1. Visit this thread to beta-test StudySchedule.org. StudySchedule is a free nonprofit site that builds dynamic MCAT study schedules unique for your needs and timeline.
Hey, Guest, do you know how much will it cost you to apply to medical school? Check out SDN's Medical School Application Cost Calculator and plan your budget.

Where do IA's appear?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by listener23, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. SDN is made possible through member donations, sponsorships, and our volunteers. Learn about SDN's nonprofit mission.
  1. listener23

    listener23 Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

    805
    366
    Aug 10, 2013
    East-Coast
    .
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2014
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. Euxox

    Euxox 5+ Year Member

    762
    491
    Dec 24, 2011
    It could appear on your Dean's letter. Not all med schools ask for one though.
     
  4. TennisBallAgainstDaWall

    TennisBallAgainstDaWall Account on Hold Account on Hold

    28
    15
    Jan 8, 2014
    It may appear on your official transcripts
     
  5. listener23

    listener23 Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

    805
    366
    Aug 10, 2013
    East-Coast
    .
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2014
  6. listener23

    listener23 Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

    805
    366
    Aug 10, 2013
    East-Coast
    .
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2014
  7. Euxox

    Euxox 5+ Year Member

    762
    491
    Dec 24, 2011
    listener23 likes this.
  8. Reckoner

    Reckoner Lacks theology and geometry Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

    1,374
    2,875
    Sep 27, 2011
    Usually it would only be on your transcript if it resulted in a suspension or something extreme. If your school has a pre med committee, they might mention it in the letter they write. Sone schools (like WashU) ask for a letter from your Dean describing your disciplinary history. Otherwise it's based on the honors system.

    Sent from my SCH-R970 using Tapatalk
     
  9. listener23

    listener23 Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

    805
    366
    Aug 10, 2013
    East-Coast
    .
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2014
  10. Reckoner

    Reckoner Lacks theology and geometry Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

    1,374
    2,875
    Sep 27, 2011
    I know you might not want to share specifics, but we could offer better advice if we knew the general details of what happened. Right now it sounds like what you're describing isn't even an IA.
     
  11. Microglia

    Microglia 2+ Year Member

    759
    493
    Jun 26, 2012
    MDApps:
    If you're talking alcohol violations, it probably isn't an IA. Had a couple friends with alcohol violations that were concerned, they stopped by the student records office and asked to see their records. Turns out those violations were through housing and not through the school, so they weren't on the record and weren't an IA.

    Tl;dr ask your premed advisor or check with student records if your university has such services.
     
  12. listener23

    listener23 Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

    805
    366
    Aug 10, 2013
    East-Coast
    .
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2014
  13. listener23

    listener23 Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

    805
    366
    Aug 10, 2013
    East-Coast
    .
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2014
  14. chillinillinkillin007

    chillinillinkillin007

    283
    17
    Jan 6, 2014
    am i the only one who thinks institutional action refers to probation, suspension, expulsion and major events and not some silly alcohol violation or a warning? why wouldn't they just call it disciplinary action instead of institutional action...institutional action sounds pretty serious
     
  15. Euxox

    Euxox 5+ Year Member

    762
    491
    Dec 24, 2011
    For the purposes of AMCAS, an IA is anything for which there is an official record. If you got a "warning" that is noted on your transcript, it's an IA.
     
  16. chillinillinkillin007

    chillinillinkillin007

    283
    17
    Jan 6, 2014
    you're issue though seems on the edge. you were put on probation but you didn't go in front of the student disciplinary board (where disciplinary action is given im assuming). you could probably argue either way for reporting your violation

    ask your adviser to be sure
     
  17. chillinillinkillin007

    chillinillinkillin007

    283
    17
    Jan 6, 2014
    that is so wrong man...first of all, I could have filed a report about another student and given it to the student disciplinary board - they would have an official record of the report regarding the student but it doesn't mean that there was any ACTION taken

    second...no school would put a warning on a student's transcript. they only put suspensions and what not on the transcript
     
  18. listener23

    listener23 Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

    805
    366
    Aug 10, 2013
    East-Coast
    .
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2014
  19. Euxox

    Euxox 5+ Year Member

    762
    491
    Dec 24, 2011
    According to AMCAS:
    So institutional actions are not limited to probabtions, suspensions, and explusions.

    You know what I meant. Any record of the university making an official decision that the student did something "bad" is an IA. If the student was found innocent, this obviously does not count as an IA. Moreover a hearing where the student was found innocent would only appear on internal records, not external ones.

    My point was that it doesn't matter how minor you perceive the punishment to be. If there is an external record of it, it's an IA. Adcoms will be more forgiving of some IAs (warnings/community service/alcohol awareness classes for underage drinking) and less forgiving of others (cheating/plagiarizing), but they all still need to be reported if there is an official record.
     
  20. chillinillinkillin007

    chillinillinkillin007

    283
    17
    Jan 6, 2014
    how is a warning from someone in the dorms considered an action by an institution...that's a pretty big jump in my opinion
     
  21. sector9

    sector9 Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    11,143
    155
    Apr 27, 2011
    SDN Author
    hSDN Alumni
    AMCAS also provides guidance if you are unsure if something was an IA
    I would follow their advice in this situation
     
    Reckoner likes this.
  22. listener23

    listener23 Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

    805
    366
    Aug 10, 2013
    East-Coast
    .
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2014

Share This Page