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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by SynapticDoctah, 09.26.14.

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  1. SynapticDoctah

    SynapticDoctah 2+ Year Member

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    Hopefully an ADCOM will see this and be able to comment.

    I have a LizzyM score of 65 (3.4/31). I submitted my first secondary on 7/3 and my last 9/6 and had most submitted within two weeks of receiving them.

    So far, I haven't received any M.D. interviews (8 rejections, haven't heard anything from 18 schools).

    Do I have any chance of getting interview later in the cycle?
    Are committees giving interviews to OOS applicants with 65 LizzyM scores right now?
    If not, do they do that later? Around when do people with my sub-par stats get interviews, if it all?

    Thanks for your time!
     
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  3. Sportsdude89

    Sportsdude89 2+ Year Member

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    you have 5 DO interviews.. why are you complaining ? id be grateful for even half of that.
     
  4. Dr Turkelton

    Dr Turkelton 5+ Year Member

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    I don't really see him complaining anywhere?
     
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  5. SynapticDoctah

    SynapticDoctah 2+ Year Member

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    I realize that. I posted this in the M.D. thread about M.D. interviews.
     
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    xffan624 2+ Year Member

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    Your questions are extremely school dependent and your chances of actually receiving an interview is dependent on the schools you applied to, other elements of your application, and a little thing we like to call luck. Asking even an ADCOM member to give you predictions on this is a bit ridiculous.

    FWIW, I had a low GPA and good MCAT, was complete early, submitted most of my secondaries within two weeks or so, and received 6 interview invites ranging from August until the last one in March.
     
  7. Goro

    Goro 5+ Year Member

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    It really depends upon where you applied to. If you aimed too high, then you can look forward to more rejections, or a long wait and then rejections.

    If you aimed for schools where you have the best chance of success according to your numbers, like, say, Rosy F, Drexel, or Tulane, then you have to be patient as they work their way through the people with higher numbers, until they get to your strata, as it were, and hopefully there will still be some slots left at that point.

    Remember, patience is a virtue.

     
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  8. SynapticDoctah

    SynapticDoctah 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks Goro. Yes, I did apply to schools close to my stats. Got a rejection from RosyF yesterday though. :(
     
  9. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    Don't feel bad. They get 12K+ aps.
     
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  10. SynapticDoctah

    SynapticDoctah 2+ Year Member

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    Holy cow! That's outrageous!
     
  11. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    It's right up there with GW 14K+ and GT 13K+.
     
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  12. Zelda840

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    I think Drexel gets around 15000 apps as well.
     
  13. SynapticDoctah

    SynapticDoctah 2+ Year Member

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    What is GT?
     
  14. Ace Khalifa

    Ace Khalifa I am the definition of awesomeness 2+ Year Member

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    Georgetown?
     
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  15. IncognitoGuy

    IncognitoGuy l'absurde 5+ Year Member

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    Yes. BU also gets a high volume.
     
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    NickNaylor Daisy the Dog Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

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    The thing in common with all of those schools is that they're in purportedly "desireable" areas and not in the top 20 cohort, meaning anyone who wants to live in DC, Boston, etc. is going to apply to those schools. Obviously lots of people want to live there.
     
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    Ismet PGY-fun SDN Administrator 5+ Year Member

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    Isn't it more based on the stats? They're pretty middle-of-the-road in terms of stats, meaning lots of people think of them as "safeties" (lol) or within their stat range. I mean, Drexel isn't exactly in a desirable place. And Boston's COL is astronomical.
     
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  18. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    Yes, Drexel got 13590 aps last cycle, but they have 261 spots!
     
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    I don't think it's the location. They're private (little to no IS bias) with low matriculant stats & no exclusive mission (unlike Loma Linda or HBCUs). I'm sure location doesn't hurt, but let's be honest--many weak applicants would go *anywhere*.
     
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