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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by NCF145, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. NCF145

    NCF145 Not Politically Correct
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    How do the schools screen for secondary applications? Is it a numbers game or do they read your app. and then make a decision?
     
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  3. YupGypsy

    YupGypsy Banne*d for Tr*olling
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    My original question: "Besides GPA & MCAT, do you have other criteria in awarding supplemental applications? Does the Personal Statement have any impact in the decision?"

    And the following are the responses, and I guess it varies from school to school:


    "The short answer (and we can't really give you a long answer) is that we evaluate everything in your application." The personal statement, extracurricular activities, GPA, MCAT...they all have varying levels of impact."

    Office of Admissions
    UCSD School of Medicine


    "It depends. A portion of our applicants will receive an automatic
    secondary based on GPA and MCAT. The applicants that do not receive an
    automatic secondary will be manually reviewed."

    Regards,
    Office of Admissions and Outreach [UCI]



    "In answer to your first question; To be eligible to receive an secondary
    application you must be a U.S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the
    U.S. and a BA prior to enrollment. GPA of 2.5 and 6's on the MCAT.
    Second question: Yes, your personal statement does have some weight in the
    committee decision. The admissions committee look at the applications very
    closely.
    I hope this has been of some help to you.
    Sincerely,

    Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
    University of Iowa


    "All verifed AMCAS applications go through a eligibility review to verify that
    the candidate has completed 90 or more undergraduate graded credits from an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada and that their
    MCAT is less then three years old. Access to our secondary application is
    forwarded to everyone who meets these eligibilty requirements. As the access
    letter indicates we encourage all potential candidates to review our on-line
    information and class profile to self determine if they will be competitive
    before completing the secondary. I hope this is of help."

    Admissions Recruiter [Medical College of Wisconsin]


    "The personal statement is not evaluated at this time but is used at the
    interview stage. Other factors such as trends in the GPA, where your
    course work was done, the type of course work and other factors come
    into play for sending the secondary application. We are sending
    secondary applications to about a third of the applicant pool. Hope this
    information is helpful."

    Coordinator, Student Admissions
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine
     
  4. WildTumor

    WildTumor Senior Member
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    That's helpful.
     
  5. tandski

    tandski MS3
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    Wow great work, thanks for all the info!
     
  6. YupGypsy

    YupGypsy Banne*d for Tr*olling
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    can i have some money now
     
  7. tandski

    tandski MS3
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    Ok, for sure, let me write you a check........ahhh I have no more checks! I have already spent $2300 on this whole application process so I am fresh out. Sorry my friend.

    Edit: actually it is more like $3000
     
  8. MadHopsMD

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    Someone should do that for every school that screens...
     
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