How to reassign a new PS to programs already applied

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  1. Smashingdude

    Smashingdude 7+ Year Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I just noticed a few mistakes in my PS, and it could really hurt my chances. I would like to correct it, but I have already applied to programs. Can I reassign a new PS with the correction? I need help urgently!

    Thanks!
     
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  3. docontherocks32

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    Hey,

    Yes, you can replace the PS. You might find this thread useful, especially the response by aPD.

    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/thr...ion-now-two-ps-available-to-programs.1099924/
     
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    gutonc No Meat, No Treat SDN Administrator 10+ Year Member

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    I could not agree more. Respect.
     
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    Smashingdude 7+ Year Member

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    Respect for aPD. We surely need a twitter feed :D

    On a side note, I just got to know from a friend. who is in the program that I have applied, that apparently the PD didn't like my grammar and therefore didn't send me an invitation! This is kinda really absurd, since I had the PS read from 6-7 people and they didn't notice any mistakes. My skill level is not to the oxford level, but generally, I am a good writer. After sending it for professional review, there were minor mistakes in terms of writing style. I have an updated PS that I have reassigned to the programs.

    However, I really don't know how to tell the programs to re-download my application, and if they will do so. I think they have already prepared the list and sent out interviews. My question is, if I call or email the programs, what are the chances they will re-download my application, and reevaluate it?

    I am going to give it a shot anyway, and already wrote a few emails. I just wanted to know what else can I do at this time.

    Thanks for your help and advice.
     
  7. aProgDirector

    aProgDirector Pastafarians Unite! SDN Advisor SDN Moderator 10+ Year Member

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    What in the world would I do with a twitter feed? Clearly I am old, I don't understand twitter.
     
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    gutonc No Meat, No Treat SDN Administrator 10+ Year Member

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    Same thing you do here. But rather than having to re-type the same stuff year after year, we could just RT @aPD and walk away.

    For the record, I don't really understand half of what I wrote above either. Twitter is dumb. But all the cool kids dig it. And most med students too.
     
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    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Lifetime Donor SDN Chief Administrator 10+ Year Member

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    You know its not a bad idea.

    You could use it for "breaking news" for your residents:

    @aPDresidents - ACGME coming tomorrow. #getyourdamntimecardsdone
    @aPDresidents - free pizza in call room courtesy of me! #residentsthesedayshaveitsoeasy

    You can use it to post short bites of information, FAQs if you will which you could reference here (or elsewhere) instead of retyping everything here #samedamnthingoverandover - they will be conveniently archived in one place.

    And you aren't that old. ;)
     
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    Fixed.
     

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