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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by tatabox80, Oct 29, 2002.

  1. tatabox80

    tatabox80 Super-Duper Member
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    Hey I recently posted how I mistakenly called the hospital I had volunteered at the wrong name on my application and found that quite a few people have done stupid things like this on their apps. Let's hear some more :D
     
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  2. wannabedoc81

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    I cut and pasted out of a word document. I didn't think this was a dumb mistake until....I submitted my AMCAS and saw that all of my apostrophe and quotation marks had turned into question marks :mad:
     
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    Mine was one big paragraph, too.
     
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    one of my activities says it starts 12/02 instead of 12/01. i'm not sure if that was my stupidity or an accident with the wheely thing on the mouse that changed the dropped down menu selection from 01 to 02.
     
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    I did that to. (cut & paste from word w/ question marks)
    That has got to be the #1 mistake that close to all of us have made this year!
    :mad:
     
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    I wondered about the one paragraph thing, so I called AMCAS. The rep told me they all look like that on our side. It actually transmits correctly!!

    :love:
     
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    I submitted a secondary saying, "attached are my publications" and sent in just the letter....without the publications.
     
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    Wrote many of my secondaries from Costa Rica w/o spell check in English... needless to say when I checked out my essays when I returned to the states they were full of mistakes. To top it off, I was thinking in Spanish so my English sounded like this...

    "When I had 15 years old, I lived in the house green..."

    I once even forgot to change a word from Spanish to English!!
     
  9. manicmaven

    manicmaven all aboard the nerd train
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    My amcas application has one of my activities lasting a 'negative' amount of time. Something like 12/02 to 11/01. Awesome.
     
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    redleft123 Ho' Dawg
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    Don't you hate it when you run spell check....and it goes thru because the misspelled words are real words, too. :rolleyes:

    Get this.....instead of writing "does not," I put the space in the wrong place. Instead, I typed "doe snot." :oops:

    Gross....I'll never look at Bambi again without that sinking feeling in my gut! :p

    Cheers
     
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    Doe Snot! That's hilarious! :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    on my secondary app to one school, i cut and pasted parts of another essay i had written for another school and i accidently left the other school's name in the essay. i forgot to change it and i didn't notice it until i wanted to use the same line for another essay. but i had already mailed it and it was too late. i had a happy laugh about that one.
     
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    i saw the question marks and corrected them BUT i didn't press SAVE before submitting the application!!! so all my changes weren't applied!!!!:mad:
     
  14. Nefertari

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    Oohh! :eek: That's sounds like the ultimate 2ndary nightmare--I've thought @ this too. Hopefully, it wasn't one of your favorite schools. :laugh:

    I have to constantly remind myself to use the find/replace function after cut & paste.
     
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    Forgot to ask if you wrote, "___ Medical School is my first choice." :laugh:

    Btw, I'm impressed that you didn't freak out & start a thread @ it like some of us would after doing that.
     

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