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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by unicorn1, Nov 11, 2002.

  1. unicorn1

    unicorn1 Junior Member
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    Ok...I have a coulple of questions...any help would be greatly appreciated:)

    I got a secondary online application request of Virginia Commonwealth University...and they want me to write a 200
    word (which is only like half a page) hand-written essay on topic of my choice...but i cant repeat info from my AMCAS...
    any idea as to what kind of stuff they are looking for??
    creative suggestions?

    Also, I just checked my application status online for NYMS
    and it says secondary application complete 10/23....how
    long do you think before I hear about getting interview
    or not getting one for that matter? Do they have like a avg
    response time to tell you where you stand??

    Thanx:):)
     
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  3. aauerba1

    aauerba1 Member
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    I wrote a short story... an extremely short story... that really had nothing to do with my application, or any qualifications, it was kind of fiction. but i got in, so i guess it was fine
     
  4. monkichi

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    hi, ive been reading SDN instead of doing my secondaries but this is actually my first time posting... yes im a newbie :) anyway, i also got a secondary from VCU but i dont see their request for a 200 word handwritten essay. so i have to submit my supplemental information before they request one? any help is much appreciated. thanks and good luck to all!
     
  5. unicorn1

    unicorn1 Junior Member
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    Actually the essay request is not in supplemental...but
    if you read the instructions for secondary...it will tell you
    you need to mail in the 200 word hand-written essay on topic of your choice along with the check...and the rest of secondary
    is online:)
     
  6. CoronaBOY

    CoronaBOY Senior Member
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    200 words esssay can be any topic...literally...

    and the admission office said that it MUST be hand-written...(my bad hand writing would be a little problem...)

    I wrote really short essay about my childhood...growing up in a foreign country and moved to US and blah..blah...

    it was pretty lame...but i've got an interview...so i guess i was not that bad...

    and for NY...i submitted before you and haven't heard from them either...

    i heard that their process is little slower than others...on top of that...i'm not one of those 4.0 GPA and 38+ MCAT...

    just waiting...it sucks but be patient...it will come around...(at least i'm telling myself that every freakin day....)

    good luck
     

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