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  1. ApplyPoint

    Medical Getting Started on the AMCAS Work & Activities Section

    Crafting a compelling Work and Activities Section is an important priority for any medical school applicant. It will allow you to provide depth on your most meaningful experiences and communicate how a particular research position, teaching opportunity, or clinical exposure inspired your...
  2. Cracking Med Admissions

    Medical This Week: Dr. Rizal's Medical School Application Master Class + Office Hours

    Hi everyone! We have two FREE events this week to help you get into medical school. These events are geared towards premeds who are applying to medical school this year. Medical school applications open in ONE WEEK. Learn how to STAND OUT and ask Dr. Rachel Rizal any specific questions you...
  3. S

    Am I too behind to realistically apply for the upcoming AMCAS application cycle?

    Hello, I was hoping to get some opinions or advice (maybe words of encouragement?) regarding my situation. I am currently a Junior pursuing Pre-Med, but I have yet to take the MCAT and have had trouble finding a physician to shadow (especially with the restrictions due to the pandemic the past...
  4. B

    WAMC: ORM 3.5/508/WA

    First off, thank you to anyone who can help a stressed applicant this cycle!! 24 yo F ORM with a BS in Physiology, cGPA 3.5 and sGPA 3.3 from the University of Washington (graduated 2020). Although it was incredibly difficult to raise my sgpa, I have a very strong upward trend from getting 3.3s...
  5. lialalala

    How AMCAS rolling process works

    Based on the below information, AMCAS 2022-2023 opens on May 4th, 2022. AMCAS 2022-2023 can be submitted on May 28th, 2022. Verified AMCAS applications are transmitted to medical schools starting on June 26th, 2022. Will applications submitted on May 28th and June 25th will be considered as...
  6. H

    Alcohol IA Help

    Recently, I received an IA for being intoxicated and walking into the wrong room on my residence hall floor. I was given disciplinary probation for 2 months. Although I am a freshman currently, I know I will have to report this on medical school applications. I just wanted to know how badly this...
  7. S

    How bad is it that I didn’t do anything during the summers of college and don’t have a lot of entries to put for the AMCAS?

    It’s too late to change anything bc I already graduated but I wanted to hear opinions! I didn’t do anything the summers of my college years. Most of my clinical, volunteer and shadowing comes from my two gap years that I’m taking now. People might ask why and it was because I was helping my...
  8. I

    Question about Dates

    For future application cycles, I believe the important dates are: 1) AMCAS, AACOMAS, and TMDSAS opening and submission dates, 2) the MCAT deadline for that application cycle, 3) CASPer, Duet, Snapshot, and AAMC SJT opening dates (the first dates you can take those tests), 4) secondary...
  9. jahangir89

    Human Genetics for a science LOR?

    Would Human Genetics qualify as a science course and would I be able to use it for a science LOR? The class is in the Biology department (it's called BIO 104), and it's taught by a Professor of Biology. However, the class itself is for science non-majors. The course description reads as follows...
  10. R

    Application updates for schools with no upload?

    Hi! I am a current EY2022 applicant who graduated in May 2021 so I am doing a gap year. Due to COVID-19 my plans were extremely tenuous at the beginning of the application cycle so I put down one of my degree plan options on the primary (Plan B), and then both of my possible options on all of...
  11. L

    Forgot prerequisite coursework in secondaries

    I forgot to completely write all the prerequisite coursework I have taken for biology, chemistry and physics etc. in the secondaries "pre-requisitions" requirement. The courses can be found in my AMCAS transcripts, but should I email admissions to let them know which course number they are to...
  12. sproutlatte

    am i too late for this cycle?

    hey y'all, feeling a little unmotivated :( so i applied to 62 schools for the 2020-2021 cycle (i know), both MD and DO, my first time applying. i got one interview at a DO school and one at a MD school--got waitlisted by both. i've been rejected by the DO school as of last month, but i've been...
  13. 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...
  14. true_royal

    I submitted a committee letter and two individual LORs that were already included in the committee letter. Should I be concerned about this?

    Basically what the title says. I have 5 total LORs, and all 5 of them were compiled into a committee letter. My school's version of a committee letter is essentially just a condensed letter that compiles snippets of my other individual letters. My advisor told me though that my strongest letters...
  15. M

    How should I classify (FR, SO, JR, SR) my coursework (alot of AP and IB credits) ?

    I really dont know where to ask this? Im in a predicament I entered college with 55 credits from AP and IB courses. Accoridng to the AAMC 2022 guide I would list those AP/IB courses as Freshman courses. Now in regards to my other coursework AAMC gives me some latitude in how I choose to...
  16. Nevermore1

    How do medical schools check hobbies listed on AMCAS?

    I am now an accepted student at an US medical school. In my AMCAS application, I listed free-diving as a hobby and mentioned I am a certified free-diver, but I was not certified until one week after I submitted the application. Before being certified, I mostly free-dived without certificate when...
  17. nidgehog

    Canadian Graduate Student worrying about this application cycle

    Hey everyone! Hope you're all well. I'm a new member here and was wondering if I could get some more insight into the US MD application process. So a little background about me: I am a Canadian citizen who attended a Canadian university for undergrad and also currently attending a Canadian...
  18. sasukeuchiha33

    Schools Attended AMCAS Question? They sent me an email?

    Hi all, So I just received an email from AMCAS telling me that they identified an issue that impacted the name of the schools I selected within the Schools Attended section of AMCAS and that it could impact my AMCAS GPA? I'm not quite sure what this means, but I do have a couple of clarifying...
  19. T

    Would any of you be willing to edit my Institutional Action description?

    I was caught stealing food from a dining hall in October 2018. Most of my friends were studying abroad that semester, so I was hanging out with a bad crowd. They bragged about taking from the dining halls without paying so I did the same and was caught. This was resolved by my school's Student...
  20. P

    When can medical schools begin to see primary applications?

    Hello, I have seen conflicting dates on when AMCAS primary application first gets transmitted to med schools? If I am already verified, when is the earliest that I could potentially get secondaries sent to me? I have seen June 10th, June 28th, and July 10th. All very different dates. Thanks...
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    Forgot

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  22. S

    Putting a Class in the AMCAS Work/Activities

    I am filling out the AMCAS application for this year, and there was an study abroad experience I wanted to write about. In this experience, I went to India for two weeks and learned about the healthcare there, and then came back and had an 8 week debrief basically. I received credit for it and...
  23. 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...
  24. bobadoz

    Biomedical Engineering Categorization Question

    Hi all, I'm a BME major, and obviously, I have taken a lot of BME classes. I know that many schools require letters from "science" professors. Because of COVID, I only have real connections to the professors in my major. These classes are math and science heavy in my opinion (biomechanics...
  25. M

    How to List In-Progress Review Articles?

    I am looking for input on if/how I should be listing an in-progress review article in AMCAS Work and Activities section, writing about it in secondaries, etc. Some info: I am 4th author of 8 I created all the figures, did some editing, and filled in holes wherever more information or further...
  26. DoctoOcto

    1 class withdrawal NOT on transcript, but on internal student records - does it need to be reported?

    Wondering if I should withdraw from a class that's taking up WAY too much time. Essentially, the school policy is that you can withdraw from a class before the final and it'll be marked as a W on your internal student records, but it does not appear anywhere on transcripts or any other...
  27. LindaAccepted

    Medical AMCAS Traffic Rules: How to Use the “Choose Your Medical School” Tool

    Everyone is probably aware that this is an “unprecedented time” for medical school applications. With applicant numbers at an all-time high, admissions staff working remotely, and interview dates stretching into the spring and possibly later, this application season has been like nothing we’ve...
  28. Bulliedinschool2doc

    In need of major guidance (looks like I have to reapply)

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  29. chemdoctor

    Listing Activities on AMCAS?

    Hi everyone. Just curious how to list certain things? I understand we get ten - fifteen slots and three can be most meaningful. Organic research - did it for a bit, had a thesis, defended it and presented at multiple conferences and received several research grants. Should these be listed as...
  30. B

    Amcas throwaway school/late?

    Hi all! First post here! I'm planning on taking the MCAT on June 19th (I know it is a bit later). I'm wanting to send off my AMCAS application on May 27th to get verified ASAP. I should get my MCAT score back on July 20th. If I sent off my full/completed AMCAS application to medical schools on...
  31. C

    Most meaningful remarks style: story or overview?

    Hello everyone, I've been writing up my Work & Activities and while I had no problems with the general descriptions, I'm kind of torn about how to write the most meaningful remarks. Different websites seem to give different recommendations (and I understand that's because there's really no...
  32. P

    Should I be communicating with schools?

    Do the majority of successful applicants send letters of interest, updates, call the admissions office of the schools they are interested in/waitlisted at? I have not done any of that this cycle and have seen many people on SDN regularly emailing/calling admissions and staying in close...
  33. S

    Do Admission Committees look into course descriptions?

    The answer to my question is likely no as that would be very time consuming, but I was just wondering if admissions committees ever scrutinize university course descriptions to make sure certain courses covered all the topics that they deem essential knowledge for a course. I have seen one...
  34. T

    My acceptance rescinded?

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  35. ScrubswithnoSleeves

    Application Horror Stories

    Here is a thread to vent your application horror stories and potentially help other applicants avoid situations you fell victim to. I will start with the awful event that inspired me to start this thread: I received an email today that my application was withdrawn from one of my top choice...
  36. Y

    LoR question for adcoms

    hello all. so long story less long, im an MA during my gap year and by boss/doctor loves me. we have an amazing relationship. i know he will write me such a great LoR. However, if i send an LoR to AMCAS, will that push my application back on the queue at schools? I sent my pre med committee...
  37. Y

    do you think the MCAT will matter less very soon?

    wassup err1. hope everyones doing well. so i was wondering, now that step 1 is pass fail, does that take some importance off of the MCAT? Bc i heard MCAT is supposed to be the main predictor for Step scores but now what? Im sure theres more to this, so im wondering what yall think of my opinion...
  38. sasukeuchiha33

    Was "complete by Labor Day" too late for this cycle?

    Hi all. So, I was complete with almost all of my apps on 9/1 (a week before Labor Day). Given that the SDN guideline is apps completed by Labor Day are considered on time, I felt pretty good about when I submitted. That, coupled with the delays caused by COVID, made me think that this was...
  39. N

    Question About Being US Citizen But Having Permanent Residence Abroad

    Hello! I am a US citizen, but my permanent residence (parent's/family's home) is in a foreign country. I went to high school in that foreign country and am currently in the States (New York) for college. When I apply to medical school, I do not think that I can claim New York State residency...
  40. Y

    My first interview! :D

    Hey guys Just completed secondaries 10 days ago. Been blessed to already receive my first II from a SUNY :) (Am I allowed to say the name of the school or does that go against some type of privacy policy?) Anywho, I can't believe that the earliest date available already is December 1... Jw in...
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