Denied a secondary!

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  1. bafanculo

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    I was wondering if anyone else has applied to the Uniformed Services Medical School and not yet received a secondary app.
    I know that they screen and i was wondering if since it has been a month since they got my prmary app...do you think i did not pass their initial screening....stats; Mcat 9,10,9 GPA 3.63
     
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  3. Wahoo07

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    I thought that they didn't screen. :confused: I suggest that you call the admissions office and see what is going on. I submitted and was verified early and USU was actually the first secondary that I got.
     
  4. DW

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    hey bafanculo,
    I got that uniformed services secondary three weeks ago via email. I'm posting the email i got at the bottom, the language of the first few lines might sound like they screen but I'm not too sure.

    Mind you it seems kind of haphazard when secondaries get to certain people. I was way early in getting MCG, UHUHS, Penn, and some others, but I still haven't gotten BU and some others that people here have gotten. So I wouldn't sweat it, just go the site and get some ideas for there essay before it gets there, i dont see why someone with your stats would be rejected pre secondary.


    "Your AMCAS application has been received and reviewed. The Admissions Committee in advancing you to the secondary stage. Please access the Supplemental Application Materials at http://www.usuhs.mil/adm/suppinstr.html.

    Return your packet by mail. It is NOT necessary to send your materials by overnight mail. Although we ask that you return them within 3 weeks, it is possible to request a deadline extension by email [email protected].

    Please keep in mind that those competitive candidates whose files are completed first are eligible for interview first. This increases the chance of full accept and lowers the chance of being placed on a waiting list. Applying late in the cycle places a candidate at a severe disadvantage.

    Congratulations and we look forward to receiving your completed secondary application.


    NaShieka Knight
    Admissions Counselor
    F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
    Uniformed Services University
    4301 Jones Bridge Road, Rm A1041
    Bethesda, MD 20814-4799"
     
  5. kaos

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    They absolutely do screen, and their standards are pretty rigorous when it comes to requirements. No AP credits accepted, at all. Did you get a letter of rejection? No rejection from them is final until you get a letter. Maybe you'll be getting your secondary e-mail soon.

    Have faith!

    P.S.: Your stats are fabulous. Knowing them, you wouldn't be screened out for that. You should e-mail or call them.
     
  6. gynnielee

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    Hello everyone...
    I heard that there are more than 50% accepted applicants with military background....so they prefer people with military background?
    I am enlisteed in the army and leaving for basic training in january 2003. I am 3rd year bio major and my GPA is not good(it is just starting to get better but still the cumulative GPA is low) and I don't have any extra cur. other than that I have EMT-basic license and I have not taken the MCAT yet but do not expect that great scores.......but I want to be a doctor....that's why I joined the army; they offered me a job as healthcare specialist and letting me finish my bachelor's degree.
    Do you think that this is the right school I should apply later (after gaining field experience and pull up my GPA and MCAT)? and do anybody recommend any other school? --I mean "right school" by more chances of getting in.
    Thanks...
     
  7. AlternateSome1

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    Ok...correlation != if/then relationship. Just because two statistics tend to line up, doesn't mean that one is caused by the other.

    An example...
    Say you find out that the longer a company has been in business, the better the chance that they have high net profits. This does not NECESSARILY mean that the more years you are in business, the higher your sales will be. (As demonstrated by a company which has good sales for a while until they saturate the market, ie cell phone sales should level out after most everyone has bought one...then only people coming of age or those who want to replace their old one will buy another) Another reason why these two might correlate well is because when a company does not have a high net profit, they might go out of business...so their poor statistics do not influence the others.

    Now, to compare this to your statement, perhaps the explanation as to why such a high percentage of the people who enter the school have military background is because people who have such a background are much more likely to apply to the school. I am not saying that this is the reason, just that to assume that they give preference is naive. Discerning between correlations and cause-effect relationships is a good skill to have for listening to advertisements as well. It is shocking what is said during commercials that might sound good but is obvious that it has nothing to do with what they are making it sound like. For instance...a car salesman in Richmond is currently advertising that they are the Number One sellers for a certain car type, and for this reason that car must be popular. But one does not equal the other. If they sell more of a car that isn't selling well, the car is still not popular. Bleh...sorry for the rant. I just hate advertising.

    ~AS1~
     
  8. DW

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    riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight

    there had to be a more concise way to put that
     
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    LOL
     
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    I am concise if I don't have strong emotions about something. :p

    ~AS1~
     

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