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    Struggling with Diversity Essay

    I'm working on the quote on quote diversity essay and I'm struggling to find a topic that I can tie in with medicine. I'm a pretty privileged person so there is no reason to go down that path. I've also a traditional med student so I haven't had any cool jobs either. I do have a hobby of art and...
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    Question about secondary turnaround time??

    Hi all! I had a quick question regarding turnaround time for secondaries. I, like many others, am currently swamped with secondaries atm and will most likely not be able to meet the 2 week ideal turnaround "deadlines"... How late do y'all think it is acceptable to still submit without being...
  3. 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
  4. Ramona Flowers

    "Engaging diversity" secondary question

    Hi there! I'm attempting to pre-write a secondary for the question: "Describe the effect that your experiences with engaging diversity have had on your own growth and development. Provide an example and describe how it will impact your career in the medical profession." I'm wondering if y'all...
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    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...
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    Which secondaries don’t ask about misdemeanors and/or criminal records?

    Hi all, I have a retail fraud misdemeanor from high school that will be expunged so I don’t have to report in primary. I’m wondering which schools’ secondaries don’t ask about criminal histories and misdemeanors. Mainly I’m trying to narrow down my school list. I’ll still apply to schools that...
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    Submitted Secondary - Formatting Issue

    Hey good morning. I have a question for anyone who has submitted a secondary application to a school that is using ApplyWeb/CollegeNET. I entered my essays into the text fields using 1 line of space between the paragraphs. So for example: This is a paragraph.... This is the next paragraph w/...
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    Adversity/challenge essay advice

    I was prewriting the adversity/challenge essay. As an international transfer student, I was thinking about writing my failure to enter the med school in my home country at 18 years old. After a few months of depression, I overcame the frustrating feelings, tried to do well in my current major...
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    Failure essay... but unsure if it counts

    Thanks for all the input! Going back to the dawing board.
  13. marcosma

    Stanford Secondary Question

    Hello! I am currently pre-writing my Stanford secondary and I am working on the following question: --- What do you see as the most likely practice scenario for your future medical career? Choose the single answer that best describes your career goals and clinical practice setting: Academic...
  14. Commsky

    Do MD Schools See MD/PhD Essays?

    Hello all, I hope your application seasons are going well. I was curious as to whether MD only schools will see my MD/PhD essays in my application. I wanted to pull a few paragraphs out of my PhD statement and use them in a secondary but I don't want to do that if admissions will see I just...
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    Missed UCSF 4-Week Deadline. Should I still apply?

    I applied to 26 schools and sorted all the secondary invites into a separate email folder so I could see which schools I needed to actually do. I was completely overwhelmed in July by secondary invites so I tried my best to find and write the ones that were due first (which ended up being the 3...
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    Adversity Essay Topic Selection?

    Hi everyone, I'm new here and I was hoping you all can help with an adversity topic so I can bang out my last few secondaries in a week or so. I just dont wanna start writing an essay centered around a bad idea. Anyway I have 2 leads: 1) I had to do a group presentation at an event with my...
  17. diene_daily

    Failure Essay

    Hey guys, Just wanted a little insight on a few topics I had for my failure essay. This one has definitely stumped me the most. Not because I haven't had any failures, but just finding ones interesting enough to talk about. Friendship: Visited a long-distance friend of 5 years recently, which...
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    Submit Secondary Prior to Verification?

    Hi there, I submitted my primary application very late (8/10) for verification due to personal circumstances. While I've been pre-writing secondaries, I recieved my first secondary from Tufts, and I wanted to know if it was okay to hold off on submitting my secondary until my primary is...
  19. sherer1

    What's the biggest mistake you've made on a secondary app?

    I'm super sleep deprived and I just submitted my University of Michigan secondary calling their school 'UMSOM'....THREE times.....I spent so much time trying to perfect it T.T how did I make such a stupid mistake?? Initially I used UMich but changed it last minute cause I thought that was too...
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    Advice for Additional Info (optional) Secondary?

    Please give me your opinions! Would it be better to include a "Why this school" or a second diversity essay? This particular secondary happened to already have a formal question about diversity, but I'm still leaning towards my second diversity essay. The second diversity topic would touch on...
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    What is my actual complete date?

    I submitted many of my secondaries the first week of July, let's say 7/7. All of my other materials (letters of rec, MCAT, transcript etc) were already in the system for a few weeks at that point. I received many "Your application is now complete" notifications from schools. I find out from...
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    Three Options for Diversity Essay

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  23. Fishy fish

    How to let a school know it's your top choice

    So I'm planning on submitting secondaries to 20ish MD schools and 4 DO. Realistically though, only 5 of those schools are ones I can attend without having to live apart from my husband. We decided we'd be willing to live apart for a year while he finishes his residency, which I don't find ideal...
  24. LindaAccepted

    Medical Georgetown University School of Medicine Secondary Application Essay Tips

    Given the Jesuit influence at Georgetown and its adoption of the Cura Personalisphilosophy, I recommend covering your clinical, research and community service experience for Georgetown’s secondary application essay. The school places special emphasis on training physicians to treat medically...
  25. 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...
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    Diversity Essay Topic Help

    Looking for feedback on potential diversity essay topics! I was talking out my ideas with my peers, but it was still hard to tell which one had most potential. 1.) As an executive board member of of an international collegiate service organization, I had the opportunity to work with students...
  27. aiali

    Feedback on this secondary essay?

    I'm just going to paste it here (this is for the is there anything you would like to tell us about your background - not really diversity but also somewhat) I'm a bi-sexual Pakistani Muslim woman who loves to collect stories that I come across. The nature of who I am lets me meet people from...
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    Secondary Photo Question

    Sorry for yet another photo question. I didn't do my research ahead of time and got headshots done outdoors in my suit. Would this work, or should I try again with a passport style photo? [Actual photo deleted for privacy]
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    Secondary prompt that asks to explain academic weaknesses

    Hello, I would like to get some help on how to approach this weakness-type secondary prompt. My MCAT CARS section is quite low, but overall is decent. 515 (C/P:132, CARS:123, B/B:130, P/S:130). I only took the MCAT once. My cGPA is 3.94 and sGPA is 3.97 from chemical engineering. I grew up in...
  31. Snickerdoodle1996

    Secodary Question about Explaining Inconsistency in academic record and standarized test scores

    Hello NOVA MD secondary is asking Please explain any gaps or inconsistencies in either academic or standardized test performances throughout your undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate career. I have a 505 MCAT is it worth speaking about in this? I'm not sure if I want to draw attention...
  32. lilsebastian18

    Uploading Research Files to Secondary App

    So one of my secondary apps (Western - Pomona Campus), asks about research experience and has a place to upload files. Does anyone have any advice on what to upload? I have a number of publications and poster presentations (2 with me as the presenter, and 4 as a second author on the poster)...
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    should I mention my school's harsh grading scale in secondary?

    one of the questions asks for any challenges that may explain any gaps in my candidacy. I have none, other than the language barrier when i first moved which I hit on in the personal statement. However, my school uses very tough grading scales in most of the classes. for example, I had a 96% in...
  34. Aqua264

    Diversity essay

    Hi everyone, I know a lot of people ask about the diversity essay - I would greatly appreciate some input between these options. Thank you in advanced for reading this. 1) I collect paper napkins - it used to be a common hobby in Romania and the collection was passed down from my mother. I...
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    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...
  36. Franzliszt1

    In what form will secondaries come?

    Dear SDN, Hope you all had a good weekend. I should be receiving secondaries soon would like to know it what form, email, or traditional mail, I should expect them! Thanks everyone in advance.
  37. 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...
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    Advocacy???

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  39. Franzliszt1

    Writing more =/= better (secondaries)

    Dear SDN, Hope you are all doing well. How do adcoms feel about secondary applicants who haven't maxed the character limit. My intuition is that more does not always equal better...