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Does what I do after sending in the application affect my chances for admission?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by DZT, Apr 26, 2002.

  1. DZT

    DZT Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 13, 2002
    Buffalo, NY
    Hey y'all, I'm graduating pretty soon and sending out my applications. I found a great internship involving HIV/AIDS patients, but they only pay for rent and nothing else. Its a big jump, but do you think something liek this matters in terms of helping my chances to med school even though it is post app. Should I periodically send letters out to med schools updating my resume?
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  3. moo

    moo 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 4, 2000
    Well, what you do certainly can't hurt. Will it help? Probably not initially, but if you get waitlisted then you can send an update of activities including this new activity, and that may help.
  4. vyc

    vyc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 20, 2002
    do you mean you're applying for 2002 entrance?
  5. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    My greatest EC was the summer after my junior year. I held off on applying, completed my internship, rewrote my personal statement about it, got lazy, got depressed after Sept. 11, and then finally submitted AMCAS in October. It all thankfully worked out ok. I volunteered in a migrant farmworker clinic and I knew that it would positively affect my application if I waited a little to send it in. My dean advised me to do this.

    So, an option would be to submit late, but don't do that, b/c the early bird DOES catch the worm <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> . You will have the option to write about it in many secondaries, and you can work it into the conversation during interviews. This sounds like a great experience that shouldn't be passed up.

    Best of luck!

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