- Apr 5, 2010
I technically am...
According to wikipedia, an African American is defined by the U.S. government as, "A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa." So, probably not.
If you aren't a citizen, I'm not sure if you count as African American, just as an African. What I mean is I'm not sure how much URM bonus adcoms give to permanent residents.
Which part of "back in high school" do you not understand?You were applying to ivy league med schools out of high school?
I guess I went to the wrong hs...
I guess the nerdy pre-med crowd wasn't who I hung out with in high school, sorry.Which part of "back in high school" do you not understand?
Are you saying your high school didn't have a few nerdy kids who were absolutely sure they were going to do pre-med in college?
Surely this cannot be legal.True Story:
I have a friend who is in residency and tried to apply as "AA" to big name medical schools. Long story, short - he went through a whole big ordeal with the AAMC and he was told that he couldn't apply as "AA". Apparently, on the forms it specifically excludes "South African Caucasians" from claiming "AA" status.
I do believe that would be "African American," grasshopper.What is an "AA" applicant?