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mistake on my application!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by lola, Jun 22, 2002.

  1. lola

    lola Bovine Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    well, i was worrying there was a mistake for a reason. i already submitted my app but have found a mistake :( one of my ec's says it starts 12/2002 instead of 12/2001. it's funny, because on my printed application it's correct but when i view it online now, it's wrong. i probably accidentally changed it at some point. oh well... i'll try not to dwell on it...
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  3. bruinkid

    bruinkid Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 31, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    how are you viewing stuff online? aren't there red x's through quite a few sections that you can't go into?
  4. Espion

    Espion is a girl 7+ Year Member

    May 5, 2002
    When I submitted my application to TMDSAS (the Texas application service) my little sister got on the form and changed one of my answers. She figured that I would catch it and fix it (and she meant to tell me before I submitted it.) Well...I didn't catch it.

    To the question: "What do you plan on doing between now and when medical school starts?" She had written: "I don't know. Got any suggestions?"

    When I found it a WEEK later after I had submitted the entire thing, I nearly had a heart attack. Actually, I probably did. :p

    Luckily, I called TMDSAS and explained the whole situation. Since they pretty much believed that no one in their right mind would put such an answer, they let me change it.

  5. scootad.

    scootad. Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 1, 2001
    WOW! That's quite a story! I would definitely have had a heart attack. Or kill my sister.
  6. Espion

    Espion is a girl 7+ Year Member

    May 5, 2002
    It was funny because they told me that I should at least kick her really, really hard. =P
  7. Alli Cat

    Alli Cat Flygirl 7+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2002
    SF, CA
    Don't worry, Samoa. That happened to mine when I pasted my essay, too. I think any odd characters were converted to question marks. I think the med schools are going to see a *lot* of essays with question marks, and since AMCAS sends the apps out in electronic form, the schools will most likely be able to change the essays if they're not easily readable. I'm not sure if all schools will take the time to do this, but rest assured that others have weird punctuation errors, too. Plus, med scholl adcoms are none too happy with AMCAS after last year's fiasco, so they're be more likely to blame such a problem on AMCAS.

    <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> no worries!


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