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  1. bluepeony

    Adversity essay ideas

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  3. LindaAccepted

    Medical Resourceful Essay Recycling

    You’re applying to six different schools and each one requires 2-7 essays/personal statements which equals…a whole lot of writing. PROBLEM: How can you draft so many essays and still maintain a fresh and original voice in each? SOLUTION: Adapt one essay from one application to another essay on...
  4. LindaAccepted

    Medical Med School Kicks Off: Ten Tips to Get You Through the Season

    Medical school hopefuls are getting ready to work on those applications. This can be a hectic time as you try to stay on top of everything. Here are ten tips to help you hit the ground running: Get cozy with the AMCAS/AACOMAS. These two services – the American Medical Colleges Application...
  5. B

    Do I add classes that I have withdrawn from into my BPCM?

    Do I add the science and math classes that I have withdrawn from into my BPCM? How do medical school committees look at withdrawn math and science courses? I have withdrawn from a Gen Bio 1 with Lab and a Gen Chem 1 with Lab in my freshman year.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.
  6. LindaAccepted

    Medical How to Choose the Best Experiences for Your AMCAS Application

    This is a repost of a popular article from our series Journeys with Joshua. It’s that time of year when premeds across the world are gathering everything they need to put on their AMCAS application. In this article, I’ll walk through one facet (one of the largest) of this dainty little...
  7. C

    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...
  8. LindaAccepted

    Medical GPA Issues When Applying to Med School: What to do With a “W”

    Almost everybody has a blemish on their GPA. Usually it’s a failed class or a semester of poor grades. But there’s also the issue of how a “W” on your transcript will affect your chance of admission to medical school. The truth is that withdrawing from one or two classes is not going to hurt...
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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...
  10. LindaAccepted

    Medical How to Use Your Research Background to Get into Medical School

    You’ve always been great at science and figured your research – whether in college, grad school, or professionally – would help you get into medical school. Now you find it a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you probably aced the MCAT science sections. On the other, you may be viewed...
  11. LindaAccepted

    Medical How to Get into Medical School for Non-Science Majors

    Will your undergraduate degree in Music, English, or Economics put you at a disadvantage when the time comes to apply to medical school? Not at all! Medical schools want well-rounded students with the potential to become passionate, dedicated physicians, and following your heart into art or...
  12. LindaAccepted

    Medical 5 Dont’s for Your Medical School Personal Statement

    The personal statement is the only place in the AMCAS, AACOMAS and TMDSAS primary applications where you get to present yourself directly to the admissions committee. Here, you can persuade them to give you an interview, or – if you’re not careful – unknowingly reveal red flags that undermine...
  13. LindaAccepted

    Medical What Are Med Schools Looking For?

    Do you see the light at the end of the tunnel? Your undergrad career is coming to an end, and it’s time to start applying to med schools. Having done your research, you know where you’d like to apply. But what are med schools looking for in an applicant? Here are the lucky 13 things that the...
  14. Ray_of_Sunshine_MD

    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...
  15. 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...
  16. M

    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"...
  17. D

    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?
  18. LindaAccepted

    Medical 4 Things To Do Before Submitting Your AMCAS Application

    While the AMCAS process is open for several months, it’s to your advantage to apply earlier rather than later so that med schools can consider your application when they have more seats available to fill. With an ongoing process, how can you tell when your application is ready to submit? Here...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. LindaAccepted

    Medical Determine Your Career Goals in Medicine

    This post is the fourth in our series on applying to med school in the most efficient and timely manner. You’ve got six months to make this happen. Make sure you do it right by following the tips in Med School Action Plan: 6 Steps for the 6 Months Before You Apply. One of the best ways to...
  22. inGenius Prep

    Medical How Important is the Work and Experiences Section of AMCAS?

    When you apply to medical school, the AMCAS application includes an experiences section. If you remember your college application days, think of it as an extended Common App activities section. You’ll have fifteen boxes to include relevant work, research, internship, volunteer, or...
  23. K

    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...
  24. LindaAccepted

    Medical Get the Secret to AMCAS Success

    Let’s face it: it’s hard to get accepted to medical school. If you’re premed, you already know that – that’s why you’ve spent so much time and energy during your college years studying, doing research, volunteering, getting clinical exposure, and doing everything you can to make sure you’re...
  25. D

    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
  26. A

    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...
  27. D

    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?
  28. B

    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...
  29. B

    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...
  30. S

    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
  31. LindaAccepted

    Medical How to Choose the Best Experiences for Your AMCAS Application

    Write about events that have shaped you to become a person undeniably drawn to medicine. It’s that time of year when premeds across the world are gathering everything they need to put on their AMCAS application. In this article, I’ll walk through one facet (one of the largest) of this dainty...
  32. 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...
  33. LindaAccepted

    Medical The Activities Section: The Side Dishes That Make Your AMCAS Application Delicious

    With some skillful organization and creativity, these tasty sides will add a lot to your meal. It’s summertime, and for me that means barbecues on the deck, specifically with the company of friends. I was recently enjoying a cook-out at one friend's home in particular, and gracious as my hosts...
  34. LindaAccepted

    Medical How to Help with Your Child's Statement of Disadvantage

    Your child is heroic for overcoming obstacles that would have prevented many people from applying to medical school. If your family has experienced any form of social, economic, or educational disadvantage – at any time in your child’s life – your child can apply to medical school as a...
  35. LindaAccepted

    Medical Can You Submit Your AMCAS Application BEFORE Taking the MCAT?

    You don't want your application relegated to the bottom of the stack. It’s risky to apply to med school before taking or retaking the MCAT for a few reasons: 1. Applying to med school is expensive and time intensive. It would be a shame to put in all that effort and then bomb the test and risk...
  36. LindaAccepted

    Medical 2017 AMCAS Advice From an Expert: Upcoming Webinar Reminder

    You have just a few more days until we go live with the second showing of our popular med school admissions webinar, Create a Winning AMCAS Application. Remember to register in order to access important advice that will guide you through the AMCAS application process. The AMCAS application can...
  37. LindaAccepted

    Medical How Should You Structure Your AMCAS Essays?

    Please start with something more original! In this post we’re not going to talk about the actual writing and editing (we’ll save those technical elements for another time), but we are going to suggest HOW to structure your essay. After you choose your topic (that is, the stories/experiences...
  38. LindaAccepted

    Medical Encore AMCAS Webinar for Med School Applicants – Reserve Your Spot!

    Due to popular demand, the Create a Winning AMCAS Application webinar will be presented live once again this month! Register for Create a Winning AMCAS Application for professional advice that will pave the way for a less-stress, no-mess AMCAS application season and increase your chances of...
  39. J

    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...
  40. 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...
  41. M

    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...