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Discussion in 'Allopathic Class Threads' started by Clp321, Dec 2, 2008.
Where those HEELS AT?!!?!?!??!? WOOHOO I get to start the thread!!!
I'm still waiting to hear back after my interview - but I would LOVE to wind up here. Here's hoping we're classmates!
Likewise....hopefully hear something soon. Waiting for my Fall 2008 grades.
WHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I was just looking at this thread and now I can post!! I'm so excited
Hey, i may be a member of UNC Co 2013
Man this thread is dead....Come on ppl!
Got in on Monday. Since this is my first choice, I am definitely going to be a Tarheel again!
Haha still pretty slim pickings. Chub, you decided where you are going to go yet? What are your top few choices?
UNC, Wake, Vanderbilt and Dartmouth....depends on the Aid package, so im pretty sure ill be at UNC.
Great choices though!
Hey I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good apartment complex...im going shopping thisweekend.
I lived at Salem Court for 2.5 years and loved it. It's right on Airport, and I think 5 bus lines serve the stop that's about a hundred feet away from it. It's also more of a family-type place, so it's nice and quiet. Mill Creek is cheap and also has a great location, but there are tons of students there. Don't plan on getting much respite. It'd be fine if you don't study at home.
I don't suggest living very far south or past Estes to the north. There aren't enough buses running in those locations to make transportation easy.
There is also a neighborhood (fairly large) on the other side of S. Columbia St from the hospital. It has some smaller houses and larger houses, many of which go up for rent in May when students graduate. Obviously, the closer to Franklin St you get, the more expensive they get, but they are in a great location.
My family looked into buying one of those houses as investment property. Unless you have some serious financial backing, rent in that area is probably going to be too expensive.
I rented there for $500/month.
what do you guys think about living in carrboro?? Good decision? bad?..I t hink its like 3-4 miles away, and I plan on biking to class most of the time.
Good decision. It's an easy bike ride to class, and there's a lot to do in Carrboro if you have time off. It also has a bunch of buses running through it and should come with really cheap rent.
If I end up going I'm looking at buying near Southpoint mall. Chapel Hill is overpriced.
im in... got in a few months ago, but i didn't know there were threads started. i'm still going to wait to hear from some other places and money matters too. any idea when we hear about financial aid packages from diff. schools??? I know I need to apply for an apartment sooner rather than later, so i'm trying to figure out when i'll be hearing back from places about that.
april and may probably
O and as far as apartments, Iknow some ofthem are offering really good specials right now. I found a nice two bedroom for 700 a month and half off the first month rent, and its only 1.5 miles from thehospital. It seemed like a pretty good deal.
yea I go to undergrad here...where did you find these apartments you speak of?
To add to the list...I got my acceptance today from UNC. I am very excited. The only way it gets better is if they offer me a scholarship! So I will be seeing all of you this fall!
Thought I'd add one more to this thread because it is pretty dead.. I got my call on Jan 12th and will be seeing you all in the fall!
I will be living somewhat farther away than most - in northern Cary/Morrisville. My fiance works in New Hill and we needed a place somewhat in the middle. Mapquest tells me it will take 22 minutes to get to the Friday center (where I figure I'll park and ride).. what do you guys think? Will it be do-able? I went to State for undergrad and am not that familiar with the Chapel Hill area..
Definitely do-able, but I would give yourself much longer than 22 minutes to get to the Friday Center - traffic can be hell in the morning.
Just got called, can't believe it! On a Wed, they tricked me!
Yikes, that's a hell of a commute. I definitely would not suggest doing that. You'll be reliant on a bus that's probably not going to be there at the scheduled time, and it's at least a good 15 minute ride to campus - maybe longer in the mornings when you'll be picking people up along the way. I'd count on about an hour commute, all things considered. That will suck a whole lot. It would make a lot more sense for your husband to drive a little farther than for you to commute a pretty good distance and then be at the mercy of a bus system.
Yeah, it will be a decent commute, but I'm hoping maybe closer to 45 min than an hour. I've driven the back roads (avoiding 40 and 54 almost completely) from our new place to the Friday center, and it really did take only 20 minutes.
Are the buses really not that reliable? I used to take the wolfline at state and never had a problem.. and I got in a few minutes of reading time.
I think the buses are better now that they have the digital scheduling thing going, but better does not mean good. They'll show up any time within about a 7 minute halo of when they're supposed to arrive, most of the time, so you're SOL if the one you're waiting on happens to be early. I think 45 minutes is realistic, bud budgeting an hour wouldn't hurt.
Looks like they're starting to put out second look notifications for other schools. Has anyone heard anything about UNC's second look? I know they had one last year.
Yeah...last years was some saturday in late march I think??? Just a one day deal
If I know I am going to go to UNC, is there much reason to go to second look?
I guess not so much. I'm still undecided so I want to go back. Plus I want to meet some of my potential classmates...since there don't seem to be many on SDN.
I think it will be fine. I am in a very similar situation and have to commute from North Raleigh to the Friday Center daily. I think that the Friday center buses are reliable enough. At peak hours there is almost always one sitting there waiting and they come very frequently. I just sit there on the bus and read for 15 minutes, and its actually pretty relaxing. I get on the bus at about 8:15 am and I have only ever had to stand up once.
I also did not know that this thread existed, but I also will be going to UNC next fall. You all should join the facebook group: "unc school of medicine class of 2013" so that we can start getting a tab on how many people have been accepted and who, etc.
In response to housing, I live in Mill Creek right now; and it is packed with undergraduates. I am not sure if it would be the best place to live while in medical school. Nonetheless, I am still looking for somewhere to stay as well.
For 2nd Look, even if you know you're going to UNC, a lot of people I know used 2nd Look to network with other incoming med students. I know a lot of people found roommates and made contacts to set up other get-togethers through the summer at 2nd Look.
Just a heads up: Second look invitations are going out this week. It will be March 28th.
Anybody need summer housing? I've got a room available just off of Franklin St. for the summer!
I looked at the agenda for the second look, are there any students who can say how worthwhile it is to attend it. It seems as if we will be a series of talks/lectures on the school. I'm sure there will be some new information for me if i were to attend but I would be canceling a day of work to go. I have already withdrawn from other schools and I'm sure its where I'm going to be. What do you think....
Probably pointless. I'm in the same boat but the only reason I'm going is to look at some apartments.
I might need a roomate next year...1.5-2 miles from the medical school on a few bus lines, 2 bedroom, 2 bath..700 a month split 2 ways. I will know for sure by the end of the month.
It might be cool to meet future classmates?
Hey, does anyone know the timeline of events after acceptance. Like I know financial awards go out in Juneish. How about the myunc id's and such, when do they do all that stuff because we get digital award letters and everything.
did we get a folder with info on the school when we interviewed? if so, i can't seem to find mine.
I wouldn't think the ID's and email addresses, etc would be issued until orientation, but that's just a guess.