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Can anyone post the short answer and essays for the Harvard secondary. Thanks
 

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I know for sure that there was not an essay. I don't think there are any short answer questions either. I think it's some basic questions that take no time at all.
 
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hst has a quesiton: why hst. 1 page. include research experiences etc... but new pathways doesn't have anything.
 
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Someone please explain to me how HARVARD, the most prestigious medical school in the world (arguably) has the SIMPLEST secondary application. Do they invite for interviews simply based on that little secondary I just filled out? I don't understand. Any thoughts?
 

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Originally posted by kreno
Someone please explain to me how HARVARD, the most prestigious medical school in the world (arguably) has the SIMPLEST secondary application. Do they invite for interviews simply based on that little secondary I just filled out? I don't understand. Any thoughts?
Well, there is a lot of info on AMCAS - every class you've ever taken, a breakdown of your GPA by BCPM/other/total by each year, your MCAT scores, 15 post-secondary experiences with short descriptions, and your personal statement. It seems like enough to make interview offers off of to me.

Hopefully Harvard will appreciate my personal statement.
 

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Originally posted by kreno
Someone please explain to me how HARVARD, the most prestigious medical school in the world (arguably) has the SIMPLEST secondary application. Do they invite for interviews simply based on that little secondary I just filled out? I don't understand. Any thoughts?
Because this is how Harvard selects who gets interviews (in order of priority):
1) Is mommy or daddy an adcom?
2) Did mommy or daddy go to Harvard?
3) Man, you're really blowing it here... Did you at least go to an Ivy League school?

If you don't fit 1, 2, or 3 you're out!

(Just kidding... :))
 

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Have any of you guys received an email from them yet, or did you just go ahead and submit? It seems to me that a place like Harvard would want to sift through their primaries first and screen for secondaries, so I'm wary of sending them the secondary before they ask for it. Or does anyone know for sure that they aren't screening?
 

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where did you guys get the secondary for harvard? i haven't heard from them yet but went to their website and couldn't find it.
 

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Harvard automatically sends every applicant a secondary, although the secondary is accompanied by a letter giving an idea of the characteristics of a competitive applicant. Naturally, Harvard screens for interview, with perhaps 15-20% invited. Early application is encouraged

From the 2003-2004 MSAR: For the 2001 entering class, there were 5,754 applicants. 780 were interviewed. 167 were in the first year class. More than 167 were probably offered places, how many more unknown, but not likely to be a large number.

For the 2001 class: mean GPA, 3.8; mean MCAT scores, VR-10.5, PS-11.9, BS-11.7; 51% women.

Harvard sends ALL acceptances out at the end of February. There is a wait-list.
 

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so you guys received a letter? i haven't heard anything from them yet and am a little worried about my mail lately as i haven't received a couple of pieces of mail i was expecting.
 
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no no - i don't think anyone has recieved anything from harvard. i just posted a link, which was last years secondary, and it seemed to be right. though i don't think there would be a problem with submitting it, there is no rush (not rolling) and one might as well wait for an e-mail.
-jot
 
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