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  1. Lucca

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    1.Indicate any special experiences, unusual factors or other information you feel would be helpful in evaluating you,
    including, but not limited to, education, employment, extracurricular activities, prevailing over adversity.
    You may expand upon but not repeat AMCAS application information.
    2000 character limit.

    2. If you took a gap year there is a 2,000 character "What did you do during your gap year" question.

    3. If you are a career changer there is this: Is becoming a physician a second career for you? If so, what was your first career choice? (2,000 char)
    MSTP:
    Please describe your primary research Interests for the PhD portion of dual degree training including potential Baylor College of Medicine or Rice University faculty with whom you would like to work. (Will not limit final research project or mentor selection) Limit essay to 2000 characters.

    Good luck to everyone applying!

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    How are you guys approaching this secondary? Honestly dumbfounded and feel like the prompt is too broad yet too specific to just write Why Baylor
     
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    What prompt are you using? I'm looking at last years, which appears to be a combination of the TMDSAS optional essay prompt and the personal characteristics essay. I'm thinking my secondary will look something like these essays.
     
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    Yup, but at the same time I really want to include why Baylor in the essay, which is something I’m having trouble doing using either of those. Plus its 500 characters shorter as well..
     
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    As fumehood said, looks like most people used the unique characteristics essay last year with some tweaking.
     
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    Not sure if anyone here can answer this but are MD-PhD students at Baylor allowed to do research with MD Anderson faculty/labs?
     
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    Anybody willing to trade secondaries with me? PM me please! only like 5 days left ahhhh
     
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    Anyone hear anything yet? Last year Baylor opened the secondary to everyone on July 1st.
     
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    considering its a sunday, probably not until tomorrow.
     
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    I’ve been waiting since 12:01 am :(

    EDIT: ITS LIVEEE
     
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  12. treesnm3s

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    Secondary prompt:

    Indicate any special experiences, unusual factors or other information you feel would be helpful in evaluating you,
    including, but not limited to, education, employment, extracurricular activities, prevailing over adversity.
    You may expand upon but not repeat AMCAS application information.
    2000 character limit.
     
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  13. WerbenJaegerman

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    So they don't send out an email? You just go to their web page and create an account or something? I hope this isn't the case with other med schools I am applying to because I probably am missing out on secondaries haha
     
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    added mstp and optional questions
     
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    I am a career changer and have written extensively about it in my personal statement and primary application. Would it be better to repeat information for the 2,000 character limit or give a concise answer?
     
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    If we are not a career changer, should we just leave the second prompt blank?
     
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    It's an optional essay, so unless it applies to you, leave it blank.
     
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  18. fa21212

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    Has anyone not gotten a Baylor secondary?
     
  19. KD6-3.7

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    As far as I understand, you have to make an account and do it. They won't send an invite.

    For people with FAP, do you know if all we do is just forward the approval email to them and that's it?
     
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    holy **** your stats :heckyeah:
     
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    Not sure, but that's what I'm doing. I got all the way to the submit page but did not press the "[submit and pay]" button just in case I can't log on again to pay the reduced fee.
     
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  22. KD6-3.7

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    Cool, that's what I did and submitted. Also, stupid question, but AMCAS didn't have a photo requirement like TMDSAS, right?
     
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    Correct, though some AMCAS schools will want a pic with secondaries.

    Also, when you submitted, did it give you the option to pay the $50 reduced fee or just the full $100?
     
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  24. fa21212

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    So how exactly do we access this Baylor secondary?
     
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    Baylor doesn't need a pic from what I can tell.

    It gave me the option to pay $50. I think it does that after you select "FAP: Yes", and they'll double check it later when processing it.
     
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    Do you (or anyone else) get an error message when you try to check your status?
     
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    This will most likely be fixed sometime this week. Maybe they don't have the system set up yet because it's Sunday.
     
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    I figured, just wanted to see if it was just me before I activate my neurosis and email them.
     
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    I'm down fam
     
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    Anyone interested in swapping essays?
     
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    Are there additional questions if you choose to do a dual degree (other than MD/PhD)?
     
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    In the past the Baylor site tends to show error messages or act oddly when they are updating it or entering some messages or info to the applicants. It always rights itself within a couple of days and does not mean anything, don't let it worry you.
     
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    Is it okay if we submitted the secondary prior to AMCAS verification?
     
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    yes - you're really on top of your essays!
     
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    Cool, and that's because I adapted stuff I wrote previously :)
     
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    create an account here and fill it out

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    How do they match it to your primary? Name and AMCAS ID?
     
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    Is anyone interested in swapping Baylor secondaries for review? I always appreciate another set of eyes looking over my essays and I'm sure you do too. If so, please PM or tag me here so that I get a notification.
     
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    Does anybody else’s status say one or more LORs not recieved? Even though letters have been in since early May?
     
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    Not me, it says complete and being reviewed. I'd either let them know or wait a day or two to see if it changes.
     
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    Ahhh :(
     
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    Hmm that’s odd...how did they submit it?
     
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    AMCAS ID and SSN probably.
     
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    Everything through AMCAS, committee letter (3) and 1 PI letter to meet the total 4. Emailed them, hopefully get marked complete soon before all the LizzyM 80+ start coming in :rofl:
     
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    I'll fite u for it. Only one of us can win this zero-sum game. /s
     
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    you are at a different level, lol only thing I got on you at Baylor is being IS.
     
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    any mstp applicants having issues submitting the secondary? I keep trying to pay and submit but it takes me back to the MD/PhD section instead
     
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    so in the print version of my app theres a question I havent filled out: "Send information to advisors...." etc. However, I dont see this question on the app itself. I'm going to give it a day for it to resolve itself, if not I'll contact them. Let me know if anyone else has this issue
     
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