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Temple Post-Bacc ACMS 2018

Discussion in 'Postbaccalaureate Programs' started by Rogue42, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. nkaur

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    I think it was maybe a week in between for my recommenders/transcripts - so like, submitted mid Feb, completed end of Feb.
     
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    Spoke with someone who knew someone on the adcom and they confirmed that all IIs have been sent out for this cycle
     
  4. ash.1996

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    for ACMS?? how is that? the application doesn't even close till June 1
     
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    Are you being serious or are you trolling us? Could you please add some more details?
     
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  6. calvangri

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    Someone is trolling, either him or his “friend in the ADCOM.”


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    I believe only 3 interview invites have been sent out- and although that is 30 people (only 20 of which have even interviewed- mid March and early April) for a class of 30, I highly doubt they will be accepting 100% of the students they interview. If they do, god bless bc I still have not heard back my decision from LKSOM post-interview.
     
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  8. calvangri

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    Guys, it’s like this. When you get a rejection email, it’s over. Just sit tight until then.


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  9. Tigger16

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    Agreed, let's hold on before freaking out - some people have received rejections, but there are some of us who are still waiting to hear back about a decision (whether about an interview or maybe decision post-interview). So unless you have received a rejection, it's not over yet. Also, there could be some movement if some accepted students end up getting in elswhere that they prefer. Fingers crossed for all of us!
     
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  10. Tigger16

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    Also, I got a hold of an admissions administrative coordinator who said that interview invitations are still being extended and applicants are still being reviewed, hope that makes you guys feel a little better like it did for me
     
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    Accepted! Interviewed 4/5
     
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    Congrats! I was just wondering, how long after did they invite you for an interview after your app was completed?
     
  13. mes0824

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    I was complete 2/16!
     
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  14. mes0824

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    Invited for an interview 3/27
     
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    accepted! interviewed 4/5
    SO excited!
     
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    Is there an accepted students Facebook group?
     
  17. mariposas905

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    Is it too late to begin an application to this program? Just recently heard about it :(
     
  18. Tigger16

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    Congrats! Would you mind sharing stats/completion date?
     
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    anyone's portal get modified recently?
     
  20. calvangri

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    Nope.


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    Nope for me
     
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    Yes
     
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    Did you submit recently?
     
  24. Tigger16

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    Yes mine was modified today
     
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    accepted! interviewed 4/5
     
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    For people that got II, did you receive a call or an email?
     
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    Completed 3/16
     
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    By email
     
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  29. Tigger16

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    Hey guys, just wanted to let you know I checked with the assistant director of admissions today and interview invitations are definitely still being offered and they will interview into June
     
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    Thank you, I was literally getting anxious
     
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    Does anyone know how much wait list movement there is for this program typically?
     
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    Were you waitlisted already?
     
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    anybody sign up for slack
     
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    its online community of admitted students
     
  35. AsepticTechnique

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    did anyone else have their application change from "modified on xx/xx/xxxx" to "completed"?
     
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  36. Tigger16

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    Yes mine too, odd
     
  37. nvnsm22

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    Mine too. I don't think it really means anything though.
     
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  38. AsepticTechnique

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    Hopefully it means we'll hear back from them soon :nailbiting:
     
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    Hate to say this, everyone, but it changed from modified to completed because they recently did maintenance on the application portal website this past weekend :( It means nothing
     
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    Can anyone shed some light on the CST ACHS post bac? I have an interview there soon.

    I see that they have linkage with PCOM, LKSOM, and SUNY downstate, but is admissions guaranteed if you meet the criteria for these programs? I ask because on their accepted students page, it says that they work with you to put together a specialized linkage application.
     
  41. spnewera

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    So basically Grace Hershman, who created the ACMS program with the medical school, made another program, the ACHS/BCHS. These programs are associated with the undergraduate university - Temple's College of Science & Technology and are geared towards all health professions. Most of the students, seem to be pre-med, however there are a few pre-dental and pre-PA students i've encountered on my interview trail.
    Their linkages posted on their website are basically what you need to matriculate into the program you want. The difference between ACHS and ACMS, is the linking requirements to Temple. ACHS also has more linkage options vs. Temple's ACMS, seems like.

    They say during the year, they have a linkage workshop where you specify which program you'd like to be in, and they help you towards that route if you so desire. The "specialized" linkage application is probably a letter of recommendation from the program directors.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    It helps a lot, thanks. I guess my follow up would be, if you meet all the conditions for linkage to SUNY downstate or LKSOM, are you guaranteed to be admitted? Or are you guaranteed to just be able to apply through ACHS?
     
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    I interviewed and was accepted to CST ACHS. The linkages are not very strong. If you want to link to PCOM this program is good but if you want to link to SUNY or Temple it doesn't look so good. This year 0 students were able to link to temple (they wanted a min of 3.5 undergrad GPA) and a few people are currently interviewing for SUNY for a linkage but no one has so far.

    Basically you will apply to link in Nov, the requirements are dynamic so the ones on the website aren't necessarily what they might require when it's application time. Then the schools will invite you to interview and then you may possibly be given a link (interview doesn't guarantee link).
     
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    Oh man. Okay, well I appreciate your input! Did they tell you all this during your interview day?
     
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    Temple's been awfully quiet for the past several weeks in handing out secondaries. Even though I know they're handing out secondaries still, I wonder why there hasn't been another round of interviews that have gone out. Gives me so much anxiety.
     
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    Theres a secondary? The app I filled out wasn't handed out to me o_O
     
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    they don't really talk about linkages on interview day. I know this program sounds really promising and I think its a great way to boost your gpa/get MCAT prep but the linkages aren't well established. That said, the faculty and the dean seem very invested in the students. The interview day is very low stress and it's mainly for the applicant to get info on the school.
     
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    oh i meant like interviews lol.
     
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    I think around this time there's a ton of waitlist movement, so maybe they're figuring that out before they get to us. When I looked at ACMS threads in the past, it seems that interviews still go out in May/June. But you're right.. still pretty nervewracking. I check this thread and my e-mail wayyyy too much
     
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    I would echo this! I think that they do a great job selling the program during interview day. I'm in the BCHS which is different from ACHS, but the interview day/process is the same. I think that while the linkage isn't as solid as ACMS, there are more options, and from what I've heard, the faculty really does go above and beyond to find you a good fit for medical school, whether you link or not.
     
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    For those of you who are already accepted, you can visit Lets Room Together (you can google search this to find the website) to begin finding roommates! The initial code to access the page specific for Temple MDs and grad students is: Temple-Katz18! (the exclamation point is part of the code). Feel free to DM me if you're looking for housing/a roommate - I will be in the ACMS program for Fall 2018!
     

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