admissions committee

  1. S

    Should I take Biostatistics or Expository Writing?

    This is my first post so sorry if it’s a little long, haha. I’m planning out the rest of my sophomore year and was just wondering which course would be more beneficial for medical school. I can either take Biostatistics or Expository Writing this year. For some background, I haven’t taken any...
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    How does the admissions committee timeline work (infrequent meeting)?

    Hi, all. I have heard some talk about admissions committees meeting very infrequently at some schools (e.g. once a month) and am confused about how this works. Does this mean if they meet, say, when info is transmitted this year on July 10th, everyone who was verified on the day of July 11th is...
  4. LindaAccepted

    Medical What Do the Medical School Admissions Teams Say About Admissions?

    Can you think of a better source of medical school admissions advice than the admissions committee directors and deans themselves? Well, neither could we. And that’s why Linda Abraham, founder of Accepted and admissions guru in her own right, has been inviting med school deans, admissions...
  5. LindaAccepted

    Medical What I Learned About Interviews as a Student Member of a Medical School Admissions Committee

    I recently finished my term on our Admissions Committee as a full voting member. It was an honor to have been an integral part in helping people achieve their dreams through finding the perfect medical school (for some people) – a place I love calling home. After interviewing dozens of...
  6. L

    Advice for those on Waitlist

    Hi, Could some med students who got accepted of the waitlist advise a fellow waitlister? Just wondering how much I should be annoying admissions, I want to seem eager but not pushy. I interviewed 3/29, was waitlisted 5/11, and turned in a letter of intent on 5/15. (University of Toledo) Still...
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    Washington State University College of Pharmacy - Class of 2022

    Hello everyone! For those of you who interviewed on Feb 9th and did not receive an acceptance letter on the day of the interview, have you received any admission decision yet? It has been over a month. I heard they extended their application deadline until May 1st. More applications while my...
  8. J

    Washington State University College of Pharmacy - Class of 2022

    Hello everyone! For those of you who interviewed on Feb 9th and did not receive an acceptance letter on the day of the interview, have you received any admission decision yet? It has been over a month. I heard they extended their application deadline until May 1st. More applications while my...
  9. F

    BA or BS Chemistry

    Hello, Considering doing a BA in Chemistry ... Does it look unfavorable to not get a BS? Thank you so much
  10. M

    Do I have a shot at MD?

    I transferred from CC with 3.67 GPA to UCLA and there my grades collapsed and I went through depression anxiety and was diagnosed with Graves disease. I entered UCLA 2010 and graduated in 2015 after I was diagnosed my grades improved for like 7 classes ending with with A's and B's. Now I'm...
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    Do you think age is a factor when applying to medical school?

    Hello! Currently, I just finished my first year in college, but I am graduating in three years, as a part of a program. I am most likely going to be applying to Medical School next year, when I'm 19. I have a late birthday (September), so I figured I would be much younger than the rest of the...
  12. DocJuan

    Do acceptances give leverage?

    Would be great to hear from someone on an admissions committee. I apologize in advance for all the conditionals but please indulge me. I anticipate getting waitlisted at a school I really want to attend, and also anticipate getting into a school that I've interviewed and would also love to...
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    Class of 2021: Holding multiple seats.

    I started this thread to discuss those who hold multiple seats before committing to one school. If you can post what schools you are holding a seat and reason. In addition if you are interviewing soon at a school you would drop your current acceptance to, please share. PLEASE do not be specific...
  14. L

    LGBT interests/ rec letters?

    Hi everyone! I apologize if this has been asked before, I did search as well as I could manage and did not come up with any similar results (I'm a new member). I'm an LGBT pre-med, and I'm applying to med schools in areas that are a less gay-friendly than I would like (Southern US). I'm not so...
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    Do dental school admissions committees verify LOC writers and shadowing supervisor's dental license?

    Hey guys, Sorry if my question looks a little shady. I want to know if dental school admissions committees verify the dental license of LOC writers (if they are a dentist) and shadowing supervisors (if they are a dentist). What I mean by "verify" is if they go online and check the dentist's...