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Hi Everyone,

I posted this in the normal forum, then realized there was a special re-applicant forum.

Anyway, I have been sorta off track all day because I cannot get my mind off the future. For example, right now I am suppose to be studying for a test. I just interviewed at Wisco for my only interview, it went pretty well, really laid back. That was nice but it was more to describe my passion for medicine when the guy was interested in the snow out here in utah and travels to norway. Madison is pretty much my only chance this year and if I don't get in I am thinking of D.O. school. I really want to get into medicine, and soon, but after interviewing at madtown (where I have grown up) I'm real excited about that school. I am thinking of waiting a year and applying early decision and if rejected from that reapplying and getting out all my (primary) applications by october 1st.
(1st Question, that too big of a risk, to do the early decision program and probably not get secondaries out until the middle of october if I do not get in)

I think the real reason I didn't get in is because I applied late to all schools. I have a 3.4(maybe like a 3.45 after this semester) and 30p (3.5sci gpa) and I'd say more experience than most students. I think this together is comparable to the average med student. Then, if things still fail with the M.D. schools, apply to D.O. just in case. I have nothing against D.O. they provide the exact same care, its just I think experience at an M.D. school may more fun, especially one like madison's where it is a great community of students and opportunity. I know it is a risk of a year, was wondering if there are any re-applicants, or people in general, with words of wisdom. It is also important to note I do have a girlfriend a year younger, this would allow for grad school at the same school , but I am young and that is far away. I am thinking of working back in the lab doing surgery on pigs and volunteering in the ER during the year off. Also, perhaps heading to S. America to help my dad do volunteer knee replacements for the impoverished.

P.S. Could someone explain how the re-ap procedure is different. i.e. Do you have to have completely different LORs besides doing the re-ap essay.

Thanks Folks!
 

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First, you want to get your primary applications in early June - it'll help your chances of getting to the top of the pile for interviews. Your stats aren't bad, I would just apply broad for the best chances at getting an allo acceptance.

Being a Reapp is no different from your first time. You can use the same LOR's, but Id suggest adding a couple. Slightly edit your essays to account for your maturation/change in direction over the last year. Keep up with your pre-med activities and you should be fine. It took me 2 tries!
 

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Wisconsin is a great school and tons of people get 1 interview and 1 acceptance. So cross your fingers and hope for the best. In the meanwhile try to get involved in things that you can squeeze LORs out of them. Most schools require a new letter of req before applying. Don't worry! Everything will work out. Second time around will definitely be easier (not speaking from experience but I'm certain this is the case as you already know the process).
 

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First, you want to get your primary applications in early June - it'll help your chances of getting to the top of the pile for interviews. Your stats aren't bad, I would just apply broad for the best chances at getting an allo acceptance.

Being a Reapp is no different from your first time. You can use the same LOR's, but Id suggest adding a couple. Slightly edit your essays to account for your maturation/change in direction over the last year. Keep up with your pre-med activities and you should be fine. It took me 2 tries!

I was a reapplicant too and some of the schools I applied to required me to get updated letters. I found out late and it was a huge pain in the @ss to scramble and find all those professors from college.

I agree, apply early
 
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