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Official 2008 Secondary Questions Thread

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by whateva07, Jun 15, 2007.

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  1. doctortobe2012

    doctortobe2012 Member 10+ Year Member

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    does anyone know if we have to wait for an email from Dartmouth before we can submit the secondary?
     
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  3. nick_carraway

    nick_carraway 10+ Year Member

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    Bump. I've only received one response and I want more opinions if y'all have any.
     
  4. bullishMD

    bullishMD Member 10+ Year Member

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    for the MCW app can you send letters from interfolio?
     
  5. nick_carraway

    nick_carraway 10+ Year Member

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    Y'know, this is a little random but I just got the nicest sounding and most informative secondary email from NJMS. Certainly a nice change from the terse, don't-call-us-read-the-directions secondaries I've been getting.

    I mean a link to a video? All the important files attached to the email? Score!!
     
  6. ICanDoThis

    ICanDoThis 2+ Year Member

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    just wanted to make sure...Yale's secondary doesn't ask for a pic right?
     
  7. EyeballLove

    EyeballLove zZzZzZzZzz 2+ Year Member

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    Same here. Instead of an intro/conclusion paragraph, I just have a sentence each. With the word limit, it's really hard to write a formal essay (with 3 or 5 paragraphs). I think we have no choice but to go straight into what we want to say. It was really weird at first, but after writing a few secondaries like that, it definitely has become a little more bearable :)
     
  8. EyeballLove

    EyeballLove zZzZzZzZzz 2+ Year Member

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    I don't think so. Will someone please correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks :)
     
  9. EyeballLove

    EyeballLove zZzZzZzZzz 2+ Year Member

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    No, you don't have to wait, but if Dartmouth hasn't received your AMCAS yet (even if you listed the school in your AMCAS, and the app was processed already), you wouldn't be able to submit your secondary.
     
  10. GreenMudPhud

    GreenMudPhud 2+ Year Member

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    Georgetown email sent this morning
     
  11. little pebble

    little pebble 5+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    Hey, can someone with more forum skills than me set up a list of the secondary questions like we had in the 2007 Secondary Thread?

    Thanks. I'd do it, but I have no clue how to keep it at the bottom and such.
     
  12. GreenMudPhud

    GreenMudPhud 2+ Year Member

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    There already is one on this thread, there just hasn't been many 2ndary apps sent this week.
     
  13. keys

    keys 2+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    there is no character or word limit for umdnj-njms supplemental... are people just writing whatever fits in that space?
     
  14. FON86

    FON86 7+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    the only questions are for non-residents

     
  15. FON86

    FON86 7+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    AECOM - invitation
    Baylor - online
    Boston - e-mail invite
    Cincinnati - e-mail invite
    Columbia - email invite
    Cornell - email invitation
    Dartmouth - online
    GW - email invitation
    Eastern Virginia - e-mail invite
    FSU - email invitation
    Jefferson - e-mail invite
    Johns Hopkins - online
    Kentucky - email invitation
    MCW - e-mail invite
    Meharry - online
    Ohio state - email invitation
    Pitt-email invite
    SUNY Downstate - not sure
    SUNY Upstate - Email Invite
    Tulane - online
    UAB - email
    U at Buffalo - no essays
    UConn - online
    UF- email
    U of Kentucky
    UMDNJ-RWJMS - email invitation, no essays
    UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School -- email invite
    UMiami - e-mail invite
    UMich - Email Invite
    UMC - email
    Rochester - snail mail invite
    UOk - e-mail invite
    UVermont - Email Invite
    UWisc - E-mail Invite
    WashU - email invite
    Yale - online

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  16. chudog15

    chudog15 5+ Year Member

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    has anyone else recieved Georgetown's secondary app? because I definitely haven't.
     
  17. ziggy793

    ziggy793 5+ Year Member

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    I did this morning at like 4 am. They sent it twice to me. There was an error on the first email link.

    I didn't get BU's yet, but some ppl have. strange...
     
  18. Phoenix.

    Phoenix. Emdee Jaydee Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor 10+ Year Member

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    FYI: I just called BU and they said that calculus is a recommended course even though it says required on the secondary. Guess someone made a mistake.
     
  19. mvenus929

    mvenus929 10+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    One of the questions on the JHU secondary is: Briefly describe your most rewarding Experience or some achievement of which you are particularly proud.

    Do you think it would be wrong to talk about an achievement I got from my work in high school? I think that would be my most sincere answer, but if they're looking for things from college, it wouldn't fit all that well (except that I found out about it after I graduated high school). Any opinions?
     
  20. DrBowtie

    DrBowtie Final Countdown Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Just got a booklet in the mail from WashU although their secondary is already up.
     
  21. nyct

    nyct 2+ Year Member

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    Same here. Received 2 emails from Georgetown this morning about 8am ET. Haven't received BU's though...



    Has anyone gotten Pitt's essays to save yet?
     
  22. bunface

    bunface Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    For those who have received the BU or Georgetown secondaries, can you post the essay questions, if any?
    Thanks so much!
     
  23. keys

    keys 2+ Year Member

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    wow.. i just happened to check my spam box, and georgetown's secondary was in there...........
     
  24. Phoenix.

    Phoenix. Emdee Jaydee Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor 10+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    If you go back a couple of pages in this thread you'll see the BU secondary discussed. There are no required essay questions.
     
  25. ziggy793

    ziggy793 5+ Year Member

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    Still missing mine but I got a reply from admiss office:
    We received downloads from AMCAS about 1.5 weeks ago. Our secondary application does go to all applicants, but we only begun sending it out on Friday to a small amount of applicants. We hope to send this information to more applicants, in increments, by the end of today.
     
  26. chudog15

    chudog15 5+ Year Member

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    gmail marked Georgetown's secondary as spam also. better start checking the spam mailbox
     
  27. nyct

    nyct 2+ Year Member

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    This is Georgetown's essay:

    Why have you chosen to apply to Georgetown University School of Medicine, and how do you think your education at Georgetown will prepare you to become a physician for the future? Please note: You have a maximum of 5000 characters (about 1 single-spaced page in Times New Roman font) to complete this essay.)
     
  28. doctortobe2012

    doctortobe2012 Member 10+ Year Member

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    I don't think the Rochester's secondary is available yet (I believe it will be available July 6). The questions listed under Rochester are Pitt's secondary questions, I believe. I didn't want to change the list, though, in case I'm wrong.
     
  29. viciouz

    viciouz WesternU 2013 7+ Year Member

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    I've gotten Georgetown's secondary app... but I haven't gotten Meharry, AECOM, or Suny Downstate yet.
     
  30. Phoenix.

    Phoenix. Emdee Jaydee Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor 10+ Year Member

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    First IL secondary! Just got Pritzker! I know they don't screen, but still exciting if you're an IL resident.

    Edit: Rats. I spoke too soon. The link to the actual app (on their website) doesn't work. Perhaps it'll be up later.... Anyone else get in to start it?
     
  31. viciouz

    viciouz WesternU 2013 7+ Year Member

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    I Want Pritzker!!!
     
  32. Kikaku21

    Kikaku21 Senior Member 2+ Year Member

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    Ditto.
     
  33. GreenMudPhud

    GreenMudPhud 2+ Year Member

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    go the email, just checked and the link tot he actual app is still busted:mad:
     
  34. doctortobe2012

    doctortobe2012 Member 10+ Year Member

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  35. 123dan321

    123dan321 New Member

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    Georgetown? If you copy and paste the URL (not just clicking the link) into your browser, that should work.
     
  36. Phoenix.

    Phoenix. Emdee Jaydee Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor 10+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    I'm guessing GreenMudPhud is talking about the U of Chicago link. They just sent an email invite this morning, and the link to the secondary on their site doesn't work.
     
  37. DrBowtie

    DrBowtie Final Countdown Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Mine worked.
     
  38. Ruz

    Ruz 2+ Year Member

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    First off, Good call Chudog15. I completely forgot to check my spam.


    For the MD/PhD essay for Columbia, do you guys know of any length requirements/restrictions?

    or do you have any suggestions?
     
  39. wahooza

    wahooza New Member 7+ Year Member

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    https://secure.bsd.uchicago.edu/sap2008

    i think they have to have your aamc id on file with your registered email address

    3500 and 2400 characters respective

    3A. At the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, we strive to identify students who will be a great "fit" with our medical school. Our Mission Statement is an expression of our core purpose and educational philosophy. Please reflect on its content and write an essay describing why you see yourself as a great "fit" for Pritzker. Please include examples of past service, community, clinical, educational, and research experiences. Please also discuss your future goals.

    "At the University of Chicago, in an atmosphere of interdisciplinary scholarship and discovery, the Pritzker School of Medicine is dedicated to inspiring diverse students of exceptional promise to become leaders and innovators in science and medicine for the betterment of humanity."

    3B. Tell us about a difficult or challenging situation that you have encountered and how you dealt with it. In your response, identify both the coping skills that you called upon to resolve the dilemma, and the support person(s) from whom you sought advice.
     
  40. 146233

    146233 Phthirius pubis

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    Georgetown did the same thing. Pasting the link into your browser works. Make sure you check your spam in Gmail.
     
  41. SoccerMD12

    SoccerMD12 Junior Member 2+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    I just got an email from Case Western and the application is online (https://iapply.cwru.edu/) although you have to have a password given in their email.

    Also, just got Pritzker as well.
     
  42. Fiddlergirl

    Fiddlergirl 7+ Year Member

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    I just got the Case Western secondary as well. The questions are:

    (Required)The Admissions Committee is interested in gaining insight into you as a person. Please describe an experience or situation which you found personally challenging and discuss how it helped to shape you as a person. You may discuss a moral or ethical dilemma, situation of personal adversity or other life-event you believe to have been important in your personal development. Please limit your essay to 1 page (about 3,500 characters), and leave a blank line between paragraphs. If you cut and paste your essay from a word processing program, be sure to place your cursor at the end of the pasted text and click on the space bar. This assures that the program will save your text correctly.

    (Required)One of the four pillars of the Western Reserve Curriculum 2 is Research and Scholarship. Although research is not a pre-requisite requirement for the University Program, if you have participated in a scholarly project please tell us about it. Describe your experience, including the question you pursued and how you approached it, your results and interpretation of the results, and most importantly, any thoughts about what this experience meant to you. Remember that research is broad-based and can include such projects as a senior capstone or a thesis and can include both medical and non medically-related investigations. If you have not participated in research or scholarly work, please indicate so in the text area below. Please limit your response to 1 page (about 3,500 characters), and leave a blank line between paragraphs. If you cut and paste your essay from a word processing program, be sure to place your cursor at the end of the pasted text and click on the space bar. This assures that the program will save your text correctly.
     
  43. Fiddlergirl

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    AECOM - invitation
    Baylor - online
    Boston - e-mail invite
    Cincinnati - e-mail invite
    Columbia - email invite
    Cornell - email invitation
    Case Western Reserve- e-mail invite
    Dartmouth - online
    GW - email invitation
    Eastern Virginia - e-mail invite
    FSU - email invitation
    Jefferson - e-mail invite
    Johns Hopkins - online
    Kentucky - email invitation
    MCW - e-mail invite
    Meharry - online
    Ohio state - email invitation
    Pitt-email invite
    SUNY Downstate - not sure
    SUNY Upstate - Email Invite
    Tulane - online
    UAB - email
    U at Buffalo - no essays
    UConn - online
    UF- email
    U of Kentucky
    UMDNJ-RWJMS - email invitation, no essays
    UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School -- email invite
    UMiami - e-mail invite
    UMich - Email Invite
    UMC - email
    Rochester - snail mail invite
    UOk - e-mail invite
    UVermont - Email Invite
    UWisc - E-mail Invite
    WashU - email invite
    Yale - online

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  44. anotherpremed

    anotherpremed 5+ Year Member

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    Case's secondary looks ugly...
     
  45. icemountain23

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    Does the University of Wisconsin no longer have a required essay? I was just glancing at the 2007 secondary questions and UW used to have the following question:

    Required: What events in your life influenced your decision to become a physician?
    This is to be an original essay written and edited by you and different from the AMCAS essay. (Limit response to 500 words.)

    Is this no longer on there?...the current thread indicates there is only an optional 500 word essay

    For those of you that have received the Wisconsin secondary, any confirmation would be appreciated.
     
  46. Fiddlergirl

    Fiddlergirl 7+ Year Member

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    Case's secondary doesn't look that bad. It's way better than JH.
     
  47. Harrison486

    Harrison486 7+ Year Member

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    I haven't seen Case's, but so far Columbia and JH seem to be the worst I've seen
     
  48. AMPed

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    MDApps:
    I concur. On the MSTP app: optional essay, chronological list of activities after college and research interests.
    The required essay is not a part of this year's app.
     
  49. 146233

    146233 Phthirius pubis

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    UIC College of Medicine just e-mailed my password to their status page. No secondary sent yet, and for some reason they put in my permanent address instead of my preferred address. Ugh.
     
  50. GoSouthernGo

    GoSouthernGo Bleeding Saluki Maroon... 2+ Year Member

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    Ditto - do they have an actual secondary then?
     
  51. chickenlittle84

    chickenlittle84 2+ Year Member

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    Rush is updating their infostatz page right now. I am guessing they are putting up their secondary since they said it would be available in July...
     

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