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The website said they would send info out in January. It isn't to say stats are useless... because they obviously are probably the most important thing when hunting for IIs. I too have a mental health background and also got an interview for this month... Maybe they like us psych folk! We look to see how the applicant works with others. - vratts, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Just got the A! Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. My question is, your school is known for placing a high emphasis on the MCAT. Not surprised but I wanted to throw my hat in their huge applicant pool. Accepted!!!! Interviewed on 12/5. So you're right, their stats aren't that high. The reason these schools get so many applications is that they publish lower MCAT and GPA scores, so applicants get excited and apply both as safety schools (for this with great stats) and as target schools (for those with lower stats). This can be true if the essay is well-written and well-thought out! See Dr. Ratts' answer below: Exceptional activities include a significant research activity resulting in multiple publications, presentations and ability to discuss work at a high level, extended significant volunteer experience such as Teach for America, or unusual scholarly award such as a Fulbright, Rhodes or Marshall scholarship. Some schools care a lot about fit. Really surprised but submitted my secondary and updates, just got an II yesterday!! We look at metrics, experiences and attributes. We look to see that the letter writers know the applicant well. has anyone who interviewed early december heard anything? Thread starter PapaGuava; Start date Apr 14, 2019; Search Search engine: XenForo Search; Threadloom Search; Search titles only. Ball park how long has it taken to hear after the interviewed? Copyright © 1999-2020 CRG, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Although this question was submitted after the AMA had ended, it was the question with the most upvotes, and we wanted to respond to it. We had a great time! This is really a familiar and comfortable way to have questions answered by admissions staff. 151. We look for students who are passionate about what they have done- checking items off a list never works. Worked out fine in the end. My guess is that you have to be non-trad as fuck, been a police officer, circus performer, and had spent some time living in the amazon rain forest where you discovered a passion for medicine. The George Washington University MD curriculum prepares well-trained physicians to complete residencies in primary care or specialized areas of concentration. What day is your interview? It could be that past admissions have shown the school not to be as popular amongst high stat applicants resulting in low yield and wasted resources on interviews that never amounted to anything. By: Search Advanced search… Search engine: XenForo Search; Threadloom Search; Search titles only. They have like 10K applicants. Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2020). By: Search Advanced… We're looking forward to joining the FREE Virtual Exhibitor Fair during the UCD Pre-Health Conference this … We try to give our applicants lots of opportunity to write and tell us about experiences that they feel are important to their application to medical school and specifically WUSM. 3.68 and 30 for GW and 3.55 and ~32.5 for Georgetown. Interviewed 12/12 and still waiting! There is no disadvantage to not answering. interviewed 12/13. At this point, your GPA is what it is. Hi there! I know other factors, such as community service and exposure to the healthcare field definitely play a significant role in your admissions. This can be helpful if the applicant has grown personally from an adverse action. BUT I have a heavy background in mental health advocacy and expressed sincere interest in their physician advocacy track, so I'm thinking that contributed to my invite. Just got the alternate list email, interviewed here 12/3. Edit to edit: That's it for tonight! Georgetown and George Washington low mcat/gpa?? If a student is lacking in an EC (say research, shadowing, volunteering, etc) and they are making up for it in their gap year, does that have much significance or will it be looked at with a grain of salt? Thanks so much for your questions. No matter when you do research/shadowing/volunteering, if you are genuine about it you’ll be fine. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. 3.68 and 30 for GW and 3.55 and ~32.5 for Georgetown. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me a message. They are two of the hardest schools to get into. Interviewed 12/10 just got the alternate pool email. Hope you’ve had success in other schools. --/u/wusm2019. Complete 12/11. If this is true, could you explain the basis of this choice? GW is not lying when they say they pull a lot of people off the waitlist. Alternate pool via email just now, interviewed 12/19. And when they stop interviewing applicants? I have an interview this month, 3.79 GPA and 508 MCAT (which is relatively low for MD). EDIT: The auto-mod feature is preventing new users from responding to questions, so we'll be answering from the /u/WashUMed account for the time being. If an applicant is invited for an interview, questions will often center on these activities and experiences. -- /u/vratts-WUSM, I did not fill out one essay, and did not write a long essay for the other one. If you want to cover all the “pre-med” classes at GWU, you will likely be a biology or chemistry major. I interviewed 12/5 and havn't heard back yet! For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. As a result, they are able to accept some people with slightly lower stats at times than the national averages, because they have interesting life experiences and seem like they'd be an asset to the class. They're hard to get into. George Washington University for example (a great school anyway you slice it), gets over 10,000 applications. Can you give examples of experiences some of your admitted students with lower MCAT scores have done to gain acceptances? Top choice! Any 11/22 people still waiting to hear back? I feel like they just skipped over my date completely....come on and get to the 11/22 pile! This is who you can expect to show up to answer questions today: /u/vratts-WUSM Dr. Valerie Ratts, Associate Dean for Admissions, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, /u/coleschulte Cole, Medical Student Admissions director, /u/hagemani Ian Hagemann, MD, PhD, Subcommittee Chair for the Committee on Admissions. They both have acceptance rates <3%, Georgetown's lower than Brown and they're both lower than Duke. anyone on the alternate pool received updates from GW about how to maintain your spot? Proof is on our Instagram. It’s one part of a larger, comprehensive view of you as an applicant. I can't speak for GW, but I know Georgetown is really focused on holistic care and primary care and public service and probably look for applicants who fit that model over taking the highest possible GPA and MCAT. But it seems that the MCAT score is more heavily weighted than others schools. By: Search Advanced… Please review the updated member agreement. Extended leadership opportunities are also considered favorably such as captain of a varsity team, marching band leader or position within student government. Hopefully will hear something soon! Also if someone has shown a significant improvement in their GPA and have a good upward trend, does that help for a GPA that is on the lower end? Judging from last year's post...seems like they usually send out results on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and sometimes Friday. These schools are expensive and so if all they did was interview all of the 3.8/35+ students they got; they might have low yield as students could choose cheaper schools. Does anyone know if GW is still extending interview invites? If you’re just going through the motions, no extracurriculars will have much significance. If an applicant does not fill out an optional essay, are they at a disadvantage? Ask us anything! It was a reach school but it’s okay, patiently waiting for my first ii and I know it’s coming! Schools protect their yield. We’ll be here from 5-6 p.m. CDT to respond to questions. You are more than your GPA. Same with Drexel Medical. Upward trends are definitely a good thing. --/u/vratts-WUSM. More importantly, our accepted students will bring unique experiences and perspectives to the school which will enhance the academic environment and personal growth of our students. Never placed on hold. Just to add on to Dean Ratts’ comment. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. These schools seem like they would be top tier and very hard to get into, but there average gpa and mcat scores are not nearly as high as I would have thought. Look at the number of applicants. We’re here to answer your questions about applications, the new supplement, student life and St. Louis. We try to use a holistic approach for reviewing applications. Reddit's home for wholesome discussion related to pre-medical studies. Archived. Yeah its pretty funny to say, "look we accept students in all stat ranges!" Experiences done in a gap year are very important and we review them carefully. --/u/vratts-WUSM. Looks like those of us without a II might be out of luck very soon if they haven't already stopped. All Rights Reserved. Close. You can PM me if you want to stay anonymous, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Ask us anything! Note that it can also work against you if you’re solely writing the essay to fill space. Included is a new statement supporting the scientific method … You must log in or register to reply here. -- /u/mknatasha, Optional essays are truly optional. I just called the admissions office and they said they’re still sending out more ii’s. We are students and admissions staff at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Thank you for doing this! An upward trend in GPA is looked upon favorably. Wooo!!!! In 2017, we will matriculate students with MCAT scores in a wide range (506 to 528). By: Search Advanced search… Search engine: XenForo Search; Threadloom Search; Search titles only. MSAR shows that the 10-90%tile of accepted applicants was 516-525 which is astronomical, but you guys are saying that you do accept people with <516. Still; maybe they look for other stuff too that leads to the lower acceptance #s. As another poster mentioned, I think because of the large volume of applications they receive, fit plays a large factor. Hi, Reddit! Schools that have such high number of applicants pretty much interview almost at random sort of. Hi, Reddit! Your interviewers are going to ask you about your extracurriculars, which is an opportunity to demonstrate breadth, depth and interest outside of the cookie-cutter, pre-med hustle. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I remember when I was applying, I was under the assumption that if my application was nearly identical in qualification to another student’s, the optional essay was “necessary” for me to differentiate myself (whether it be in terms of effort or added personal info). The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences seeks to graduate “Physician Citizens” committed to local, national, and global public service through excellent patient care, leadership, advocacy for change and innovation, and scholarly inquiry. is very big on that. The confusing paradox I’d end with is what you don’t write can’t hurt you (or guarantee an upper hand)- it really depends on your application! Sorry to hear that. So probably nothing will come today I guess? Rejected pre-ii, LM 67. What was the last interview day in December? --/u/wusm19. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. They are diverse and have been exceptionally engaged in a variety of activities- research, athletics, artistic endeavors, and community service.

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