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Secondary Application - Wait-listed years ago

Discussion in 'Re-Applicants [ MD / DO ]' started by ReapPremed, Sep 11, 2017.

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  1. ReapPremed

    ReapPremed

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    So I interviewed at and was wait-listed at my state school some years ago right out of undergrad. I foolishly reapplied with some incremental changes (publications), thinking wait-list went I was 'almost' there but not quite. As you'd expect I did not get an interview.

    And now I am reapplying again hopefully with other good things (new MCAT, volunteering, shadowing). I am not sure if I should really bring up my past application attempts or not in the secondary? Like say "So this is everything that has changed since I interviewed. I know I didn't make the cut last time but I think if you consider all that's happened since that interview..." and rattle off what changed and what I learned?

    Is it better just not to draw attention to my previous failures and act like its a brand new, shiny application?
     
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  3. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    They can already see you have applied twice.
    Don't mention it unless they ask.
     
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  4. ReapPremed

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    I guess I was thinking more about doing some kind of guide-posting. There's an "anything else" option on the secondary, and I heard directly that the dean wants to see changes between reapplications... Though I guess that's really tacit and they'll be looking for those anyway?
     
  5. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    This is it.
     
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