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***2018-19 Medical School Applicants and Their Parents***

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  • CottonTalesCottonTales 1267 replies21 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @icuinNm , congratulations to your daughter. Just know, this is only the beginning of a very long journey!
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  • WayOutWestMomWayOutWestMom 10215 replies204 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited October 2018
    @icuinNm

    Financial aid offices aren't accepting FAFSAs yet. (There will be an active link in your D's application/acceptance portal when the FA office opens for the 2019-2020 school year.) The FA offices typically don't process or accept FAFSAs unit the spring. Need based aid won't be awarded until sometime in April or May. Or possibly later.

    AMCAS traffic rules do not require med schools to award financial aid (merit or need-based) before the April 30 decision deadline.

    Merit aid is usually awarded before than Decision Day, but merit doesn't require having a FAFSA on file.

    Your D will be independent for FAFSA, but some medical schools still require a parental FAFSA for institutional need-based aid. The FA offices at your daughter's programs will send her info in the spring (usually around March) telling her what forms are required.

    NeedsAccess isn't available for 2019 yet and, IIRC, it requires having a school-specific link sent to your D by those programs where she holds an acceptance.
    edited October 2018
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  • icuinNmicuinNm 135 replies6 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @CottonTales Thank you! Yes it is, but it feels like this journey has been going on for 7 years already! D started volunteering her sophomore year of high school and then added community service EC’s on top of keeping a very high high school GPA. She applied for a BAMD program with similar interviews and application to med school, but she didn’t get accepte. So, it feels like she has been doing this for a long time, but it’s really only the beginning.


    @WayOutWestMom Good to know! That was very helpful info. I am not going to worry about it right now then.
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  • srk2017srk2017 2264 replies8 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @icuinNm - Congratulations to you and your D.
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  • GoldenRockGoldenRock 1587 replies5 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited November 2018
    D got blessed with UT Southwestern acceptance.Relief to parents! Perfect Thanksgiving and coming home tomorrow for a 10 day rest at home.
    edited November 2018
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  • texaspgtexaspg 16506 replies340 threadsForum Champion Pre-Med & Medical Forum Champion
    Congratulations @goldenrock family! Aren't you a California resident?
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  • GoldenRockGoldenRock 1587 replies5 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @texaspg Thanks a lot for your wishes. Yes, we are from CA. I never thought she will get get TX knowing it is only 10% OOS. Equally I never thought she will NOT even get an interview for any CA schools. I knew UCSF, UCLA, UCSD will not look at her. But was hoping at least UCI or UCD, just interviews but that also did not happen. Anyhow, we are extremely happy for her and she is happy and that is what matters.

    Thanks to so many of you in these forums to guide both students and parents.
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  • texaspgtexaspg 16506 replies340 threadsForum Champion Pre-Med & Medical Forum Champion
    Not to slight California schools but Southwestern is a lot better than any schools outside of Stanford, UCSF and UCLA and your daughter did extremely well! Only thing slightly better in Texas is Baylor.

    So she will be giving up combined admission at Oklahoma?
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  • srk2017srk2017 2264 replies8 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @GoldenRock - Congratulations! I thought she is class of 2020 for UG at OU.
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  • GoldenRockGoldenRock 1587 replies5 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Thanks @srk2017. She decided to wrap her UG in 3 years and plans to give up OU combined program.
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  • grtd2010grtd2010 821 replies8 threadsRegistered User Member
    @GoldenRock Congratulations ! Is she expecting more acceptances ?
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  • texaspgtexaspg 16506 replies340 threadsForum Champion Pre-Med & Medical Forum Champion
    edited November 2018
    edited November 2018
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  • GoldenRockGoldenRock 1587 replies5 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @grtd2010 Thanks. Not really. Though few have not communicated anything at this point, not sure, is there any need to think about anything else. When she is home this week, will know her decision.
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  • srk2017srk2017 2264 replies8 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
  • icuinNmicuinNm 135 replies6 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @GoldenRock Congratulations to your D!!! That is a great school at a bargain price!!
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  • biomedsbiomeds 63 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @GoldenRock, Congrats! More and more pre-med students need to take a gap year while your DD can do in 3 years.
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  • kaj2017kaj2017 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @GoldenRock, Congrats, That is quite an accomplishment!

    When did she give her MCAT ?
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  • GoldenRockGoldenRock 1587 replies5 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @kaj2017 March end 2018
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  • GoldenRockGoldenRock 1587 replies5 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @WayOutWestMom One clarification on the immunization requirement. My D went to her PCP/Clinic during Thanksgiving break.

    AMCAS doc says '1 dose of adult Tdap'. But clinic says they can not give until 10 years is complete from last one. Obviously the last one is Dec 2009 when she was a child. Hope MD school accepts. Not sure if there is anything like adult Tdap versus child Tdap?

    At least given the blood for the Hep B since that takes long time to complete.
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