amcas 2021

  1. true_royal

    Accidentally used my patient's real *first* name (first name only) in my personal statement. Is this a big problem?

    Basically what the title says. I wrote about a meaningful patient interaction I had in my personal statement, and I just now realized I accidentally used their real first name and the real first name of their daughter in my personal statement (first names only). I didn't mention the specific...
  2. S

    Content error in AMCAS (already submitted)

    In my activities section, I talked about a volunteer experience I had over summer. In the description I explicitly said the experience ended after summer because I went out of town for school. I also explicitly said I came back to visit the place I volunteered that winter break. THEN I said...
  3. true_royal

    eTranscripts from AMCAS marked as "not received" despite being told by Parchment that they were received on 5/5

    Basically the title. I requested transcripts from two different schools - one was a university and one was a community college. The university's transcripts were sent, processed, and received by AMCAS all on the same day. On 5/5, Parchment told me the transcripts from my community college were...
  4. LindaAccepted

    Medical What to Include in the AMCAS Work and Activities Section [With Examples]

    To give you a better idea of what to include in this section of the application, I am providing examples of activity descriptions and most meaningful essays at the bottom of this blog post. They were generously shared by students who were accepted into medical school. As you’ll see, these are...
  5. LindaAccepted

    Medical 5 Tips for Submitting Your TMDSAS Secondaries

    When you apply to TMDSAS, you can select from thirteen medical schools in Texas to submit your application to. Twelve of these schools require secondaries. The secondary essays are due when you submit your primary application. You submit these essays directly to the schools, at the same time...
  6. LindaAccepted

    Medical 5 Things You Can Do to Avoid Submitting a Lackluster Med School Application

    Chances are that everyone else applying to your med school program of choice is equally as talented and motivated as you. Finding a way to stand out in that crowded field of applicants is going to be key to admission success. Turning in an average—or even good—application won’t be enough. Your...
  7. isaeed

    One online class for a prerequisite?

    hiya everyone, I hope y'all are staying healthy, happy, and safe! due to the pandemic, i wasn't able to register for physics I lab on time because it got full quickly so i am taking it this semester. i am planning to apply to med school next summer though (2021-2022 cycle), and i want to get my...
  8. D

    Is it worth it to apply this cycle?

    So while I was conflicted about whether or not to apply this cycle, one of my mentors has convinced me to apply. The problem is, I don't know how much this will hurt my cycle chances. I submitted my primary app on July 12th, and my transcript, LOR, MCAT are all good to go. However, I'm worried...
  9. M

    Not disadvantaged, but kinda?

    Hey everyone, I’m applying for the 2021 cycle and when I did my AMCAS app, I selected “no” when asked if i believed I was a disadvantaged student. To my surprise, AAMC designated me as disadvantaged when my app was verified. Although I am a first-generation American born to immigrant...
  10. Zeeeeeon

    AMCAS Help Retroactive Credits

    I took college credit classes through my high school my sophomore and junior year and received retroactive credit for them my senior year along with a grade for my senior class that built off of the classes I took sophomore and junior year. Do any of ya'll have experience inputting this into...
  11. D

    Is it too late for me to apply this application cycle (2021)?

    I haven't been the most diligent about apps and just started working on my primary app May 24th. This was mainly because I'm also currently studying for my MCAT (which I'm taking July 7th). In terms of apps I'm starting with a completely blank slate, meaning no LORs yet and need to write a...
  12. sasukeuchiha33

    AMCAS character count issue is making me bang my head against the wall