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I was verified and received most of my secondaries around July 31, but I only submitted about 6 before getting diagnosed with COVID on August 4th. I'm just starting to feel better now, but I have passed the 2 week mark for most of my secondaries. How bad did I mess up? Should I include this in the additional comments section of applications or just leave it?
 
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I was verified and received most of my secondaries around July 31, but I only submitted about 6 before getting diagnosed with COVID on August 4th. I'm just starting to feel better now, but I have passed the 2 week mark for most of my secondaries. How bad did I mess up? Should I include this in the additional comments section of applications or just leave it?
I might mention it if it had a huge effect on me and kept me stuck to the bed/unable to work for an extended amount of time.
 
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There is no magic to the two-week mark. Schools are not counting the days from when they send you the secondary to when you submit it. As long as you do not wait for an undue amount of time (much longer than two weeks), you will be fine.
 
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Several secondaries ask about covid impacts. Simply say a sentence or two such as

“after submitting AMCAS and when i began to start on secondary applications, I was diagnoised with COVID-19. Fortunately it was a mild to moderate case and recovered after approximately two weeks”.

just mentioned it thats all
 
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I was verified and received most of my secondaries around July 31, but I only submitted about 6 before getting diagnosed with COVID on August 4th. I'm just starting to feel better now, but I have passed the 2 week mark for most of my secondaries. How bad did I mess up? Should I include this in the additional comments section of applications or just leave it?
Med schools are not like jealous prom dates, waiting with a stop watch to see how fast you ask them out.
 
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Med schools are not like jealous prom dates, waiting with a stop watch to see how fast you ask them out.

I have a few schools that stated they wanted secondaries in that 2 week frame. Should I even bother filling these out?

For those wondering - Wayne state and Oakland
 

zeddd78893

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Several secondaries ask about covid impacts. Simply say a sentence or two such as

“after submitting AMCAS and when i began to start on secondary applications, I was diagnoised with COVID-19. Fortunately it was a mild to moderate case and recovered after approximately two weeks”.

just mentioned it thats all

Thank you! I'll definitely add this.
 

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I would actually disagree and suggest that OP should submit them. Many schools note timeframes and deadlines on secondary more for trying to control the workflow of secondaries by keeping students sending them in quickly instead of waiting for last minute. Meeting the deadline isnt typically used as decision point on the application itself
 
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