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ECs are a problem for me

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ComplexPuzzle, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. ComplexPuzzle

    ComplexPuzzle shakin dat a** 7+ Year Member

    Dec 25, 2001
    Not where I wanna be
    Here is the deal. I've got both the grades and MCAT to make me a competitive candidate for med school. However, I do not have a large quantity of ECs. I played college athletics at a Division I school. On top of that I worked. So basically, between practice, games, traveling for games, work and school there was no time left. I don't know what to do. Do you think the adcom will understand or no. What should I do. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
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  3. Parul Patel

    Parul Patel Junior Member

    Sep 16, 2001
    New York
    Hey ComplexPuzzle,

    I think you are worrying for nothing!! Being on a Div I athletics team in college is not easy. In fact Im sure it was quite a rigorous programs esp with pre-med classes. The adcoms will understand, in fact I wouldnt be surprised if thay arent impressed. But if you still feel like you want to boost up your ECs, take something up duting this year. That way when you go on interviews, (or in your secondaries) you can mention it!!

    Hope this helped!

  4. SeeGulz

    SeeGulz Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 6, 2001
    I am basically in the same boat as you. Good numbers, but not much else. Start looking for volunteer positions so that you can talk about it during interviews, but I don't think that the lack of EC's should prevent you from getting a fair number of interviews as long as you appy to a good many places.

    Some schools have open file interviews, so you may have to explain your previous schedule. The sports commitment should help. For those schools that have closed interviews, the issue may never come up. Still, you might want to explain anyway.

    BTW, I see that you are in DC. Did you go to school there?
  5. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Try doing some volunteering in a clinical environment as soon as you schools may question how you know you want to be a doctor if you don't have any experience in the area...your numbers will get you the interviews, but you should be able to talk about a clinical experience if asked.

    Best of luck! :)

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