amcas application

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    Adversity essay ideas

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    Do I add classes that I have withdrawn from into my BPCM?

    Do I add the science and math classes that I have withdrawn from into my BPCM? How do medical school committees look at withdrawn math and science courses? I have withdrawn from a Gen Bio 1 with Lab and a Gen Chem 1 with Lab in my freshman year. I am retaking them now and I've got a solic A in both.
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    3.9cGPA 3.7+ sGPA 508 MCAT

    Hey guys so I was wondering if anyone had input on what range of medical schools I should apply to or what the avg MCAT for my target schools should be? I scored a 508 on my mcat (129/125/127/127). CARS has always been my weak section and I can't seem to ever get it high enough and at this point...
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    AMCAS Academic Year University of Michigan

    Hello everyone, I think what I understood from the AMCAS tutorial is that a class I took in Fall 2015 would be in the 2015-2016 year and a class in winter 2016 is still in the same year: 2015-2016. (Please correct me if I am wrong) Also, at the University of Michigan we do fall, winter...
  5. kfishman2014

    MD The Chance of a Dual Enrolled Student Applying at 20?

    Hello SDN members, I would like to get your advice on my chances of getting into medical school, specifically an MD school, at the age of 20 with getting my Biology degree early? To further explain, I technically started college at the age of 15 while being in a unique dual enrollment program...
  6. lifeguard2014

    AMCAS Questions/AMCAS review

    I have been working very hard on my AMCAS experience section, but I am struggling with a few things. First if I started an internship at the beginning of June and will finish it in August of this year can I include it in my experiences section? Also if I was only an active member in a premed...
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    Fraternity Leadership Position - Risk Manager

    From the other threads about including fraternity membership in your AMCAS app, it seems clear that listing a fraternity leadership position can be a good idea. I was the rush chair one year and had a great experience with that so I am definitely including it. I was also "Risk Manager"...
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    Salutation

    I have a PhD. Kind of a silly question maybe, but is it pretentious to put Dr. in front of my name in the AMCAS application? I asked a friend and he said entirely ok to do so but I am mixed about it. Thoughts?
  9. biancadoc

    Activities/work experience from college (12 years post grad)

    Hi all, Any thoughts for how to approach activities and work experience from a long time ago? I graduated in 2005, and while a lot of my experiences (including all three of the ones I have as "most important") are current, I have stuff from my college days that I want to include, like working...
  10. amerlaw1

    Does this qualify for social disadvantage on amcas?

    Currently applying for the current cycle. My overall app is good however my volunteering hours may be considered lacking. The reason for this is because I had to work part time at my parent's shop because my father was unable to work. He has had chronic back pain for the past 17 years and has...
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    A Complete WalkThrough of the AMCAS Application

    Based on my experience last year, AMCAS is overwhelming af. I wanted to create an overview of the application, which included the following: - An insight into all sections including: Family History Academic History ECs Section LoR Section Schools You're Applying Too The video overviewing...
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    Medical School Interview in Foreign Language

    I heard that if you write on AMCAS that you speak a foreign language, that schools might interview you in that language. Can anyone comment on: 1) How frequently schools do this 2) Which schools exactly might do this 3) What languages schools tend to do this with
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    MD What are my chances with Academic Intergrity and 515 (130/127/130/128), 3.85 cPGA, 3.88 sGPA

    During the fall 2015 of my junior year I wrote a paper for my honors college class (Oxford) explaining my undergraduate research and my plans to publish a thesis over it. The honors college requires every student to publish a thesis before they graduate, and Oxford is a class to help students...
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    First Name of Shadowed Dr. Spelled Wrong

    So I accidentally misspelled the first name of a doctor I shadowed in a few of my secondaries. I don't want to use the actual name, but it would be like spelling Michael as Micheal. I'm really upset with myself, but is this a big deal?
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    How to classify unpaid work in an echolab in the work/activities section?

    I worked in multiple echolabs over the past few years where I started out shadowing the techs, and they'd be teaching me how to perform an echo. After some time, I started doing them on patients as well. Whenever I would do it, I was always supervised but much of my time in the lab consisted of...
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    Why AMCAS labels some words as misspelled?

    For my personal statement, AMCAS underlined a few words and i'm really not sure why, they weren't even marked incorrect by Word. Should I just submit it anyways or change them up? Words such as: symptomatology bioelectricity criticality etc...
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    Not Verified Yet

    Submitted 6/23 but have not been verified yet. Should I be worried? Am I basically screwed since everyone is already getting secondaries HELP
  18. DJBroca

    Changing Letter Packet Author in AMCAS after Submitting Primary

    Hello pre-medonnas, I recently submitted my primary application through AMCAS and discovered that the reason it did not get verified was due a LOC error. I need to change the author of my letter packet but I cannot find an option to do so after I have already submitted my primary. Any tips so I...
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    AMCAS Activities - To Include or Not Include?

    I am struggling with deciding to put piano instruction in my AMCAS section. I was taught for 12 years (from 2001 to 2013) and stopped official instruction literally two weeks before I started college. However, I have played the piano in my downtime many times since then. I actually wanted to put...
  20. efgih

    Wording of IA...don't want to make excuses!

    Hi all, This is my first post ever on this site. Just wanna say SDN has been an invaluable source of information, so thanks in advance! So my description for my IA is as follows: Violation of Residential Guest Behavior 10/2012 - During the first semester of freshman year, my friend came to...
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    AMCAS MISTAKE

    Guys, I have literally just submitted my application through AMCAS and realized I didnt fill out my meaningful experiences descriptions. All I had in there was like one word to just save the entry with the general description. When I hit submit I realized I had left it blank. It was too late. I...
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    Resend transcript or no?

    A few weeks ago, I already sent my community college transcript to the AMCAS. It included my "current class" that I was going to take this summer. However, I just recently dropped that class with no academic penalty. Do I need to resend my transcript since that class is no longer on it?
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    Letter of rec from a PA?

    Hi everyone! I'm a reapplicant for the 2016-2017 cycle and wanted to know what you good people thought about getting a letter of rec from a PA. I've worked with two PAs for the last year and a half who know me well and have volunteered to write the letters if I asked. I know the letters would...
  24. deez_md

    Is it ok to place publications in the same section at the work/activity you were published in?

    I am applying MD and MD/PhD. I have 3 publications, and wrote about them in the respective work/activity section I was published in. I did this so I could include 14 unique work experiences rather than wasting 3/15 on publications that were the product of the work I did in the labs I describe...
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    Advice - Waiting to submit my AMCAS?

    Ok I need some advice on when to submit my AMCAS primary app. I've heard it's always best to submit as early as humanly possible because it can take awhile to get verified. However, I'm doing a pretty important internship this summer from June 1-Aug 10 that can add a lot to my app (shadowing...
  26. Lost In Transcription

    Entering Degree Accreditation in AMCAS?

    Hello all, First post, long time lurker! Hope that this is actually posted in the correct place. I am wondering how to enter in any sort of accreditation I got for my UG degree. I don't see how to fill it in. Any sort of info would be great. Thank you!