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    2018 Fall
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    Genetic Counseling

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  1. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    That is correct. If one of the programs you interviewed at had open spots, it would indicate that you were not on their match ranking list. This means they flat out rejected you unfortunately :/
  2. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    If you are interested in sharing your responses, please submit below! I have left the responses able to edit as I know not all interviews have finished, so if you want to fill out now based on how you feel, you can always go back and edit after you've completed interviews. I will share the results once there are a decent amount of responses. Please be honest, but no trash talking programs (or individuals within the program!), I will delete those responses. It is completely anonymous though!
  3. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    Just got offered an interview at Arizona! They are only interviewing Arizona residents until after Match. At which point, they’ll offer additional interviews. I’m so excited!
  4. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    From what I've seen online, they haven't yet applied for accreditation and therefore cannot take students. They have information up and an article said they had plans to take their first class for Fall 2018, but they aren't active and haven't seen submitted to the board to get accreditation. Their timeline is likely pushed back for one reason or another.
  5. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    Samesies <3 It's okay. I couldn't justify the cost of living there anyway.
  6. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    Anyone else still waiting to hear from CSU? I know rejections and interviews have been sent out. I’m debating emailing them..
  7. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    I've heard it's also to get a general idea of what things are important to you in schools without flat out asking. If you applied to all midwest schools and just one west coast school, the west coast school may be able to deduce that they aren't a top choice based on the location. Or if you applied to programs that all take 7-8 students, and are interviewing where they only have 4 spots, they may figure that out too. But, of course if you are at midwest school and applied to midwest schools then they can see that their location was something you were interested in and so forth.
  8. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    Almost ALL school provide feedback, even without interviewing, just based on your application. I didn't interview anywhere last year; however, I received feedback from all but 1 of the programs I applied too. This year, I noticed that one program stated in my rejection letter that they can't give personalized feedback due to the large amounts of applicants... As the field becomes more known and more popular, I'm sure programs will be leaning towards only personalized feedback for those they interview, but not just yet. So anyone who doesn't get accepted this year should still definitely reach out in May!
  9. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    I was thinking 4 or 5.. I had been planning to turn down an interview from CSU when I thought I was going to get one from Utah, but that's not the case anymore. As long as they fit my schedule/I can get time off, I will accept any additional interviews I may receive.
  10. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    Two rejections, one day, get at me! I guess the brightside is that tomorrow is Valentine's Day, which means the day after is 50% off chocolate day....
  11. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    I called and Stefanie, the executive secretary, stated that she sent out both all the interviews and all the rejections. So any of us that haven't heard back are on the waitlist somewhere in between. She said we'd hear by next week or the week after at the latest.... So more waiting, BUT we aren't out of the running yet.
  12. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    Im in the same boat a start you as are a few other gradcafe users. However, I’m assuming I’m waitlisted for an interview. Last year, I received my rejection the same day and many rejections went out yesterday as well. Someone said they were asked to turn in their preferences ASAP so that any unfilled spots could be offered to waitlisters. I’m planning to call to confirm
  13. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    Just depends on how the offer arrived. The first I got asked to email (the director) back with my preferences. The other asked me to use a link to select, and the other had me log back into the application portal and select my date that way. But for example, I wouldn’t email the program director to accept if a link was sent. They have access to the results and can see who is supposed to be there what day. After that, my duties are to book travel, accommodation, and show up.
  14. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    I don't think this means they AREN'T going to invite out of state residents.. It's just that they aren't going to invite until closer to match day or even after... or possibly only invite those who end up on the unmatched list, who knows at this point.
  15. Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants

    This ^ the director even half pointed out the need for GCs in Arizona when I emailed him about something else. I'm sure the fact I'm from here contributed in some part to getting an interview. I live in Tucson and can think of 3 practicing GCs who also live here.. None of which are in pediatrics or adult, so the full spectrum of specialties isn't even represented. And Tucson is by no means a small city, but it is obvious there is a "workforce need" and parts of the area could definitely be considered underserved. It sucks, but programs have to have some tie breakers between applicants somehow. I'm 90% sure Arkansas gives preference to AR residents, does that seem fair? Maybe not, but it's what they choose to do and have every right to as long as they aren't blatantly discriminating someone for other issues such as race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.