Dismiss Notice
SDN members see fewer ads and full resolution images. Join our non-profit community!

Am I the only one sitting on a pile of secondaries?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by trying2becomeMD, Aug 23, 2001.

  1. trying2becomeMD

    trying2becomeMD Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2001
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    0
    I haven't had a chance to finish any of the secondaries I got (I think I got the first one, UVA in July) because of researching for schools, proof reading essays, calling about course requirements (my school didn't have 3 quarters of chem or o. chem)... Also, for UC schools, I am thinking of changing my personal statement that I wrote for AMCAS... And Pritzer secondary is just looking really scary with q's on ethical situations, etc. Northwestern one is a killer too...

    Am I the only one who has not had their secondaries turned in yet? I mean, besides ones who have just taken the MCAT...
     
  2. Thread continues after this sponsor message. SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. MDgonnabe

    MDgonnabe your royal travesty

    Joined:
    May 26, 2001
    Messages:
    492
    Likes Received:
    4
    Oh you're not the only one, trying2submit. I submitted my primary back on the 11th so all the secondaries are just starting to hit me. :mad:

    On the other hand, I have more respect for the schools with larger secondaries. I mean they try to look at more than numbers it seems. So I honestly don't mind the work I put into them

    Regardless, what say me, you and the others start a massive bonfire with the information packets from the schools we eventually didn't get accepted into? Who's in??? ;)
     
  4. SMW

    SMW Grand Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2001
    Messages:
    3,760
    Likes Received:
    1
    No way are you the only one. I'm looking at a pile of five right now. But I wouldn't let them pile up too high, or it will start to get overwhelming. Just start working methodically through them. Some of them are pretty easy and don't require much in the way of essays. Maybe get those out of the way first.
     
  5. kspillman

    kspillman Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2001
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm with you guys. I have a few starting to pile up. But, no worries. My advice is to take them one at a time that way all the schools aren't waiting for them.
     
  6. Hopkins2010

    Hopkins2010 Banned
    Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 1999
    Messages:
    1,709
    Likes Received:
    1
    I agree, the Northwestern secondary is a bear. They want 3 essays and since I'm MD/PhD I have to write 3 more essays, each about a page long.

    I'm just working on one essay per day for Northwestern, but I have to send it off soon because of their deadline. How ironic that the worst secondary for me so far is also the one that wants it ASAP and wont allow me to put it off at all.
     
  7. Smoke This

    Smoke This Sweet cuppin' cakes!

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2001
    Messages:
    766
    Likes Received:
    2
    I'm sitting on a fairly substantial pile of secondaries. I really should work through them, but since my committee letter isn't ready yet, I have procrastinated completely. Tomorrow I think I'll spend all day working on them before it gets too overwhelming.
     

Share This Page