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TouroCOM Master's Program

Discussion in 'Postbaccalaureate Programs' started by chandini786, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. ahearn

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    Hey guys just applied to Tourocom middletown campus and had a few questions. First I have 3.4 sgpa and 3.2cgpa. Been out of school for about 3 years but been doing some volunteering and shadowing. Recently took the mcat as well and got a 503 sadly. Do I have a decent chance of getting in to this program?

    Now these next question pertain to the program its self assuming one is in. Is it hard to maintain lets say a 3.8 gpa or something in this program if all you do is study and do not do anything else?
     
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  3. BobbyKoch

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    much of what you seek has been covered in the last 10 or so pages of this thread.


     
  4. Dr.Eliit1

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    Got accepted to Middletown on Valentines Day. Still waiting to hear back from Harlem.
     
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  5. docdocgoooose

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    did you interview at harlem on 2/7?
     
  6. Dr.Eliit1

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    No, that date was full. I interviewed at Harlem on 2/12.

    I spoke to Ana Morillo yesterday and she informed me that the admissions committee will meet in 2 weeks.
     
  7. rayeray

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    Accepted! Going to Middletown !
     
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  8. BobbyKoch

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    Is there a Facebook for Middletown masters?
     
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  9. Dr.Eliit1

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    Accepted to Harlem campus, today! Now have to decide between Harlem and Middletown...

    *According to the letter, the top 35 criteria has been removed*
     
  10. docdocgoooose

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    accepted to harlem today as well!
     
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  11. BobbyKoch

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    I was curious about that...last time I looked at the website it still said top 35 but it was not included in my letter from Middletown either.
     
  12. LaDoctora8

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    Accepted!!
     
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  13. murgatroyd

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    Out of curiosity, why you are looking at a program like this as opposed to retaking the MCAT?
     
  14. CheeseHead321

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    Accepted to Harlem! Was wondering where everyone was planning on living? Might be looking for a roommate since NYC is so ridiculously expensive lol!
     
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  15. ahearn

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    Hello I was wondering how long it took to hear if you got an interview or not after your application was complete if you do not mind me asking.
     
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  17. CheeseHead321

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    I want to say about a month or so after my interview I heard back via email.
     
  18. ahearn

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    I meant after you submitted your application how long did it take for you to get invited for an interview?
     
  19. BobbyKoch

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    I was "complete" 12/28, received the interview invitation 1/29.
     
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    I believe it was about the same turn around for me. Complete 11/30. Interview invite 12/22.
     
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    For anyone who interviewed at the Harlem campus - what kind of questions did they ask during the interview? Thanks!
     
  22. Dr.Eliit1

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    "Tell me about yourself."
    "Why medicine?"
    "Why DO?"
    Tell me about this specific research experience on your C.V.
    Tell me about this specific volunteer experience on your C.V.
    Be able to explain any weakness in your application, whatever it may be (i.e. low MCAT or GPA)
    "Do you have any questions for us?"

    Get there at least 15 minutes early and relax! Good luck!!
     
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    Sounds fair, thank you!!
     
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    Hey guys, just submitted my application for the Harlem campus! I'm not seeing any option to submit again for the Middletown campus, does anyone know the process?
     
  25. Dr.Eliit1

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    Unfortunately, you have to start a brand new application.
     
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    So since the top 35 student requirement has been removed what does that mean exactly? As long as everyone meets the cutoffs they have a chance at the DO school or what?
     
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    I will echo what some others have said earlier in this thread. For those of you deciding whether or not to do this program, you need to ask yourself if you're okay with not making the GPA cutoff, and ask yourself what your alternative options will be if you do not matriculate. If you are okay with tens of thousands in debt and not matriculating then by all means go to this program but if you are tentative or have other options, it would be wise to consider these. Remember that we are graded on a curve and this curve is competitive, and the school is not upfront with their applicants about how our grading system works. DO NOT underestimate the debt or the abilities of the other students. For some of our classes we are required to score in the upper 90s to achieve an A. Most people think that they're good students and will have no problem. You WILL have a few poor exams. Many students here have obtained degrees from very competitive undergraduate institutions, again do not underestimate them. It takes a lot more than hard work. As mentioned earlier in this thread, this program should be a last resort. You need to keep in mind that a GPA of less than 3.5 from any masters program does NOT look good, and that although the 35 student cutoff may have been taken away, about half our class, it is because only half of the class is able to get those kinds of scores anyways with the curve.
     
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    what was your experience? will you matriculate? did you apply aacomas as well?
     
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    Who and how many people interviewed you? how long did the interview last?
     
  30. Dr.Eliit1

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    Two people interviewed me. One of them was Dr. Rich. I don't remember who the other one was. Lasted about 20 minutes.
     
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    Looks like classes will begin July 30th with orientation being the week before that. Has anyone weighed the options of living on campus vs living off. During clinical years, if we continue in Middletown it seems that we would have to travel throughout the hudson valley. Has there been someone that went from the Middletown campus to Harlem?
     
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  32. Dr.Eliit1

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    Did you receive an email from Touro or did you get that date from their calendar?

    From my understanding which ever campus you attend, you will be travelling during clinical years. Middletown will have you travelling all over the Hudson Valley, Harlem will have you travelling from Harlem, to New Jersey and upstate NY. I have heard of some students going from Harlem to Middletown campus but not the other way around. This does not mean it's not possible, however.

    As for on campus vs off campus that depends on how much you treasure your privacy. The advantage of on campus is that you are only a floor or two above your lecture hall and library. You will have a smaller room though (with thin walls), will have a hard time cooking due to lack of a full kitchen (their meal plan should be avoided), and will not be able to do your own laundry without going off campus. Personally, I would rent an apartment nearby campus.
     
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    I emailed them and was told of this date.
     
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  34. medicinemydear

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    is there a fb group for accepted students?
     

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