Having worked 60-80 hour weeks for the past year and a half, how can I prove to adcoms I'm not padding my hours on AMCAS?

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I've been watching a bit too much of MedicalSchoolHQ and it seems that hours that surpass 50 hours a week can raise suspicion. Having worked 60-80 hour weeks for the past year and a half, how can I prove to adcoms I'm not padding my hours on AMCAS? Or is this something I shouldn't worry about?
 

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I've been watching a bit too much of MedicalSchoolHQ and it seems that hours that surpass 50 hours a week can raise suspicion. Having worked 60-80 hour weeks for the past year and a half, how can I prove to adcoms I'm not padding my hours on AMCAS? Or is this something I shouldn't worry about?
You simply need a verifiable contact to do so. If this employment, you should have a letter from supervisor anyway and have them note "consistently worked long hours."
 
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They will check on it if they suspect that you're being dishonest and they care enough about it. If you're being honest, then it's not something to worry about.
 
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i'm pretty sure every non-trad who has a full time job will be exceeding 50 hours a week lol, don't think it will be too suspicious
 
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I've been watching a bit too much of MedicalSchoolHQ and it seems that hours that surpass 50 hours a week can raise suspicion. Having worked 60-80 hour weeks for the past year and a half, how can I prove to adcoms I'm not padding my hours on AMCAS? Or is this something I shouldn't worry about?
Use the payroll office as your Contact.
 

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i'm pretty sure every non-trad who has a full time job will be exceeding 50 hours a week lol, don't think it will be too suspicious
You mean including other activities or 50 hours/week at their job alone?
 

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You mean including other activities or 50 hours/week at their job alone?
I read their question as “total hours” above 50, but I guess they could just be saying one activity. Even then there’s a lot of jobs that go over 50 hours a week, as long as there’s someone to verify it they should be fine.
 
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Payroll office probably can’t disclose that kind of stuff to a third party.
In human resources at most companies the most they will do is confirmed this employee worked here since XX date. I have come across several that will not release any compensation data under any circumstances
 
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Why are you doing residency prior to med school
 
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