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It will be a few months depending on site. My wife is Anchorage class 8 and both times she got her invite for Anchorage in November for a December interview. However, 2017-2018 cycle they did interviews in November so I believe invites went out in October. Interviews are usually November, December, and a final one in January for all the sites and that is held in Seattle. 

If you have any questions, please let me know. I can answer general questions, cost,  general rotation questions, and ask my wife for more specific. I am well versed on MEDEX and do plan on applying for the 2021-2022 cycle. 

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Finally, I decided to hit submit last night. They are still waiting for one of my transcript and one of the evals. I don’t know really my overall GPA at this point. I know it’s above 3.0 for sure. But my undergraduate degree is not from U.S but my graduate and associate degrees are both here in U.S. So at this point I’ll just be waiting and try to follow up with one of my evals. 

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Finally, I decided to hit submit last night. They are still waiting for one of my transcript and one of the evals. I don’t know really my overall GPA at this point. I know it’s above 3.0 for sure. But my undergraduate degree is not from U.S but my graduate and associate degrees are both here in U.S. So at this point I’ll just be waiting and try to follow up with one of my evals. 
What sites did you apply for?

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I submitted CASPA early May and was verified shortly after. I then submitted supplemental application on May 16 and received an email on May 29 stating I’ve met all the min requirements but they need my GRE scores to send my application for full faculty review. GRE is scheduled for June 16.

 

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Spokane is my first choice and then Seattle. 
Nice, I've heard it's a gorgeous campus. If I can't get Anchorage then Spokane or Tacoma are my backups. If you have any questions about anything let me know. As mentioned my wife will be a MEDEX graduate in August.

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On 6/8/2018 at 10:11 PM, AKJustinS said:

Nice, I've heard it's a gorgeous campus. If I can't get Anchorage then Spokane or Tacoma are my backups. If you have any questions about anything let me know. As mentioned my wife will be a MEDEX graduate in August.

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Before I did my CASPA app I was communicating via email to one staff at MEDEX. I forwarded my transcripts with her and she responded via email which classes are acceptable and which classes should I retake since it’s past 7 years already. So I am retaking this summer Physiology 2B  and General Biology. She did ok’d my chemistry classes although it’s past 7 years. 

Today my CASPA was verified and my GPA are all good. Do you think MEDEX staff remembers that they told me mychemistry was good? I still have the email conversation saved up on my email.  

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Before I did my CASPA app I was communicating via email to one staff at MEDEX. I forwarded my transcripts with her and she responded via email which classes are acceptable and which classes should I retake since it’s past 7 years already. So I am retaking this summer Physiology 2B  and General Biology. She did ok’d my chemistry classes although it’s past 7 years. 
Today my CASPA was verified and my GPA are all good. Do you think MEDEX staff remembers that they told me mychemistry was good? I still have the email conversation saved up on my email.  
Keep the email, but you should be ok. I've emailed them about a few classes and they also give me good info. IMO Chemistry doesn't really change in 7 years like A&P could. Also based on how important A&P and some of the other classes are in MEDEX I see why it's 7 years. The classes are very intensive.

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On 6/8/2018 at 12:17 PM, JSCampbell said:

I submitted CASPA early May and was verified shortly after. I then submitted supplemental application on May 16 and received an email on May 29 stating I’ve met all the min requirements but they need my GRE scores to send my application for full faculty review. GRE is scheduled for June 16.

 

The email you received stating you met the requirements is it from MEDEX or CASPA. My coursework is very confusing so I am waiting to see if I at least met the requirements. My course work was verified just today by CASPA. 

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The email you received stating you met the requirements is it from MEDEX or CASPA. My coursework is very confusing so I am waiting to see if I at least met the requirements. My course work was verified just today by CASPA. 
My email was from MEDEX.

CASPA just verifies transcripts are entered correctly, and GPA, not course requirements. Per CASPA Prerequisites

The Prerequisites tab is only available for certain programs. In it, you can assign courses you took (or plan to take) to fulfill the program's required prerequisites. You must complete Transcript Entry and Transcript Review in order to complete this section.
Note that assigning these courses does not necessarily mean you meet the program's prerequisite requirements; the program wants you to self-identify these courses for their review. Contact each program directly if you have questions about these prerequisites. 

Definition

Verification is the process used to ensure all of your coursework was entered correctly and consistently. Since credit values, grade values, and course subjects vary widely from school to school, your programs need some type of standardization so they can accurately compare applicants. This standardization is achieved by using your coursework to create a standard set of GPAs, ensuring you are compared to other applicants fairly and equally. 


MEDEX will look at the CASPA packet and see if all requirements are met. However it's not requirement to have all courses within 7 years, just strongly recommended that the prerequisite courses be completed within the last five (5) to seven (7) years.



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On 6/15/2018 at 11:23 AM, FPOT2018 said:

The email you received stating you met the requirements is it from MEDEX or CASPA. My coursework is very confusing so I am waiting to see if I at least met the requirements. My course work was verified just today by CASPA. 

My apologies for the late reply. The email was from MEDEX stating I met the requirements. It was about 2 weeks after I submitted my supplemental application. 

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Finally submitted my application!

MEDEX is definitely a long shot for me and is my reach school for this cycle. My PCE is not as strong as they like to see, but I figure it's worth a shot since I meet their minimum requirements and have strong regional ties. Fingers crossed... I would love to attend the Tacoma program.

Good luck everyone!

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14 hours ago, hmtpnw said:

Finally submitted my application!

MEDEX is definitely a long shot for me and is my reach school for this cycle. My PCE is not as strong as they like to see, but I figure it's worth a shot since I meet their minimum requirements and have strong regional ties. Fingers crossed... I would love to attend the Tacoma program.

Good luck everyone!

Don't count yourself out. My wife applied to just MEDEX and got in the second time. IMO MEDEX looks more at the individual than one specific category. A current classmate in my wife's class has a low GPA in the 2.7 range and he was accepted and will be graduating  next month. As long as you meet their minimum requirements and be yourself in the interviews. That gets a lot of people is being nervous, not talking with other interviewees, they look at the personal interaction too. 

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