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Hello Future MDs,

This is an extremely silly question, but then again, I'm a very untraditional man with nobody to ask around to.

Does everyone who applies to MD school get "invited" to submit secondaries? I did for 2 colleges. Does this mean that I have made some initial cut?
 

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As I understand it, it generally means you have passed the initial filter for GPA/MCAT, though this may be a bare minimum cutoff.
 

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Hello Future MDs,

This is an extremely silly question, but then again, I'm a very untraditional man with nobody to ask around to.

Does everyone who applies to MD school get "invited" to submit secondaries? I did for 2 colleges. Does this mean that I have made some initial cut?
That's pretty much a guaranteed interview. You should go get your suit ready.
 
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As I understand it, it generally means you have passed the initial filter for GPA/MCAT, though this may be a bare minimum cutoff.

Thanks a lot, Pb-Out. I gather that it's basically not a big deal at all. But I'm happy none-the-less.
 
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Some schools screen for secondaries, many don't. For those, a request to complete a secondary is as if it were an acknowledgement that they've received your app and you're in the system, nothing more.
 

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Some schools send secondaries to everyone. Some send secondaries to almost everyone above certain number cut-offs. Some send secondaries only to a relatively small percentage of applicants, for example UCSF gets about 6500 primaries and only sends out 1500 secondaries.
As I understand it, it generally means you have passed the initial filter for GPA/MCAT, though this may be a bare minimum cutoff.
Not necessarily. My in-state school OHSU does have a GPA/MCAT filter, but sends secondaries to all applicants. It is up to the applicant to read about these cut-offs and self-screen as appropriate. If someone below the cut-offs submits a secondary, their check is cashed anyways. Ka-ching! :smuggrin:
 

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Not necessarily. My in-state school OHSU does have a GPA/MCAT filter, but sends secondaries to all applicants. It is up to the applicant to read about these cut-offs and self-screen as appropriate. If someone below the cut-offs submits a secondary, their check is cashed anyways. Ka-ching! :smuggrin:
Wow, that's harsh...