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    GeneDawg got a reaction from bryvy in Genetic Counseling Fall 2019 Applicants   
    Hey everyone! Feel free to ask me any questions! I know how stressful the application cycle and interviews could be. 
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    GeneDawg got a reaction from gene13 in Genetic Counseling Fall 2019 Applicants   
    Hey everyone! Feel free to ask me any questions! I know how stressful the application cycle and interviews could be. 
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    GeneDawg reacted to Bz79 in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    Oh gosh why does it have to take two weeks after the deadline!! So impatient ?
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    GeneDawg reacted to AspiringGC in 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.
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    GeneDawg got a reaction from Synaptonemal in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    I did about 15 mins ago
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    GeneDawg reacted to _GC19_ in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    Just to provide some clarification on Augustana's rejection letter statement about underserved communities - Augustana is located in a more rural part of the country where there are fewer genetic counselors and there is less access to genetic counselors. When an applicant who is from say Durham, North Carolina, where there are numerous GCs and access is a bit easier (20,000 residents per genetic counselor), has an application that is near equivalent to a person that is from say Miami, FL, where the number of GCs is far less and access is not as simple (1.2 million residents per genetic counselor), Augustana is going to be more likely to accept/interview the applicant with equivalent qualifications from Miami over the applicant from North Carolina. The motivation behind this is that studies have shown that students are likely to return and practice where they are originally from and the goal is to increase number of GCs and access to GCs across all areas of the US.
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    GeneDawg got a reaction from GenMed in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    I did about 15 mins ago
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    GeneDawg reacted to GCBrittany in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    Anyone else going to sleep early so tomorrow will get here faster? 
     
     *Impatiently hoping for Utah invite tomorrow***
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    GeneDawg reacted to GCEZ in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    UC Irvine interviews are being sent out!
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    GeneDawg reacted to AspiringGC in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    On their website it says the last day to hear about interviews is 2/16. When I last reached out a couple weeks ago it definitely appeared that they were still going through applications. They also still have interview spots available on the booking link. 
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    GeneDawg reacted to kds27 in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    Interviewed scheduled for KGI !
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    GeneDawg reacted to HelenM in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    I am scheduled 2/23 for AM sesh!
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    GeneDawg got a reaction from FutureGC7 in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    Scheduled my Sarah Lawrence for 2/23 afternoon! Let me know if anyone is interviewing on the same day  
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    GeneDawg got a reaction from GCBrittany in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    Hi! 
    If anyone is interviewing with Colorado on 3/13, you are welcome to stay with me. I got a room with two queen beds. The hotel I am staying with offers free shuttle to airport and the hospital campus  
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    GeneDawg reacted to AspiringGC in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    I submitted mine 12/27. I know they’re still reviewing applications and on the website it says the last day to receive an interview is 2/16. 
    On the date selector, there are two additional dates added for interviews compared to what I was offered (two of the three dates I had available are full). Hope that helps some.
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    GeneDawg reacted to KCGC in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    Interview offer from Colorado too! 
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    GeneDawg got a reaction from Rosie414 in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    Just received interview offer from University of Colorado!
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    GeneDawg got a reaction from TAGC in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    Just received interview offer from University of Colorado!
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    GeneDawg reacted to FutureGC7 in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    You still have a better chance than me ! I think you will get it. Fingers crossed for all of us. 
    I think I m gna stay away from the forum for a bit. This place is awesome but I panicked and emailed them. I don't think it's a good thing. ?
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    GeneDawg got a reaction from Rosie414 in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    Thanks! That makes me feel much better. I was feeling devastated, because I thought I had a good chance at Cincinnati. I was summer intern for their GC program.
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    GeneDawg reacted to karyotyping in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    Hello all! @HSGC2017 and I managed to put together a discord server where we can all chat informally:
    https://discord.gg/Q4Nb8D5
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    GeneDawg reacted to HSGC2017 in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    Hey guys,
    I’m not sure how many of you guys have used discord before but it’s an online communications app (there’s an easy to use mobile app) with text/voice channels. I wanted to see if anyone was interested in having one set up for GC students/applicants to interact and chat informally with each other. It might be easier to get to know each other and bounce questions back and forth and get help practicing interviews.
    Edit: there’s an option to add roles so we could distinguish current students from applicants and the app lends its self to being more versatile in general than forums are. 
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    GeneDawg reacted to AspiringGC in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    For those of you who haven't heard from Augustana yet, don't fret! I emailed the program director asking about the likelihood any additional interview dates might open up (the days available aren't the easiest for me to get off) and he responded with this:
    "As our application window does not close until February 5, the ASGCGP expects to continue to receive and review applications from well-qualified candidates who we would like to interview. (In fact, at this point in time we are still reviewing some really good applications that came in weeks ago.) We cannot, at this time, accurately predict how many applicants may fall into this category, nor can we guarantee additional interview slots. It is likely we will open more slots on additional days, but, if we do, we will simultaneously be inviting more applicants to interview. ....  If so, would likely be in March."
    Of the three days listed on where you can sign up for interview slots, one day looks completely full, another is half full and the third still has spots for both options (morning and afternoon interviews). Based on last years numbers of interviewing around 50 applicants, I'd say they still have at least half of their interview slots open plus as he mentioned, they could be opening up more dates in the future. 
    Also, I am thoroughly impressed because the director shows obvious knowledge of my application last year and mentioned what a great job I had done at making it even stronger this year, commented on Arizona's need for GCs, and then he ended the email with "Pack a coat ;-)". Feels nice to actually "stand out" as a person and not be just another application. Really shows that they truly DO take a holistic review of applications. 
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    GeneDawg got a reaction from FutureGC7 in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    I just got an interview invite for Minnesota!
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    GeneDawg got a reaction from AspiringGC in Genetic Counseling Fall 2018 Applicants   
    I just got an interview invite for Minnesota!
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