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Should I let all contacts for my activities in my AMCAS application know that I am using them as a contact?


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Jan 7, 2020
  1. Medical Student
I would do it because I wouldn't want them to be caught off guard.

However, one of my friends has been a contact for ~10 different people, and she's never been contacted, so I guess you don't HAVE to...

I let everyone know ahead of time, and I don't think any one of them were ever contacted... maybe schools only reach out if you try to say you did 10,000 hours of volunteering in a month or something.
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Indoor Cat
2+ Year Member
Aug 7, 2018
  1. Medical Student
I only let the people who were involved in large portions know. I highly, highly doubt that anyone will even care to verify if I volunteered 20 hours for this one event, but they might actually check for the volunteer position I have over 500 hours with (but that person also wrote me a letter of rec so I also don't think they'd doubt the validity).
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