No need for an apology, you just have a really really solid application.Wasn't trying to brag
Local advisors have been telling me that I need much more clinical, and have dictated way too much on research (and that I may be in trouble since no pubs have come of it).
And top 20 is largely a crapshoot based on what rest of SDN is saying. Just trying to fund some holes in the app, fix things if necessary.
If I came across as arrogant, apologies
200 hrs over 3 (academic) years is less than 2 hours a week(?) Maybe increase your commitment. If you want to basically do this but get paid, get a CNA license and get your feet a little wetter.-About 200 hours (by the time of app) working at a local Free Clinic as an EMR (3 years, including this year).
Again, wasn't fishing for compliments or anythingThis is why many people complain about SDN; "star" applicants come on and ask silly questions about admission chances
200 hrs over 3 (academic) years is less than 2 hours a week(?) Maybe increase your commitment. If you want to basically do this but get paid, get a CNA license and get your feet a little wetter.
Thanks for the suggestion! I'll have to consider it for future breaks.Fair, but just be aware that you can find 5-day CNA licensure programs that are legit (but intense).
In your entry for the research, write a sentence that you are working on a paper with an expected submission date of X month or something. Then you can update schools later in the cycle with an update letter.Thanks for the suggestion! I'll have to consider it for future breaks.
Just a follow-up for those in the know-how. As I mentioned earlier, I have a paper in the works, but I highly doubt it will be submitted until after applications are submitted in the next cycle. How does one communicate the upcoming publication (especially if its decided by my PI that the publication must coincide with my senior thesis, well after acceptances are given). Am I out of luck? I can imagine that adcoms don't take it seriously if you just say "publication incoming soon".
Thank you all again. Per Mr. Interesting's suggestion, I have purchased the MSAR, and have begun to read up about schools.