I submitted 6/8 and was verified on 6/11. Didn't expect such a quick turnaround O.OI recently submitted my primary but have yet to be verified. How long did it take to be verified for all of you? I know it's all dependent on when you submit but I want to get a rough estimate.
I'm just copying and pasting but I've changed a couple of things because I thought of ways to make something sound better. I think the purpose is to centralize most everything so that they can review the app quicker? I may be way off on the reasoning though.For the clinical experiences sections are you guys copying & pasting what was on your AACOMAS primary or are you changing it up?
I'm not sure, but it says clinical/healthcare experience. I think it really wants us to put all of our clinical and healthcare experience in there so it is centralized when they review your application. This makes sense because when I visited this school, they talked a lot about having clinical experiences and said they put a lot of emphasis on this. Therefore, I put all of my healthcare and clinical experiences in there. If that's not what they want it's too late now since I submitted Friday. Lolhi y'all! got my secondary invite this weekend!
question on inputting clinical shadowing- if you have something ongoing that you plan on doing through the year, can you project hours like you did on the primary app? I recently was able to find a DO to shadow, and have only completed one day but will continue shadowing on a monthly basis.
also, i was considering writing about shadowing him in that optional "updates" essay prompt as finally getting the opportunity to see a DO practice IRL has cemented my desire to become one, so i want to highlight that but dont want to repeat myself from the clinical experiences portion. thoughts?
EDIT: im dumb. realized this is one of the schools that specifically asks you about your experience with osteopathic medicine, so will write about my shadowing with the DO there lol and most likely keep the updates secondary blank
Oh absolutely! I’m planning on submitting this week but I don’t have the LORs yet which I’m working on.Try and get it in ASAP! It's rolling admission, so it's to your advantage. However my guess is to be considered early you'd want to be complete by mid July.
There are a lot of schools that do pre-secondary screening (including here). I am a reinvention nontrad. Last cycle I had just below a 3.0 GPA and got screened out early (or heard crickets). This cycle I got above a 3.0. I would tell your friend to check the minimum requirements for each school they apply too. If they are not above it, it may be a waste of money to apply. 515 is a strong MCAT but they may need to do some GPA repair (like masters or post-bacc). It sucks but unfortunately there is still a numbers game you have to play because of the high applicant numbers. Best bet are state schools especially if they have good ECs (I got II and wl at my state school and I applied late).they do screen before secondaries. my friend had a 515 MCAT but 2.55 sGPA and did not get secondary.
i got one- MCAT 511 cGPA 3.2 / sGPA 2.98
Don't put N/A!! Watch videos or read this: A Brief Guide to Osteopathic Medicine- For Students- By Students"What specific experience/exposure have you had with osteopathic medicine? How has this influenced your decision to become an osteopathic physician?"
What if I've never shadowed a DO doctor? Do I just write "N/A"?
Uh oh.. this is going to look bad
Although they are under the same name, they are completely different schools. I would recommend researching a bit on this school and finding out if it's for you before applying. Congrats on that II though!!Hey guys.
I felt really underqualified for ATSU, but somehow pulled off an II to Mesa. Should I also apply here? or am I still on cloud 9 and not thinking straight?
If you uploaded them through AACOMAS you are fine. That requirement is only if you send them directly to them through a third party like interfolio.Just received the KCOM secondary today. In the email they said my letters must include my full name and my AACOMAS ID. How strict are they on the letters containing your AACOMAS ID? I did not tell my letter writers to include that. I am uploading them directly through AACOMAS and not through a 3rd party such as Interfolio. Does this make a difference?