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Too late for KCOM?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by mistirvr, Feb 8, 2002.

  1. mistirvr

    mistirvr Member 7+ Year Member

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    I received a call from KCOM yesterday asking if I intended to complete my secondary application. I was extremely surprised to realize that it wasn't complete, thanks to a missing rec. letter. My employer, who isn't truly approachable (or even all that nice) was supposed to write the letter MONTHS ago and I didn't follow up on it well.

    Anyway, I think I can remedy the situation by having another employer write a letter, but am I too late? I'm very interested in KCOM, especially after reading their website and current students remarks on SDN, and want to at least be considered for an interview.

    Does anyone know how full the 2006 class is right now? Is an interview/acceptance a realistic possibility? Also, how long did it take from time of application completion to interview invite?

    Thanks in advance,
    -Melissa :rolleyes:
     
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  3. PainMan

    PainMan Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I recieved a call also. I never completed my secondary because I got into the school I wanted so I was pretty candid with her on the phone. So the message I got was that they were calling people that they would interview if the app was complete. So I think if you get the letter in and call them back you should be set. I asked if they were still interviewing and she said yea thats why I am calling....think about it...why would they call people to get there goods in of they dont want to look at you... That would be awfully cruel <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" />
     
  4. Sweaty Paul

    Sweaty Paul Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Melissa,

    I am one of the student ambassadors who was helping with calling. Yes, we are still interviewing, but the sooner you can get the information in to the admissions department the better. Get on your employer or get another letter of recommendation A.S.A.P.

    If you have any questions about KCOM let me know.

    Sweaty Paul
    MS-II KCOM
     
  5. Hskermdic

    Hskermdic Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Sweaty,
    What is this, you are becoming so helpful and social. Did you move out of the dungeon? Or is just that now that football season is overwith you have to find something else to fill the time until Nebraska starts spring practice in 2 months. <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" />
     
  6. OldManDave

    OldManDave Fossil Bouncer Emeritus Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    mistirvr,

    First, as Sweaty pointed out, you're probably not too late yet for KCOM, but you'd better get a move on to have a realistic shot.

    Second, by the description you posted regarding the employer you selected to write a letter of rec...I strongly question the wisdom of: 1) asking them in the first place & 2) approaching them a second time for a letter of rec from someone you essentially see as hostile and non-supportive. One crappy letter and you won't have to fret over deadlines. Take my advice and find someone you KNOW can write an unquestionably strong letter of endorsement for you and get it off to KCOM, overnight -- Fed Ex! And call them to let them know the thing is on the way!

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  7. Dagny

    Dagny PGY-1 10+ Year Member

    Last year, KCOM admissions offered a 7/30 interview date by phone to an applicant that had a complete file since October. Orientation began about 15 days after the interview.

    They explained that many of the people admitted had decided to go to MD schools at the last minute.
     
  8. Sweaty Paul

    Sweaty Paul Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Dagny,

    My advice to Mistirvr still stands, get the letter, or another strong rec. letter to the admissions dept as soon as possible. Just because there were some late interviews doesn't mean that it will be the same for this year. All I can say is that I would not be willing to bet my desired career on the possibility of a late interview.

    Sweaty
    KCOM - MSII
     
  9. mistirvr

    mistirvr Member 7+ Year Member

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    Thanks to all for the advice! I've spoken with my employer who insists the rec. letter was written and mailed. Whether she's not telling me the truth or the letter was lost in the mail or at KCOM, I really don't care. I've spoken with my other employer who has agreed to write a letter for me. So, despite these delays, I am thrilled that the problem will be remedied! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    I will express mail it Monday morning, contact the school to inform them that it is enroute, and hope for an interview! Thanks again...

    -Melissa :)
     

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