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How quickly are secondaries sent out?

Discussion in 'Physician Scientists' started by Zmoney12, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. Zmoney12

    5+ Year Member

    Jun 21, 2005
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    I am wondering how soon (approximately) after you sent in your AAMCAS did you all start receiving secondaries?

    The reason I wonder is because I plan to be out of the country for the majority of the summer. I plan on submitting my AAMCAS very early (hopefully early June), and want to know whether I should plan on working on the secondaries over the summer or if they won't come until later anyway. I realize it probably varies quite a bit, but any general insight would be great.

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  3. Neuronix

    Neuronix Total nerd
    Administrator Physician PhD Faculty SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Mar 14, 2002
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    Secondaries don't start coming in until usually August and many September or even later. This is true even if you submit your AMCAS as soon as possible. I wouldn't worry about it too much if you're back in August or early September.
  4. SpeakLittleB

    SpeakLittleB Member
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    Apr 28, 2006
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    MD/PhD Student
    for the schools that send out secondaries to everyone, you can usually find those online or from others on sdn. i finished over half my secondaries during the summer. i'm not sure if ur post means that you do or don't want to work over the summer.. but if u can't work on them until you get back, that's ok too. just work on them quickly and submit as soon as you can. i think schools don't start reviewing their secondaries until at least mid-august.

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