New medical school bridge program (graduate)

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  1. radian313

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    Just curious- doing this SMP wouldn't give you in-state status for WV would it? That would be a very sweet deal if so. WVSOM out of state tuition is expensive, so doing this program if it did get you in-state tuition would be an added cherry on top.

    Nice find- guarantees like this are rare.
     
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    Just some more information about requirements:

    "Guaranteed Admission Requirements
    • Students must have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.2 with a 3.0 Science GPA.
    • At least one letter of recommendation from an osteopathic physician and one from a pre-med advisor.
    • Must have an acceptable interview with the WVSOM admission’s office prior to matriculation.
    • Students must complete the program within one year from date of matriculation.
    • Students must graduate from the MBA with a GPA of 3.4 or higher.
    • Students must have an MCAT score of 495 or higher.
    • Students can have no more than one “C” grade in their West Liberty University Master of Arts in Biology with Medical School Emphasis coursework."
    Tried to post a link to this, but I don't meet the requirements to post a link yet, so the information is found on West Liberty's website. :D

     
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    Well I go to WVSOM :)
     
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    I would assume living there long enough to get the degree would warrant residency.


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    If you have a 3.4 and 495 MCAT, arnt you all ready in the running for WVSOM?

     
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    Yep but you have to have good clinical experience too, my take is this program is for folks who have a touch below a 3.0 and then work their way through the program to get a 3.4 and then a 495 MCAT.
     
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    how does one apply to this i didnt see a link anywhere on the website
     
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    also does anybody know if you can transfer your app from WVSOM to this program
     
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    WVSOM Bridge Program - MA in Biology

    According to this site it looks like you need a cgpa of 3.0 and sgpa of 2.8 to apply to the Master's program. However, it states further down that for guaranteed acceptance you not only need to have maintained a 3.4 in the master's program, but your undergrad cgpa needs to have been 3.2 and sgpa 3.0, which is a little higher than the minimum entrance states. Just wanted to give a heads up.
     
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    Do you know how to apply to it though or know if you can have your app to wvsom transferred to this program
     
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    If you follow the link I posted above and scroll to the bottom of the page there is a "resources" section with an "apply to MA/MS program" link. That takes you to an application portal - not sure if this will allow you to apply directly to the bridge or not. As for transferring your app, I honestly have no idea. You'll probably need to contact the admissions office.
     
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    Ok ya cause I created an account in the portal but didn’t state anything about the bridge so I’ll wait until tom I think they were outta office because of the holiday
     
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    Sounds like a good program. However, I'm sure most people will apply to go to professional school. So why not just have the entrance GPA the same as required for undergraduate. That' false hope for those that don't read the fine print. Not directing to you just my thoughts...
     
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    I agree 100%. There is a blurb stating you can still apply and get an interview if your undergrad stats don't match the guaranteed acceptance benchmarks, but I feel they should have just made the entrance/guaranteed acceptance benchmarks the same in the first place.
     
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    I think the reason for both gpas is that there are people who just want to be in the program and don’t wish to pursue medical school so they would only have to meet the entrance gpa
     
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    Good Idea to have it as a masters just in case you dont get in.

    I wonder if they are going to have it as medical school class equivalent like a true SMP.

     
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    In my opinion I think that’s where they’re headed but not there yet. It looked like in the second semester they have a few electives as well but the classes are definitely medical school classes whether they will be of the same caliber and difficulty as med school I don’t think anybody will know unless they go to the program. It also looks very similar to the vcom bluefield program just with lower gpa requirement
     
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    I take it the cycle didnt turn out too well for yah?

    There is always Podiatry ;)

     
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    I like these kinds of programs. Aim for something with linkage or don't bother. Though, certainly not a golden ticket. It will be extremely tough.
     
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    Not terrible still waiting to hear from a couple post II so there just a lot up in the air for me rn but always need a backup plan.

    As far as pod goes I’d rather be a nurse, dentist, pa first I have no interest in pod whatsoever
     
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    Well, have you shadowed? I never imagined myself being a dentist before, but then I shadowed and Im in love with the profession. You might actually enjoy Pod.

     
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    To be fair I have not shadowed pod i have shadowed the others though. I actually have always been torn between med and dentistry and started College as a Pre dental student but for one reason or another I switched over. Are you a dental student?
     
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    No. Applying this year. I was Med for the longest time, but I ended up wanting to work more with my hands. Not saying doctors don’t, but primary care is more about medical management, and I didn’t have the grades for MD.

    Shadow everything. I shadowed everything from Primary care doc to PA and I can tell you I would not want to be a mid level. Also didn’t like OD, but lifestyle was nice. OD very clean profession. Podiatry was also really nice and a mix between dentistry and medicine. Lots of hands on work.

     
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    The podiatrist that I shadowed did surgery ALLLLLL day. Lots of surgery. He was only in clinic 1.5 days a week.
     
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    You misrepresent youself all the time. First you are a person applying pod, then a pod student, next you were a DO student, and now you’re applying dent. Figure out your story and stick to it. Pretending to be something you aren’t is a violation of the TOS
     
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    How/Why does this bother you? Ive never said I was a Pod or DO student. And even if I was, a DO student can then be a Pod student and vice versa. This might come as a shock to you, but there are people who apply to both DO, Dental schools, and Graduate programs! I know you must be blown away by that statement.

     
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    i hate to be like this but upon reflection you have stated you are a DO student and even talked about people applying to your school. I must admit it does seem odd that you'd keep switching over and giving advice on things that may or may not be true
     
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    I have never explicitly stated I was a DO student. I could be an MD student who goes to a school with classes taught side by side with DOs, I could be a Dental student, I could just be some dude (or dudette) on the Internet

    You don’t have to take my advice if you don’t want to. It’s your life boo, u do u.


     
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    You explicitly stated you went the do route and that you’re not pod. That’s about as clear as it gets
     
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    If anyone is still following this I got an acceptance email today.
     
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    awesome congrats!! I'm finishing up my application as I type this. I don't take the MCAT till 4/20 I wonder if not having a score yet will affect my app
     
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    No clue on the app they require a mcat score but I’m sure if you just tell them it’ll be fine
     
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    Did you have to resubmit your letters through WLU's portal?
     
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    Ya so they ask for recommenders but it’s not a traditional LOR it’s like a survey that your recommenders have to fill out. So you put their info and they send them the stuff. I know this because one of my professors was aggravated that he couldn’t just upload the letter
     
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    @giguerex35 Did you have to interview to gain acceptance??
     
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    No
     
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    How much is the deposit??
     
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    im not really sure to be honest. I have a few questions for them so ill call this upcoming week and find out
     
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    Arcom you can get an II without one but you’ll be placed on hold until you send one in so you won’t be able to get an acceptance
    Source: what they said at II
     
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    Hey congrats! I was wondering do you mind sharing your stats? Also how long did it take until you heard back after your application was complete?
     
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    Dm me for stats took them about a month or so I believe time line could be a bit off as I’m unsure when my recommenders completed their stuff
     
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    You got accepted into this program or the med school?
     
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    Program, this is not the med schools thread
     
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    Okay. Thanks.
    Edit:just submit app
     
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    Did anyone have any problems with their reccomenders not receiving the email?
     
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    For those who got accepted, how did you hear back? Was it via email or mail?
     
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    No, no issues. You can always resend it to them if they did not get it.
     
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    Okay I'll do that. They still working on the site
    Edit: it’s back up, nevermind
     
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    I did so I resent it. No problems after trying again.
     
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