Question about reviewing application

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Challenge, Nov 4, 2000.

  1. Challenge

    Mar 13, 2000
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    Hi folks, I just wanted to make clear about how ADCOMS and AACOMAS review our applicantions.
    In order to get an interview from any med school, do they (ADCOMS and AACOMAS) look only our numbers (MCAT and GPA) to select students for interview or do they also review other stuff such as recommendation and excracurriculars just to get an interview?
    Can a person who has very little experience (for example, only 3 months of volunteer) and decent numbers(GPA 3.6 and MCAT 30) get an interview?
    or a person who has outstanding experience( 3years of clinical experience and 2 years of research..) but has low numbers (GPA 3.0 and MCAT 25) can never get an interview because the committee first look at only his/her numbers?
    Any response will be appreciated.
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  3. MSepo

    MSepo Member

    Oct 25, 2000
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    From what I've heard it really depends on the particular school. Supposedly some schools simply run the applications through a computer and send secondaries only to those applicants whose gpa&MCAT meet or exceed the minimum. At other schools, I believe that they screen your entire app before deciding to send out a secondary. As for interviews, I think only a few schools (Vanderbilt comes to mind) issue those without closely scrutinizing your entire application including secondaries.

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