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  1. lamna

    lamna Junior Member
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    Can People please list all the schools with easy secondaries:

    Rochester
    Boston
    Finch
    George Washington
     
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  3. DW

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    duke
    ucla
    columbia
     
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    Penn
    Tufts
    NYMC
     
  5. Dr. Don

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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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  8. tBw

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    it's so easy, you don't even have to be able to spell their name right ;)
     
  9. Wahoo07

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    :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    Easy:
    Cornell
    NYU
    NYMC
    GW
    Harvard
    UCSF
    Yale

    Tough:
    UCLA
    Pritzker
    Duke
    Columbia
    UCSD
    Davis
    Irvine
     
  11. Wahoo07

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    Jefferson's is another easy one, if you can even call it a secondary.
     
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    adding Rush and Loyola UGH!

     
  13. [particularly] Easy:
    Cornell
    NYU
    NYMC
    GW
    Harvard
    UCSF
    Yale
    BU


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

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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]
     
  15. Human_Genome

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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)
     
  16. Peter Parker

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

    TOUGH:
    ---------
    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!
     
  17. Street Philosopher

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

    TOUGH:
    ---------
    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.
     
  19. buglady

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

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

    TOUGH:
    ---------
    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]
     
  20. PADoc2be

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    Adding Penn State for the easy category....

    EASY:
    -------
    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
     
  21. kaos

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    I forgot UMD:

    EASY:
    -------
    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
    U of MD
     
  22. DrBravesgirl

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    i thought mcow was pretty simple..

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

    TOUGH:
    ---------
    UCLA
    Pritzker
    Duke**
    Columbia
    UCSD
    Davis
    Irvine
    Rush
    Loyola
    Northwestern
    USC
    Vanderbilt
    UVA
    U of MD
     
  23. TroutBum

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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:
    ---------
    UCLA
    Pritzker
    Duke**
    Columbia
    UCSD
    Davis
    Irvine
    Rush
    Loyola
    Northwestern
    USC
    Vanderbilt
    UVA
    U of MD
    Case Western
     
  24. Tweetie_bird

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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:
    -------
    Cornell
    NYU
    NYMC
    GW
    Harvard
    UCSF
    Yale
    BU
    Einstein
    Boston
    Penn
    Albany[​IMG]
    Creighton
    Vermont
    Penn State
    MCOW[​IMG]
    Wash U
    Tulane
    Baylor

    TOUGH:
    ---------
    UCLA
    Pritzker[​IMG]
    Duke** (on behalf of everybody applying to duke, I shall say... [​IMG]
    Columbia
    UCSD
    Davis
    Irvine
    Rush[​IMG]
    Loyola[​IMG]
    Northwestern
    USC[​IMG]
    Vanderbilt
    UVA
    U of MD
    Case Western[​IMG]
     
  25. cabruen

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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
     
  26. Sweet Tea

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    Tweetie Bird, you crack me up!! :laugh: :laugh:
     
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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. [​IMG]
     
  28. SMW

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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
     
  29. bondgirl

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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.
     
  30. SMW

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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:
     
  31. cabruen

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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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    bump

    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

    Separate Primary
    Columbia
    NYU
     
  34. Street Philosopher

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

    i think it goes in the easy list.
     
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    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

    bebe2
     
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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
     
  39. jofrbr76

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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]
     
  41. blackbird03

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    Adding Umich


    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
     
  42. randomlogik

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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
     
  43. devthakur

    devthakur Junior Member
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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.
     

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