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I'm sorry, but you are kidding right? :D unless the UCLA secondary changed from last year, that thing was long, it had like 6 short essays, and if you applied disadvantaged, you had some extra stuff to fill out...I can't comment about duke and columbia.
NYMC, harvard are pretty easy....
 

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GTown and SLU are pretty easy also. Each has a short essay but both are do-able in one day.
 

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Easy:
Cornell
NYU
NYMC
GW
Harvard
UCSF
Yale

Tough:
UCLA
Pritzker
Duke
Columbia
UCSD
Davis
Irvine
 

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adding Rush and Loyola UGH!

Originally posted by Street Philosopher
Easy:
Cornell
NYU
NYMC
GW
Harvard
UCSF
Yale

Tough:
UCLA
Pritzker
Duke
Columbia
UCSD
Davis
Irvine
Rush
Loyola
 
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[particularly] Easy:
Cornell
NYU
NYMC
GW
Harvard
UCSF
Yale
BU


[particularly] Tough:
UCLA
Pritzker
Duke
Columbia
UCSD
Davis
Irvine
Rush
Loyola
Northwestern
USC
Vanderbilt
 

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particularly Easy:
Cornell
NYU
NYMC
GW
Harvard
UCSF
Yale
BU
Einstein


particularly Tough:
UCLA
Pritzker
Duke
Columbia
UCSD
Davis
Irvine
Rush
Loyola
Northwestern
USC
Vanderbilt [/B][/QUOTE]
 

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particularly Easy:
Cornell
NYU
NYMC
GW
Harvard
UCSF
Yale
BU
Einstein
Boston

particularly Tough:
UCLA
Pritzker
Duke
Columbia
UCSD
Davis
Irvine
Rush
Loyola
Northwestern
USC
Vanderbilt [/B][/QUOTE]
UVA (in my opinion)
 

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EASY:
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Cornell
NYU
NYMC
GW
Harvard
UCSF
Yale
BU
Einstein
Boston
Penn

TOUGH:
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UCLA
Pritzker
Duke*
Columbia
UCSD
Davis
Irvine
Rush
Loyola
Northwestern
USC
Vanderbilt
UVA


*In my book, Duke wins this one hands down...6 short-answers (1000 character limit each), 2 essays (5000 character limit each)...This adds up to around 2300 words. Talk about screening for drive!
 

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funny how duke earns an extra asterisk even in while being in the tough category :cool:
 
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EASY:
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Cornell
NYU
NYMC
GW
Harvard
UCSF
Yale
BU
Einstein
Boston
Penn

TOUGH:
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UCLA
Pritzker
Duke**
Columbia
UCSD
Davis
Irvine
Rush
Loyola
Northwestern
USC
Vanderbilt
UVA


Make that two asterisks. That secondary was such a pain... the memories of it make me cringe.
 

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I'll add a few for the easy section...Albany, Creighton, Vermont, and MCW

EASY:
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Cornell
NYU
NYMC
GW
Harvard
UCSF
Yale
BU
Einstein
Boston
Penn
Albany
Creighton
Vermont

TOUGH:
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UCLA
Pritzker
Duke**
Columbia
UCSD
Davis
Irvine
Rush
Loyola
Northwestern
USC
Vanderbilt
UVA


Make that two asterisks. That secondary was such a pain... the memories of it make me cringe. [/B][/QUOTE]
 

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Adding Penn State for the easy category....

EASY:
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Cornell
NYU
NYMC
GW
Harvard
UCSF
Yale
BU
Einstein
Boston
Penn
Albany
Creighton
Vermont
Penn State

TOUGH:
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UCLA
Pritzker
Duke**
Columbia
UCSD
Davis
Irvine
Rush
Loyola
Northwestern
USC
Vanderbilt
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I forgot UMD:

EASY:
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Cornell
NYU
NYMC
GW
Harvard
UCSF
Yale
BU
Einstein
Boston
Penn
Albany
Creighton
Vermont
Penn State

TOUGH:
---------
UCLA
Pritzker
Duke**
Columbia
UCSD
Davis
Irvine
Rush
Loyola
Northwestern
USC
Vanderbilt
UVA
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i thought mcow was pretty simple..

EASY:
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Cornell
NYU
NYMC
GW
Harvard
UCSF
Yale
BU
Einstein
Boston
Penn
Albany
Creighton
Vermont
Penn State
MCOW

TOUGH:
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UCLA
Pritzker
Duke**
Columbia
UCSD
Davis
Irvine
Rush
Loyola
Northwestern
USC
Vanderbilt
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Adding Case Western to the Tough category--the essay can be time-consuming, if for no other reason than that you get to write about something important to YOU, so tend to put a little more love and affection into it (at least I did).

Wash U, Tulane, and Baylor were definitely not mindless but they seemed to be relatively quick also, so I'll add them to the East category.

EASY:
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Cornell
NYU
NYMC
GW
Harvard
UCSF
Yale
BU
Einstein
Boston
Penn
Albany
Creighton
Vermont
Penn State
MCOW
Wash U
Tulane
Baylor

TOUGH:
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UCLA
Pritzker
Duke**
Columbia
UCSD
Davis
Irvine
Rush
Loyola
Northwestern
USC
Vanderbilt
UVA
U of MD
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ok, I have just GOT to abuse my spankin new cluster of gremlins. So, I will try and represent my feelings for each secondary that I did. :)

EASY:
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Cornell
NYU
NYMC
GW
Harvard
UCSF
Yale
BU
Einstein
Boston
Penn
Albany

Creighton
Vermont
Penn State
MCOW

Wash U
Tulane
Baylor

TOUGH:
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UCLA
Pritzker

Duke** (on behalf of everybody applying to duke, I shall say...

Columbia
UCSD
Davis
Irvine
Rush

Loyola

Northwestern
USC

Vanderbilt
UVA
U of MD
Case Western
 

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I think the categorization is a little crude. I propose the following.

None
UT Houston
UTMB
Mayo

Trivial
Cornell
NYMC
GW
Harvard
UCSF
Yale
BU
Einstein
Penn
Albany
Creighton
Vermont
Penn State
MCOW
Finch
Tufts

EASY
Tulane
Baylor
Wash U
Loma Linda
UT Southwestern

Moderate
Stanford
NYU

Tough
UCLA
Pritzker
Columbia
UCSD
Davis
Irvine
Rush
Loyola
Northwestern
USC
Vanderbilt
UVA
U of MD
Case Western

Impossible
Duke
 

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hey, there was nothing else on TV besides a rerun of ER. So I thought I'd waste my time and be cool for once.
 

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Alphabetizing, clarifying Columbia and adding Pitt, since this year's applicants don't seem to have a Dra. Foxy equivalent to do this sort of thing for you! ;)

None
Columbia (but a separate primary)
Mayo
UT Houston
UTMB

Trivial
Albany
BU
Cornell
Creighton
Einstein
Finch
GW
Harvard
MCOW
NYMC
Penn
Penn State
Tufts
UCSF
Vermont
Yale

EASY
Baylor
Loma Linda
Tulane
UT Southwestern
Wash U

Moderate
NYU
Stanford

Tough
Case Western
Columbia (OK, leaving it, although technically not a secondary)
Loyola
Northwestern
Pitt
Pritzker
Rush
UCDavis
UCIrvine
UCLA
UCSD
U of MD
USC
UVA
Vanderbilt

Impossible
Duke
 

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Creighton is also easy. One essay about 'why Creighton'- a limit of 250 words.
P.S. Sorry that I could not put it in the order you guys were. I'm new to SDN and am still trying to figure out how to use it! Great place though.
 

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Creighton is already on the list as "trivial." To copy a list and add to it, just hit the quote button at the bottom of the post, delete that poster's comments and the quote codes at the beginning and end and insert your additions.

Welcome to SDN!! :) Glad you found us!!:cool:
 

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I am trying to fill Doctor Foxy's shoes....

None
Mayo
UT Houston
UTMB

Trivial
Albany
BU
Cornell
Creighton
Einstein
Finch
GW
Harvard
MCOW
NYMC
Penn
Penn State
Tufts
UCSF
Vermont
Yale

EASY
Baylor
Loma Linda
Texas Tech
Tulane
UT Southwestern
Wash U

Moderate
NYU
Stanford

Tough
Case Western
Columbia
Loyola
Northwestern
Pitt
Pritzker
Rush
UCDavis
UCIrvine
UCLA
UCSD
U of MD
USC
UVA
Vanderbilt

Impossible
Duke

Separate Primary
Columbia
NYU
 

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Tweetie,

Where on earth did you find all those WAY COOL gremlins/smilies??? They crack me up!!
 

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please keep on adding, it really helps me sort these secondaries out...

None
Mayo
UT Houston
UTMB

Trivial
Albany
BU
Cornell
Creighton
Einstein
Finch
GW
Harvard
MCOW
NYMC
Penn
Penn State
Tufts
UCSF
Vermont
Yale

EASY
Baylor
Loma Linda
Texas Tech
Tulane
UT Southwestern
Wash U

Moderate
NYU
Stanford

Tough
Case Western
Columbia
Loyola
Northwestern
Pitt
Pritzker
Rush
UCDavis
UCIrvine
UCLA
UCSD
U of MD
USC
UVA
Vanderbilt

Impossible
Duke

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Columbia
NYU
 

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someone add Georgetown...
one page, "why georgetown"

i think it goes in the easy list.
 

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Maintaining list.

None
Mayo
UT Houston
UTMB

Trivial
Albany
BU
Cornell
Creighton
Einstein
Finch
GW
Harvard
MCOW
NYMC
Penn
Penn State
Tufts
UCSF
Vermont
Yale

Easy
Baylor
Georgetown
Loma Linda
Texas Tech
Tulane
UT Southwestern
Wash U

Moderate
Stanford

Tough
Case Western
Columbia
Loyola
Northwestern
Pitt
Pritzker
Rush
UCDavis
UCIrvine
UCLA
UCSD
U of MD
USC
UVA
Vanderbilt

Impossible
Duke

Separate Primary
Columbia
NYU
 

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I am agreement that Duke's secondary was by far the hardest application that I have yet submitted. I was very surpised that schools like JH were much easier to complete.
 

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Hi Guys,

I just wanted to say, I understand about the Duke secondary (current first year at Duke). I actually filled it out 4 months after the "deadline". It took me a while to do some research (we had a question about the ethics of stem cells) and come up with a good moral dilemma. My advice, do a good job on it. Remember Duke is non-rolling, so don't worry about how long it takes (call and ask how negotiable the deadline is this year), just do the best you can.

K! Feel free to PM me with questions

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Adding UT San Antonio and Rochester:

No Secondary
Mayo
UT Houston
UTMB

Trivial
Albany
BU
Cornell
Creighton
Einstein
Finch
GW
Harvard
MCOW
NYMC
Penn
Penn State
Rochester
Tufts
UCSF
Vermont
Yale

Easy
Baylor
Georgetown
Loma Linda
Texas Tech
Tulane
UT San Antonio
UT Southwestern
Wash U

Moderate
Stanford

Tough
Case Western
Columbia
Loyola
Northwestern
Pitt
Pritzker
Rush
UCDavis
UCIrvine
UCLA
UCSD
U of MD
USC
UVA
Vanderbilt

Impossible
Duke

Separate Primary
Columbia
NYU
 

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Saint Louis University's isn't so bad, just add comments not on aamcas and/or why do you want to be a doctor. Probably could be categorized as easy.
 

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No Secondary
Mayo
UT Houston
UTMB

Trivial
Albany
BU
Cornell
Creighton
Einstein
Finch
GW
Harvard
MCOW
NYMC
Penn
Penn State
Rochester
Tufts
UCSF
Vermont
Yale

Easy
Baylor
Georgetown
Loma Linda
Saint Louis
Texas Tech
Tulane
UT San Antonio
UT Southwestern
Wash U

Moderate
Stanford

Tough
Case Western
Columbia
Loyola
Northwestern
Pitt
Pritzker
Rush
UCDavis
UCIrvine
UCLA
UCSD
U of MD
USC
UVA
Vanderbilt

Impossible
Duke

Separate Primary
Columbia
NYU [/B][/QUOTE]
 

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No Secondary
Mayo
UT Houston
UTMB

Trivial
Albany
BU
Cornell
Creighton
Einstein
Finch
GW
Harvard
MCOW
NYMC
Penn
Penn State
Rochester
Tufts
UCSF
Vermont
Yale

Easy
Baylor
Georgetown
Loma Linda
Texas Tech
Tulane
UT San Antonio
UT Southwestern
Wash U
UMich

Moderate
Stanford

Tough
Case Western
Columbia
Loyola
Northwestern
Pitt
Pritzker
Rush
UCDavis
UCIrvine
UCLA
UCSD
U of MD
USC
UVA
Vanderbilt

Impossible
Duke

Separate Primary
Columbia
NYU



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Saint Louis University's isn't so bad, just add comments not on aamcas and/or why do you want to be a doctor. Probably could be categorized as easy.



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No Secondary
Mayo
UT Houston
UTMB

Trivial
Albany
BU
Cornell
Creighton
Einstein
Finch
GW
Harvard
MCOW
NYMC
Penn
Penn State
Rochester
Tufts
UCSF
Vermont
Yale

Easy
Baylor
Georgetown
Loma Linda
Saint Louis
Texas Tech
Tulane
UT San Antonio
UT Southwestern
Wash U

Moderate
Stanford

Tough
Case Western
Columbia
Loyola
Northwestern
Pitt
Pritzker
Rush
UCDavis
UCIrvine
UCLA
UCSD
U of MD
USC
UVA
Vanderbilt

Impossible
Duke

Separate Primary
Columbia
NYU
 

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Adding Emory, Mount Sinai, and Wake Forest

No Secondary
Mayo
UT Houston
UTMB

Trivial
Albany
BU
Cornell
Creighton
Einstein
Finch
GW
Harvard
MCOW
NYMC
Penn
Penn State
Rochester
Tufts
UCSF
Vermont
Yale

Easy
Baylor
Emory
Georgetown
Loma Linda
Mount Sinai
Saint Louis
Texas Tech
Tulane
UT San Antonio
UT Southwestern
Wake Forest
Wash U

Moderate
Stanford

Tough
Case Western
Columbia
Loyola
Northwestern
Pitt
Pritzker
Rush
UCDavis
UCIrvine
UCLA
UCSD
U of MD
USC
UVA
Vanderbilt

Impossible
Duke

Separate Primary
Columbia
NYU
 

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I didn't see JHU on this list -- four short questions, I'd say between moderate and hard.

*flips coin*

I say moderate . . . a lot easier than UVA/Pritzker/Case.