Kussemek said:how were your interviews?
I had my interview in late january in Los Angeles. I know that the adcom only began meeting about a week/week and a half ago, so it very likely that your response is in the mail or heading out soon. As far as applying to Ben-gurion, I decided not to do it after my Sackler interview went well. While I'm sure Ben-gurion prepares students just as well, I think that its focus and atmosphere is just not what I want. Beer-Sheva is practically in the middle of nowhere (but its safer!) and the focus of the school is on international medicine so I think this pushes people towards primary care or family practice instead of specialties. Also, Sackler has been around longer so it has had time to build up a good reputation with residency program directors in the U.S. . While the education at ben gurion is good, it is my impression that fewer people have heard of it or have had personal expereinces with alumni.organman said:I had my interview with Sackler in late January and I havn't received anything in the mail yet. When and where did you guys have your interview? In the New York office? Did you guys also apply to Ben Gurion? What makes you choose Sackler over Ben Gurion? Anyway, I got my acceptance to Ben Gurion a few weeks ago and I'm still waiting to hear from Sackler. I hope I can join your email group soon!!
My understanding is that the Technion/Touro program is 5 years. 1 year to get your masters at Touro in New York, and if you get all A's and B's, you are then allowed to continue on to Technion. However, the Technion will be starting a new 4 year program for the 2006-2007 school year. Origionaly it was supposed to start fall of '05 and I applied but they just informed me two weeks agao that they are delaying the start of the program another year and to just apply to the joint program if I was still interested.Kussemek said:what about the Technion/Touro program? Did any of you apply to it?
I plan on applying, but not until later since I just got word from them that they will accept MCAT results for the April test...hopefully i'll find myself in Israel in the fall
Quoting directly from the letter I got from the Technion, "students must achieve grades of A or B in each course to continue in the program"... so no pressureKussemek said:I plan on applying to those two schools, I didnt see a specific GPA requirement on the touro program, it just successful competion. Its weird, its a 5 year program, but only 4 years of tuition. Anyhow, I didnt even hear about the new Technion program. Where can I see more about their new program?
Thanks for the help
EBKame said:Are you all fluent in Hebrew?
I remember having this same exact question and I've seen others ask it as well, however, I don't think anybody truly knows. Last year, when I called the office to ask, they just told me that the scores are "competative" and I recall seeing the numbers 3.5 and 29 in some brochure. It is my impression, however, that they would probably accept a wider range of students than a traditional U.S. school, since they tend to look at the "whole" student and look for qualities such as commitment to medicine and ability to adapt to new environments.wendywellesley said:hey guys,
congrats to all who have been accepted! i'm applying this coming cycle and I'm very interested in Sackler. could someone post their average MCAT scores and GPA? I couldn't find it on their website.