Slightly different email from AMCAS President

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by 6-8 Weeks, Aug 3, 2001.

  1. 6-8 Weeks

    6-8 Weeks Senior Member

    Jul 9, 2001
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    Subject: A message from Jordan J. Cohen, M.D., AAMC President

    As you may know, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has
    encountered a series of problems in implementing the AMCAS 2002 project,
    including the new Web-based medical school application that we introduced in
    May. Our intention, of course, was to make the application process easier
    for both medical school applicants and schools. Much to our dismay and deep
    regret, it turned out that many applicants and schools have experienced
    delays and problems with the AMCAS 2002 process.
    As president of the AAMC, I want to convey my sincere apologies for whatever
    difficulties you and the applicants you advise may have encountered with the
    new application system. I want to assure you, as I have tried to do in a
    similar message I sent to all 2002 applicants today, that the AAMC will
    continue-literally around the clock-to resolve technical glitches with AMCAS
    However, to ensure that schools can proceed immediately on evaluating their
    2002 applicants, we have developed an "interim plan," which was distributed
    to medical school personnel on Wednesday, Aug. 1. The plan is designed not
    to replace but to augment the service we fully intend to provide to schools
    through the AMCAS 2002 system. As a core component of the plan, starting
    next week, the AAMC will begin sending all schools printed paper copies of
    all their applications daily via Federal Express.
    The interim plan will continue simultaneously with full implementation of
    the AMCAS 2002 project, which we expect to have fully functioning later this
    summer or early this fall. Again, let me express our regret for the anxiety
    and frustration these difficulties have caused many of you and the
    applicants you advise.

    Jordan J. Cohen, M.D.
    Association of American Medical Colleges
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  3. bubbaap

    bubbaap Member

    Jun 19, 2001
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    So this is the email that AMCAS sent to the advisors? I'd like to see the one that they sent to the med schools! Anyways, under this so-called "plan", AMCAS will start sending out our paper apps regardless of whether or not they've been I right? Do you think that they will inform us when they mail them out?
  4. 6-8 Weeks

    6-8 Weeks Senior Member

    Jul 9, 2001
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    Knowing AMCAS, only about 100 or so of the 1000s that applied will get the email notifying them that their application was sent out, and of course, the printout will not tell you anything.
  5. Now... it was surely reassuring to know that an "M.D." is leading the operation of the whole AMCAS venture... I thought they were all bums off the street... Furthermore, is the AMCAS version of the paper copy same as the application summary we get? If so, then the only school listed on my post-secondary schools will be the junior college I attended during high school. Surely, that will be great for the med schools' screening process. "Literally working around the clock", sadly pathetic... perhaps if he left out that line, the e-mail would have been more acceptable to most people... Lie does not cover up for the ridiculous ineptness of the people working for that organization.
  6. Jacky

    Jacky Member

    Oct 24, 2000
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    They better send these damn applications IN THE ORDER they were submitted!!!
    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

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