Do I actually need to be checking my application portals regularly?

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I haven't been doing so because I assumed if I get an II they will email me about it.
 

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Last year, some of the portals had info before I got the email. However, I always received an email to let me know about something.

I would get in the habit of checking the spam folder in your email though. One of my IIs ended up there, and I didn't notice until 4 or 5 days later.
 

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I regularly check them out of force of habit.
But I got my Jefferson II through the portal before I got an email about it.....
 

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I also got my Jefferson II through the portal before I did through email, but the email came only a day or two later.
 
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I have a google doc with all portals and passwords (for those pesky colleges with numerous ids that won't autofill) and scroll through them in 5 min tops. So far it's been a very boring task, though the only way I knew I was placed on hold by GW. It seems the automatic systems don't email at normal times either, so... We're never safe...

If you don't want to check... More power to ya!
 

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Just use chrome, it saves every log in so when I open the page username and password are all filled in. Can't imagine anything else...
 

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I applied to around 40-45 schools, both allopathic and osteopathic. From my experience and what I have read, it seems that very few schools will not notify you for the secondaries through email, but all schools will email you if you are an interview candidate.

Am I wrong?
 

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I applied to around 40-45 schools, both allopathic and osteopathic. From my experience and what I have read, it seems that very few schools will not notify you for the secondaries through email, but all schools will email you if you are an interview candidate.

Am I wrong?
Saying all schools and assuming that is true means you can easily miss an interview invite. Check ur portals
 

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I know for Florida International University didnt do an email notification for alot of their II's
 

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I would hope a medical student, medical resident or attending physician has the integrity and professionalism to at look at the progress notes on a patient record at each round or day. Premeds should be checking their application portals at least every other day. Motivation, commitment, and achievement are the three most important characteristics of a successful applicant. They all start as a premed in doing so
 
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I applied to around 40-45 schools, both allopathic and osteopathic. From my experience and what I have read, it seems that very few schools will not notify you for the secondaries through email, but all schools will email you if you are an interview candidate.

Am I wrong?
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