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KT123

Genetic Counseling Fall 2017 Applicants

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@WBGC I heard from South Carolina in early February :/

I saw you and someone else hear heard from Boston last week? I haven't heard from them yet, so I'm guessing I can cross that one off my list.

Did someone hear from Hopkins today?!?! *Refreshes inbox 5 times* 

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39 minutes ago, KeepSwimming2017 said:

@GCFaith92 Yep, I live in Clermont, which is about an hour and a half from USF. I had met with the Program Director back in April, the drive wasn't that bad. And I have some friends that are in both undergrad and grad school there. It was in an email, they have 27 people they're interviewing it seems like. And my interview is on April 7th - they offered dates on March 24th (I'll be in NY/NJ for my SLC and Rutgers interviews), March 31st, and April 7th. Hope this doesn't sound creepy lol, but if anyone of you get an interview at USF and need a place to stay, I'm sure my parents wouldn't mind - we have two extra rooms in my house (Florida houses are huge in general). =)

Congratulations on the interview!! I just got an email that I got an interview too!  I requested March 31st for my interview date. My interview with Emory is the 30th, so I figure I can just drive down from GA right after the interview.  I have friends in Tampa, but I'll probably end up just getting a hotel because it'll make it more convenient to get ready.  I'm really excited about this interview.  My residency is in Florida right now, even though I'm currently living in Chicago, so USF would be super cheap compared to all the other schools.  My family lives in Port Charlotte, FL too,and it'd be nice to be close to them.

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@Ellaie that's awesome, congrats!! Yeah, those are two of my main reasons for wanting to go to USF. I actually wanted to go there for undergrad as well but that didn't work out. So I'm really really excited to at least get an interview, I think they're only accepting 4 students so it's nerve-wracking but they're my #1 choice!

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13 hours ago, adragonisnoslave said:

Same here! Where are yours? Just curious if I'll run into you!

Wayne State and Indiana University! Will I be seeing you? haha

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18 hours ago, metabolismo said:

Oh that's exciting! @Lakers1960 where are you interviewing?

Best advice I have is write down a list of as many questions you can possibly think of... about the program, about the clinical rotations, about the city, etc.  Even better if you can think up some personalized questions for the people who will be interviewing you.

You would be surprised how fast all of your questions get answered throughout the day! It helps to prepare a loooong list so that you have something to say when they ask "Do you have any questions for me?!" hahaha 

Wayne State and Indiana! Thanks for the advice :) I have tooonss of questions so that's perfect

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1 minute ago, KeepSwimming2017 said:

@Ellaie that's awesome, congrats!! Yeah, those are two of my main reasons for wanting to go to USF. I actually wanted to go there for undergrad as well but that didn't work out. So I'm really really excited to at least get an interview, I think they're only accepting 4 students so it's nerve-wracking but they're my #1 choice!

Only 4?!  That makes me feel so much more pressure.  I was debating between finishing my undergrad at USF of FGCU, but ended up going with FGCU.

Also, too bad we didn't pick the same interview date.  Would have been nice to meet someone from on here.

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1 minute ago, Ellaie said:

Only 4?!  That makes me feel so much more pressure.  I was debating between finishing my undergrad at USF of FGCU, but ended up going with FGCU.

Also, too bad we didn't pick the same interview date.  Would have been nice to meet someone from on here.

At least, I think it's 4. I shadowing a GC from Orlando Health back in August and that's what he told me - he was helping them get the program together and what not. I can't remember if the program director told me that too, I met with her way back in April so idk. Aw man, yeah it would've been nice to meet you! I didn't want to pressure myself too much by choosing March 31st, because my flight from New York doesn't get back until midday on March 29th and my job would be wondering why I'm taking so many days off that week, lol. So the only other option was April 7th =/

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@metabolismo I'm having the exact same anxiety. I saw that someone posted an interview from Hopkins early this morning and have been refreshing constantly.

I just want to knoooooow!

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5 minutes ago, KeepSwimming2017 said:

At least, I think it's 4. I shadowing a GC from Orlando Health back in August and that's what he told me - he was helping them get the program together and what not. I can't remember if the program director told me that too, I met with her way back in April so idk. Aw man, yeah it would've been nice to meet you! I didn't want to pressure myself too much by choosing March 31st, because my flight from New York doesn't get back until midday on March 29th and my job would be wondering why I'm taking so many days off that week, lol. So the only other option was April 7th =/

It would make sense why they're interviewing so few people then.  I totally get what you mean with the job pressure.  I'm also trying to hide the fact that I'm interviewing for grad school, and it's making it difficult to work around everything. 

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Congrats to everyone who has gotten interviews! I did my undergrad at USF and I was going to apply to their GC program so I went to the open house and met with the program director and a few others involved with the program. Then I decided not to apply to any programs at all this year so that I could do a year abroad teaching English instead. USF seems like it's going to be a great program though, so good luck to everyone. 

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17 minutes ago, Billowack said:

Congrats to everyone who has gotten interviews! I did my undergrad at USF and I was going to apply to their GC program so I went to the open house and met with the program director and a few others involved with the program. Then I decided not to apply to any programs at all this year so that I could do a year abroad teaching English instead. USF seems like it's going to be a great program though, so good luck to everyone. 

That sounds exciting. What is your undergraduate degree in and how did you get the opportunity to teach abroad?

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16 minutes ago, GCFaith92 said:

That sounds exciting. What is your undergraduate degree in and how did you get the opportunity to teach abroad?

I double majored in Public health and biomedical sciences. A friend did it last year so she set it up for me. I'm not too sure what I want my next career step to be, so I figured it was better just to take the year to enjoy life while I consider. Better than rushing into anything and then regretting it. 

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2 hours ago, Lakers1960 said:

Wayne State and Indiana University! Will I be seeing you? haha

I'll be at Indiana on Monday!! 

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Still haven't heard back from my remaining four programs.. Really thought this would be the week! Hopefully by the end of the month. 

I did just receive an interview for a clinical interventionist position working with children with autism if I don't get in this cycle, it's definitely a good backup :)

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2 hours ago, adragonisnoslave said:

I'll be at Indiana on Monday!! 

I have mine in the evening of 3/27. You'll have to let us know how it goes, and best of luck!!

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7 hours ago, adragonisnoslave said:

I'll be at Indiana on Monday!! 

awesome! Morning or afternoon???

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