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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by lina123321, May 3, 2007.

  1. lina123321

    lina123321 ralph: im a unitard 5+ Year Member

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    apply to an smp or masters program at the school you're waitlisted at? would it seem too desperate/pathetic/etc..? would it put you at an advantage/disadvantage?
     
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  3. jochi1543

    jochi1543 President, Gunner Central 2+ Year Member

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    Well, the app pools are totally different (for master's and med, that is, I dunno anything about SMP). Moreover, isn't it too late to apply for Master's? Most apps have fall deadlines.
     
  4. lina123321

    lina123321 ralph: im a unitard 5+ Year Member

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    there's this one that applications can be accepted until july
     
  5. epigastric

    epigastric Stewart U. Class of '11 2+ Year Member

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    Be very careful, as they might say they accept applications until July but stop paying attention to them much earlier. Unless you're a stellar candidate who just couldn't catch a break in regular MD/DO admissions, applying at the end of the cycle to a good post-bac program could easily result in an extra rejection.

    edited to add: Are you thinking of applying just to get off the waitlist? Or as a back-up plan if you aren't in med school this fall? If it's the former, the earlier poster had it right: the handful of post-bac programs I personally know are only in touch with their parent med school admissions office when they're selling the current year's crop of grads.
     

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