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Institutional Action??

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by AnesthesiaMD, May 14, 2008.

  1. AnesthesiaMD

    AnesthesiaMD 2+ Year Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    One Semester I had a terrible GPA (sub 2.0) and was given an academic warning. I haven't even come close to that since then as it was early in my college career. Does this require me to answer "yes" to the institutional action question on the AMCAS application? No reprimands were given as a result, I just have "academic warning" on my transcript for that semester as a result.
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  3. CrepesofWrath

    CrepesofWrath They're delicious. 7+ Year Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    If it's on your transcript, better safe than sorry.
  4. Perrotfish

    Perrotfish Has an MD in Horribleness Physician 10+ Year Member

    May 26, 2007
    Strongly disagree with the above. I donĀ“t know if it counts, but take the time to find out rather than checking yes to be "safe".
  5. punkindrublic

    punkindrublic calls shenanigans 7+ Year Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    Check with your premed office, they'll know what to tell you.
  6. ninjapenguin

    ninjapenguin 5+ Year Member

    Mar 5, 2008
    I wouldn't mention it and just let AAMC review your transcripts against what you enter on your primary application; if they feel it should be mentioned, they'll let you know. There's also the possibility that they could miss it altogether, I've heard many stories of people getting a couple extra A's that weren't on their transcript...
  7. diosa428

    diosa428 SDN Angel 5+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2005
    I agree with checking with your premed office. Schools can contact your school and request notices with any disciplinary action taken. Whether or not this would show up probably varies by individual school policies.
  8. notdeadyet

    notdeadyet Still in California Moderator 10+ Year Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Another vote for checking with your premed office.
    Bad idea. If AAMC finds a discrepency, it can greatly delay the processing of your application. You don't want this to happen.

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