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quick reapplying question

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Incendiary, Mar 27, 2002.

  1. Incendiary

    Incendiary Fantabulous Member
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    Nov 12, 2001
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    Just wondering, but if someone does not get into medical school, how does it make sense to reapply immediately? Wouldn't it make more sense to wait a year and do something productive, and then reapply?

    I guess my question assumes that the person has simply maintained the status quo as far as grades/activities/etc. If he/she boosted MCAT or GPA, or added a few publications or something, then I could see the logic of reapplying right away.

    Anyways, just curious...
  2. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen
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    Feb 3, 2002
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    i'd probably talk to some adcoms and find out what they thought I was lacking. Then I'd take as much time as needed to fulfill their wishes. It's all about jumping through the hoops.
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  3. SMW

    SMW Grand Member
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    Jul 12, 2001
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    Perhaps a person only applied to a few schools, or too many top schools and not enough middle and lower tier schools. Maybe they were/are a super applicant on paper but bombed all the interviews. But in general, I think you're right.

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