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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by zsarnat, Jan 3, 2002.

  1. zsarnat

    zsarnat Junior Member

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    How long did it take UCLA to notify you of their decision (interview/rejection) after you submitted your secondary?
     
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  3. Triangulation

    Triangulation 1K Member 7+ Year Member

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    I wouldn't know since they've just been sittin' on my 2dary for a month-and-a-half after I submitted (kinda like I sat on it for a month when they sent it to me. Oops.) I haven't heard about much in the way of rejections from LA, so I don't think much has been going on. It'll start soon I suspect. ;)
     
  4. ConstantlyWaiting

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    Yo! I interviewed at UCLA a couple of weeks ago. It was about 4 weeks from secondary to interview request. However, I wouldn't be worried because I know a lot of other really qualified people who are still waiting. Also, they have been sending out rejections (my friend got rejected) so for now, no news is good news!

    Best of luck
     
  5. CalBear

    CalBear Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    UCLA has received my secondaryand letters of rec. however, on the appliction status section there is no date or note.is this the same for others?
     
  6. ConstantlyWaiting

    ConstantlyWaiting Member 7+ Year Member

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    I feel like the UCLA spokesperson. But to answer your question, as long as the top three lines say "received" (for UC App, Secondary, and Letters) then you are complete. I wondered about the same thing, but I called the admissions office and they assured me that if the top three say received then the application is complete and in review.

    Best of luck
     
  7. jmejia1

    jmejia1 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Damn it's sad that UCLA hasn't/won't send me a secondary. I've been fortunate with the overwhelming number of out of state schools regarding interviews even an acceptance, plus two other Cali interviews BUT NO LOVE FROM UCLA?! My premed advisor once sat in with the UCLA ad comm and he said the talks revolved around really high stats and research experience. Is UCLA this shallow?

    Whar are you guy's stats and research experience if you don't mind sharing? Mine are average for admitted students nation-wide. No research, but work as a child counselor.
     
  8. toobsllik

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  9. Wednesday

    Wednesday Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Wow, Toobsllik, starting your SDN career with a bang. I think you might have been looking for the TPR forum.

    On a slightly different topic, does anyone know the average turn-around time from interview to decision at UCLA?
     
  10. eagle26

    eagle26 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    ouch toobllsk! I won't ask what the problem is, but can the attitude....
     
  11. AmateurChef

    AmateurChef Health policy consultant 7+ Year Member

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    Wow, toobsllik. Don't expect too much empathy around here with that attitude.

    Not everyone has great statistics, nor has everyone faced the same challenges in getting to where we are now. But we're all hoping to dedicate ourselves to helping others, and being belligerent won't help at all.

    Take a deep breath, pal. :)
     
  12. Triangulation

    Triangulation 1K Member 7+ Year Member

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    Yeah jmejia1, you might be on to something. It appears that I was sent a 2dary based only on my August MCAT scores (35Q). When I called after receiving it, they informed me that the only thing in my file was my MCATs, so that should mean they based their decision on the scores. Take this w/a grain of salt though b/c I have been gettin' weird details about what is and isn't in my file for a couple mos now. The rest of my app, including GPA, isn't strong. I don't think this cleared much up for you, but that was my experience.

    If you haven't been rejected yet, you're still in the hunt, and that's a good thing. ;)
     
  13. kutastha

    kutastha 2K Member Physician 10+ Year Member

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  14. toobsllik

    toobsllik Member 7+ Year Member

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  15. C U in MD school

    C U in MD school Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    toobsllik: what is ur problem? there is no need for that.

    on a different note, ive been told that ucla like them young. i dont know if that's true or not. but i work at ucla md center and from the looks of it, the med students do seem kind of young.

    i have also been inside the adm office at ucla. i went in to turn something in. the lady took the note and put it in a file cab in my file. but what was kind of strange was that this big cab with all these files in it was away from the office area. kind of like the unwanted files. :(
     
  16. AmateurChef

    AmateurChef Health policy consultant 7+ Year Member

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    C U in MD school, those files could also be in a separate area so they're more secure. Don't give up hope yet. :p
     
  17. C U in MD school

    C U in MD school Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    AmateurChef: that's what i would have thought, but the file cab is next to the door as you walk into the office. it's not even with all the other cabs in the back. :)

    hey if anyone gets an interview there, could you please look up my file since the cab is also in the waiting area. and plz give me a call. let me know what is going on. or better yet, just stop by my office down the hall and say hi with a secondary in your hand.
     
  18. jmejia1

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  19. Dr. Don

    Dr. Don Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I agree with joe, there's no need for such cold-hearted remarks by toobsllik. We all want to be MDs for whatever reason it might be. However, I believe that a high GPA and MCAT scores are not enough to predict how much success a student will have in med school and his/her medical profession. But what I do believe in is that a person's attitude towards others (specially someone they don't even know) is a good predictor in the type of attitude he/she will have towards patients. Let's just cool it down....and write stuff relevant to the original question posted by zsarnat....NO NEWS FROM UCLA HERE ZSARNAT and my UC Supp has been complete since late august....
     
  20. UCLA2000

    UCLA2000 7+ Year Member

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    ...."It is better to be thought of as a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"
     
  21. Jessica

    Jessica Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    It took about a month after my app was complete for UCLA to send me a secondary, and another month after I completed my secondary for an interview invite. I have a strong MCAT score, but near zero research experience.

    Don't get too worried just yet. I interviewed in the middle of Dec. and my interviewer told me that UCLA is very early in the interviewing process. The interviewer said something to the effect that they had interviewed so few applicants thus far that it probably would not be worth it for the ad com to meet to do any first round decision making until mid-Jan.

    Good luck! and remember, it seems that UCLA is behind this year, and like others have said...no news so far is good news!
     
  22. EpiII

    EpiII Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Remember, this whole process is enough to crush the most resilient of spirits. Please try not to live or die by one school or another. There is too much chance involved here to want just one school.

    As for UCLA, it took about 1.5 months to get a secondary, then about 1 month to get an interview. My interview was the worst of my three UC interviews so far.

    I have a little research experience (not bench research, but Public Health research), good MCATs, a grad degree, and I am 29 years old. I do not think I will get in there because of my interview, but I think I cut across a few of the areas mentioned earlier as to why UCLA might not be looking at some folks.

    Also remember, this year is delayed big time. You could almost consider it about .5 to 1 month delayed. Hang in there.
     
  23. jiffy boy

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  24. Triangulation

    Triangulation 1K Member 7+ Year Member

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  25. Jessica

    Jessica Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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  26. EpiII

    EpiII Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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  27. Triangulation

    Triangulation 1K Member 7+ Year Member

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    The Princeton Review

    That's cool Epi. My mom teaches a couple ESL classes in junior high. It's a noble, needed endeavor.

    As far as acronyms, they're definitely becoming more ubiquitous w/all this typed communication crap. A friend of mine took a class dedicated to acronyms a couple yrs ago. Said it was pretty fascinating (its's a real battle to design cool acronyms LASER vs. GATT y'know?)
     

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