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Do most private schools send secondaries to everyone or do some screen. I'm guessing highly competitive schools may screen, but what about middle and lower tier private schools?
 

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Most med schools like the cash associated with the secondaries, so they send them to all. In fact, I don't think I know of any school that refused to send anyone a secondary app.
 

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Some schools don't screen and some screen. If you read the schools' websites, then you will come accross examples.

Does it even matter? If you get a secondary, then you get one and would have to decide whether or not to fill it out and send it back with a check.
 

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I think many do screen, but the standards might be so very low that almost everyone gets passed. Though it may not apply, I do know a friend who applied to dental schools with a 2.6 and a 17 on the DATs and she didn't get secondaries. I do know that allopathic medical schools send secondaries reguardless of whether you have the required classes (So re-read over everything before you send them a check!).

Jade~
 

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i know for certain that stanford screens.
there are other schools that screen as well.
possibly Georgetown?
 

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all of the UC schools screen too. in fact ucsf screens quite heavily. out of roughly 4500 primaries they only sent out 1400-1500 secondaries. i think the other UC schools screen similarly.

personally, i think screening is more comforting b/c you know that if you receive a secondary you have already passed some sort of invisible irrational hurdle :eek: then, you sweat it out with the other thousand and change applicants for interview invites.


think about it this way..lets say school X doesn't screen, sends out 4500 secondaries and 500 interview invites. the primary costs $45 and the secondary costs $100. So, you spent 145 bucks for a shot at being one of the 500 out of 5000 to get an interview. school Y screens and only sends out 1500 secondaries (out of 5000 applicants). they interview 500. cost of primary and secondary is $145. So, for 145 bucks you are one of 1500 hoping for one of the 500 interview invites. What would you rather have after spending the $145? A 1 in 3 shot for an interview, or a 1 in 10?
 

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I, for one, am thankful to both Stanford and UC-San Francisco for not sending me a secondary- thereby saving me $100+ to be spent on strippers and booze... hey wait a second, I dont drink and have never been to a strip club, how does that work?
 

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Originally posted by pocwana
on my website, on the list of secondaries, if the school has a asterisk next to it, the school screens before sending out a secondary. i got the info from 2003-04 msar.

2003 Interview Feedback Files & List of Online Secondaries

Unfortunately I think that info is wrong. I have the book too... and it's wrong for both Vanderbilt and Pritzker. I think this year schools are just going mad with the secondaries.
 

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Great website you have going there Poc. It's accurate to the best of my knowledge.
 

tBw

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Originally posted by USeF
I, for one, am thankful to both Stanford and UC-San Francisco for not sending me a secondary- thereby saving me $100+ to be spent on strippers and booze... hey wait a second, I dont drink and have never been to a strip club, how does that work?

Maybe it was a sign it was time to start...?:laugh:
 

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how to start with secondaries
 

vixen

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how'd you guys find word processors or typewriters? I really don't want to hand write mine.
 

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do all secondary apps require additional fees? aiyaya!
 

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vixen,
I have seen tons of businesses in my neighborhood that type stuff for you for a nominal fee. Perhaps that's feasable???

Also, do you work at an administrative office . . or does your dept have an administrative office? My dept has a whole bunch of type writers that the secretaries use and I am going to borrow one of them.

Tweetie
 
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