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Hi everyone!

I just interviewed at UNC last Saturday and LOVED it. It is easily my number one school. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on letters of intent? Does UNC accept those? I would really love to show them that if accepted, I would 100% attend their school.

Thanks!
 
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Just got an interview invite for Nov 14! I was getting a little worried to not hear anything from them after pouring so much thought into the secondary essays, anyone else in the same boat?

DAT: AA 29 - PAT 23
GPA: 3.96
Residency: OOS
Secondary app complete: 9/21/20
 
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Interview #5
School: UNC
Notification date: 11/5
Method of notification: Email
Residency: NC
AADSAS mail-out date: 7/28
Application complete date: 8/18
GPA (science, overall): 3.35/3.47
DAT (AA/TS/PAT/Reading/any section below a 17): 23/23/22/23/none
Interview date: 11/24
 
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Honestly on the same boat as you, I was waitlisted last year and haven’t heard anything yet, despite only adding good things to my app. My guess is that this year’s candidates are that much better, which is fine, and awesome for them! But it is disappointing, hopefully an invite for November or January is in our future though!! Stay strong!
I am in the same boat as both of you as well. Have y'all heard anything yet? Really hoping there is going to be another interview before december 15th
 

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I am in the same boat as both of you as well. Have y'all heard anything yet? Really hoping there is going to be another interview before december 15th
Nah haven’t heard anything, unlikely that they’ll be another interview date unless they are really cutting down on the amount of ppl per interview date pre-December, classes at UNC end right before thanksgiving so doesn’t seem like they’ll have interviews again till January. For those that have interviewed, how many people have been at each session? Typically it was around 80 last year
 
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Nah haven’t heard anything, unlikely that they’ll be another interview date unless they are really cutting down on the amount of ppl per interview date pre-December, classes at UNC end right before thanksgiving so doesn’t seem like they’ll have interviews again till January. For those that have interviewed, how many people have been at each session? Typically it was around 80 last year
It was about 80 people per session this year too
 
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It was about 80 people per session this year too
Yeah, so next chance would be January but even that situation seems murky considering they’re starting the semester almost three weeks into January. Let’s just wait and hope for the best!
 

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Nah haven’t heard anything, unlikely that they’ll be another interview date unless they are really cutting down on the amount of ppl per interview date pre-December, classes at UNC end right before thanksgiving so doesn’t seem like they’ll have interviews again till January. For those that have interviewed, how many people have been at each session? Typically it was around 80 last year
There's an interview on the 14th of November
 
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I interviewed there 2 weeks ago and wanted to send a letter in intent since it’s my top school. Does anyone know if unc looks favorably upon letters of intent or not? Also, where would you send it, the admissions email?
 
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So I have seen that unc calls all oos on the first day and if they turn it down the spot goes to an in state. Do we think this is true and if you’re oos and don’t get called on the 15 all hope is gone?
 
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So I have seen that unc calls all oos on the first day and if they turn it down the spot goes to an in state. Do we think this is true and if you’re oos and don’t get called on the 15 all hope is gone?
what? I have never heard this. People have a while to put a deposit down so it doesn't really make sense...... does it?
 

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So I have seen that unc calls all oos on the first day and if they turn it down the spot goes to an in state. Do we think this is true and if you’re oos and don’t get called on the 15 all hope is gone?
Highly doubt it. I'm an in-state student but the process is a phone call notifying that you've been accepted, get an acceptance packet in the mail in the following days, and then you have a month to put down your deposit to accept the spot.

If you're OOS and don't get called on the 15, you still have a chance of being accepted!
 
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Highly doubt it. I'm an in-state student but the process is a phone call notifying that you've been accepted, get an acceptance packet in the mail in the following days, and then you have a month to put down your deposit to accept the spot.

If you're OOS and don't get called on the 15, you still have a chance of being accepted!
D3 at UNC - clinics have been TERRIBLE. The school was completely shut down from March to August - then only D4s saw patients in August. We've been at 50% clinic capacity this whole time. Only in September D3s got to see patients, and we'd only get to see 1, maybe 2 if we're lucky, patients a week. Some weeks we got ZERO patients. They've made our D3 class assist D4s and residents for probably over a 100 hours this semester. Majority of our class has never done a single endo procedure, fixed or removable procedure, or extraction. Also our dean announced today he is quitting at the end of this year.
@zToothinator Can you comment on what Cavity_Search said in a separate thread? How bad has clinic been from the D3's youve talked about? Also, is there any info on why the dean is stepping down and who may be replacing him? Any info on how this may change the trajectory of the school in terms of moving to Pass/Fail, curriculum revamp, etc.?
 
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@zToothinator Can you comment on what Cavity_Search said in a separate thread? How bad has clinic been from the D3's youve talked about? Also, is there any info on why the dean is stepping down and who may be replacing him? Any info on how this may change the trajectory of the school in terms of moving to Pass/Fail, curriculum revamp, etc.?
he's returning to faculty and working to "advance global partnerships", an interim dean will be appointed to start in January
 
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@zToothinator Can you comment on what Cavity_Search said in a separate thread? How bad has clinic been from the D3's youve talked about? Also, is there any info on why the dean is stepping down and who may be replacing him? Any info on how this may change the trajectory of the school in terms of moving to Pass/Fail, curriculum revamp, etc.?
I haven’t talked to D3s recently so I can’t really comment on how clinic has been for them, but clinic is definitely operating under reduced capacity with the D4s being prioritized. We (D2s) have been told we may start clinic in the spring but I’m not optimistic since admin has backtracked multiple times throughout the fall. Supposedly the reason clinic is operating under reduced capacity is due to COVID restrictions but we haven’t been told what the exact restrictions are nor what the plan is to increase capacity. Apparently there are lots of patients wanting/needing treatment but we can’t fit them in...

Regarding the dean stepping down, the official reason is to spend more time with family and he felt that he could no longer lead the school the way he felt was needed. Unofficially, there was an incident where he and D4s got in a disagreement, which in my opinion was not handled well and I think likely contributed to his decision to step down. We were told an interim dean decision should be announced mid-December to start in January while a search committee is formed to find a new dean.

The school plans to continue with the curriculum revamp and everything that De Rossi already set in motion. The curriculum revamp is delayed though due to COVID and the way it’ll be phased in is different than originally anticipated but we don’t have concrete details on it yet.

Edit: to add, I’m fairly confident this is a UNC student too How open are your clinics right now? D3/D4
 
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To those that have not received an interview yet, is your status just sitting at received/app complete? My friend’s switched to from app complete to under review again and I’m curious if that meant anything
 

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To those that have not received an interview yet, is your status just sitting at received/app complete? My friend’s switched to from app complete to under review again and I’m curious if that meant anything
Mine switched to under review as well, not sure if it really means anything though
 

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@zToothinator Can you comment on what Cavity_Search said in a separate thread? How bad has clinic been from the D3's youve talked about? Also, is there any info on why the dean is stepping down and who may be replacing him? Any info on how this may change the trajectory of the school in terms of moving to Pass/Fail, curriculum revamp, etc.?
By the time UNC Class of 2025 starts clinic things will probably be back to normal again, given that the new Covid vaccines work effectively and the gen pop is vaccinated. To answer your question about clinic for D3s currently, it's BAD. Our class is super behind in our clinical education due to all the shut downs and only seeing 1-2 patients a week. Really sucks for us, but probably something you don't have to worry about. Currently they are making us D3s assist D4s about 24 hours a week, while only spending 4 to 8 hours a week with our own patients. Hopefully clinical education policies will change in 2021 when we get a new dean.
 
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Does anyone know how many interviews conducted vs. acceptances? For example, do they accept about 1/4 of those interviewed pre december? or more than that? I read somewhere they only do around 300 pre december interviews. And they accept around 100, leaving the chances of being accepted after a pre december interview around 1/3. Does anyone know if that’s true?
 

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Does anyone know how many interviews conducted vs. acceptances? For example, do they accept about 1/4 of those interviewed pre december? or more than that? I read somewhere they only do around 300 pre december interviews. And they accept around 100, leaving the chances of being accepted after a pre december interview around 1/3. Does anyone know if that’s true?
I know they do 240 predecember interviews (60*4 interview dates this year or 80*3 interview dates last year).
 
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Just got an interview invite for January 9th!
 
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Good luck to everyone! Usually, one of your interviewers will give you a phone call notifying you of an acceptance. To my knowledge, usually no rejections go out yet.

Happy to answer any questions to the best of my knowledge regarding the program!
 
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