How often do schools contact the MD you shadowed, listed on AMCAS?

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Do schools (for their own verification purposes contact the doctor listed in your AMCAS 15 things?
I listed his/her email. office phone etc but the person is usually super busy and I was just wondering if schools contacted doctors you shadowed.
 

Moko

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Do schools (for their own verification purposes contact the doctor listed in your AMCAS 15 things?
I listed his/her email. office phone etc but the person is usually super busy and I was just wondering if schools contacted doctors you shadowed.
I've never heard of or seen this done. We have better things to do with our time.
 

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Do schools (for their own verification purposes contact the doctor listed in your AMCAS 15 things?
I listed his/her email. office phone etc but the person is usually super busy and I was just wondering if schools contacted doctors you shadowed.
1) schools/adcom members do not contact/verify activities during the admission process unless there is some truly major question or unusual aspects (such as an extraordinary amount of hours or claims of something too good to be true). With 5000+ applicants, and only 100 -200 who will matriculate, it makes no sense to verify prior to admission.

2) Post-acceptance / pre-matriculation, schools/adcoms rarely verify either shadow or volunteer activities. Why? Having made these calls, you rarely get a hold of the office and if you do they usually have no recollection or record of the student. Getting an answer such as "we have premeds from the university here" is sufficient
 

Goro

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Do schools (for their own verification purposes contact the doctor listed in your AMCAS 15 things?
I listed his/her email. office phone etc but the person is usually super busy and I was just wondering if schools contacted doctors you shadowed.
Rarely.