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two questions about URM - please help...

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by xjustbreathex, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. xjustbreathex

    xjustbreathex 5+ Year Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    I am freaking out a little bit. I am a Cuban/White (dad is Cuban immigrant, mom is good old southern girl) and put this information on both my MCAT registration and AMCAS (already submitted). People have been asking me if I am applying URM and I am not sure what that means.

    I know about MEDMAR but I am pretty sure I put that I didn't want to be included because only Puerto Ricans and Mexicans were listed. I obviously want to be considered as URM if I am qualified but 1. am I qualified and 2. is it too late?

    To reiterate:

    If I am URM what does it mean to "apply as URM" and is it still possible for me to do this if I have submitted AMCAS and taken my MCAT?

    If I am screwed in the above scenario, then do adcoms still consider ethnicity even if you aren't technically "URM" by MedMar?

    I think that is way more than two questions lol...any help I would appreciate it.
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  3. HumidBeing

    HumidBeing In Memory of Riley Jane Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

    I think you interpreted it right the first time. Cubano-Americans aren't part of the traditionally URM category.
  4. surfstarj

    surfstarj 2+ Year Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    Plus, you don't check off a box for "URM" you just indicate your ethnicity and if you are in one of the categories designated as underrepresented then you are a urm applicant. From AAMC:

    So I guess to answer your question, there is no reason to change anything on your AMCAS.
  5. xjustbreathex

    xjustbreathex 5+ Year Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    I guess that it what I needed to hear. When people say "are you applying as URM" it makes it sound as if there is something proactive that you have check off or submit. I mean I put my ethnicity down so if they think they need more cuban white girls, they'll take me.

    Thanks for your comments...

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