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Medical schools can see your list of schools?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by firewall62, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. firewall62

    firewall62 7+ Year Member

    Jun 6, 2008
    My AMCAS primary was recently processed and I couldn't help but notice that the list of schools that I applied to is at the bottom. I'm assuming that the medical schools who receive my application will be able to see where I applied. Is that correct?

    If so, what impact does that have on the admissions process? I am extremely concerned because I applied to both MSTP and regular MD programs, which I expect to raise some eyebrows and possibly decrease my chances for successful admission into an MSTP. At the very least, I expect to be drilled about it during an interview.
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  3. flaahless

    flaahless 10+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    No, med schools can't see what schools you applied to until May 1st or something. They do not receive that portion of your AMCAS.
  4. neuro1617

    neuro1617 2+ Year Member

    Aug 10, 2007
    I thought schools couldn't see where else you had applied or been accepted to? Don't take my word for it though, I haven't even applied yet.
  5. Caesar

    Caesar In Memory of Riley Jane Physician Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Sep 26, 2007
    hSDN Alumni
    after some date I know they can see acceptances. (I've seen the sheet that says Name: XXXXXXX Acceptances Held: XXXXXX,YYYYYYY, etc.)
  6. Mobius1985

    Mobius1985 7+ Year Member

    Apr 4, 2007
    Late in the application cycle, AMCAS medical schools can see what schools you've been accepted to. They will never know what other schools you've applied to unless they ask you, and you tell them at the interview. I think the data about acceptances is available long before May 1, possibly even sometime in March.
  7. Bahadur

    Bahadur Cookies! nom nom nom 2+ Year Member

    Jun 27, 2006
    No, med schools never see that portion (it says so on the bottom of your verified/submitted AMCAS).

    I wish i had known that earlier... i wouldn't have felt so bad during interviews, haha.
  8. AlaskaGrown

    AlaskaGrown AlaskaGrown 7+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2007
    Wasilla, Alaska
    It was established last cycle that only medical schools that offer you acceptance can see where else you have been accepted (but not where all else you applied). And they do not have access to this information until March 15. This is one reason why you will also not recieve a complete financial offer until the end of March or later (no matter how early you get all the financial forms in).
  9. Caesar

    Caesar In Memory of Riley Jane Physician Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Sep 26, 2007
    hSDN Alumni
    Yeah I forgot about that detail, they have to accept you to see who else has.
  10. TheRealMD

    TheRealMD "The Mac Guy" 5+ Year Member

    May 23, 2007
    Houston, Texas
    However, around May 15th or so, I'm pretty sure they are allowed to see where you been accepted, regardless of whether they accept YOU first or not. I know for a fact that all the Texas schools share this info around.
  11. Caesar

    Caesar In Memory of Riley Jane Physician Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Sep 26, 2007
    hSDN Alumni
    Hmm. I don't know. That may be worth investigation. OP by May 15th you should have a better idea where you stand for this cycle and you will have already been evaluated by schools without them knowing you applied to 2 programs.
  12. xxbruinxx

    xxbruinxx Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 21, 2005
    the sneaky ones are they schools that request a copy of your AMCAS as part of your secondary app (ie. Tulane, and one NY school...don't recall)

    So then you gotta sit there i send my app minus that last page (so that the past page of your packet will say "page 14 of 15" and they'll be wondering what's on that 15th page) or do you just send the whole thing...such games these schools play

    in any case, in an interview, you may be asked how many/where you sure you know WHY you applied to the schools you did
  13. Calf

    Calf Eat more chicken! 2+ Year Member

    May 30, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    From the AMCAS:

  14. BlondeDocteur

    BlondeDocteur 10+ Year Member

    No, they don't know.

    However, if for whatever reason you reapply they do have access to certain information. Being accepted to one place and letting go of that acceptance in the hope of catching a bigger fish the next time around will never work since they'll know that's exactly what you did.

    Another reason this safeguard is put in place is in case someone matriculated at a school, was dismissed and subsequently lied.

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