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MD/DO application timeline question

Discussion in 'Nontraditional Students' started by kafratta, Sep 30, 2014.

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  1. MarshMedic

    MarshMedic 2+ Year Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    A quick question on whether or not I have enought time for prospective trip:

    A few friends and I want to take a extended backpacking trip covering half of the Appalachian Trail, about 1000 mi., and it would take roughly 3 months. Since I am a post-bac and am finished with required classes I am taking upper level Bio's this semester to help my application while working. I had planned on doing the same next semester, but this may truly be a once in a life time oppurtunity.

    If we leave in early March we will be back in Early June. Will this interfer with my timeline for submitting applications? Can I write my statements and prepare my application in Feb in prep for being gone for the next 3 months, so that come June 1st I can just have someone click "send"?

    Also I would like some of your personal opinions as to whether or not it is worth it in lieu of another upper level bio/biochem. I have not looked into the actual application process all too thoroughly yet since I have been quite busy with work, class, and MCAT prep. I know I'll have to do more digging on my own; I am just trying to get a general idea from some more experienced people.

    Last edited: Sep 30, 2014
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  3. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Meep Meep Meep 5+ Year Member

    Feb 2, 2011
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    I think you'd be fine for the timeline, though I wonder if you'd be better served writing once you were back or when you were on the trail.

    Sounds like an awesome trip.
  4. DrMidlife

    DrMidlife has an opinion 10+ Year Member

    Oct 30, 2006
    +1 for the trip, but leaving in early March means you're on snow. Maybe start later and plan a midpoint break to deal w/apps?

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