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Physician Father helpful in AMCAS or not?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Lacynica, May 16, 2007.

  1. Lacynica

    Lacynica Fervently praying... 2+ Year Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Hi there guys, I am applying this June and I am starting to fill out AMCAS. There is a section where they ask if you have a parent you want to list...and my dad is a physician but he studied in Vietnam, and did his residency in the States. Would it be helpful or hurtful to list him? thanks!
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  3. frickonastick

    frickonastick 2+ Year Member

    Mar 8, 2007
    I don't know if it would be helpful or harmful, but it'd defintiely be truthful! I don't think that they can deduce much about you based on the fact that you say your father is a physician, but it might come up in your interviews since you gave them that piece of info. Just be ready to address it.
  4. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
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    I think the info is just for their database, not to use in any actual decision making process.

    Unless your dad has a bunch of enemies at AMCAS I can't see how it would hurt or help you to list him.

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