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Please read: Michigan's or Johns Hopkins' secondaries and U Chicago, too

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by 8675309, Jun 12, 2001.

  1. 8675309

    8675309 Member

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    If you have filled out Michigan's or Johns Hopkins' secondaries, please post what format it was in, what questions were asked, and any other information about it. Thanks.

    Also, post if you have filled out U Chicago, Pritzker's secondary, too.
     
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  3. pcl

    pcl Senior Member

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    michigans was very basic and had a 1/3 of a page for an essay, I don't remember the topic though.
     
  4. Peregrin

    Peregrin Senior Member

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    I though U-M's was kind of strange (but I only applied to three schools, so maybe it isn't). You receive a little blue form right away after applying that asks you to type (on a typewriter on their form, how irritating, I don't even own one) all of your pre-med requirements, and at the bottom you have about 4" to write out a little essay. Oh, and you of course have to fork out the cash...

    My secondaries from the other two schools had between 3 and 5 essays on top of a bunch of other stuff, but the U-M one says simply to send your letters of rec, no more essays. I quickly came to the conclusion that this was a number-heavy app process.
     
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    From what I remember, Michigan asked you to list six (?) activities that were important to you and then on the bottom half of the page they ask you to pick one and talk about it. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but thats what I remember.

    Plus, I believe that they prescreen before they send secondaries so only 25% get this part.

    Good luck.
     
  6. electra

    electra SDN Moderator

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    hi there,

    I'm not lloking at the exact app for Hopkins, but I do remember some of the questioning.

    1. Did you take a break from your schooling? If so, why?
    2. Work experience
    3. Honors, awards, etc.
    4. Why medicine?
    5. Volunteer experience

    I'll try to remember and grab it at home and send you a message.

    electra
     
  7. ghettobird

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    All I can add is good luck at U Chicago. I applied early with great MCAT/GPA, and interviewed in September thinking I was golden. I STILL haven't gotten a ****ing answer out of them. Don't worry, you'll get bitter too.
     
  8. captain crunch

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    michigan may also offer you an interview at the same time they mail you your secondary.
     

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