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Transferring / Re: For anyone waiting on UVA...
« on: July 09, 2009, 02:15:03 PM »
It seems strange that they would cut the size of the incoming transfer class by 65% compared to last year.  I wonder if a couple more acceptances may trickle out as current admits receive acceptances to better schools.

Transferring / Re: Chances at NYU/CLS?
« on: July 08, 2009, 05:16:53 PM »
Also finally went complete today.  My dean's certifications were sent last Monday and Tuesday, so it took me just over a week.

Also, has anyone heard anything from NYU? I'm certain my application is complete, as they required fewer forms than CLS, but still haven't heard a thing.

I have read elsewhere that they will contact you if you have missing items.  I received an email a few days after my submission requesting a signature for one of the pages of my application, but haven't heard anything since they confirmed receipt.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: MD/JD Program...thoughts?
« on: July 08, 2009, 04:06:33 PM »
Yes, the prime focus would be medicine.  An education in law would be a supplement.  My question was more focused on which of these 2 options is better:

1) enter a MD/JD program (which occurs in this order: 2 years med, 2 years law, 2 years a combination of both)


2) obtain the degrees separately (MD first, then later work on the JD part time)

From what I can tell, year three is the most important year.  Step 1 & 2 and your clinical rotations are probably the most important aspects of your residency applications.  I think it would be a bad move to take two years off and then jump into your rotations. 

The part-time JD after MD is your best bet.  You probably won't have time to take a JD course until 7 years after you start medical school, though.

Transferring / Re: Chances at NYU/CLS?
« on: July 08, 2009, 02:46:31 PM »
It was roughly 10 days from the day all of my certifications arrived until my application status changed to complete.

Transferring / Re: Chicago RD
« on: July 08, 2009, 12:10:08 PM »
Hopefully your application changing to complete means they are working on transfer applications.  Were they just waiting on your transcript? 

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Are study groups worth the trouble?
« on: July 07, 2009, 10:57:07 PM »
The only study group I was a part of was one where we discussed practice exam questions.  Our discussions and the motivation to complete the practice tests were very helpful.

Got mine today as well, downloaded a bunch of Vault guides that I will probably never read.  At least I feel like I have received something for my deposit money that may go down the drain.

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: MD/JD Program...thoughts?
« on: July 07, 2009, 12:06:01 PM »
If your primary focus is medicine and you want a legal background, spending an extra two years to obtain the JD seems reasonable. 

I can also understand wanting to understand the medical background for malpractice and personal injury cases.  I don't, however, understand spending 6+ years working towards a medical degree just to obtain a fund of knowledge that will help in the latter scenario.

Transferring / Chicago RD
« on: July 06, 2009, 01:14:52 PM »
Anyone heard anything from Chicago?  In the past, they started releasing decisions in late June or early July.

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