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Discussion in 'Pre-Podiatry Students' started by TXDO, Jan 22, 2009.
Thanks thats super helpful!
Hi guys! due to issues withy school sending the wrong transcripts, my application got all wacky and the numbers got messed up and it was all a big ass mess with AACPMAS. Anyways, everything finally went through this morning and we're up and running. So a little about myself: nonscience GPA 3.89, science GPA 3.27 ( I was in a car accident and got a C- in Ochem 2 because my teacher wouldn't let me wait to take the final even with a sever concussion), MCAT 493
D1 athlete, research at UCSF, 20 hours podiatry shadow, 200 hours of working in healthcare for US army and airforce on ft. Lewis Mccord base, internship for a feminine wellness company, ~50 community service hours etc
So far temple, kent, NY, and Barry has reached out for interview.
Im really hoping for Midwestern though.
What is your guys experience for Midwestern getting back to you? How long should I be waiting for an email?
My transcript was verified on 8/14. They sent an email to me on 8/24 saying that my app was complete and sent me an II on 8/28.
Your transcript was verified by Midwestern or your transcript was verified by AACPMAS on 8/14? Jw because I submitted my application (with everything verified by AACPMA) on 9/13/18 and still haven't received any word from them.
I also forgot the login details for my other account, so I made this one!
Verified by AACPMAS. I would give AZPOD another week or two personally; it is still very early in the cycle and they may be conducting interviews for other professional programs too. If you really want to, you can always call their admissions department. They were really helpful!
Congrats on the MCAT score, you should be good for most of the schools if not all of them. I recommend applying to only the schools that you are seriously considering, your top 4 or 5 maybe. With that high of a GPA you may be offered scholarships too
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Hello guys I posted some time ago, I deleted the post right after because I felt like it wasn’t an accurate representation of where I am now. So, I finished off undergrad with a 3.06 cGPA and a sGPA of around a 2.75-2.8. I won’t go in detail but just know it was because of emergency surgery. And all other courses GPA of 3.5.
I have tons of clinical experience and extracurriculars enough to make me stand out I believe. I have also done a little research. I’ve shadowed a Podiatric surgeon for a little over 20+ hours.
I took my MCAT at the end of September so I’m still waiting on my scores. I took 10 practice exams and the range of scores were anywhere from 489-500. Low key freaking out about that.
My parents think I should just go ahead and apply to all 9 schools. But, I’m extremely focused on Temple (I really want to go there), NYCPM, Scholl, Barry and Kent. I know Temple and NYCPM is a little up there with the stats I really hope they can show me a little mercy given my circumstances.
Can you guys chance me? Also, can you guys give some quick pros and cons of each school? I’ve been reading through all the threads to get an idea so far. What do you guys think? I appreciate any feedback! Thank you!
1. Advanced pathologies in Philly
2. Only school to have ambulatory surgical clinic
3. Consistently places grads into high powered residencies (i.e. Penn Presby, Inova, Beth Israel Deaconess, etc)
4. Very high clinic foot traffic (can only be rivaled by NYCPM)
5. Shares trauma cases with ortho (not very common in other places)
1. Weak to non-existant program in podopediatrics
2. Board pass rates used to be somewhat low (definitely changing since recent systems-based curriculum revamp; c/o ‘22 had 97% on Part I)
I don’t have anything to say about NYCPM because I didn’t apply there.
I would like to know what are my chances of getting into podiatry school
I have a 497 MCAT 3.65 science and 3.65 overall
I am shadowing a DPN
I previously shadowed a DO.
As for EC's I founded a club in my school that focuses on medically underserved communities, I volunteered at a free clinic for many years . I am currently doing research and have worked as a pharm tech and currently a HUC.
I know I’m not in yet, but you definitely sound above average to me based on all the threads I’ve read so far! Good luck!
I agree completely with @justici and would add that they are very dedicated to improving their program each and every year. My interviewer mentioned that they are aware of their weakness in podopediatrics and are looking for ways to improve in that area. I was blown away by Temple and their clinic. Overall it has been my favorite school that I've interviewed at.
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Very high chances
You're shadowing Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra? That's interesting.
You're fine. Make sure this is what you want to do. And get the initials correct next time. Says a lot if it wasn't a typing mistake.
So here are my stats after I got my stupid MCAT score back.
2 semesters research
MCAT: 488 (literally was a 15 point drop my practice tests. Test day I was super sick & I actually took 5 minute power naps during my test lol)
International student in USA.
What are my chances? I really wanna get into nycpm because it’s close to my place, but whatever goes I guess.
I personally would have voided if I was that sick, but it happens. You have an excellent GPA that may offset your MCAT. There was a guy in this cycle who got into Barry, Samuel Merritt, and an II DMU with a lower MCAT than you, so it is possible. No idea about NYCPM, but you can call them. In my opinion, you have two options: 1) retake your MCAT since it was a fluke to score potentially more scholarship money and IIs from the more selective schools or 2) apply now to a few schools and see what happens. Good luck!
My friend @Lakerlover93 has similar stats to you, but his Mcat was a 485. He has gotten acceptences from Samuel Merritt, Barry (with scholarship), and is waiting to hear from DMU any day now. In other words, there are several schools who will overlook the low mcat if you apply early enough. I agree with @justici that if it was a fluke then you should retake it for scholarship purposes and to build confidence in getting accepted to your top schools. I am not as familiar with NYCPM so I recommend contacting them and seeing if you would be a competitive applicant or not. Good luck!
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I’m trying to look for their email address regarding my matter but can’t find a general admissions email. I see an email for admission affairs, is that the appropriate one?
I’d prefer to email first rather than call tbh.
Got this info after I googled "NYCPM admission"
"Applicants are welcome to contact the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management with any questions at 800.526.6966/212.410.8032 or via e-mail at [email protected]."
Thank you! I saw that email too, wasn’t sure if that was the right one since it said Enrollment lol
You can also email Lisa Lee at [email protected], the Dean for Student Services and Enrollment Management, if you want a more direct email.
Great! Thank you!
Hi guys. I posted here a couple posts back.
I got my MCAT score back recently (not as a shiny as I wanted but I think it should be good enough).
My question is: How do I know AACPMAS has my scores? I submitted through AAMC and it shows up in my history that I sent it to AACPMAS. BUT, in my application all it says is that I took the MCAT with a green check mark. I self reported my scores.
Is it okay to go ahead and send everything else in (app is done and DONE with essay, letters through interfolio)?
Go ahead and send your app. Call AACPMAS and they will verify your score.
You will be fine.
Interviewed at NYCPM a week ago and still haven’t heard back. Should I call or wait it out?
I was hoping to get an answer before this Thursday prior to flying out to my next interview (I was going to cancel if accepted).
If its been 7 business days, give them a call and be polite about it.
Ask them the status of your application/decision and tell them you'd like to know any updates in order to plan out future interview sessions.
If you're genuine about it and financials are a significant issue, they'd probably understand and at least get back to you on the app status.
So I plan to take the MCAT in January. Should I submit the application now without the MCAT score or should I just wait to submit my application in January after I've taken the MCAT?
I am TOTALLY with you. Just interviewed at DMU (first interview 3 more to go) and I keep replaying the interview in my head. Praying and keeping my fingers crossed. I absolutely loved all of my shadow experience and really want this.
Go ahead and submit now before your MCAT.
Hey all! I'm hoping for some advice on where to apply that is doable with kiddos. My current gpa is 3.7 however my overall gpa is 3.3 from bombing my first attempt at college. I got a 497 on the MCAT and have 5+ years working in surgery. Do I have a decent chance? Am I slow getting my application in? Any hope in getting a scholarship or will my cumulative gpa prevent that? Can you do DPM school and your residency in the same location? If so, which locations give you the best chance at staying put? Thanks for letting me bombard you with questions! This seems like such a great group of supportive people that I'd like to be part of!
You got great chances at any of the schools.
You are on the right track. You have time before about April to be sure you might get interviews pretty much anywhere.
As far as scholarships, it depends on the school and when you will apply. Based on your stats, you might get some scholarships.
Not very likely. Depends what school and what kind of student you will be. If the school has many programs nearby and if you will have high GPA and great board scores, I guess you will have greater chances of getting where you want. But even then, you might prefer a program that is farther away.
I would not limit myself in terms of residency just yet.
During interviews, you will be able to see a list of programs that particular schools send most of their students at. That will give you some idea.
Thank you so much! I definitely want to go into this being as realistic as possible. Which schools would you say are ranked the best or are they all pretty similar?
There are only 9 schools, so there is no formal way of saying which one is the best or not. All the schools will provide you with the tools to pass boards and match; it is up to you to decide which school will give you the best chance in doing so and which school will make you the happiest.
Yes, it is possible for you to match into your institution's residency program. For example, 100% of Temple's current residents went to Temple themselves and Barry also places its students into one of their affiliated hospitals, Mercy. If you want to discuss regional matching, Barry may give you an advantage at securing high powered programs in Florida (i.e. Palmetto, Orlando, Bethesda, etc.), but overall @de Ribas is correct; you should not limit your residencies just yet. For now, just focus on interviews, pick your favorite school, do well in your classes in your first year, and then start thinking about potential residencies when you apply for your externships.
Top students will score high regardless of what program you put them in.
Students who do not fix their mistakes and do poorly will continue to do poorly even if you put them in a "top tier" program.
Some schools are extremely selective and their stats prove what type of students they take (i.e. higher scoring stats).
All 9 give you the tools you need to do well. Interview at the ones you are interested in. Make a list of your priorities. Pay attention to the students. Are they happy? Are they stressed? Do they look like they can handle the load? Are they disgruntled with the current administration? Do they take the time to answer your questions? Are they dismissive?
Success depends more on you. The institution only helps or harms you in terms of what you want out of a program.
I really need advice! I have already applied to Scholl, Temple, NYCPM, Midwestern, and Barry. Just wondering what my chances are of getting accepted/interviews. Submitted all applications 3 days ago.
- cGPA - 3.38
-sGPA - 3.12
- MCAT - 489 (121, 121, 124, 123)
-DPM shadowing (around 20 hours) with letter from DPM
- ~2000 hours of direct patient contact (medical assistant)
I know my MCAT is what is killing my chances, but do you think any of those schools will interview me? Should I add any other schools? Any opinions/advice is accepted!!
I bet that you will get accepted into one or more of those 5 schools. Your GPAs are good and you applied pretty early. You may have some difficulty with Midwestern, Temple, and NYC with that MCAT score. But I bet Barry and maybe Scholls will be okay with the lower score. Good luck!
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You will get some interviews
I was really hoping to get accepted to Midwestern. Do you guys think this is probably not realistic anymore?
I know one guy who was accepted to Midwestern with a 489 MCAT, but his GPA was close to a 3.8- with that being said, they are expanding to a class size of 40 students next fall and might take ya.
You just might get an invite and if so, make sure to rock your interview day!
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You have a good chance of getting into Barry. Temple may ask you to retake your MCAT. I do not know about NYCPM nor Scholl. Midwestern will be a high reach, but you will increase your chances tremendously by retaking the MCAT and getting 495+.
MCAT is too low for Midwestern.
It will be a reach with that MCAT
I am not sure where I can find info regarding one of my questions. Maybe you guys can help? I am from the east coast, and I want to go to podiatry school somewhere out of the northeast. If I do go to pod school out of the northeast, will it be difficult getting externships leading to residency back in the northeast? Thanks for the help everyone!
Whatever school you are affiliated with does not matter much. Your externships and residency placement will be based on your GPA and class rank, the latter being arguably the more important. Schools on the west coast have placed their graduates in high powered programs in the northeast (i.e. UPMC, Inova, etc.), so you may return to this region if you are a competitive candidate.
Sorry if this has already been asked but can anyone tell me what the interview and acceptance timeline is like for AZPOD after your application was submitted? Thanks!
Heard back 3 days for interview. Heard back within 2 weeks for decision.
GPA and class rank like Justici said.
I received my MCAT score now and I am a little disheartened because of it, and am worried about my chances now.
sGPA: 3.01 (3.16 if math was included, but now its not)
MCAT: 488 (122/123/122/121) <<<< i know this isn't good, and I don't mind retaking in Jan
EC: Attended both NYCPM & TUSPM pre-health summer internships, about 75 hours in hospital volunteering, 350 hours of red cross volunteering, some leadership, 3800 hours in customer service & 1200 hours in pharmacy technician, so 5000 hours of retail basically.
Schools: I didn't submit my application yet, but my top choices are NYCPM, Temple, and Barry. I know NYCPM and Temple are kind of a reach now. What other schools should I consider then?
My question: I know my MCAT isn't great but I'd like to still submit my application. If i am rejected from schools, is that a permanent rejection even if I retake the MCAT is Jan (like i can't show them I retook the MCAT, got a better score, and then they'd reconsider), or it's a one and done kind of deal. I know some schools offer acceptance upon retaking for a better score.
Thanks for any feedback.