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Nice to meet you all.

What are your campus preferences so far?

Here are mine so far. My preferences are based on having visited some of these cities. I don't know much about the medical school resources in some of these cities so if you have info please pitch in.

1. Indianapolis
2. West Lafayette
3. Bloomington
4. Fort Wayne
5. Evansville
6. Terre Haute
7. Muncie
8. Gary
9. South Bend

P.S. I currently cannot rank the campuses on the portal.
 
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Mine are Gary, South Bend, West Laf. As far as I'm aware, the campuses are very similar except for location and everyone can do 3rd and 4th year at Indy.
 
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Does anyone know if we can call and set up an appointment to see the Indy campus? I interviewed at a different one but will rank Indy 1. Will probably have to make the decision without the actual second look day because I will be out of country.

I can answer questions about the towns of Terre Haute and Evansville for those curious. Kind of from the area.
 
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Does anyone know if we can call and set up an appointment to see the Indy campus? I interviewed at a different one but will rank Indy 1. Will probably have to make the decision without the actual second look day because I will be out of country.

I can answer questions about the towns of Terre Haute and Evansville for those curious. Kind of from the area.
What are you feels about Evansville? I think they are building a new med school building downtown right?
 

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What are you feels about Evansville? I think they are building a new med school building downtown right?
Are they building a new med school building? The website says they share a site with University of Southern Indiana. Its about 2/3 miles down a highway from the downtown area.

My thoughts on the area/city? It is kind of like a big suburb. Has a mall, places to eat, some bars, a casino, couple of colleges and more relevant a few large Trauma level 2 hospitals. It has grown a lot over the last several years and even has some smaller suburbs around it.

Some interesting things I think are it looks like they have some affiliation with USI and University of Evansville. 2 completely dif campuses, so not sure how that works but you probably have lots of opportunity to get involved with research and shadowing/meeting local doctors since there are only ~20/class. I'm sure it would be easier to make connections in a smaller town. You will need a car to get around.
 

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Google "Evansville Health, Science, Education and Research Center" or "Evansville Health Professions Building". I would post a link, but SDN won't let me. It's a brand new $61 million building that opens in May.
 
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Mine are Gary, South Bend, West Laf. As far as I'm aware, the campuses are very similar except for location and everyone can do 3rd and 4th year at Indy.
What draws you to Gary and West Lafayette? I interviewed at South Bend, and I was blown away. Everything was great. The students seemed so close--not competitive against each other. The faculty was amazing. The student panel raved about their experiences in class and with different professors who genuinely cared. The professors have open door policies and are always willing to help. I also liked how they had an outreach clinic that students can volunteer at. The students also mentioned that, at the Indianapolis campus, several students and residents are assigned to one physician mentor. But at SB, it is one student per MD mentor, so you learn have way more opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment.
 
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Anyone set up the account and are able to rank campuses or just able to set up an account?
 

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Anyone set up the account and are able to rank campuses or just able to set up an account?
I've not been able to yet. I do not have the 10 digit university ID. I was going to call and ask.
 
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It takes up to 5 days after you've created your IU credentials to be able to log into the application portal using the newly created credentials. Even though you can log into one.iu.edu you may still not be able to use the application portal. If it doesn't work after 5 days get help from admissions.
 

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Did any of you guys not like any of the suggested email/usernames? lol. Mine were like awful and not intuitive. Thinking about calling and seeing if there is any chance for customization since that email will be on every professional correspondence for the next 4 years.
 
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I have a pretty unique name so I got just my name.

If you don’t like your username you can always reapply next year. :)
 
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Did any of you guys not like any of the suggested email/usernames? lol. Mine were like awful and not intuitive. Thinking about calling and seeing if there is any chance for customization since that email will be on every professional correspondence for the next 4 years.
Oh wow. Yeah, you are right. :confused: Should have thought about that. Totally chose one that was fun :wideyed: :whistle:
 

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fyi, you can kind of choose your own if you email IT for help

Where do we rank campuses? I can now get into the one.iu thing with a bunch of odd looking aps/tabs, but there is no obvious option to rank campuses.
 
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fyi, you can kind of choose your own if you email IT for help

Where do we rank campuses? I can now get into the one.iu thing with a bunch of odd looking aps/tabs, but there is no obvious option to rank campuses.
go back to your application portal and instead of logging in with your amcas and date of birth now you use your network id and passphrase
 

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Does anyone know if we can rearrange our campus ranking after we do it the first time or is it a set list once we do it?

Also, does anyone know if the "30 days deadline from acceptance" that I saw somewhere is real? Like do I have 30 days from the day the letter is dated? Or when the portal changed? I would like to get a tour of a couple of my top choice campuses and I am concerned that I will not have the time to do so.
 
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Does anyone know if we can rearrange our campus ranking after we do it the first time or is it a set list once we do it?

Also, does anyone know if the "30 days deadline from acceptance" that I saw somewhere is real? Like do I have 30 days from the day the letter is dated? Or when the portal changed? I would like to get a tour of a couple of my top choice campuses and I am concerned that I will not have the time to do so.
Yes you can rearrange. I’m not sure after what date it is “locked” in. I’ve rearranged mine a few times.
 
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Did you all have to be invited to the Facebook group?

So fairly big update here: a comment was recently posted on the IUSM Class of 2022 page by an admissions staff member that made it seem like the date that you set your preferences correlates to when the lottery system will select your campus.

I.e. if you set your preferences in November and never change them, you’ll have a better chance of getting a top choice than if you change your preferences in February. Like the date you finalize your preferences correlates to your spot in the lottery queue.
 

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So fairly big update here: a comment was recently posted on the IUSM Class of 2022 page by an admissions staff member that made it seem like the date that you set your preferences correlates to when the lottery system will select your campus.

I.e. if you set your preferences in November and never change them, you’ll have a better chance of getting a top choice than if you change your preferences in February. Like the date you finalize your preferences correlates to your spot in the lottery queue.

I could be misunderstanding this person, but if I’m not, that information seems wholly new to me and something I wish I would’ve known earlier before randomly changing choice 3 and 4 on my preferences list a month ago :(. Maybe I missed the memo on that somewhere.
A current student says something to this effect on the forums here. It’s either this year’s application thread or the previous year’s. I set my ranking back in November and left it.
 

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I was just accepted today! And I have a thousand questions. Information will be provided as we go along the process correct? From big things like financial aid to little things like required scrubs colors, I have questions about all the things. haha.
 
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I was just accepted today! And I have a thousand questions. Information will be provided as we go along the process correct? From big things like financial aid to little things like required scrubs colors, I have questions about all the things. haha.
Glad to see an excited soul. Don't lose that enthusiasm throughout.

Wait till around June for most of these things to come out including loans etc.

Fill out FAFSA in the mean time.
 
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The equipment list states that we should have a very high quality (and expensive) laptop. Can anyone speak to whether or not this is really necessary?
 
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The equipment list states that we should have a very high quality (and expensive) laptop. Can anyone speak to whether or not this is really necessary?
You just need a laptop that will run most common programs like Microsoft suite, streaming video for conferences and classes, maybe looking at histology slides, anatomy 3D rendering which can be quite intensive on the computer and files size can be large in size.

Just has to be somewhat newer because you don't want to run into compatibility issues (which most likely you won't but just in case) with newer software and operating systems that require more RAM and certain level of CPU. You don't want to have to wait 10 minutes for your laptop to boot up and render something that long while the rest of us are on to the next thing.

I don't know about stethoscope and the rest of the stuff. Doesn't seem like that is a priority at all for the first year.
 
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