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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 7+ Year Member

    Jun 30, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
    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...
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  3. MDgonnabe

    MDgonnabe your royal travesty 7+ Year Member

    May 26, 2001
    in the state of insanity
    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 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    anchorage, ak
    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 7+ Year Member

    May 21, 2001
    Jacksonville, FL
    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

    Nov 5, 1999
    Baltimore, Maryland
    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! 10+ Year Member

    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.

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