Originally posted by felipe5
Be prepared to throw down some cash on the application process!!!!!!!!!
nice thread guys
Originally posted by Mr.Tweed
Start writing your personal statement now.
Originally posted by Lux Aeterna
6. stay grounded, and tell yourself that once the app is submitted, all you can do is wait. you cannot out-psych the adcom and drive yourself nuts about your app, second guessing the choices you made. whats done is done. when SDN gets too hectic (i.e. when everyone posts their interviews and acceptances and you are still waiting for some, any word), dont let it get to you and take a break from the board!
Originally posted by EMT2ER-DOC
Fantstic thread. A couple of questions:
1) How early is early?
Pressing the SUBMIT button on the amcas app by mid-june (earliest date is june 1, but wait a week to let the system run through any glitches)
2) What kind of material should we have at hand when filling out the AAMC application?
personal statement, biographical, demographic info, transcript to fill out grades, resume with prepared descriptions...think that's all.
3) Please elaborate a little on secondaries and what kind of material we should have in order to fill them out?
do your research on the schools to come up with good reasons for attending their school - about 80% of the secondaries I got had "why our school" as one of the questions. also, check with the school - some schools allow you to submit the secondary before you even hear from them! I did this for several schools - saved loads of time, because they pile up quickly!
About a year and a half away from applying so I want to get the ball rolling.
Originally posted by indo
Don't let the MCAT scare you. 50% of it is practice, 20% is knowledge, 30% is psychology. Make the MCAT your mental bitch.
You can also call the school before your interview and many will tell you the names of your interviewers...that way you can read some of their publications, know what dept. they are in, and where their interests lay...helps give you a little confidence boost.