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*~*~*~*Official AMCAS Questions Thread 2012-2013*~*~*~*

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by aSagacious, 03.07.12.

  1. catzzz88

    catzzz88 Purrrrrr!?!11??

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    I have a question. I took two graduate level courses at Harvard Extension. How do I list these courses on the AMCAS application?

    It seems like I would chose "graduate degree?" but I didnt receive a degree... not sure what to put down here.

    Thanks,
    C
  2. NeuroLAX

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    I don't foresee there being a huge problem here. Call up your university and/or AMCAS and go from there. Regardless, I would think that anyone reviewing it would see that it was the same course with the same grade at the same time.
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  4. Arbor Vitae

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    No. They know you are URM just from indicating it in the self-identification. The disadvantaged thing is specifically for economic, educational, or medically underserved.

    You can discuss stuff related to being a URM in your PS if you want to, like a brief autobiography.
  5. iluv3

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    Hi,

    I filled out the AMCAS last year but ended up not submitting it. I already sent all my transcripts last time, do I need to resubmit them this time around?

    Thank you in advance!
  6. Frazier

    Frazier turtle in a rabbit race Lifetime Donor

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    yes.
  7. crazypilovee

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    hi i have some questions about coursework:

    1) the AP coursework tutorial suggested we write "AP Credit: _____" under course name. even though my school might've named some of them differently do i still follow the format it suggested? (for example AP U.S. Gov & Politics became POL SCI UNITED STATES in my transcript, but i could just put "AP Credit: U.S. Government & Politics" right?)

    2) I go to UCLA and took two classes at UCI over the summer, which transferred over with the letter grade & unit credit. do i still have to send in a separate transcript from UCI? sorry if this question's been answered before! >.<
  8. Yonko Shanks

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    I have the same problem :/ hopefully nothing happens. Go Florida wooo
  9. PostHaste

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    Your transcript from the Community College should haves some sort of note about the name change. My undergrad changed its name in the 80s and again in the 90s and both old names were listed on the back of the official transcript.
  10. ReptarBar

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    i love post haste on devo
  11. tantacles

    tantacles Moderator Lifetime Donor

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    I applied to 30 schools and got into 2. If you have my stats, 30 is actually a pretty good number. If your stats are above mine, you can probably err on the side of fewer schools as long as they're all in your money zone. If lower . . . Well, I'm not sure what I would do in that situation.

    And you can also take a look at my mdapps if you want an idea of what schools are good to apply to.
  12. tantacles

    tantacles Moderator Lifetime Donor

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    1. Yes.

    2. It would be safest to send both transcripts. You should send a transcript from every school you attended.
  13. TheKDizzle

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    I'm not sure this is right... The impression I got was to only do this if a course name wasn't given by the undergraduate institution conferring credit. Here's an excerpt from the AMCAS Instruction Manual:

    "If the transcript from the college awarding AP credit does not list actual course names, enter the subject area for which credit has been earned (e.g., AP Credit: English) as the Course Name."
  14. tantacles

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    Moral of the story: AMCAS sucks.
  15. TheKDizzle

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  16. encinitaslocal

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    How am I to cite research projects in progress? I have two projects in progress (Primary on one, third author on the other) and one project being written up at the moment. Also, I have two abstracts accepted to present posters at major conferences.... how do I work those in?
  17. tantacles

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    If they're not published, you can't list them as publications, but you can certainly write about your research as one of your activities.

    For the abstracts, you can have one activity section labeled "publications" and list them there as "accepted abstracts" or, if you present the poster before your application goes in "Poster presentation" with the full citation of the work included in the text.
  18. Ebola4Breakfast

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    I was in the exact same situation last year. Honestly, I never even thought about it being a problem to fix. I just assumed that AMCAS would be able to tell that, at some point, there was a name change. Thankfully that was true. It didn't delay my verification or cause me any problems during interviews. :luck:
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  20. stoutt

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    I partook in Sea Semester (www.sea.edu) through BU and while my LAC only accepted credits from this program, BU has a transcript for me so I know I need to submit it to AMCAS. My question is should I mark the "study abroad program" box or not? Sea Semester advertises itself as study abroad but in reality, I was in Woods Hole, MA for 6 weeks, and then sailing for 6 weeks (only stepping foot on another country for 4 days or so). I'm wondering if this should be considered to be an extension program (don't really know what that means) or study abroad. Thanks!
  21. AlmostJesus

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    I graduated from paramedic school last year. The program is simply a program, it did not grant any college credit. All I graduated with was a diploma, the program was through a local hospital. I did receive a transcript though. Where should I include it on my application? Further complicating things, I was given 8 credits by my home institution as independent study in order to keep my scholarships.
    Thanks
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  22. Lark12

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    Similar situation here, except mines was a Comptia A+ computer certificate. Not sure how to add that? Any suggestions on what we should do?
  23. PingPongPro

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    I have this exact same question. Went to ucla, and took UCI summer classes as well.

    I saw that this was answered with a "to be sure, yes", but was wondering if anyone had a more definitive answer.

    I ask because the classes I took at UCI show up on my UCLA transcript already. My only worry about sending them both is that they are listed under different course names on the UCI transcript and UCLA transcript, and there could be a chance that AMCAS credits me with these classes twice on accident.
  24. DOCTAfoHIRE

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    Hey guys I dont know why but Im a bit confused about sending transcripts to AMCAS. Basically once you put down your colleges you have to print out a request form for each college that you attended/took classes in. After that you bring your request form to the college and from there they send it to AMCAS based on directions written on the form? Is that correct?

    Also whats the best time to send transcripts? As soon as possible? Is it okay to send transcripts before AMCAS is submitted on June 5th?
  25. tantacles

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    You can submit an appeal to change classes if they were, in fact, the same. However, you need the original transcript from the institution you took the course at to prove more definitively that that school actually gave you the grade on your transcript.
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    Everything you said is correct. Send them in now.
  27. LittleDandelion

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  28. crazedpiggy

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    If we have spring grades coming in, are you supposed to tell the registrar to submit transcripts only after grades are out? I'm working on finishing a masters right now. Do I have to wait to submit my AMCAS after I get the grades so I can list them?
  29. Praefectus

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    You don't have to wait to submit, but your application can't be verified until AMCAS receives your transcript(s). I would wait to send in the transcript until after your grades came in.
  30. crazedpiggy

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    So do you mean you can submit without the grade filled in on AMCAS and submit, and after AMCAS gets the transcript, they will add in the grade for you once you get verified?
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    How do you relay the request form if you're abroad?!?!
  32. bigdogrob4284

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    I don't understand how to enter military course work/AARTS transcript information. What do I select as the college or whatever for this coursework? It is stuff that was not at an institution per say, but stuff like basic training etc. that is on the transcript.

    Can any of you Vets out there help me out?

    Thanks!
  33. Got Em

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    Asked this question in the TMDSAS thread, but it looks pretty dead in there....so I'll ask it here.

    I have a doctor of pharmacy degree. Under salutation, should I put "Dr."? Even though this is my official title, I do not want any adcoms to think that I call myself a "doctor" in a professional setting. I do not say "This is Dr. blah blah", I just say my first name.
  34. Frazier

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    It is primarily for addressing mail.

    Use what you have your mail say... Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.
  35. tac123

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    Question about course abbreviations:

    If a course is listed "Physics-Flu,Wav,Thrmdyn,Optic" on my transcript, am I supposed to enter that, or enter the full, logical name "Physics - Fluids, Waves, Thermodynamics, Optics"?

    The AMCAS manual says "Enter the exact course name in English" but it's not clear whether that means to include the exact abbreviations on my transcript or not.
  36. DOCTAfoHIRE

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    Is the request form a requirement? I can request the official transcript to be sent to the amcas address online through my school. Is this not allowed? Its a huge state school so its not practical for everyone to come in person.
  37. TheKDizzle

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    Exactly as it says on your transcript.

    Only use a logical abbreviation if the exact course name as it appears on your transcript won't fit into the AMCAS box.
  38. Got Em

    Got Em PharmD; MD/MBA Candidate

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    Under Letters of evaluation, it says "Is this letter from a school"? What exactly does this mean?

    1) If it is from a pharmacy professor with a letterhead from the pharmacy school, but I'm sending this through interfolio, do I answer yes or no?

    2) If it is from a pharmacy professor with a letterhead from a hospital, but affliated with the school of pharmacy, AND I'm sending this from interfolio, do I answer yes or no?
  39. TheKDizzle

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    1) Yes

    2) I'm not 100% sure, but I would say no
  40. pfaction

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    Ah, a fellow pharmacist applying this cycle, good for you! Hopefully it's not to the same schools as me...:|


    I know AMCAS says to enter courses the exact way they are. But:

    CORE:STAT APP-PHAR/ALLIED HLTH
    CORE:CALC APPL-PHARM&ALLIED
    CLIN APPL OF PHA KINETIC&DYNAM
    D&D:GI & URINARY TRACT

    I don't know if anyone will know what this means, so I changed the headings of them to:
    Core: Statistics
    Core: Calculus
    Clinical Appl of Pharm Kinetics & Dynam
    Drugs & Diseases

    Is this OK or should I revert everything?
  41. Wolverine Fan

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  42. TheKDizzle

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    Agreed. AMCAS does a line to line check and if you're using a different name it's just going to make it harder for them to match your respective courses. You should revert it and do it by-the-books.
  43. DOCTAfoHIRE

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    Oh god... All these pharmacists are going to dilute the awesomeness of my own PharmD degree:laugh:
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    thanks!
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  45. Wolverine Fan

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  46. Trisphorin

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    I am currently a senior in my last semester. My grades for the spring semester won't be out until late may. If i am sending the transcript without my spring grades, how will medical schools see my spring semester grades?

    Thanks guys and good luck to all!
    :)
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    Okay, thanks!
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  49. gotlactose

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    Years attended community college:

    I took summer school classes at the local community college in 2008 and 2010. When I go to enter in this academic institution, do I list 2008-2010 for the years attended for two separate summer schools sessions?
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    Gotlactose: yep that's exactly what I did.

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