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UQ-Ochsner 2018 Cohort

Discussion in 'Australasia and Oceania' started by Vinny15, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Vinny15

    Vinny15 2+ Year Member

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    Do any current students mind sharing what there total COA came out to be for a given year
     
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  3. Adrenaline816

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    Hi Everyone! Just a few questions here for people who have already applied. How strict is the MCAT requirement? Like is it a cut off? I know it says as long as you meet all the requirements and pass the interview you can a rolling acceptance so is it an automatic rejection if you don't meet it? And the video on their website says 499 but the website page says 502..can anyone confirm either one?
    (I've tried contacting mededpath and I can never seem to get a hold of them)

    Also, when would it be best to apply for February 2019? I am taking my Mcats in a few weeks so I was planning on sending the app in once I received those scores. If you have any more tips anything would be appreciated :)
     
  4. LebronManning

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    Probably 502 minimum. I don't think they really accept people below like a 508 though. They're getting pretty competitive and I think the only thing they do compromise on is GPA
     
  5. mcat_taker

    mcat_taker MS III 2+ Year Member

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    This is not true. The website clearly states that if you get a 502 you are granted an interview (which is more a formality). If you get below a 502 then they might interview you if they can't fill their class with people who scored above 502.

    @Adrenaline816 send your app in as soon as you get your MCATs in. Should be pretty early in the cycle. It's rolling so the earlier the better.
     
  6. LebronManning

    LebronManning

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    Umm it literally says directly on the admissions page of their website a 502 is a requirement to apply.

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    Requirements for Admission
    U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Residency is required.

    The Minimum Requirements to apply for February 2018 entry are:

    1. Minimum MCAT score of 502 (no section minimum) or 28 (at least 8 in each section) taken in one sitting

    2. MCAT Test date of January 2015 onwards

    3. B average

    4. B.A. or B.S. degree earned since 2008 for the 2018 entering class.

    Students who pass their interview and meet the above requirements with MCAT scores of 502/28 or greater, will receive offers on a rolling basis.
     
  7. mcat_taker

    mcat_taker MS III 2+ Year Member

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    Um Yea, that part is true. What I don't see anywhere is that they only accept people with a 508 or above like you stated. You are granted an interview with a 502, if you pass the interview you get accepted because its rolling admission until the class is full.
     
  8. LebronManning

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    I said "they don't really accept people far below a 508." That's from talking to UQ-O students as well as one of their admission counselors. Though you are eligible to apply with a 502, their average is about a 507, and per the admission counselor "very, very few people will be considered below a 508."

    You said this^. A simple check on the website proves that false. It's better to not give advice than give inaccurate information.
     
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    Admissions requirements for 2019 have not yet been confirmed. The average scores for the 2018 cohort are a 507 MCAT and 3.4 GPA. The website will be updated and an email notification will be sent out once requirements are finalized for 2019 entry"

    From mededpath's webpage for 2019 cohort.
     
  10. mcat_taker

    mcat_taker MS III 2+ Year Member

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    "Students who pass their interview and meet the above requirements with MCAT scores of 502/28 or greater, will receive offers on a rolling basis."

    Seems like the website is contradicting you then. You will receive an offer if you meet their MCAT requirements and pass the interview. But don't ask me, its not like I went through the process and go here or anything.

    The average does not mean anything besides the fact that a lot of high achieving students attend who score well above their requirements for admission. It does not tell you how admissions decisions are made, which are still rolling based on their criteria until the class is full.
     
  11. avhopeful

    avhopeful Steve Brule, D.O.

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    That seems to be off the 2018 cohort page.

    Here's the link to the new 2019 cohort admissions page.
    mep
     
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  12. This is a part of an email I got earlier!
     

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  13. Ishboo

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    Why would someone with 3.4/507 even consider an offshore option?
     
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  14. Some people actually rank UQO over US DO schools
     
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    avhopeful Steve Brule, D.O.

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    That's exactly what I was thinking. I actually sent in my app a few weeks ago and was just told confirmation of receipt, but that my MCAT did not meet their requirement. My MCAT is a 503, so I suppose the MCAT minimum for the 2019 cohort will be at least 504.

    Also, I think it's time to make a new thread for the 2019 cohort.
     
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  16. pitman

    pitman Grasshopper 10+ Year Member

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    That's what I did -- 3.37 and a 32S in the old MCAT (whatever that translates to). My attitude was why would I want to stay in the US for a mediocre med school, not being able to get into, say, Stanford on my own merit, when there's a whole world out there and endless opportunities for anyone motivated enough to create and take advantage of them?

    I found a few people in every cohort at UQ with the same attitude. That was last decade, and things may have changed, but that would be a shame -- life IS the adventure, not a singular goal.
     
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    avhopeful Steve Brule, D.O.

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    Sure, it's exciting and definitely an adventure. That was the factor that enticed me to apply. However, a major deciding factor should be your prospects, which who actually knows how they are going to be affected by the upcoming GME merger. It probably will negatively affect IMGs including Ochsner grads, but I'm sure that those who put in the time and effort at UQ-O will end up matching just fine.
     
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    avhopeful Steve Brule, D.O.

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  19. mcat_taker

    mcat_taker MS III 2+ Year Member

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    Thats correct. I know many students here who turned down DO schools to attend UQ-O
     
  20. mcat_taker

    mcat_taker MS III 2+ Year Member

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    Ah thanks for showing me the updated page. Looks like they haven't added minimum MCAT scores yet needed to apply for 2019.
     
  21. Rhandhali

    Rhandhali UQ-Ochsner Alumnus 10+ Year Member

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    As someone who came out of the program and did very well, comparatively, that is not something I would ever have considered doing. No reason at all to put UQ-O over any US-based program unless you're talking one of the new for-profit DOs in which case I would still think long and hard about it. I'd have dropped UQ-O in a heartbeat if I'd gotten a spot stateside.
     
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