living in a house where we'll be renting out rooms, but we're filling those pretty quickly! I think that KU will start a listserv for us in early summer (they did last year) so that we can all start emailing each other. That will be a good time to try to get in contact with other KU students about renting together, etc. When will you be moving to Kansas? Enjoy your time off while you can!Caesarsgrl said:Alright guys I'm psyched up to come to KC, Got accepted in December, and have been working frantically to get all this scholarship stuff and FAFSA done. I'm originally from denver and although I'm in the minority, I m sick of Denver and can't wait for school to start. Fortunately I graduated one quarter early, so I feel for those of you still in classes, I'm not sure I could finish strong.
Anyone from the area what to let me know where the best places to live are. House or apartment (though from past experiences, I'd prefer a house to rent). I'm not opposed to a bit of a drive... especially since traffic in Kansas is nothing compared to the mess on Colorado roads.
See you in August!
Yes. From what I see and from what I hear from others who work or go to school there, you want to live nearby. Otherwise, the commute on I-35 during morning rush hour is absolutely beastly... and that's not even with the everpresent orange barrels on that road. I have a place that I'm going to have to put on the market because it's in the southern part of the areaevajaclynn said:Congrats on your acceptance! Some KU med students live in the apartments right around KU Med (like Rainbow Ridge) or at Woodview which is a short drive away.
ForbiddenComma said:Yes. From what I see and from what I hear from others who work or go to school there, you want to live nearby. Otherwise, the commute on I-35 during morning rush hour is absolutely beastly... and that's not even with the everpresent orange barrels on that road. I have a place that I'm going to have to put on the market because it's in the southern part of the area
A word to the wise, though: if you do live near KUMC, be sure to invest in a good home security system.
Uhhh yeah, i don't really see a reason to be concerned about this......You'll soon see that KU is still extremely dedicated to providing all corners of Kansas with great physicians and nurses. I think its great that KU is expanding by buidling new research and clinical buildings, including a heart-hospital that should be top notch. KU is working hard to improve technologies on campus, including a complete revamping of our library and the implementation of virtual microscopy, which will allow you to cram for CTB from the comfort of your own home sans microscope (i think you're class will be the first one that solely uses virtual microscopy). I love it here at KU, and it definitely deserves to be on some sort of map....the route it is currently taking towards that end is a good oneDatko said:Anyone here familiar with the changing vision for KUMC. I cant find anything on it but does anybody have the old vision or mission statement before Atkinson took over. I thought I remember KUMC having a focus on supplying kansas with primary care physicians with a strong emphasis on kansas residents. It seems now that they are focusing a lot on the research side of things and trying to put KUMC on the mapy (US News map that is).
Does anyone else have any thoughts or concerns about this?
Here is the current vission and mission
The University of Kansas School of Medicine commits to enhance the quality of life and serve our community through the discovery of knowledge, the education of health professionals and by improving the health of the public.
The University of Kansas School of Medicine will work with its partners to become the premier academic medical center in the region known for its excellent education, innovative scientific discovery, outstanding clinical programs and dedication to community service. It will be known as the place where everyone wants to come to learn, to teach, to conduct research and to receive his or her health care.
What countries are you going to and how long is your trip? I leave for Europe on June 30.evajaclynn said:I've set the last day at my job for May 20th and am headed to Europe on May 23rd. Can't wait!!!
phleebie said:What countries are you going to and how long is your trip? I leave for Europe on June 30.
my trip isn't finalized yet either but I am for sure going to Switzerland, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands. I'd like to visit more countries but I can only take so many train rides.evajaclynn said:Sweet! I don't have everything all planned out yet - for sure Germany/Czech/Greece/Italy/Croatia....not sure about the others.
yeah, I'm going to come home completely broke, too. My trip is only for two and a half weeks but I wish I was staying longer. I'm going with three of my buddies (old frat bros) so it should be a great time.evajaclynn said:Trip is about 5 1/2 weeks (hope that I don't go broke)! Just thought I'd spend all my money before entering med school. What about you? How long are you staying? Are you headed out on your own?