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Rolling Admissions...my ASS!!!!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Dr. Don, Feb 7, 2002.

  1. Dr. Don

    Dr. Don Senior Member

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    Alright, so for this post, I'm going to talk shi- about the rolling admissions process for med schools! I know for a fact that a couple of friends of mine have turned in their applications later than me and they have already receiving interviews! Statistically speaking they are slightly better than me. I don't think is a big deal...my friends deserve to be doctors and I'm happy for them, but then it makes me think if schools are really under rolling admissions. I don't know if it was the AMCAS problems that caused the change, but this whole app process is really making me wonder that if I have to reapply, should I turn in my primary and secondary applications early, or wait. Anyways, any thoughts about this?
     
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  3. Doctora Foxy

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    definitely early....they probably reviewed your file early, waited for others to send it in with higher scores and contacted them first....so med schools is rolling, however mostly the cream of the crop benefit from this. The earlier the better, so they see your file when they have 150 spots to fill, later they'll see you with 10 spots left and won't want to give you one.
    hope this makes sense
     
  4. Mr.D

    Mr.D insipidus maximus

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    Sorry to hear that you haven't been getting any
    love from med schools yet, but, I must say that
    whatever your future plans may be (eg. post-bac, or repeat MCAT), you should try to apply as early as possible and really make sure you put in a lot
    of time on the personal statement. I applied late
    this year (primary Oct 15, most secondandaries in
    late Nov thru January), and so far have had decent
    results (4 invites). My recommendation would be
    that if you want to reapply this year, definitely
    take the MCAT in August since it's kind of late
    to start studying for the April MCAT (unless of course you're taking time off and going to devote all of your time to study for the exam). In the meantime, you may consider doing a post-bac. But judging from you previously posted stats (3.4 GPA, 6V,10P,10B), I don't think that will be necessary. Concentrate on the verbal but DO NOT deemphasize or forget about the sciences, and I definitely think that you'll be fine. From one fellow Bruin to another, good luck!
     
  5. vyc

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    i think medical schools really ARE rolling admissions.
    most anyway.

    but this year, everything has been completely turned around and messed up.

    i submitted my AMCAS in early august and had most my secondaries in by the end of October.
    but because of all the AMCAS screwups, i know that my file has been reviewed before other people's who have for sure, turned their stuff in earlier than me. oh and i took the august MCAT.

    when i interviewed at harvard in december, they told me they were still getting verified AMCAS apps from people who had submitted in June... so somehow, my application got through quickly and was read.

    it's all luck or some crazy **** like that.

    but next year, things should be a little better (though i highly doubt everything will be cleared up) so you should DEFINITELY turn in your apps as early as possible.
     
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