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Hey guys,
Has anyone referred to their amcas in the Loyola secondary. They say to if you are going to repeat information. I was just curious what other people were doing. Did you add anything in addition to your amcas? Thanks for your help!
 

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patch_o said:
Hey guys,
Has anyone referred to their amcas in the Loyola secondary. They say to if you are going to repeat information. I was just curious what other people were doing. Did you add anything in addition to your amcas? Thanks for your help!
I definitely answered all their questions. Even though, these were the same topics I covered in my AMCAS activities [research/teaching...], I tailored each of my essays to answer Loyola's questions.
 

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patch_o said:
Hey guys,
Has anyone referred to their amcas in the Loyola secondary. They say to if you are going to repeat information. I was just curious what other people were doing. Did you add anything in addition to your amcas? Thanks for your help!
I used the space to elaborate on things thats were mentioned in my PS and tailor it more towards the questions. I think it's a good idea to mention something not in your PS if you can
 
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Do the 25 lines include spaces? I know that the secondary application actually gives you more room than MS Word does. But are spaces included in the 25 line limit?
 

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Do the 25 lines include spaces? I know that the secondary application actually gives you more room than MS Word does. But are spaces included in the 25 line limit?
What the hell are you talking about?! 25 lines is 25 lines. How could you figure out if you have 25 lines without spaces? That makes no sense :confused:
 

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What the hell are you talking about?! 25 lines is 25 lines. How could you figure out if you have 25 lines without spaces? That makes no sense :confused:

lol @ narc response.
 

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narc said:
What the hell are you talking about?! 25 lines is 25 lines. How could you figure out if you have 25 lines without spaces? That makes no sense :confused:
Spaces between paragraphs genius.
 

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Spaces between paragraphs genius.
WTF are you talking about? Leave out the extra lines. Problem solved. I am pretty certain it is 25 lines of text no matter how you get there (4 lines of spacing between paragraphs or not). Please, talk about a really stupid thing to be fretting about. :rolleyes:
 

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zach,

Just make sure when you submit it, the Loyola version is < 25 lines. If you keep the standard page setup in Word, then [25 lines]Word = [25 lines]Loyola

hope that answered your question.
 
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Hey guys,
Has anyone referred to their amcas in the Loyola secondary. They say to if you are going to repeat information. I was just curious what other people were doing. Did you add anything in addition to your amcas? Thanks for your help!
There were 2 questions that I could've said 'refer to AMCAS' for... For one of the questions, I thought I could add significant relevant information by elaborating in an additional essay. However, for the other, I really did not think I had much to add, so I did just tell them to refer to AMCAS. I really don't think it's a big deal... They give you the option because they don't want to read repetition.
 

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The AMCAS personal statement pretty much answers (or SHOULD answer) why you want to go into medicine...
 

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I'm sorry if I wasn't clear before. Is the 25 line limit include lines between paragraphs, or is it 25 lines of text? Thanks.
 

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I told them to refer to my AMCAS for the "why do you want to be a doctor one". I feel like if I didn't answer it there then I shouldn't have even wasted my time submitting it.
 
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Did I get a different secondary than you? I don't recall having a 'why do you want to be a doctor' question on my Loyola secondary. Hm.



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I told them to refer to my AMCAS for the "why do you want to be a doctor one". I feel like if I didn't answer it there then I shouldn't have even wasted my time submitting it.
 

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Did I get a different secondary than you? I don't recall having a 'why do you want to be a doctor' question on my Loyola secondary. Hm.
Well there was this question, which is pretty much the same idea.

How did you reach your decision to enter medicine? Describe your participation in any health care or other activities which reinforced your decision.
 

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Hey all, I didn't want to start a new thread about my concern over my Loyola secondary. It about something careless on my part, the due date. On their letter it said that they want to have our secondary back BY the due date? Or do they mean they want it postmarked by the due date and back to them when USPS or whatever mail carrier gets it to them? I kept the secondary around so I can tweak it around as much as I could because I thought it was the latter case.

But it isn't fair for them to expect it back BY the due date from the way I see it. I didn't get the secondary to me until 3 days after my "1 month" due time started counting. And sending it back all the way to Chicago is going to take at least another 3 days if I don't express mail it. That leaves an actual 3 weeks to work on this secondary. I'm probably a little too demanding here...3 weeks is ample time to fill out the secondary but I miscalculated and misread their guidelines so I'm a little screwed if things didn't turn out the way I expected them to be.

Can I get a little feedback about what you think the due date is specifically?
 

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aung said:
Hey all, I didn't want to start a new thread about my concern over my Loyola secondary. It about something careless on my part, the due date. On their letter it said that they want to have our secondary back BY the due date? Or do they mean they want it postmarked by the due date and back to them when USPS or whatever mail carrier gets it to them? I kept the secondary around so I can tweak it around as much as I could because I thought it was the latter case.

But it isn't fair for them to expect it back BY the due date from the way I see it. I didn't get the secondary to me until 3 days after my "1 month" due time started counting. And sending it back all the way to Chicago is going to take at least another 3 days if I don't express mail it. That leaves an actual 3 weeks to work on this secondary. I'm probably a little too demanding here...3 weeks is ample time to fill out the secondary but I miscalculated and misread their guidelines so I'm a little screwed if things didn't turn out the way I expected them to be.

Can I get a little feedback about what you think the due date is specifically?
So there letter didn't explicitly say have this in our office by the due date, but I'm pretty positive the website with the secondary materials definitely said that the application was due in the office by the due date, not postmarked by that date. I would call them to clarify. I called the other day to make sure they had gotten everything in time and the woman I spoke to was super nice. See what happens. Good luck.
 

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I thought it was postmarked but I could be mistaken. Mine isn't due for another two weeks so I'm not fretting...yet.
 

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nager105 said:
So there letter didn't explicitly say have this in our office by the due date, but I'm pretty positive the website with the secondary materials definitely said that the application was due in the office by the due date, not postmarked by that date. I would call them to clarify. I called the other day to make sure they had gotten everything in time and the woman I spoke to was super nice. See what happens. Good luck.
I second what nager said. They are super nice at Loyola (even though when i called it was a guy :laugh: ). They were very lenient about giving extra week or two for the LOR, maybe they will give you few days for secondary if you ask them. Can't hurt to try, no? :)

Good luck!
 

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Yep. My secondary is due this Monday (8/21). I called them on Thursday to tell them that I sent it certified priority mail on Tuesday and that it was "delivered" to Loyola that morning.

They said that it could have been in the depot or whatever and they should get it soon. (He then said that even if it is a few days late it isn't a big deal).

So you should be fine, but I highly recommend you either send it priority mail certified so you can track it or even expedited if you are going to procrastinate.

Either way... Call them.
 

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I told them to look at my AMCAS for the "Path to MD" question too. I also added a few sentences in that space about my ambition in medicine, which was not spelled out as blatantly in the AMCAS.
 

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I decided to send my secondary on express mail and shell out a few because I got a little paranoid. I called the office and they were pretty nice about it, like a few of you already stated. They said there is generally a 2 week grace period before they consider your file dead and that it isn't a big deal if the letter was only postmarked by the due date.

Anyway, thanks for your feedback, guys.
 

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aung said:
I decided to send my secondary on express mail and shell out a few because I got a little paranoid. I called the office and they were pretty nice about it, like a few of you already stated. They said there is generally a 2 week grace period before they consider your file dead and that it isn't a big deal if the letter was only postmarked by the due date.

Anyway, thanks for your feedback, guys.
Just out of curiosity, how much does it cost to send it through express mail?
 

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Check Fed Ex, UPS, DHL and USPS
You have to go to each of their sites.
It depends on the weight - if letter, standard; if folder with multiple items, by weight.
I would suggest simple certified mail at the post office - Not sure, but ~ $2.50 - $3.00

Express overnight standard could range from $12 - $20+

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Just out of curiosity, how much does it cost to send it through express mail?
 

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Just out of curiosity, how much does it cost to send it through express mail?
USPS from New York to Chicago is also $14.40...it will be delivered to their offices at noontime the next day.
 
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