Any UCSF Mepn Applicants? - page 52

Hi everyone-- Has anyone else out there applied to the UCSF MEPN program? They're supposed to send out letters this month (December) for the interview process. Has anyone gotten a letter yet? Will... Read More

  1. by   hemicoffee
    hey
    sheilanagig

    i feel your pain. i too am #1 on alternate list for my specialty. anyone know the liklihood of getting off waitlist? when i went for my interview, it seemed like ucsf was everyone's #1 choice. -_-0
  2. by   birthrevolution
    I know of someone who got into UCSF off of the waitlist, she found out like 2 weeks before classes started too!

    I'm not sure how it works at UCSF. A lot of schools have an admissions percentage, they admit X number of people with a goal of having Y people matriculate and assume a certain percentage of people won't accept. Is UCSF the same way? or do you think that they've only admitted X students in a certain specialty with the goal of having X students enroll and if one person turns them down, the #1 alternate is called up? Any ideas?
  3. by   nightnurse007
    I think it really depends and varies. I'm #2 for my specialty and after reading these posts I still have an ounce of hope that I might get in---when I first got the letter I had none. I'm really not sure how many spots there were but for the ACHIN, I'm assuming not many. I'm hoping some of those folks decide to go to Yale too!
  4. by   Hopeful Nurse
    Hi All,
    Just wanted to congratulate everyone who got in and on the waitlist. You'll get it for sure!
    I've been lurking on this post for a while reading about everyone's experience and hope to learn from it when I apply next year. Again, congratulations to all of you!!
  5. by   bluedreamofsky
    Re: housing... SF is a small big city (just 7x7 miles!) so no area is really too far from UCSF (though public transportation & traffic issues may differ).

    Nice neighborhoods near campus: UCSF Parnassus area, Cole Valley, and Inner Sunset are the closest; Upper Haight, Twin Peaks, Diamond Heights, USF/Laurel Heights are also fairly close. Living by the Mission Bay campus/Potrero Hill would work too as it's a ~20-25 min. UCSF shuttle ride from the nursing school. This is a decent guide to neighborhoods: http://www.sfgate.com/traveler/guide/sf/neighborhoods/

    Housing is very pricey indeed, with parking often extra. I share a 1-bedroom with parking & backyard near UCSF with my boyfriend for $1900, and we consider ourselves lucky. In Cole Valley a few years ago, I paid $115/month to park in a lot. The alternative is neighborhood street parking permits, which are $60/year, and expect some $40 tickets for forgetting when street cleaning is.

    If anyone has questions about housing issues, I've rented in SF for 11 years, so feel free to email me.
  6. by   czyja
    Quote from birthrevolution
    do you think that they've only admitted X students in a certain specialty with the goal of having X students enroll and if one person turns them down, the #1 alternate is called up? Any ideas?
    My understanding is that this is how it works.

    The admission process there seems rather Byzantine so my understanding could very well be dead wrong.
  7. by   shortcake15
    because i was a little too excited for this coming june, i decided to backtrack through all of the posts pertaining to this year's applicants and upon doing a little (some might say neurotic and stalkerish lol) research, i have calculated the number of people on this board who have been accepted into the ACNP specialty.

    there are 5 of us so far (which is about the same number as the previous year i believe) and based on everyone's reaction to being accepted, i'm assuming we're all seeing each other in june :

    lananp
    travelingman
    star77
    healthmatters
    ... and me.

    anyone else lurking around the boards and wanna reveal yourself to your future classmates?? anyways, to my 4 other awesome ACNPers, here's a hearty CONGRATS on my part! I look forward to meeting you guys, as well as the rest of the MEPN class in June!
  8. by   star77
    Quote from shortcake15
    ... i have calculated the number of people on this board who have been accepted into the ACNP specialty...there are 5 of us so far ...i'm assuming we're all seeing each other in june :
    lananp
    travelingman
    star77
    healthmatters
    ... and me...CONGRATS on my part! I look forward to meeting you guys, as well as the rest of the MEPN class in June!
    Holy crap shortcake, good research! Hey everyone, should we meet up for beer/coffee/high-fives/handshakes/martinis/general rabble rousing at some point?
    We might as well start getting to know each other sooner than later.
  9. by   healthmatters
    to those of you that are looking for housing:

    Don't rule out the east bay. I have a lot of friends that are in and have went through the mepn program at ucsf and live in the east bay and say that they love it. the commute isn't bad and think of it as study time and a lot of the time is spent driving to clinicals anyway. and parking is much easier. i have lived in both san francisco and oakland for the past 12 years and oakland rocks!! we have beautiful trees and trails, great food, (not too much in way of night life, but then again that will probably be a mute issue in the first year) and lots o great peeps!! i know that most of you who are moving to they bay from afar will probably want to live in the city but consider oakland if rent and parking is an issue or if you prefer a quieter enviro. and in my opinion the east bay is more diverse than san francisco especially as san francisco continues to ascend in terms of cost of living.
  10. by   nightnurse007
    Seems like there are majority ACNPs on this forum...what it do wit dat?? Are any of you ACHINers? I wanna know who got in!!!
  11. by   lananp
    Quote from star77
    Holy crap shortcake, good research! Hey everyone, should we meet up for beer/coffee/high-fives/handshakes/martinis/general rabble rousing at some point?
    We might as well start getting to know each other sooner than later.

    Count me in! Lets celebrate, fellow ACNP!

    About housing: check an apartment complex on Funston(13th ave) and Judah. Just after Andronico's store. Decent place for students- prices are cheaper than other places in Inner Sunset, the apartment is huge (for the standards of SF), close yo UCSF and the park. I used to live there and I like it.
  12. by   star77
    First of all, I :heartbeat Oakland bigtime. I would live there again in a heartbeat if I could. I lived right off of Piedmont ave, and my best friend from preschool lives on Howe, next to Kaiser. I saw an apt for rent there, and I just about swooned. Seriously. I Oakland.

    But, for the first year, I think I'm going to live in "the City." I think I found a place on Judah, which rocks, so it makes sense. For now... in a year or two that might just change....

    But yeah, I agree. I miss the trails and riding my bike around Lake Merritt, and I kinda got to know the Kona Lounge, and Wed night art openings at CCAC (it's not CCA no matter what the admin says) and going to Berkeley Bowl and Lanesplitter's... sigh.
  13. by   czyja
    I thought travellingman was critical care/trauma cns track (as am I). Are you ACNP or CC/T CNS?

    Oakland is has many lovely neighborhoods and the climate is much more to my liking than SF. That said, I love the convenience of the outer richmond (I live on 36th ave, but on the the other side of the park from Judah) and I am very much looking forward to riding my bike to class. For the past three years I have been commuting to class at UC Berkeley and I am over the BART in a major way.

    FYI to you apartment hunters - the Richmond and Outer Richmond are a li'l cheaper than the sunset and outer sunset, but less well served by public transit. All of these neighborhoods do however enjoy proximity to the beach and park. For those of you new to SF IT IS COLD OUT HERE BY THE BEACH. Do not be deceived if you apt hunt on a nice day. I know it is hard to believe (and you probably wont) but summers tend to be socked in with fog out here - summer is the only time of year I turn my heat on. If you need sunlight, live in the Mission or in Oakland.

    No matter where you live, you will need sweaters.

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