Scholl Class of 2010

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  1. doclm

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    Hey Everyone,

    I thought that it would be good to start a thread on who has or may decide on attending Scholl this next fall. :thumbup:
     
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    Im a maybe...50:50 chance that I will go there

    :)
     
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    I am about 90% sure that I am going there next year.
     
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    Where else are you considering? What do you like about Scholl? Im just trying to get diff people's opinions...curious how people view diff schools.


     
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    i'll tell you what, I will see you all there if they will accept me after my spring semester. that is assuming they don't fill up all the seats. I don't think they will accept me because my gpa will still be <3.0, but i figure if I could explain to them what happened early on in my career, i might have a shot. Also, I will have saved enough to pay my whole first year off without loans, so maybe they will see i don't want to just waste my money! :) I planned on the august mcat, so if I'm not accepted, perhaps the year after.


    That's more of a fantasy, but anyhow, I hope to hear more from you once you are all there.
     
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    Hey,

    Give it a shot. :thumbup:
    The worst thing that would happen is that you would have to take the August MCAT and wait another year like your expecting to. So apply and see what happens. :D
    When/If you apply, see a POD soon so you can have a letter of recommendation to ensure that you get an interview.
     
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    Hey,

    Give it a shot. :thumbup:
    The worst thing that would happen is that you would have to take the August MCAT and wait another year like your expecting to. So apply and see what happens. :D
    When/If you apply, see a POD soon so you can have a letter of recommendation to ensure that you get an interview.

    Like what has been stated before, not all POD schools have been able to fill their classes each year. I am sure this will change soon considering the new surgical specialty that Podiatry is pushing towards.
     
  8. AE17UD

    AE17UD SCPM 2010
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    Just sent in my seat deposit-I'll be joining you at Scholl in the fall!
     
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    Congrats! Where else did you look and what were your thoughts? just curious


     
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    I also interviewed at OCPM (I'm from Ohio) and DMU. I really liked DMU-it was definitely a tough decision between that and Scholl. I think it was the distance that finally got to me in the end. OCPM is also a really good school, but I think being from the Cleveland area I didn't want to go back-I viewed this as another chance to get out and see something new for the next few years!
     
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    I will be there. Out of all of the others, Scholl was, hands down, the best school. I LOVE their anatomy lab!
     
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    Yeah,

    Their anatomy lab rocks. It seems large, however we get the heads up display with the computer monitors that cover what the prof deems important stuff. Also, their classrooms seemed technologically advanced. I hear that next year they will be completely wireless. Plus their library is nice. :thumbup:

    Yes, I know that DMU also has really nice classrooms, library, and are wireless as well. ;)
     
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    Just curious, where else did you apply and visit?


     
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    Hey,

    I applied to Scholl, Ohio, and Barry. I only visited Scholl last Friday and was accepted. This week I am going to visit Barry just because I have to fly to FL or lose my $$. Although, I am pretty stuck in attending Scholl, (yes the 50% scholarship does influence my decision), I want to compare it to another school (Barry). Ohio was my back up plan, it all else fails, I do not want to live in Cleveland. Right now, Scholl is about 4.5 hr drive from home and seems to be located in a nice suburban location.

    However, what I really like about Scholl is the ability to do research with some big names in Podiatry. Also, they have the best lower extremity research center and a gait (walking) lab. In the summer, you can get a $4000 stipend for doing some research with Dr. Armstrong. This is something that I am planning on for sure. Also, I am really considering getting a PhD in stem cell research. I really believe this would benefit me as a surgical specialist. Also, I would like to possibly be able to teach at a university someday.
     
  15. franknetter

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    As a current student at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, where the tradition of podiatry began, allow me to be one of the first to say congratualtions on your choice. You are joining a family unlike any other in podiatric medicine. We undoubtedly are the best in the nation and will continue to be as long as strong candidates such as yourself continue to come to this school of higher podiatric education. Remember that everyone here is more than willing to help you, in any way possible, to carry on that rich tradition that was set so many years ago by Dr. William Scholl. You have made the correct choice for your podiatric training, and if you ever doubt that, remember which school all other programs compare their own to in order to judge their success. We set the standard of podiatric education and always will. I look forward to meeting you in the fall.
     
  16. IlizaRob

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    Are you serious??
     
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    Yeah, I think he is. Isn't everyone proud of the school they will be or are attending? This is the SCPM Class of 2010 thread.
     
  18. dpmgrad

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    I thought that the first podiatry school in the United States was NYCPM. Wouldn't that make NYCPM the place where the tradition of podiatry began? Just a thought.
     
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  19. ProdPod

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    It started at Barry! :)
     
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  20. jonwill

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    Ya! Show a little more respect for the guy that illustrated the anatomy atlas.
     
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    i applied to scpm and am wondering what are my chances with a 3.43 g.p.a and an mcat of 23. if my school doesnt have a "pre-med" committee or even individual members then what kind of LOR do i send. also is there a specific time that the LOR have to be sent to scpm or can i send anytime before the fall classes start , finally what month do classes start. thanx
     
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    Yup, in 1911.
     
  23. franknetter

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    If your school is so good and you are happy about it, why are you checking out this thread? Are you jealous to see which other student your school lost out on? Once again, you proove that Scholl is the school all others compare themselves to simply by showing that you are concerned with our incoming class, a class that once again will proove to be heads and tails above the 20 or so graduates coming from DMU. Buddy, I have noticed you on here whinig about Scholl more than anyone. Are you really that fixated with us? You must not have been accepted here? Enjoy your corn. I will be having dinner at the top of the Sears Tower tonight then joining a group of friends at the Cubby Bear to watch the Bears play tomorrow. What's going on in Iowa this weekend, more complaining about Scholl and spewing that jealous venom? Good luck with that. I will consider hiring you one day if you choose to change your attitude.
     
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    No offense, but most of the people I've talked to consider Des Moines to be the top school. The facilities there blow everyone out of the water. Sure, Iowa sucks the big one, but who cares. You're only there for 3 years then you can live in Cali or Florida for the next year (or wherever else in the US you prefer). I figure most of the time you have will be spent studying. Plus housing in Des Moines is dirt cheap. Of course, there's a reason for that...nobody wants to live in Des Moines. I think living in the sticks for 3 years is worth the superior education and respect you'll get from being a Des Moines graduate.
     
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    can someone answer my question concerning scholl admissions which is like four posts before?
     
  26. scpod

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    It's not just corn, since Iowa leads the nation in the production of pork, corn and eggs, and is second red meat production. The next time you stop to buy a burger, a BLT, or an omelete, thank your lucky stars that Iowa exists. There are other things too, like nearly 2 million pounds of honey produced each year, and 34 wineries that produce over 100,000 gallons of wine per year.

    Now for the interesting facts about Illinois: Other than the Sears Tower and Cuuby Bear, 28 million acres -- nearly 80 percent of the state's total land area-- of Illinois is farm land. Out of 9 Billion agricultural dollars per year, corn generates nearly 40%. THis farming thing in Illinois is international too. Did you know that Illinois is the nation's second leading exporter of both soybeans,feed grains, and related products. In fact, exports from Illinois account for nearly 7 percent of all U.S. agricultural exports.

    Well...from what I can see, it looks like Iowa will be doing a lot of farming this weekend-- the same thing they'll be doing in Illinois.
     
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    Just apply. Some one else posted almost the same thing on another thread and every one said that he'd get an interview at every school.

    Ask your professors and research advisors for letters of rec. Even if you had a pre med committee you'd have to submit letters of rec to that committee from your profs and advisors so just skip the step of submitting to a committee and send the letters straight to the pod school.
     
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    Chill out Frank. No need to be hostile. I have said nothing negative about Scholl. I was just surprised by your post. I wasnÂ’t sure if you were joking or not. Apparently not. I think Scholl is a good school. Im glad you are doing so well. I apologize for the offensive question.
     
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    Yeah, definitely apply and you will for sure get an interview. They say how specific they are about certain letters of rec, but just talk to them directly about it and they are flexible - basically, ask anyone that knows you academically and also knows your character. You dont need your letters in to get an interview, so apply and then work on your letters - you are sure to get in with your GPA and MCAT score.


     
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    Correct. But behind DMU, Scholl is up there. Their board scores, residency placement, etc aren't as good but they are doing fine. I've got a good friend at SCPM (didn't get into DMU). MMMMMMM, CORN! NETTER, I'm a huge Bears fan and am extremely jealous (I hope they bench Orton and put Grossman in).
     
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    does aacpmas distribute the aacpmas application to the designated schools right after we submit it online or does it wait to recieve our aacpmas application fee to distribute. also how would i get an interview invite to scpm, ocpm, or nycpm, by email right? and can i expect to receive the invites by monday or tuesday, i submitted the aacpmas application yesterday (12-09-05). mcat 23 g.p.a 3.43
     
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    It's a pretty quick turn-around. I got an interview hours after I sent it in from the California school and the next day from DMU.
     
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    For me,

    scpm by email
    ocpm by phone and letter
    nycpm by email and letter.
     
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    If you didn't submit your fee online (mailed it in), then they will wait until the fee is received before submitting it to the schools.
     
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    how big is the scpm entering class i heard its around 100? and also what is the acceptance because at ocpm its like 80-85%
     
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    how big is the scpm entering class i heard its around 100? and also what is the acceptance because at ocpm it's like 80-85%
     
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    When I interviewed there, I asked the lady in admissions who was in charge of showing me around and talking to me all day. She said that they are allowed to accept 105 (as stated in their accredidation rules), but prefer and plan to stay around 85 for now. She said that they typically receive around 300 applications, interview around 200 and accept around 130- hoping that 80-90 committ. She said these were "rough guestimates" and not the exact numbers.


     
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    I toured Scholl today looking at fellowship opportunities. I'm quite impressed with their facilities.

    Very impressive school.

    LCR
     
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    is there only one interviewer at scholl?
     
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    There was only one person who interviewed me, but the same person does not interview all applicants - however, I am pretty sure that each applicant only has one interview and that it is done by a DPM who works for Scholl. It was a long interview though - 45 minutes!
     
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    I was just wondering people's motivation for persuing podiatry/the specific school they plan on attending. I became very interested in the field a few years ago, and applied to schools last year and gained acceptance to them. Unfortunately, I declined these acceptances because I wasn't ready to commit so much time and money. I don't particularly regret this decision, but I am now considering re-applying. Of course I will contact the schools that I'm interested in, but does anyone know about the re-application process? Since I was accepted last year, I'm wondering if my application is still on file or if there is any way that my acceptance is still valid. I doubt this very much though.
     
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    New York, Temple, Oakland and Des Moine
     
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    Deferring acceptance would be one thing but declining, I doubt acceptance would still be valid. As far as my motivations for choosing podiatry, I shadowed a bunch of different docs and the podiatrist was the one I liked the most. I enjoy the medical/surgical balance, descent hours, and pods are well compensated.
     
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    Thanks,

    After looking around at other POD schools, HANDS-DOWN, Scholl is the best fit for me. Location, Reputation, Technology, and National Research Awards appeal to me. This week I happily sending my $500 in to save a seat for this coming fall. :D

    Luke
     
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    I just wanted to congratulate all of you on committing to Scholl!! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! can't wait to meet everyone during orientation week. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask (i'm currently a student at Scholl)
     

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