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Forgot to mark disadvantaged

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by oobie, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. oobie

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    Hi there,

    I am posting for a friend who forgot to mark that she was disadvantaged on AMCAS. Is there anything she could do to tell this to medical schools? (I'm assuming that med schools wouldn't like it if she emails them saying that she forgot to...) She has a low GPA and is retaking her MCATs in about a week. So this distinction might help her get interviews and possible acceptances. Thanks y'all!
     
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  3. heebeejeebies

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    Some schools have challenge essays that can explain the circumstances well enough.
     
  4. gyngyn

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    AMCAS will automatically calculate her SES (or a proxy therof) and include it in the application.
     
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    applications ought to stand or fall on merits.
     
  6. gyngyn

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    Distance traveled is also meritorious.
     
  7. heebeejeebies

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    This. If somebody starts 60 meters behind the starting gun and ends up in the same place as those who started on the line, I'm taking the 60 m kid every day.
     
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    Hell yeah
     
  9. oobie

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    Thanks everyone! I'll relay this information to my friend.
     

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