camisho

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Hey, I was wondering if and how medical schools check up on your extracurriculars and stuff (places, hours, etc.)? If I don't remember exactly how many hours or something I did, is it ok to be off by a bit?
 

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camisho said:
Hey, I was wondering if and how medical schools check up on your extracurriculars and stuff (places, hours, etc.)? If I don't remember exactly how many hours or something I did, is it ok to be off by a bit?
Well, IF? i dont know, but how? you put down the contact info for your EC's on AMCAS.
 
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exmike said:
Well, IF? i dont know, but how? you put down the contact info for your EC's on AMCAS.
I think they may verify that you actually did the activity. I doubt they sit and verify actual hours which are just averages afterall.
 
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One UC? SOM professor I met told me he just doesn't believe anyone has done the ECs they have listed (other than publications). He has based his decisions off of the interview and numbers only. Anectdotal, but something to think about.
 

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One UC? SOM professor I met told me he just doesn't believe anyone has done the ECs they have listed (other than publications). He has based his decisions off of the interview and numbers only. Anectdotal, but something to think about.
then thats a pretty sad professor.
i know that some blatantly lie on their applications and i would hate it if they got accepted somewhere...but wanting to be in the medical field...ethics and morals are pretty important...(i would think at least.) but i think for the most part...most of the students dont BS their stuff.

i remember a girl in my hs that lied on her app for ugrad and a school actually checked up on it since they randomly check a number of applications...and she got rejected stating that there were inconsistencies on her app. so if ugrad schools can do this, i have no doubt that med schools can check as well.
 
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I'd definitely get into the habit of NOT lying on these kinds of things. Later on in your career, with residency apps, resumes, CVs, etc., you DO NOT want to be caught lying.
 
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