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Duke secondary

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Ciardeme, Dec 11, 2001.

  1. Ciardeme

    Ciardeme Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    hey, what is up with Duke's essay: identifying some critical issues evoked by technologies such as stem cell research, cloning, etc....address the potential moral, ethical questions that may arise from the decision made regarding these technologies. This is my last essay on my last secondary. I need to submit it today! It figures i am a blank. I am hating life right now. I know getting into Duke with my stats would be like winning the lottery...twice, but does anyone have any suggestions? :oops:
     
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  3. Ranger Bob

    Ranger Bob Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    When is the application due? I never completed mine, and now that I've gotten a few rejections, I'm wondering whether it is too late to complete my Duke and JHU secondaries.

    Anyway, I don't know what to say, but good luck! I know the Duke app is a bit more arduous than others.
     
  4. Ciardeme

    Ciardeme Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hey RangerBob, the e-mail states it must be submitted withing 2 weeks. Today marks the 2 week mark for me! You are so right, it is really long and really arduous. 6 short answer questions and 2 essays. thank god this is my last one. then i can settle in and wait for the rejections letters. I just wish there was a way to bounce all of the checks from the schools that reject me! :D
     
  5. moo

    moo 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    I don't think it matters if you are a few days late. I submitted mine a couple days late, but I got an interview at Duke.
     
  6. Ciardeme

    Ciardeme Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Moo, when was your interview and what are your stats if you don't mind posting them.
     
  7. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    After sitting for nearly a week on mine, I'm just finishing up my Duke as we speak... It's so easy to put off those damn essays...

    Anyway, I just rambled on for 4000 or so characters (thank you, word count!) about ethics and religion and health care, and blah blah blah blah blah... It is quite possible the worst essay I have written through this whole process, but I'm sending it in before I have a chance to procrastinate any more.

    After talking to a few people about this, it looks like most other essays are far from works of art. I think the point is just to see that you can write, and to see how you think. Just put together something quickly, and send it in...
     
  8. moo

    moo 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Ciardeme,

    My interview is next week, 18 December. I am not going to Durham however, as I scheduled a regional. My stats are slightly below Duke's avgs.
    3.72 GPA, 3.8 SGPA, 33Q, math and physics major.
     
  9. THE instiGATOR

    THE instiGATOR Cow Tipper 7+ Year Member

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    I elected not to submit the thing. Unfortunately, I wasted my time finishing about 75% of it. I also decided not to submit secondaries from Ohio State and Georgetown...all because they requested essays. Damn, I'm lazy :D ! Oh well, I saved a couple hundred bucks and several hours of my life.

    Good luck with those essays!!!
     
  10. Ciardeme

    Ciardeme Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Moo, you are so in! Please tell me you have already had several acceptances. Your stats are amazing. :eek:
     
  11. Coalboy

    Coalboy Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I think there was a thread very similar to this a couple of weeks ago. :) Anyway, I decided at the last minute to complete my Duke application, and did the whole danged thing in less than 24 hours. I guess I was inspired.

    I haven't heard from them yet, but it's only been a week or two.

    As for the topic, you can take the ideas they mention (stem cell, etc), come up with something original, or a mix of the two. Once you get going, it's not too hard to ramble on for 4000 characters.

    Good luck!
     
  12. Supafly MD

    Supafly MD Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Deadline for Duke applications regardless of the two-week suggested time line is Dec 15 by midnight(online)!
     
  13. Triangulation

    Triangulation 1K Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hey Brandonite. I didn't even apply to Duke (my chances are on the razor thin side and I still hate 'em from the Michigan vs. Duke wars), but it's great to know that others feel the same way I'm feelin' about 2daries. I don't like the quality of the prose and I invariably land up thinking that I haven't told them anything they haven't really extracted from my personal statement. Sucks. :mad: :mad:
     
  14. Triangulation

    Triangulation 1K Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hey Brandonite. I didn't even apply to Duke (my chances are on the razor thin side and I still hate 'em from the Michigan vs. Duke wars), but it's great to know that others feel the same way I'm feelin' about 2daries. I don't like the quality of the prose and I invariably land up thinking that I haven't told them anything they haven't really extracted from my personal statement. Sucks. :mad: :mad:
     
  15. Triangulation

    Triangulation 1K Member 7+ Year Member

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    Oops. I guess I thought that beared repeating. My bad.
     
  16. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Hey, it was a damn fine post. I enjoyed reading it twice. :D

    Anyway, I'm sick of filling out secondaries. At first, I started to put some serious effort into them. But with finals coming up, the quality keeps on going down and down and down... My feeling is - they have my AMCAS app with my personal statement, they have my stats, they know my ECs, what difference should some stupid essay that I made up in a half hour make?

    Mind you, if I get rejected from every school, I guess that shoots my theory to hell... ;)
     

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