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How quickly are secondaries sent out?

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

  1. Zmoney12

    Zmoney12 5+ Year Member

    Jun 21, 2005
    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
    the beach
    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 7+ Year Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    Boston, MA
    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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