January 18, 2003 at 10:11 pm #44864
Hi…haven’t posted as much as I used to, but I am one of the original members from “way back” in ’99 (IOWs, a true “square peg”!).
I interviewed this past Monday at EVVCOM, which is the brand new med school in Virginia. Pleased to say “I’m in”! :goodvibes: The Dean called me herself…this happened fast!
When my youngest started kindergarten, I started my post-bacc at a satellite of Penn State. Did everything I could think of to gain more medical experience (i.e. research, volunteering, hospice work, shadowing, med conferences/CME, mini-med school, et al.) and take the courses. It’s been fun, lots of hard work…and it’s proved out now!
…now “all” we have to do b/w now and August is find work for my husband, sell this house, move, buy/lease a house…whew! But we’ll do it!
For those of you who are applying now, or will be applying, please take a look at The Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine at http://www.evvcom.org …it’s going to be a great school!
Take good care everyone!January 18, 2003 at 10:17 pm #44865mommd2bParticipant
KrisJanuary 19, 2003 at 1:39 am #44866MelissaGrayParticipant
Yay!!! Congratulations, Mary!!! 🙂January 19, 2003 at 4:30 am #44867rockfeverParticipant
That’s great! Congrats! I hadn’t heard about that med school! I’m going to look into it now!January 19, 2003 at 5:44 am #44868MomMDParticipant
Best news of 2003 so far! Glad to follow your journey to this exciting point. Congratulations and keep us posted.
SethinaJanuary 20, 2003 at 7:56 pm #44869loriParticipant
A BIG HUGE CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!! :goodvibes:January 21, 2003 at 4:52 am #44870
Thanks everyone! I believe it’s going to be a really good school; there’s a lot of energy being poured into it.
I’m still letting “my news” sink in…feels good. We have a lot to do in the next few months: sell our house, move, buy/lease a house, etc. My husband is job hunting. Our sons are excited about Virginia in general because we’ve spent our past 3 family vacations there.
I’ll post more about the school as the year gets rolling. Maybe some of you will apply there! Take good care everyone and wish us luck! 🙂January 21, 2003 at 5:40 am #44871spacecadetParticipant
Mary!!! Congratulations on your acceptance! That is the best news! I’m so happy for you. I hope you and your family can find a great place in Virginia. I know you will be a great doctor!
:cloud9: :cloud9: 😀 😀 😀
PamJanuary 21, 2003 at 6:08 am #44872
Hi! Thank you…yes, I’m still on :cloud9: !
It happened pretty fast: a VCOM admissions officer called to say “where’s you secondary?” (I hadn’t been invited to fill one out yet, but they had my primary, scores and LORs already). Sent the secondary in and here I am!
For anyone who is applying this year, VCOM has extended its application deadline, so you might still be able to add the school to your aacomas primary application. And if there’s anyone here who’s also been accepted to EVVCOM, please feel free to message me privately.
Hope your sons are fine. I saw the pictures! My diagnosis is ECK (extremely cute kids)! Take care…January 23, 2003 at 7:13 am #44873LindseyParticipant
Congratulations, girl! I hope you love medical school as much as I do. It is absolutely AWESOME!!! I’m wondering, though….did you ask anyone what the purpose of starting a new medical school was? I’d really be interested in hearing more about it.
Cool for you….
LindseyJanuary 23, 2003 at 9:29 am #44874CaLiGirL:)Participant
Congratulations Mary!!!! :rotfl:
You must be extremely happy…sounds like a wonderful school!
AnnieJanuary 23, 2003 at 11:44 pm #44875LinParticipant
Enjoy! 🙂January 25, 2003 at 1:10 am #44876UCLABruinParticipant
Way to go! You’re going to do great! 😀January 25, 2003 at 6:25 am #44877
Thanks for the sweet comments here; I really appreciate it! VCOM is affiliated with Virginia Tech Univ…about 18 years ago, an foundation/endowment was set up to build a vet school and a med school. The vet school was built almost immediately. Timing on the med school, at the time, wasn’t “ripe”…but now, with the aging of our population and some exodus from medical practice, more physicians are needed. Time’s ripe! So the new school has been under wraps for almost 2 decades, but there were plans for it for that long as well.
I first heard about VCOM at the annual Women in Medicine and Science/Pathways to Leadership Conference last March in Richmond. (Very cool to see over 300 female physicians, residents, and students together! This year’s conference is Friday, Feb 21…again in Richmond…check out http://www.medschool.vcu.edu/cme/calendar.html).
The mission/purpose of VCOM can be viewed on-line at http://www.evvcom.org …another thing to check out! While there will be an emphasis on primary care, I was upfront in the interviews about all my various medical/health/psychological interests and I’m “in”. 😀
I enjoyed my day there…the plant will be terrific and there are plans to start a research building ( for medical research) right behind the school. That will get started ASAP once the main building is done. I’ll post more later…if anyone else has questions, post them here & I’ll answer what I can. Take care!January 28, 2003 at 10:39 am #44878NY_MD2BParticipant
Congratulations Mary!! 🙂 Job well done! :grouphug:
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