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Discussion in 'Pre-Veterinary' started by Old-Country-Vet-Tech, Sep 29, 2018.
These portions I believe are like the experience section of vmcas
I would! If you have more experience in either I think it’s important to note it.
I definitely would. It shows you didn’t just drop that experience cold turkey after you submitted and that you continued with it.
Talked to Wisconsin they said to fill the experience out like a resume. Like..continued working at Clinic A
- 20hrs etc
Oh so not in paragraph form?
I didn’t do it that way. I submitted last week so I’m glad they wanted it like a resume. That’s how I did it.
The diversity is in paragraph form but the others were recommend as resume based.
Just submitted supplemental and the confirmation message says you should hear something by March. MARCH?! Sorry I think I'll die from cardiac stress by then
Well let’s think of it like this...it says “by the end of March” which means it’s a possibility that we will find out before!
(We probably won’t but that thought process keeps me sane)
Im almost done with it as my barn boss was in the hospital so ive been manning the barn and caring for her horses.
For our experience are we adding details such as what we did?
I did, but it was extremely brief! Like one sentence....
I'm confused about the diversity essay. They ask if you're from an underrepresented background and then give you 4000 characters to explain? What are they looking for?
I think they want to know your background and for you to explain how it is underrepresented.
I wrote a couple sentences on how my ethnicity is underrepresented in the US and in the Veterinary field. It’s not really 4000 characters needed to explain that honestly....
I used ethnicity but I’m sure you can use other demographics...
For a new experience I had, I decided to limit my description it to the 400 characters/experience that the VMCAS allotted. For continuing experiences I just wrote 1 bullet point for updating the total number of hours and 1 more saying the experience stayed the same.
so for this do they want us to state hours that we have done after the Sep VMCAS deadline? like if i added my hours on VMCAS and set the end date as "Continuing" is that what theyre looking for? Even if its more hours with the clinic I already listed on my application?
I TA'd for intro to animal sciences lab and im wondering if that goes under animal or other/additional? I did a lot of hands on animal teaching.
i did that too i put it under animal on my application
Thanks, I know Iowa counts it as that. I am also teaching part of an ag law enforcement extension course with hands on animal experience so I will most likely put that under animal as well.
Same! I wrote about 4 or 5 sentences. I didn't think 4,000 characters was really all that necessary to explain my ethnicity.
I wrote a 4,000 character essay on my experience, background, and gender identity ( Im transgender and lgbt). I've had a lot of varied experience from extension work to dressing up as superheroes for sick kids.
I figured this was the best I could do as UW-M does not interview.
Yeah mine was just a small paragraph about being a low-income student.
That’s awesome! We just had a big LGBTQ charity event, it’s a big tradition here. It was probably my favorite thing the school has done. Several students and faculty perform in drag at a nightclub with some professional drag queens and we raise money for LGBTQ youth. It was probably the most supportive and amazing space I’ve ever been in.
Your diversity essay will definitely be appreciated here!
That's amazing! My diversity essay was around 3,500 characters. There was another 4,000 character essay with the following prompt: "Do you come from an underrepresented ethnic background? If yes, please explain." That is the one I wrote the 4-5 sentences about.
Same! I wrote 3000-3500 characters on the diversity essay, but for the “underrepresented background” question I wrote about 3-4 sentences.
Did anyone talk about diversity of experiences as well for that essay? I'm writing about personal LGBT issues, but the prompt also asks about unique work and volunteer experiences.
I didn’t because I don’t have any unique experience but if you do, you definitely should!
Well I answered it in paragraph form because I had no idea they wanted a resume format. Oh well, I hope they like my essays!
I did too, oh well! It's out there and there isn't anything we can do about it now!
Good luck everyone.
I did both mostly work, low income, experience, charity work and then lgbt at the end.
So im glad they asked that question because thats what I wrote when UF asked about diversity. I said my intro to Ansci students and careers in ag students who are pre-vet do not represent the ethnic or racial makeup of any of your classes. Im hoping that doesn't bite me in the behind but it's what I see. I try and mentor those kids and push them to not give up.
@johnnaboo wisc goes through a lot of their waitlist right? Is that because they give notifications so late? Im just trying to see how oos students fair on that end.
I know you didn't ask me and
I don't know specifics here but generalized info is that many universities "overaccept"-they offer many more acceptances than are spots available as they anticipate such number of people to deny. If a school does this to a lesser extent they move through more people. Having a big OOS class size contributes at some schools too
Every cycle is different, but yes, they’ve gone thru a lot of their waitlist the past 2 years for OOS. 2 years ago I think they went thru like #160. Last year I was originally #174 and I was not the last one called (got the call in late May). I’m not sure why they do notifications so late.
Im kind of glad they do, but I wish the applicant numbers were lower this cycle at most places. UF had 1800 applicants!
UF had 1800 applicants? Did it say that in your email? Mine said they received over 1000, but I didn't realize they received 1800. That is quite a bit of an increase from last year!
I heard from a vet who was speaking at our short course.
And now we wait....
*bangs pots and pans* Stay alert! March is coming...also don't forget to let UW-M know if you go elsewhere so they can take you off their list/consideration.
We could hear back sooner than March? Last year, some OOS applicants heard back about acceptances on Feb 8th.
They did?! That would be nice. I'm hoping that if people inform them if they accepted elsewhere things may go faster and the pool of applicants a little less full. UW and ISU are pretty late in the cycle for invites/ waitlist etc.
I generally don't recommend people taking themselves out of contention if accepted elsewhere as people never know if scholarships will be offered to offset cost differences between schools. You never know which school will truly be the best option until all offers are in.
I got my letter last year on February 12th in NYS.
Thanks for more info!
Whew!!! This is excitingly nerve wrecking !
Tell me about it...im sitting on 3 rejections. Two were mostly because a crap ton of people applied to the schools and it was a numbers game. One was due to it being UF and it was a long shot even as my IS due to them averaging grades.
Im just hoping for some good news ive still got 3 applications out.
Yeah, I’m in a similar boat! Check your direct messages!
Same situation too. Hoping for some good news soon!