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Stressed on AMCAS

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by RizKhan, Aug 28, 2001.

  1. RizKhan

    RizKhan Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 16, 2001
    I know this is nota new topic on this board, unfortunately it is all but oo common.
    My problem is that the AMCAS wont let me create a username, and keeps gicing the error message"Potential Duplicate Account"
    I have tried contacting word yet
    and so i cant even begin my applictaion process.....this is very frustrating
    has anyone else received an error message like this?
    I applied through AMCAS last year on their disk system and maybe they still have me on file or soemthing but its utterly ridiculous

    riz khan
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  3. moo

    moo 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 4, 2000
    Yes, you probably reg'd twice. This happened to me and I had to call them (202-828-0600) and they had to fix it. It's the only way.
  4. serpiente

    serpiente Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 28, 2001
    Well that's a new problem anyway. You're doing the right thing--just keep calling them and let them know about the problem. It could be (probably is another bug in the app) but are you sure you're using the right browser? A while back it wouldn't let me log into the app until I upgraded my browser. There is info about this on the AMCAS web site by the way. Anyway keep calling-- You don't get much of a response with email. Don't give up!
  5. serpiente

    serpiente Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 28, 2001
    Wait--had another idea. Maybe someone else has the username you're trying to use, thus the duplicate account. After all there are a lot of people using the application. Try a different username, something unique.
  6. Zack90

    Zack90 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 6, 2001
    Philadelphia, PA
    I agree with above - try a different username - something unique. I am a reapplicant and didn't have a problem in giving myself a username or submitting for that matter. I think I may have used the same username as last year. If you call or E-mail them, who knows if you'll get a response.....

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