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  1. PapaGuava

    2020-2021 Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (Kansas City) KCU-COM

    Please feel free to tag a pre-medical moderator when the secondary prompt is posted. Good luck to everyone applying! Interview Feedback: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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    Diversity and Adversity Secondary Essays - Help!

    Diversity What is everyone’s opinion on writing about an anecdotal experience for secondary essays? For this diversity essay in particular, I am an ORM, so wanted to write about my experience caring for a resident of mine at a nursing home who does not speak english, and what I learned from...
  3. D

    Adversity/Challenge Essay Advice

    So for my challenge essay, I was thinking about writing parts of my experience as a patient. To make a long story short, I was diagnosed with a neurological disorder at age 16, but the journey to get a diagnosis became long and arduous. While I could write about the resilience of not having...
  4. P

    Writing about being not accepted into medical school last year for "Failure" essay

    I have a couple prompts that asks about my biggest failure and how I learned from that failure, etc. The thing is, I've never actually failed at anything because it's simply not accepted by my family and there's a lot of cultural pressure to be perfect. If I know I'll fail at something, I simply...
  5. LindaAccepted

    Medical When Will Medical Schools Give You an Answer?

    We are often asked: How long does a medical school have to invite an applicant to submit a secondary application? How long does a medical school have to respond and either invite the applicant to an interview, or say thanks, but no thanks? The fact is that there’s no rule governing how much...
  6. LindaAccepted

    Medical What’s New at SUNY Upstate Medical School? [Episode 322]

    Interview with Jennifer Welch, Associate Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid at SUNY Upstate Medical University [Show Summary] In today’s episode we talk with Jennifer Welch, Associate Dean of Admissions and Chief Enrollment Officer at SUNY Upstate Medical. Jennifer shares information on the new...
  7. LindaAccepted

    Medical Tufts University School of Medicine Secondary Application Essay Tips [2019 – 2020]

    Tufts describes their fundamental mission as promoting human health, with an emphasis on leadership and clinical care. They are looking for students with a strong background in the fundamentals of science who also want to apply that work in a clinical setting. The school’s curriculum emphasizes...
  8. PapaGuava

    2019-2020 Michigan State

    Secondary prompts: Good luck to everyone applying! Interview Feedback: Michigan State University
  9. LindaAccepted

    Medical Baylor College of Medicine Secondary Application Essay Tips [2019 – 2020]

    Given the principles for BCM, I recommend covering your clinical, research and community experience in their secondary application essays. They place special emphasis on recruiting students from diverse backgrounds and from ethnicities that are underrepresented in medicine. Highlight your...
  10. LindaAccepted

    Medical Will Your Med School App Earn You an Interview?

    It’s July – we know you’re busy. But here’s something worth making time for this week: our free one-hour webinar on How to Create Successful Secondary Applications. Why you should sign up for our secondary webinar Now that you’ve hit “submit” on your primary med school app, it’s time to think...
  11. mck1234

    Dyslexia in a diversity essay

    Hi everyone!! I need advice on whether or not its too dangerous to mention having dyslexia in my secondary application. I was diagnosed in elementary school and it was the pillar challenge that I faced as I grew up. As I start to write my diversity essay I cant help but want to write about it, I...
  12. Z

    Application timeline questions- Am I on track?

    Application timeline questions- Am I on track?
  13. terebellumjokes

    Should I mention winemaking in my application?

    Hey guys! Wondering if I could get some opinions on what is “ok” for a secondary essay. I’m reapplying this cycle (waitlisted last cycle) and don’t want to elaborate on things I might’ve already written about. I’ve been making my own wine for over 10 years now, and my initial interest in...
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    Diversity Question???

    Hello guys! I'm currently preparing for post-bacc and not sure what to write for the diversity question. Now, I can think of two options. 1. Typical immigrant story grew in single-culture Asian country -> moved to a rural city in America, experienced ignorant sentiments, practiced my...
  15. M

    2018-2019 Official Medical School Application Costs

    Hi! I’m planning on applying to med school this cycle and wanted to gauge how much people ended up spending in total. I’ve seen there are some threads for previous years as well as a cost estimator made by SDN (Medical School Application Cost Calculator by SDN), but I was hoping to get some...
  16. Dr. ThorStrange

    Who is considered URM?

    Who, on this list, is considered URM? Black/African American Hispanic/Latino Native American Hawaiian Asian White (European Descent) White (Middle Eastern Descent) What do you guys think?
  17. LindaAccepted

    Medical Personal Statement Tip: Less is More

    Most of us have heard the saying “less is more,” but how many of us put it into practice when it counts? Your application essays are the perfect forum for reaping the benefits of this deceptively simple principle. What does “less is more” really mean? It’s the idea that we must resist our...
  18. LindaAccepted

    Medical Will Your Med School App Earn You an Interview?

    It’s October – we know you’re busy. But here’s something worth making time for this week: our free one-hour webinar, How to Create Successful Secondary Applications. In your secondaries, you have the chance to show each school why it’s a great fit for you – and why you’re a perfect fit for...
  19. Dr. ThorStrange

    UC Davis 2018-2019 Secondary Application

    Discuss any elements of your application that you feel might be concerning to the Admissions Committee. Is this question required or optional on the application? If required, should I explain about one bad grade or low MCAT? How should I approach this question? Should I mention the concern then...
  20. LindaAccepted

    Medical Track Your Secondary Application Progress with a Spreadsheet

    After you have submitted your primary application, the real fun begins! Depending on how many schools you are applying to and the number of school systems, it can be challenging to keep track of all of your secondary applications and deadlines. To help you get organized, I’m sharing a...
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    Secondary app fee waver for FAP URM applicants?

    Are all secondary applications waived for FAP students/applicants? I ask this because I plan on applying to 40+ schools w. the FAP.
  23. LindaAccepted

    Medical Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University Secondary Application Tips

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College (formerly Thomas Jefferson Medical College) is located in Philadelphia and prides itself on educating physicians who will provide integrated community healthcare. For example, one of their unique programs focuses on providing physicians for rural areas. The new...
  24. Fishy fish

    Secondary Photos 2x2?

    Does anyone know how I can resize a picture to 2"x2" without photoshop? I read on one of the posts that really they just want the picture to be square shaped. Is that true? P.S. i know this may be a silly question. Just want to double check!
  25. Fishy fish

    List as relative?

    So I noticed a lot of DO schools like to know if you have any relatives/family members who are osteopathic physicians. My brother-in-law is an osteopathic physician. I actually shadowed him and he wrote me a letter of recommendation. The only reason I asked if because he is not someone I...
  26. N

    Adversity Challenge Secondary Essay

    Hi everyone, I'm in the process of writing my secondaries and was wondering what direction I should go with my adversity/challenge essay. Would it be best if I talk about: Immigrating to the U.S from Iran at the age of seven: 1. being mocked for not speaking english and the process and...
  27. S

    Diversity secondary concern- too arrogant or elitist?

    Hey everyone — long time lurker and now posting for the first time! For my diversity secondary, I’m going with sort of a “diversity of mindset” approach: I’m talking about how I have a passion for developing medical technologies and other innovations to push science forward. I talk about how my...
  28. Neoneji123

    Secondary Help...suggestions greatly appreciated!

    Hi Guys! I've begun receiving some DO secondaries and I started work on them. Finished with CCOM's. A lot of the questions have an overlap (such as why here or diversity question). I was wondering if someone would kindly read my first secondary I wrote and give me a critique on it. It will help...
  29. H

    Reapplicant questions: Personal statement, activity description, & secondary apps

    Hello, I'm a re-applicant due to a low MCAT score as well as applying too late in the cycle (called some schools that rejected me and found this out). A school told me that my experiences were "good", and some other schools seemed to like my personal statement, but I'm reading on here and on...
  30. hs764

    Do I let the admissions committee know that I made a dumb mistake?

    So I wrote the essays and submitted the fee for my University of Chicago secondary application months ago, but just today realized that I never hit that crucial "submit application" button. I feel like an idiot and I assume that the school is going to think I'm a huge slacker and pass me over...
  31. LindaAccepted

    Medical Yale School of Medicine Secondary Application Essay Tips

    “The mission of Yale School of Medicine is to educate and inspire scholars and future leaders who will advance the practice of medicine and the biomedical sciences.” As a top ten research institution, Yale is not simply interested in training students to practice good medicine. They are...
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    Applying to Schools where Letter of Rec. Requirements are not met

    Hello, I have submitted my primary AMCAS application and have received a secondary application from every school that I choose to apply to. There are a few schools were I do not meet their letter of recommendation requirements(I only have one science professor of the two that they require). I...
  33. N

    Can I send letters of recommendation after I submit my AMCAS?

    Is it possible to submit letters of recommendation after I submit my AMCAS without having to get it reapproved? Is there a service for submitting letters of recommendation with my secondary application?
  34. D

    FSU COM Application Timeline

    I just submitted my secondary application to FSU about a week ago. I'm wondering if that's too late in the application cycle to receive a regular admission interview? I have decent MCAT and GPA around their average and a lot of research/volunteering/shadowing experience.
  35. Ascleoius

    Secondary essays reader/peer review

    Hello it is late in the application cycle, but I just submitted my primaries and received my secondary applications a few days ago. I am wondering if there is still anyone would like to do peer reviews/read for my secondary essays? Thank you all so much in advance!
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    Diversity statement advice

    Yes, another thread asking for advice about what to write for those secondary diversity essays... In terms of demographics, I'm nothing special (22, white, female, middle class, parents still married, grew up in suburbia). I've brainstormed a few topics, but I'm not feeling too compelled about...
  37. LindaAccepted

    Medical Tufts University School of Medicine Secondary Application Essay Tips

    Tufts describes their fundamental mission as promoting human health, with an emphasis on leadership and clinical care. They are looking for students with a strong background in the fundamentals of science who also want to apply that work in a clinical setting. The school’s curriculum emphasizes...
  38. anatomicalagb

    Secondaries?

    I have sent my AMCAS on 7/12 but it isn't verified yet and I have not received any secondaries, is that normal?
  39. DrTempoOne

    Secondary question

    Hey I know there is no definite answer for this but I received about eight secondaries recently and completed all of them. My question is that, when completing the secondaries, does that usually lead into interviews? Of course, if the secondary isn't that well written or is poorly done would...
  40. LindaAccepted

    Medical George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences Secondary Application Essay Tips

    The curriculum and goals of George Washington SMHS center on its ability to graduate “Physician Citizens.” Since the school is located in the most powerful city in the U.S., Washington D.C., GW emphasizes the opportunities to treat the area’s diverse communities. It is essential to have years of...