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USF MMS 2017-2018

Discussion in 'Postbaccalaureate Programs' started by Nikj, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. BullGator1004

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    When were you accepted and when was your application considered complete? If you don't mind my asking, why did you choose not to accept?
     
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  3. thatnutritiongirl

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    Kind of worried now that I haven't heard anything back yet. I just wish I could hear some kind of news so I can make plans moving forward. I called on Thursday and the person I spoke to told me if I haven't heard anything back, it's because they haven't made a decision on my application yet. If I am accepted or rejected, I'll receive an email.
     
  4. BullGator1004

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    Tuesday will mark 9 weeks that they've had my application and I feel the same way you do; I just want to know something so that I can plan for the future. You're not alone!
     
  5. drdeeppockets

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    I was accepted a little over a week ago, and have been going back and forth on deciding to attend the program or not because I was also accepted into a Masters program at UF. Ultimately, I'm planning on pursuing a Masters degree there instead of the USF MSMS. My application was marked complete around June 7th, so it took about 4 weeks to hear back from them. I believe one of the things I did that helped me was retaking the GRE (and scoring higher obviously) and have those scores updated on my application. When they update my application with new information, it kind of nudges the admissions committee to take a look at my application again. Remember they look at tons of applications so it's easy for your application to get lost in the bunch. When they look at my application, I was hoping they would look at my improved score as a sign of motivation of getting into the program, and a week later I received the email of acceptance. This is all speculation, but I truly believe that getting them to notice my application again played a big factor. My overall stats aren't very great compared to other applicants, however they all show a significant upward trend. Don't lose hope yet guys! There's probably people like me out there who were accepted but plan on relinquishing their seat. My advice is to try to find a way to have them look at your application again and show them your perseverance in getting into the program. Good luck!
     
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  6. thatnutritiongirl

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    My friend with a lower sgpa/cgpa than me, and the minimum gre score was accepted last week. I think what is holding me back is my MCAT score. Unfortunately, I bombed the exam. But I submitted my application anyway because everything else was fine. So I'm not really sure what's going on. I called Thursday and asked to be considered for a 3rd concentration. This waiting game is killing me though. I hope we hear back very soon!
     
  7. BullGator1004

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    What three concentrations are you being considered for?
     
  8. thatnutritiongirl

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    1. Pre-professional
    2. Anatomy
    3. Aging and Neuroscience
     
  9. thatnutritiongirl

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    my friend received a rejection email today.
     
  10. BullGator1004

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    Any reason to go along with it or just the generic "We regret to inform you..blah blah blah"?
     
  11. thatnutritiongirl

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    the classic "we regret to inform you." And then recommended applying to a certificate program. My friend was complete June 5th, same day as me and applied to 3 concentrations. So i guess if we haven't received an email yet there's still hope...
     
  12. BullGator1004

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    That's what I'm trying to tell myself, but now I'm just bracing for the bad news to come to my inbox.
     
  13. BullGator1004

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    Has anyone heard any news?
     
  14. thatnutritiongirl

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    nope. hoping for some kind of news this week...
     
  15. thatnutritiongirl

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    I just emailed the director of the anatomy concentration since I've heard that she responds quickly. I just expressed that I'm worried since I'd have to make moving arrangements, and I wanted to make sure my application wasn't lost.
     
  16. BullGator1004

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    Please keep me/us all posted if you hear anything back.
     
  17. thatnutritiongirl

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    She emailed me back within an hour! I was accepted to the anatomy track but haven't received an email because I'm still being reviewed the MSP3. I suggest emailing her!
     
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  18. Nezzy7

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    I had submitted an application prior to the extended July 1st deadline. But I wasn't marked complete since I only took the GRE on July 7th. My scores were reported as per ETS on July 19th, but I never received an application status update. So I emailed yesterday July23rd and received an email this morning from Ms. Boyko that the application was marked complete. Heard back a few hours later that my application has been recommended for admission. It was in my spam folder, so make sure to check there as well!
     
  19. drstrange2017

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    I got an email saying that I was not recommended admissions to the pre professional but they did recommend my application for admission to the Anatomy Concentration.
    I am so confused. Does anybody know exactly what this means?
     
  20. drstrange2017

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    Did you ever figure out what this meant and whether or not you were accepted. I'm in the same boat here.
     
  21. BullGator1004

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    From what I've read of other's experiences it sounds like you have been accepted into the anatomy concentration. If that is the case, congratulations!
     
  22. catalysts

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    Beaching it up...
    Just wondering... Can anybody view the files on Canvas? I get a message every time one is uploaded but I can't manage to view them.


    Sent from my iPhone using SDN mobile app
     
  23. honeybakedsam

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    I can't see them either. They probably locked the pages until classes/orientation.
     
  24. dokte

    dokte SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 7+ Year Member

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    So just to be clear: classes are not shared with medical students anymore?
     
  25. Dr. Scribe

    Dr. Scribe SDN Bronze Donor Bronze Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

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    I don't think they ever were...there's another program called the Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program that is like a more conventional SMP, but its only for URM and you have to be invited to it
     
  26. popealope

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    Current IMS student. Because the university no longer guarantees admission after meeting certain guidelines, it is not an invite-only application. In fact, I think they are looking to increase applicants to get a more robust class next year.
     
  27. Dr. Scribe

    Dr. Scribe SDN Bronze Donor Bronze Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

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    Really? You're sure you're talking about IMS and not MSP3, right?
     
  28. honeybakedsam

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  29. Dr. Scribe

    Dr. Scribe SDN Bronze Donor Bronze Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

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    Wow. Seems like MSP3 is more complete in terms of prepping you for professional school IMO. IMS just covers A/P and maybe histology/pathology. In MSP3 you learn cancer bio, pharmacology, embryology, etc.
     
  30. popealope

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    Would disagree here. IMS has you taking the entire first year medical curriculum, which has cancer bio in the first block, pharm and embryology throughout. I'm not sure what better prep there is than taking the courses for which you are prepping. For the same reasons, the forum has SMPs as a plan A if you think you can do well.

    On the other hand, if you sincerely don't think you are ready for medical school rigor, then MSP3 will be better suited to gear you up for that.
     
  31. popealope

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    Also would note, the program director said there is a 90+% acceptance rate to professional school, not including the linkage years.
     
  32. Dr. Scribe

    Dr. Scribe SDN Bronze Donor Bronze Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

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    Fair enough. But, having completed the MSP3 program, I can say with confidence (and the professors can corroborate this) that many of our lectures are the same lectures that are given to medical students, slide for slide. So, MSP3 will prepare you for medical school at USF without question. There is response bias in that 90% figure as its 90% of people WHO RESPOND to their survey who have gotten into PROFESSIONAL school (not just medical school but podiatry, nursing, etc. as well)
     

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