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What's the deal with USC?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Denilson, Aug 17, 2001.

  1. Denilson

    Denilson Senior Member
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    Anybody call or e-mail USC?...I e-mailed them, but no reply...lazzzziness? ;)
     
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  3. sz

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    got an email from USC a few days ago. Here is the whole thing ...

    Thank you for your interest in the Keck School of Medicine at the
    University of Southern California. This email is notification that we
    have received your preliminary information from AMCAS indicating that you
    have applied to the Keck School of Medicine. While we are patiently
    waiting to receive your full, verified application from AMCAS, there are
    two steps that you can take in the meantime to work on completing your
    application:

    1) Complete a supplemental application. You will receive another email
    within the next two weeks that will contain a link to our supplemental
    application. You should complete this application and submit it online.

    2) Begin to have a current Pre-Medical Advisory Committee evaluation OR
    two current letters of recommendation from science faculty who have taught
    you, sent to our office at the address below.

    Additional letters of recommendation are optional. If you would like to
    provide additional letters for consideration, they will be included in
    your file. However, they will not be considered instead of your
    Pre-Medical Committee Evaluation or your two letters of recommendation
    from science faculty. The number of additional letters you submit will be
    at your discretion, however please be mindful of the fact that the
    Admissions Committee will be reading letters from over 5,000 applicants.
    Please ask that your Social Security number be included on
    any letter submitted on your behalf. Taking these steps now should help
    prevent any further delay in the admissions process.

    Best Wishes,
    Keck School of Medicine Office of Admissions

    Mail recommendation letters to:

    Keck School of Medicine
    Office of Admissions
    1975 Zonal Ave., KAM 100C
    Los Angeles, CA 90089-9021
     
  4. Denilson

    Denilson Senior Member
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    Thanks, I guess i'll wait :) can you post the link when you receive it? cheers!
     
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    sz Senior Member
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    sure thing! :)
     
  6. kutastha

    kutastha 2K Member
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    I've been to the admissions office a couple times and they keep telling me the same thing: They're waiting for AMCAS to get their chit together. This is probably why they said 'two weeks' in their email, just stalling with pipe dreams of a happy world where AMCAS works out.

    Andrew
     
  7. jswed

    jswed Junior Member
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    are other schools having problems with amcas or is it just usc? i haven't applied to too many, so i haven't kept track.
     
  8. SMW

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    Jacob, you're kidding, right? If not, I don't know where to begin to tell you about the problems other schools and 12,000 or so applicants have been having with AMCAS!!!!!!!
     
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    jswed Junior Member
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    sorry, i am a little bit clueless. i am only applying to a few schools and only submitted my amcas july 24. i applied last year and got dinged. so i decided to take it easy this year and not to stress about it so i did not have any expectations and did not apply to a lot of schools, just to places that i thought that i had a better chance. i don't think that the chances are good, but mt MCAT expires this year so i thought that i might as well try

    i heard that people had some problems, but i thought that it was minor. when i called usc today, they said that it was "accross the board" and their secondary won't be available until next week.

    they said that they should have the secondaries emailed next week. it will be a web-based as most of you know and there will be a few questions that will be short (a paragraph or so). usc told me that it was easier than amcas. if you are doing EDP or MD-PHD you might have to answer some more.

    i asked them what the questions were so i could get started working on them. they would not tell me because it would not be fair to everyone else.
     
  10. SMW

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    Well, just peruse a few threads on this site with titles like "latest AMCAS screw-up," "letter to the President of AMCAS" and many, many others -- you'll know by the titles. Go back a couple weeks in the postings to get the full effect. Most of us have become so accustomed to the mess that we're not wasting as much time venting and complaining -- probably because we're spending a lot of time, energy and money doing what we paid AMCAS to do!
     

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