Skarl

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Why would you be automatically rejected?
 

Pagan FutureDoc

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disadvantages....adcoms might remember your father and not like him, you might come across as entitled, they might know your father contact him and find out about your estranged situation.
 

gonnif

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Alumni legacy may be asked on a secondary and may be helpful in getting an interview. However, overall legacy in considered among the factors of low importance across medical schools according to a 2013 AAMC survey
 

Goro

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Hey everyone,

My family has been estranged from my father since my high school years.

However, the interesting part of this story is that I am now applying to medical school, including the one that he graduated from.

Does anybody have any clue to how my status as an applicant at that school would be affected?
Would I be considered a legacy applicant? Would I perhaps be automatically rejected?

I was wondering if people had any thoughts or had further insight into how schools consider this kind of situation in the admissions process.
Unless he's a major donor, this won't have any bearing on your app.