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AMCAS security and questions

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by FisherKing, Jul 2, 2001.

  1. FisherKing

    FisherKing Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 1, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Is anyone else having security problems with AMCAS online? I.e., no encryption? I can't feel comfortable sending my SSN over an unsecure site....

    Is there a paper or disk version of AMCAS available for 2002 applicants?

    Am I really too late to be competitive? I heard July 1 or August 1 is the deadline to have any hope. Your thoughts?
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  3. kutastha

    kutastha 2K Member Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jun 24, 2001
    This was one of my original concerns, especially when you realize that you're sending more than just your SSN over the lines. Your entire application is subject to perusal by anyone with the know-how. But if AMCAS can't spring for a toll-free number, they're certainly not going to put encryption into their budget. You just have to hope for the best. And no, there is no paper- or disk-based method to do your app. That makes too much sense, although we all wish they'd have given us that option.

    And considering AMCAS states that July 15 is when they 'hope' to start sending applications to med schools, I think you're in a pretty good position.

  4. 0099900

    0099900 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 19, 2001
    Toronto, ON, CANADA
    How come I'm always the last to know? :(
  5. Hopkins2010

    Hopkins2010 Banned Banned

    Nov 5, 1999
    Baltimore, Maryland
    They sent out an email to everyone who logged into the system about that July 15th date I believe.

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