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PNWU-COM Discussion Thread 2011-2012

Discussion in 'Osteopathic School-Specific Discussions' started by ShyRem, Apr 24, 2011.

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  1. thecgrblue

    thecgrblue Enjoyin' the journey 2+ Year Member

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    Does PNWU like to hit social/ethical questions during interviews? Seems that some schools do while others don't at all.
     
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  3. dermpathdoc

    dermpathdoc DO Path 10+ Year Member

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    yes, social and ethical questions are present
     
  4. mechanictodr

    mechanictodr Dropin' it like it's hot 5+ Year Member

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    PNWU has a new website. It's much improved.

    You can now check out the school student newspaper. It gives some insight on the environment at PNWU from the more "outspoken" crowd, but I think it's an entertaining read.

    http://pnwu.net/soap-notes/
     
  5. AKBlueberry

    AKBlueberry Fingers Crossed 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks for the info!


     
  6. Doctor Duck

    Doctor Duck 2+ Year Member

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    Does anybody know how many seats have been offered? When do non-pnw people get there files looked at? December? Got offered an interview previously but could not take it.
     
  7. DrapDO

    DrapDO Resident 5+ Year Member

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    I just got the call! ACCEPTED!!! Class of 2016!!
     
  8. PunkFan86

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    Congrats! You should join the thread that I started for the class. See you in August! :D
     
  9. dermpathdoc

    dermpathdoc DO Path 10+ Year Member

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    more intereviews in November and December..have no idea how many seats have been offered so far. generally non PNW people are looked at all the time...but decisions may be defered unitl after january..Don't hold me that tho' PNW applicants always get preference if thier stats are good
     
  10. AKBlueberry

    AKBlueberry Fingers Crossed 2+ Year Member

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    It looks like interviews will continue into March, these were the dates I was given to choose from when I received my interview invite: 11/18, 12/2, 1/6, 1/20, 2/3, 2/10, and 3/9.
     
  11. Fopo

    Fopo 5+ Year Member

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    Did you get any response for splitting the costs? I will be driving from seattle, since it was MUCH cheaper to fly in there, but I'll have my rental car.
     
  12. ManBroDude

    ManBroDude Half man, half bearpig 5+ Year Member

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    Interview invite! Any other 12/2-ers? I'll be driving in from Boise.
     
  13. Fopo

    Fopo 5+ Year Member

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    I just withdrew my November 18th interview date so someone might get that spot!! :-D
     
  14. thesauce

    thesauce Senior Member Gold Donor 10+ Year Member

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    How are current students doing with getting residency interviews? Are most going into primary care as expected? What else is popular for the current 4th year class?
     
  15. ManBroDude

    ManBroDude Half man, half bearpig 5+ Year Member

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    For those of you that already interviewed, how similar was your MMI interview to this?

    (taken from an article on MMI on SDN.)
     
  16. ManBroDude

    ManBroDude Half man, half bearpig 5+ Year Member

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    So, initial thoughts from the 11-18 interviews?
     
  17. AKBlueberry

    AKBlueberry Fingers Crossed 2+ Year Member

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    I really enjoyed the new MMI format, it's much more fun than the standard 20. The PNWU staff is super friendly and the experience overall was very pleasant. Good luck dannydickman on your interview.
     
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  18. AKBlueberry

    AKBlueberry Fingers Crossed 2+ Year Member

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    Patiently for my status to update. Fingers crossed.
     
  19. giraffes09

    giraffes09 2+ Year Member

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    I definitely think the waiting is the hardest part of the whole process! I interviewed on 11/18 as well. I really liked the school and felt great at the end of the day.. so fingers crossed and good luck to everyone!!
     
  20. thesauce

    thesauce Senior Member Gold Donor 10+ Year Member

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    I would love to get some input on this. It might also be helpful for those currently applying.
     
  21. laspumas

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    Got the call!!!!
     
  22. giraffes09

    giraffes09 2+ Year Member

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    My status is waitlisted! I am discouraged but not defeated! Does anyone have any advice for those of us waitlisted? And does anyone know how many people are waitlisted and how many from that list are accepted? Congrats on everyone accepted so far! Hopefully I am soon to join you!
     
  23. renoadam60

    renoadam60

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    I am hoping that I gain acceptance to this school!!!! Does anyone know how long it takes to receive an interview after one becomes complete? Thanks!!!:)
     
  24. AKBlueberry

    AKBlueberry Fingers Crossed 2+ Year Member

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    Got the call tonight :) I'm so excited to become part of the PNWU family.
     
  25. AKBlueberry

    AKBlueberry Fingers Crossed 2+ Year Member

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    Congrats. Will I be seeing you next year?
     
  26. PunkFan86

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    Last edited: Nov 22, 2011
  27. nwmed

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    Hello, does anyone know what the COMLEX pass rates are for PNWU? A question for current students, what are your thoughts on the academics here? Feel well prepared? Thanks in advance
     
  28. laspumas

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    Yes you will and congrats to you as well!!
     
  29. dermpathdoc

    dermpathdoc DO Path 10+ Year Member

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    Class of 2012 had about 82% first time pass rate for COMLEX 1( total pass rate yet to be determined) not unusual for a new school that let every student take the exam without being held back and no required board review course), class of 2013 had 92% first time pass rate( again total pass rate to be determined)and while national average is yet to be publishd by NBOME it appears to be around national average.For 2013 board review course was required and those who did not pass COMSAE with a certain score were held back until they got that score..those who did poorly on systems course wrok were required to put in extra study time before attempting COMSAE.
     
  30. AKBlueberry

    AKBlueberry Fingers Crossed 2+ Year Member

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    I just created a Facebook page for PNWU Class of 2016 :) If you will be accepting your offer or already have please send a request to join the group! I look forward to meeting all of you.
     
  31. ManBroDude

    ManBroDude Half man, half bearpig 5+ Year Member

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    Were there any numbers about students taking the USMLE?
     
  32. Roberie

    Roberie 7+ Year Member

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    The school hasn't released that information to the students directly, but I read an article by our Dean in the most recent Washington Osteopathic Medical Association newsletter that mentioned that ~60% of the class of 2012 are planning on primary care specialties.
     
  33. nwmedapplicant

    nwmedapplicant 5+ Year Member

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    I've applied to PNWU and am a bit confused regarding the secondary application. On the website it states that a student of interest will be 'invited' to complete the secondary application:

    "STEP 2: Supplemental Application Once PNWU-COM has received and reviewed your AACOMAS application, we may invite you to submit a PNWU-COM supplemental application. This invitation will be sent via email."

    http://www.pnwu.org/students/prospective-students/apply/

    Yet after waiting months for an email either way - I happened upon this page on the PNWU site: that states "
    Applications to PNWU-COM are made by submitting a primary application through the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOMAS) and completing the following supplemental application."


    https://ssp.pnwu.org/SelfServiceWeb/Admissions/Application.aspx?applicationformid=2

    I'm confused - if we've submitted our application through AACOMAS do we need to wait for an email secondary app invite? or do we just goto the site listed above - write the essay, supply the letters of evaluation, pay the fee and we are in the running?? Very confusing!
     
  34. thesauce

    thesauce Senior Member Gold Donor 10+ Year Member

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    Gotcha. Sometimes the class is small enough that you can get a feel for what's popular. Just wondering if anyone had gotten the sense. A few more months and we'll have the match list to look at I suppose.
     
  35. PunkFan86

    PunkFan86

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    I believe they send you an invitation because you have to create an account in order to submit the secondary. If you've been waiting for months to hear back I would give the office of admissions a call, they are very friendly & helpful.
     
  36. sylvanthus

    sylvanthus EM/IM/CC PGY-5 7+ Year Member

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    I know three people who took it, I imagine there is probably close to 6-7ish who took the USMLE.
     
  37. misssciencenerd

    misssciencenerd 7+ Year Member

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    I just received a secondary invitation today...I am not from the area.

    Is it too late to submit the secondary?
    I did get the email that they are looking at those from the Pacific Northwest area first, up until Dec 1.
     
  38. dermpathdoc

    dermpathdoc DO Path 10+ Year Member

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    no numbers for usmle...was sorta sporadic for class of 2012...hopefully more data on that later in the year
     
  39. dermpathdoc

    dermpathdoc DO Path 10+ Year Member

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    that is about right from what I have been seeing...class of 2013 still in 3rd year and making their decisions..
     
  40. dermpathdoc

    dermpathdoc DO Path 10+ Year Member

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    submit your secondary.... we are beginning to look at outside PNW on apps...
    make sure to note why you WANT to be in PNW and whether you plan to practice in 5 state area...and any family connections there at all
     
  41. renoadam60

    renoadam60

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    I'm hoping that the committee will still look at my application. I was complete on the 21st of November and I still haven't heard a word. I check my portal every hour and it is still in committee status. I am from Idaho and I definitely will stay in in the Northwest. We shall see!!!:scared:
     
  42. AKBlueberry

    AKBlueberry Fingers Crossed 2+ Year Member

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    How did the 12/2 interviews go?
     
  43. ManBroDude

    ManBroDude Half man, half bearpig 5+ Year Member

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    I was there interviewing with a fellow coworker (of all people!) and I thought the group as a whole had a pretty strong showing. Everyone was super friendly and I think we all enjoyed the interview day. I attribute it to the laid-back nature of us pacific northwesterners ;)

    It's hard to judge how everyone did in their individual MMI rooms, so there's no telling how everyone performed under pressure, how well they responded to the ethical dilemmas, and what their GPA/MCATs were. The committee meets on Tuesday, and those that are accepted will receive a call late that day. The rest will get a snail mail letter saying their either rejected or waitlisted. Top 20 waitlist spots are ranked.

    It was a pleasure meeting everyone (staff included!) and I wish you all the best of luck!
     
  44. AKBlueberry

    AKBlueberry Fingers Crossed 2+ Year Member

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    Good to hear. Let us know when you find out tomorrow! For the record, your status will be updated on your online portal account. I know that last year when I was denied it updated right away and this year there was an applicant who saw online Tuesday night that they were waitlisted. Thank goodness for technology :)

    P.S. My call came in after 5pm Yak time so don't sit by the phone all day :)

    Good luck!

     
  45. Prncssbuttercup

    Prncssbuttercup Established Member -- Family Medicine Resident 5+ Year Member

    So I clicked on the link in my email and the whole form shows up in firefox. Will it really not work if I submit it through firefox? I use a mac... anyone know??
     
  46. ManBroDude

    ManBroDude Half man, half bearpig 5+ Year Member

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    I use firefox on a mac and didn't have any issues.

    edit: take it back, I did have issues, but I emailed Hope right away and she was super helpful and expedient in fixing the problem.
     
  47. dermpathdoc

    dermpathdoc DO Path 10+ Year Member

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    if you were complete 21st of Novemberand are still waiting call leann or Hope and see what the status is...i would think you will be hear soon>>>a whole mess of applications were reviewed this last week by the committee
     
  48. Simon G

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    Interviewed Dec. 2, got the call at 3:50 Yakima time.
     
  49. AKBlueberry

    AKBlueberry Fingers Crossed 2+ Year Member

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    Congrats on your acceptance!
     
  50. dermpathdoc

    dermpathdoc DO Path 10+ Year Member

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    congrats!
     
  51. Prncssbuttercup

    Prncssbuttercup Established Member -- Family Medicine Resident 5+ Year Member

    Hi
    wondering about the "activities" section, did you fill in everything, or just shadowing/healthcare stuff... also, do you guys think volunteering for the NSP (ski patrol) would count as healthcare? Thoughts?
     

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