get media involved about AMCAS difficulties--media contacts inside

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  1. jmejia1

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    you can go to the following site:http://www.mediawhoresonline.com/contactinfo.htm
    there you can link up to major news papers and other forms of media. be honest about your experiences and concerns.
     
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    my boyfriend is a med student and has a subscription to 'new physician' through AMSA. he got his latest issue yesterday and there was actually a little blurb about the difficulties with the new application, but it said that as of press time, there were NO glitches with the software!! i was like, WHAT?! when has there ever been a point where there was absolutely nothing wrong with the app?
     
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    talk about biased journalism!
     
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    It's great to see everyone is getting so involved in this discussion about the AMCAS application. It certainly is an important topic at an important time.

    Just to clarify a point made earlier: At the time The New Physician article was written in the beginning of May, the early problems with downloading the application had been worked out, according to AMCAS and verified by a student who had previously encountered difficulties. Because the magazine works with a six-week lead-time, the article was unfortunately on press by the time the submission glitches began appearing. Given this new development, we may be following up on this story in a future issue, so if anyone on the list is interested in being a source for it, please feel free to contact me at [email protected] I?d love to hear your stories about the application process.

    Thanks so much and keep up the great discussion.
     
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    I don't know of any "dowloading" required for this year's application or how this supposed problem was fixed. I would be "interested" in the AMSA doing something to help us, in addition to writing about it.

    Spang
     
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    Every year people complain about how much the application proceedure sucks. I think this year is going to go down in history. But listen to this: My latest problem is I have a rather complicated but specific question that I need AMCAS to answer. I called yesterday and when I finally got through, the woman said she couldn't answer my question because she was a TEMP, and WE (yes she said we)have only worked there TWO DAYS! So she put me through to a supervisor. The supervisor's voice mail came on and said he would be out for the week and to leave a message. Then a recorded voice came on and said the voice mail box was full. I tried calling back today, and waited TWO HOURS when I finally hung up.
    What I would like to see is a letter from a group of applicants to JAMA, or another publication that people on the admissions committees will see, profiling the incompetence of the application this year and the frustration of the applicants. I don't believe that they will completely fix the bugs in the program, and I imagine that medical schools are having problems as well. The regular media has no idea what the application entails, but the medical media does.
     

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