disadvantaged status

  1. ApplyPoint

    Medical When to Use the AMCAS Disadvantaged Applicant Status

    Applicants to medical school may apply as a disadvantaged candidate through the AMCAS portal. If they opt in, they are allotted 1,325 characters to respond to an additional essay prompt: "Do you wish to be considered a disadvantaged applicant by any of your designated medical schools that may...
  2. M

    WAMC UG 3.72 GPA/Grad 3.75 GPA/515 MCAT

    Hello all, This isn't a neuroticism post, this is an advice post. I'm trying to build my school list and I'm not sure if I should be applying mostly low/mid/high. With my stats I'm basically guaranteed an interview at my state schools, but I have zero direction where to apply beyond those. I...
  3. A

    Disadvantaged Essay

    hi! i was wondering if anyone could read and critique my essay about my experience growing up in a socioeconomically disadvantaged community. thanks!
  4. R

    NHSC chances for non-disadvantaged applicant (2021-2022 cycle)?

    Hi all! I have just submitted my NHSC application this week. I am not disadvantaged by the definition of the NHSC. I spent about half a decade of my life in a rural village abroad with family, a few months at a time. That certainly was an underserved/rural area. I did not even mention this in...
  5. 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...
  6. H

    nonscience major count as disadvantaged?

    Hi everyone, I was recently advised to list myself as disadvantaged because I was a business major and went premed in my Junior year. This person told me to write about having to take more classes in less time, explain why I had less premed activities, and that I scored well on the MCAT while...
  7. H

    WAMC - 3.34 sGPA, 508 MCAT, Disadvantaged Background

  8. Ramona Flowers

    Disadvantaged status?

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  9. R

    Disadvantaged Student (Edited)

    Hello, fellow SDN users! I am currently writing the ADEA application for this cycle, and I have decided to apply with disadvantaged consideration. I wrote a rough rough draft for the disadvantaged student status essay - it is way over 4500 characters and I thought it would be helpful to get some...
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    AMCAS Disadvantaged Essay??

    I'm applying as disadvantaged, but I'm kind of unsure how to go about the essay? Am I supposed to just say how my circumstances effected me (in school/psychologically/socially/etc)? Is this supposed to be on the side of creative writing (like the PS) or just listing facts? If anyone can link...
  11. otlcat

    Applied July But No Interviews Yet

    I submitted mid-July and got verified late-July but haven’t gotten any interviews yet. I see that some people on SDN who applied later than me already got interviews and I’m starting to feel really anxious. Here are my stats. Please chance me! Date of submission: 7/17/18 Overall GPA: 3.458...
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    Confused if I qualify as disadvantaged applicant

    My dad's an allied health professional but we mostly lived in lower middle class status in Asia since he worked for rural and underserved populations. I went to a crappy public school for most of my life until I got accepted to a charter school equivalent for high school. Learnt ESL when I was...
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    Disadvantaged student status essay

    Have any of you filled out the disadvantaged status essay, and if so how long did you make yours? I'm a minority and a first generation college student, but I'm not entirely sure what to include. The character count is 4500, which is as much as the personal statement. Thanks!
  14. lickerwhicker

    *Does this count as disadvantaged status?*

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  15. Yhorm the Giant

    Is it worth putting disadvantaged status?

    I know this subject has been hit a lot, but what the hey, I'll throw my hat in here too. I grew up in a medically underserved community for sure. My town I grew up in from birth until 18 had a little under 1,000 people, just a small sheep farming town. Until I was 12 years old the only medical...
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    MD & DO sGPA 3.3, MCAT 506,

    Years in school: Graduated 3 years ago Residence: CA Ethnicity: Cambodian (considered URM per AAMC definition and per my prof who's a med school prof at UCSF) Undergraduate school: UC Berkeley Schools to which you're applying: Wishing for the stars: UCSF, UCLA/Drew, UC Davis Hopeful...
  17. T

    Help with Disadvantaged essay 2016

    Hi!!! This is my first thread on here. I need help with my disadvantaged statement. Please let me know if there are any grammatical errors or problems with structure or content. Thanks for the help in advanced guys. As the first-born child from a single parent household, I have lived a...