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Waiting for secondaries

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by MJF, Aug 2, 2000.

  1. MJF


    I sent my AMCAS-E about a month ago and my application was forwarded to the schools I applied to on July 25. When should I expect to see some secondaries? Also, if anyone received secondaries already from the schools below, could you help me out and tell me the questions? Either reply to this or email me at [email protected]

    Boston U.
    Geo. Washington
    New York Med College
    MCP Hahnemann
    Penn State
    Albany Med
    Wake Forest
    St. Louis

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  3. mvalento

    mvalento Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    chicago, IL

    georgetown has only one essay, this is the basic premise:

    why did you choose to apply to georgetown and how do you think a georgetown education will help make you a better physician?

    wake forest- no essay!!!! one of the few. they DO have one page where you can 'update' your personal comments from AMCAS or do it if you forgot to in the first place (who would forget that?) but i didn't send that in.

    sorry, i didn't apply to any of the others you have listed. hope this helps. good luck!
  4. mophead

    mophead Member 10+ Year Member

    May 7, 2000
    My AMCAS got transmitted last week. I immediately got secondaries from Jefferson (no essays, just check off boxes), Saint Louis (briefly state reasons for your desire to enter medical school, and discuss your activities for the upcoming year if you are not a full-time student), Penn State, and Georgetown. Of the others you mentioned, I'm still waiting on Temple and Hahneman. Other fast schools were U Chicago and Emory. Just a postcard from Wake saying they got my AMCAS.
  5. Arti

    Arti Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 11, 2000

    You should start seeing secondaries from most of these schools in the next couple of weeks.
    However, completely of the topic, Goergetown,BU,GW,Albany, New Medical College are very expensive schools and they don't give a lot of financial aid. If this is an issue for you may consider applying to couple of schools that are known for good financial aid programs.

  6. Cameron

    Cameron Senior Member 15+ Year Member

    Nov 3, 1999
    Kansas City
    Where's the best place to find out about the degree of financial-aid offered by a particular school? What schools, that you know of, offer good financial-aid packages?

    [This message has been edited by Cameron (edited 08-03-2000).]
  7. Arti

    Arti Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 11, 2000

    The best place is from the school themselves, ask for the mean/median indebtness of their graduate. Of the top of my head the schools that have great finanical aid deals are:

    1. Stanford
    2. Duke
    3. Cornell
    4. Probably the UCs for the residents
    5. probably hopkins and Upenn (from what I heard, not personal experience)

    I am sure there are others but I did not apply to them and don't really know how their finaincial aid operates. As a rule good financial aid program will try to limit your medica indebtness to about 60-80K in loans (majority will be interest free during medical school), schools like BU will probably leave you with 130-160K, of which good portion will not be interest free during medica school.

    U.S. new and world report has this page where you can compare medical schools and I think it gives the medical indebtness as one of te parameters.

  8. AMF

    AMF New Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    Sterling, MA ,USA
    Yes, I have gotten secondaries for three of those already...
    BU was my favorite so far--just send a check! No secondary essays or application!

    VT asks you a strange question--name every place you have lived and the approximate population?! Hopefully you haven't moved much!

    And Jefferson doesn't ask for any essays but they want your SAT scores (can you believe it?!) and they ask a bunch of questions about whether or not you are related to anyone who went to Jefferson.

    Good Luck!

  9. Nanook

    Nanook Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 12, 1999
    Fairbanks, AK USA
    Isn't that Vermont question weird? I wonder if they are trying to assess your commitment to rural areas or something. Well, if that is the case, I've got one they're going to love:

    Lived in Eskimo village of "XXXX" for 2 years. Approx. population, 280.


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