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**2017-2018 URM Medical School Application Thread**

Discussion in 'Underrepresented in Healthcare' started by azolesoul, Apr 18, 2017.

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  1. BurntFlower

    BurntFlower 7+ Year Member

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    GUYS, I GOT MY FIRST II!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :soexcited::soexcited::soexcited:
     
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  3. SGRhoDoc

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    YASSSSSSS :clap:
     
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  4. arredand

    arredand 2+ Year Member

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    congrats! there will be more I am sure of it!
     
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  5. Orthopedics101

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    Ayyyy congrats!!!!!
     
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  6. Kathudoo

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    Finally! What school?
     
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  7. BurntFlower

    BurntFlower 7+ Year Member

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    OUHCOM :lovey:
     
  8. azolesoul

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    I just took CASPer and I honestly don't know how to feel- the test feels so unnecessary.
     
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  9. Kathudoo

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    I just added that school last week. Submitted the secondary yesterday
     
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  10. atlhelp

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    There's no "right or wrong" response...just getting a glimpse of how you respond under pressure. I thought it was kinda fun lol but it would be good prep for any MMI interviews you go on...I'm sure you did fine!
     
  11. azolesoul

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    Yeah, I think I did fine. Someone told me CASper is really not about doing well but more about weeding people out who give really outlandish responses.

    I'm sure you did well too!
     
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  12. atlhelp

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    Well it's over! Let's see some II's from the schools requesting :)
     
  13. Nathan17182

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    Do the recruitment emails actually mean anything? I've gotten a bunch of schools I am already applying to and didn't real think much of it. I just got one from Wash U and I don't think I am even remotely competitive there lol. Is there any sense in applying to schools that send them out?
     
  14. arredand

    arredand 2+ Year Member

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    Depends on where it came from. If it's for diversity or from a multicultural outreach office, then I would say yes.
     
  15. Gaby R

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    Is anyone still waiting for interviews? I submitted my secondaries about two weeks ago. How long did it take for you guys to get interviews after submitting secondaries?
     
  16. AlmostADoctor1996

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    This whole process is a waiting game. I received an interview invite about a week after I submitted at one school. At another school I have been complete for almost two months and I've still heard nothing.
     
  17. Kgizzle

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    Just like to pop in here from time to time and just say how proud I am of the class of 2022 cohort! Y'all are amazing and I wish you all the best!
     
  18. Nathan17182

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    I just got my first II!!!! I submitted at 3:51 and got my II at 5:17 lol. I am shocked that it was so fast??
     
  19. scaredadvocate

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    That's amazing!!!!
     
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  20. scaredadvocate

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    It means they are looking for applicants like you! If you're interested in the school, go ahead and apply.
     
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  21. Kathudoo

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    [​IMG]

    People on SDN need to stop trying me.
     
  22. DocAfri

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    "but I apologize if my expression somehow affected your health."
    Lmao, you savage
     
  23. Kathudoo

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    I couldn't help it. Like the whole tone in that post really blew me lol
     
  24. kaymellow

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    Soooo you're definitely from Illinois with that lingo lol!! Love it!!
     
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  25. Kathudoo

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    Always reppin'.
     
  26. atlhelp

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    Guys....my first rejection...on my birthday. Double sting :(
     
  27. DocAfri

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    Hey! You're not alone. It's just part of the process. We just gotta keep it moving. Go out and enjoy your birthday! Sending you good vibes and best wishes :)
     
  28. teamoteamo

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    I'm not sure if you already interviewed/attended this reception, but I'm bringing my mom in a few weeks. We were going to be in Delaware for an event that Saturday before anyways, so I just decided to interview on that Monday. And she'll pay for the hotel, so another win lol.
     
  29. docchocolate

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    It sucks! But it's still a set-up for more amazing things. You got this!
     
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  30. Merodeo

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    I second what DocAfri has mentioned already. I'm on my second rejection but it is part of the process! Don't let it bother ya. :)
     
  31. docchocolate

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    Where to?
     
  32. fluffispearlo

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    Uni of Iowa
     
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  33. docchocolate

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    Nice! Congrats!!
     
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  34. motheshow1212

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    It is all good, I am at 3 rejections right now. Bright side is the school did not leave you in Limbo and just stay silent. They did not deserve you anyway
     
  35. azolesoul

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    How wise would it be to just limit interviews to your home state? I applied across the southeast and I really don't think I can afford travel.

    I haven't got interviews yet( my mcat results post on the 19th) so who knows what will happen.
     
  36. daxlo

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    Also got my first rejection today!
     
  37. Serine Minor

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    CONGRATS!!!! Gettem!
     
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  38. Serine Minor

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    I think it'd depend on your home state. If you're like me and are from Ca, you can't really afford to do that unless you're some Nobel laureate, with a 4.0 528 mcat and your mom is the President of the UC system.

    If you get an interview in area where you applied to other schools, you can always send them in the area emails to save on cost.
     
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  39. pramsotingz

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    YALL. I interviewed at an NYC medical school today with a fellow African who was a clinical assistant professor and discussed institutionalize racism, health disparities and underrepresentation in medicine. It was the best interview ever because I actually could connect with who was interviewing me on a personal level and it felt great to see someone who looks like me in positions of leadership in medicine. When we're all doctors in high places one day, we have to pay it back and help aspiring URMs in the same way we have been uplifted.
     
  40. atlhelp

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    YESSSS! We need more doctors who look like us, who understand daily microaggressions, cultural stigmas, POC-specific struggles. Sounds like a great interview!
     
  41. FlyMissMD93

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    Getting a little down and discouraged [emoji17]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  42. TheVisionary

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    Keep your head up! Whether you haven't gotten many IIs yet, been rejected by a few places, or even worse, it's important to have an optimistic mindset. This is a really stressful process and can be daunting, especially if you compare yourself to other people! Know that only you can be as unique as you are and where (or when) you start med school doesn't define you.
     
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  43. Sir Alanna Trebond

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    Anyone else feeling guilty about taking time off work to attend interviews? I've been very upfront with my manager from the beginning that I would be applying at medical school, there aren't any complaints about my performance, and I've been arranging for coverage. Still, I was raised to believe missing class/work/etc was just WRONG. I never missed school growing up. I guess I know my guilt is irrational but it's bothering me anyway.

    On a more positive note, love seeing all the interview invites and success on here! Hopefully those of you still waiting on IIs will receive some good news soon :)
     
  44. Orthopedics101

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    I've been upfront with my research supervisor as well and he has been beyond supportive but I do feel guilty because all this time I am taking off for interviews the next two months stalls our research project by a lot. To make up for it, I have been coming to work earlier and staying later but its still difficult especially since I am not one to take time off from work.
     
  45. FlyMissMD93

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    Thank you so much for the encouragement. I think I have been getting down because of SDN. Seeing what other people have that I don't. I'm gonna take a break from this thread, and also probably just focus on staying here in the URM section because y'all are encouraging like family, you know?
     
  46. docchocolate

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    Having the same feelings! I feel guilty not going to work when I'm sick, so getting to travel a bit makes me feel extra guilty. But I know that ultimately, it's the right choice for the future. And I have tried my best to make sure that when planning for interviews, things at work are covered for when I'm not there.
     
  47. Formyfuture

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    That's great!!! I had a similar experience this past week at a Midwestern school. A Black physician I interviewed with was really open about microagression and the racial struggles of the profession. Finding supportive staff who are willing to advocate for medical students of color is so important.
     
  48. FlyMissMD93

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    Y'all I'm a little ticked off at my significant other. We have been long distance our entire relationship. He lives in Texas. He wants me to apply to medical schools down there, but I don't see the point because I have a low MCAT, am OOS, and just don't have the energy to do more secondaries right now. I'm just annoyed because I feel like he's making my application process all about him, when I'm trying to 1) Secure an acceptance first and foremost and 2) [Should I have multiple options] Go to the school that fits me 100%. It's just really annoying.
     
  49. Ayahuasca

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    Jumping aboard the "feeling guilty about missing work" train. I told my employer I would be prioritizing interviews when the time came along, but I still feel so bad. I scheduled my interviews to make sure that it is the least disruptive possible in hopes of preventing this guilt, but it didn't work haha.

    First interview in a couple days! Just got my suit back from the tailor and I look fly af, so I'm feeling good for interview numero uno.
     
  50. Sir Alanna Trebond

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    So glad I'm not the only one feeling guilty re: work.

    That's really frustrating. I feel like other people sometimes don't get how much research goes into applying at medical school. I spent so much effort on my school list. It was carefully curated. I don't want someone marching in like a bull in a china shop, throwing all of my strategy and balance out the window and insisting that I MUST apply at Hogwarts School of Medicine when I already know that Hogwarts accepts 95% wizards, y'know?

    But I wonder if there is a deeper issue going on here. Medicine is a bit unstable, location-wise, for a good while. Right now, none of us know what part of the country we'll be in this time next year. And then we'll probably have to move again for residency. And potentially move AGAIN once we're finally ready to practice. So what I'm wondering is, has your SO made his peace with this reality of your training?
     
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