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tucom secondary

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by careerchanger, Nov 28, 2001.

  1. careerchanger

    careerchanger Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 5, 2001
    new york
    i got a secondary -- what does this mean for this school. i would really love to live in the bay area -- am i getting my hopes up for nothing? anybody have any information?
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  3. tnt3

    tnt3 Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 15, 2001
    new york
    I got a secondary too...Just turned in my secondary yesterday.
  4. lotus

    lotus Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 5, 2001
    Berkeley, CA
    I think that TUCOM sends out secondaries to
    about half those who applied, specifically those
    that meet their gpa/mcat cut off. Of those,
    about 1/4 are offered an interview, and 60% of
    those interviewed are accepted. This is the aproximate information that I was told by the admissions director when I interviewed. As with
    most schools, the earlier you are interviewed,
    the better your chances (especially if it is before the end of the year).
    Good luck!


    Like you, the bay area location was a huge factor in my decision to attend :)
  5. Mickai

    Mickai Junior Member

    Jul 17, 2001
    Port Angeles,WA
    Yes-that's right; but you have good chances once you interview, as long as you can articulate yourself well in front of your peers and nothing horrible happens(they interview you with about 4 others)...I sent my secondary in mid-October, and within a couple weeks I received an interview invite, which I scheduled for the following week. The neat thing is that they meet to review every other week, so you should know if you're accepted relatively quickly. For me, I interviewed on Tuesday, and was accepted the following Monday...I've decided to attend TUCOM next fall-it's really a pretty campus, and you're only a ferryride away from SF. As far as stats, Dr Haight said they receive about 4000 primaries, send secondaries to about 2000, interview about 400, and accept 200 (class size is 125). So good luck on your secondary, and make sure you buff up on your file for an interview, 'cuz they'll ask you about anything you write down, and ask you to explain yourself. And pay attention to the other guys answers and names, because the committee might ask you to sum up what so-and-so said earlier. Good luck to you, I'm sure you'd love it at TUCOM! :)

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