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About bubusaur

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  • Location
    Los Angeles
  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
  • Program
    Genetic Counseling
  1. Not yet. I haven't heard from most of my schools yet so I'm just nervously waiting too.
  2. Oh my gosh. I waited to sign up for the March 9th interview for Mt. Sinai and now it's all full. I might have to book two flights to NY then... I'm going be so broke. First world problems.
  3. Mt. Sinai's sending interviews out now! Their schedule is on Wednesdays. I previously booked a flight to NY and arrive on Wednesday morning 7am (red eye flight). Now I'm wondering if I should just suck it up and do the interview at 10am same day, or book another flight to NY again...what do you guys think? I would have to carry my luggage around to the interview site too...
  4. Hey y'all! So far I only have an interview from SLC. I thought of your idea before. Is there any chance anyone wanna split a hotel fee or something around SLC campus? I'm not very familiar with NY and I'm not even sure how I'll make it from the airport to SLC, it'd be nice to have a buddy to spend the night and split the cost of the already expensive trip. (No creeper lol) Anyways my interview is March 9th afternoon and I'll be arriving March 8 morning and hopefully attend that evening get together. Anyone on the same date?
  5. @GC20171 Can I have the pdfs too? My email is michk@ucla.edu Thanks!
  6. Oh cool! So you made this! I got it from someone else so I guess I found the origin!
  7. Aww man. I'm sorry to hear that
  8. A GC applicant I met online sent me this table as to when you'll be hearing back from schools. I'm noticing some changes in dates already but this may offer some comfort to others.
  9. I think you could call the directors to ask for a reschedule, or even a Skype? Damn...that really sucks. I feel like the programs would definitely try to work it out with you. I hope they would understand that a trip you planned for over a year is going to be heartbreaking to cancel. Good luck to you!!
  10. I asked this but I didn't get any good response. I do have 4 pages of reading list from a current student at CSU-Stanislaus though. It's mostly novels. A couple that stood out to me are My Sister's Keeper, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Stevie's Secret, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Mendel's Dwarf, Far From the Tree. I haven't read any of them yet but these were the ones that seemed more interesting. Also...that Ethical Dilemmas in Genetics and Genetic Counseling. The Kindle Ebook is $41 while the paperback is $11 on Amazon. Just simply...WHAT!?
  11. Ahh! That would be so so so so SO helpful! I have no idea what to expect. I read the entire thread from 2016 applicants on GradCafe too and a lot of them say its MMI style and pretty straightforward and pleasant. They said there's a lot of scenario questions but I don't know if it's going to be some crazy ethical type or some difficult and heart-wrenching type. (Not to scare anyone but I hear Stanford's interview is horrifying)
  12. I hate travel arrangements. Just wanted to throw it out there. Good luck to all of you!
  13. How did you prepare for the scenario questions? Did you just kind of make it up on the spot about what seems the most ethical and right way to go? Also, does anyone here recommend a good book to read relevant to medical diagnosis or genetic counseling? I need to take my mind off the anxiety.
  14. Wow...that must be sort of an emotional roller coaster, or actually, an emotional whirlpool. But congrats on the waitlist I guess. Hopefully people decline and you get your spot there! A chance is a chance!
  15. Thanks. That was the impression I got in general. It's kinda misleading how they say to pick an interview time, then they'll follow up with travel and lodging information...Got my hopes up. Definitely really annoying...especially when we're still waiting for other schools and what not... Fingers crossed for NY schools but I wouldn't want to fly there twice in a month. That'd be a huge expense.