Quantcast

Horrible-Major-Sad mistake on AMCAS! Advice?

This forum made possible through the generous support of SDN members, donors, and sponsors. Thank you.
Joined
Aug 20, 2017
Messages
7
Reaction score
3

Members don't see this ad.
I was looking through my works and activities section and I realized I said I worked with "mammalian and mouse cell lines"

It makes me seem like I am not aware that a mouse is a MAMMAL!!! I seriously revised my application so many times and I don't know how I didn't catch this!!! Aaaah feeling so horrible right now....like I just want to crawl into a hole and stay there!

Does this totally ruin my chances? Does it make me seem like I know nothing.

Honestly? Anyone? Please.....:'(
Can I fix this....??
 
Last edited:

efle

not an elf
7+ Year Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2014
Messages
14,134
Reaction score
22,711
That's pretty funny, and wouldn't worry about it. I think worst case someone is going to chuckle at your typo/oversight. Would not expect any interview invites to be denied over a silly small error like this!

Hope that makes you feel better.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 4 users

kb1900

Full Member
5+ Year Member
Joined
Oct 4, 2015
Messages
1,501
Reaction score
3,047
Better than “studying mitochondria, the power house of a cell, ...”
 
  • Like
Reactions: 8 users

Inspired Chaos

Full Member
2+ Year Member
Joined
May 12, 2015
Messages
176
Reaction score
160
I've heard people say they do research with insects and animals or they are looking at differences between animals and people etc. I think this is a common way to talk about things and not a big deal, however technically incorrect.
 

gonnif

Rule One: Take a Breath
Lifetime Donor
10+ Year Member
Joined
Jul 26, 2009
Messages
24,257
Reaction score
41,609
I am adding this my list of criteria for proposed inclusion of a new disorder in DSM-VI:
PREMED : Psychotic Reactionary Event Manifestation Exclusionary Disorder

A disorder that is a psychotic reaction to the events around applying to medical schools that manifests itself in the exclusion of rational thought. Seemingly highly intelligent, high achieving students are most susceptible to this disorder. Loss of major rational thought and reactions to unsubstantiated beliefs, rumors, innuendos, and other irrational and illogical cognitive processes. A form of collective behavior.

I was looking through my works and activities section and I realized I said I worked with "mammalian and mouse cell lines"
Why would this thought cross your mind to write in the first place? That is just dumb

It makes me seem like I am not aware that a mouse is a MAMMAL!!! I seriously revised my application so many times and I don't know how I didn't catch this!!! Aaaah feeling so horrible right now....like I just want to crawl into a hole and stay there!
Who else proof read your application? If you answer "no one" that goes under my top 10 mistakes of a premed

Does this totally ruin my chances? Does it make me seem like I know nothing.

This doesnt totally ruin your chances. I am sure you know something? maybe?

Honestly? Anyone? Please.....:'(
Honestly, you are over reacting

Can I fix this....??

Nope you cant fix it. Nor do you need to. No one will care as it is just a simple minor error

so CTFO
 
  • Like
Reactions: 6 users
Joined
Sep 4, 2006
Messages
35,236
Reaction score
15,148
I was looking through my works and activities section and I realized I said I worked with "mammalian and mouse cell lines"

It makes me seem like I am not aware that a mouse is a MAMMAL!!! I seriously revised my application so many times and I don't know how I didn't catch this!!! Aaaah feeling so horrible right now....like I just want to crawl into a hole and stay there!

Does this totally ruin my chances? Does it make me seem like I know nothing.

Honestly? Anyone? Please.....:'(
Can I fix this....??
On a list of potential mistakes, yours is pretty minor. Don't stress about it.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users
Top