Really??? Wow. Every time I call I either get Lola Gavin (very nice lady), or the other lady who schedules interviews. Just call during normal business hours (we're in central time here) and I'm sure you'll get ahold of somebody. So far I'd have to say MN is one of the most human programs to apply to. But, I may be biasedOriginally posted by Joe Joe on da Radio
yes they do screen...they said so in the letter they sent to me for a secondary invite.
words of caution: i've found it impossible to get a live person on the phone at the admission's office.
Is that MSAR info?Originally posted by Discoteca
Univ of MN screening is based upon your GPA and MCAT score prior to sending you a secondary. Not all in-state applicants are interviewed. Almost all applicanta that receive a secondary are interviewed. Last year, out of 1700 applicants, 580 were interviewed. They offer spots of admission to 265 people to bring their class to 165.
If you are out of state, I would submit the AMCAS and then await a secondary. If you don't meet their standards, you won't have to waste your money paying a secondary fee.
I spend a bit of time in a clinic at HCMC (the county hospital in Minneapolis) - we do see a fair number of East African patients (mostly Somali) as well as a number of hispanic and african american patients. So yeah, I think the diversity issue is rather overblown.Originally posted by tpt21
i've heard that the diversity issue at U of MN is overblown, and for a state that has a reputation of being lilly-white you actually see a patient population consisting of many minorities and immigrants during clinical rotations in minneapolis and st. paul.