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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by confused1, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. confused1

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    Hi,

    I have a question about applications.

    My first two years of college were very bad. So bad that I started fresh at a different institution and got a B.S. Am I required to submit all of my post-secondary transcripts or just the one that has my pre-med classes?

    If I can avoid having the adcom look at my old transcript I would rather do that. That WOULD be the ideal choice anyway, right?

    Thanks for any help.
     
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  3. QuantumMechanic

    QuantumMechanic Avatar=One of the Greats 5+ Year Member

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    Hilbert Space
    here's the last non-judgmental comment on this thread:

    you could keep them in the dark, but don't come crying here when you get caught.
     
  4. Anjlprincezz

    Anjlprincezz 2+ Year Member

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    to the best of my knowledge, you have to submit ALL post-secondary grades and transcripts, and ALL your grades are used to generate a GPA on AMCAS, even if you repeated a class... (i even had to submit a transcript from a community college where i took 1 class in middle school!) sorry, good luck to you... might want to address the issue in your PS, hopefully you clear the cut-offs...
     
  5. Krisss17

    Krisss17 2+ Year Member

    This is a real sticky issue. If you attended this school within the last ten years, I believe that it may cause you some problems. I know there are other threads with this topic. Unless it is something like 20 years between the two schools, I would include the transcripts, and mention in your PS that despite your less than spectacular start, you found your footing in your new school.

    Hey circumstances change for a lot of folks and it is natural to want to start over, but I would be extremely careful about excluding this.
     
  6. sejin8642

    sejin8642 5+ Year Member

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    I heard that schools can find schools applicants went to. If they caught you, you will never be able to apply to med schools again.
     
  7. Nasrudin

    Nasrudin Apropos of Nothing 10+ Year Member

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    My friend, are you serious? The audacity of your post lends itself to speculation as to whether or not your trolling for virulent responses.

    If you are serious well then you are as your name suggests and quite possibly beyond the reach of wisdom. If we said you'd be cuffed and read your rights by an elite ethics squad and paraded before the nightly prime time news where your grandmother would sit in anguish as she watched your slow demise...would you be scared into conformity?--that is until the next time when nobody's looking and some hot pharm rep wants to rope in your medical judgement for a handsome fee?

    Be more wary of yourself on the journey friend.
     
  8. Scottish Chap

    Scottish Chap Physician PhD Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    You are accountable for every post-high school class you have ever taken - even if you took CC credits in high school. You must submit everything to AMCAS.
     
  9. punkindrublic

    punkindrublic calls shenanigans 7+ Year Member

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    Relax, this guy isn't trolling, I think he's actually got a sincere question.

    In answer, as others have said, you've got to submit them. It sucks, but that's the way the game's played. And you're right: for some of us an ideal world would be one where our screw-ups weren't prominently displayed for all to see, but we don't live in that world.

    Good luck.
     
  10. eekonomics

    eekonomics 2+ Year Member

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    It is explicitly stated on the AMCAS site that any post-secondary classes you've taken must be listed with verified grades, including community college classes (so I'm guessing your first two years fall under this category).

    I really think it would be silly to wager a medical school berth on this dishonesty - what would happen if you got accepted and they found out somehow that you took these other classes? You'd immediately be dismissed, and you'd probably never get to become a doctor. If you want to take that chance, it's pretty odd in my opinion.

    If you've done well since your prior college years, maybe that will save you - either way, you can't just erase it...
     

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