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W's on transcript and medical past

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by wineland2, Apr 6, 2000.

  1. My second semester senior year, I got very sick and had to be hospitalized. My doctors suggested that I drop out for the semester, but with graduation right around the corner, I decided to stay. With that decision made, I withdrew from two of my classes. I didn't need them from graduation and I had much make up work in them due to my illness.

    Thus I have two W's on my record. My senior year no less! And one more thing, one of the classes I choose to stay with took me longer to finish (over the summer) and therefore my actual graduation date is this My. But I walked with my class last year and feel quite graduated. [​IMG]

    Anyway, how do you think admissions committees will look at taking an extra year to get my degree as well as the W's on my transcript?

    My grades are fine about a 3.5 gpa and I hope MCATs will be too (april 15th!!!)

    Also, will medical schools search out applicants medical records? Do they have access to them beyond that I am a healthy individual? Essentially, I want to know how far medical schools can delve in order to find medical info about applicants.

    Thanks for any advice

    [This message has been edited by wineland2 (edited 04-07-2000).]
     
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  3. 2004guy

    2004guy Member
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    Don't worry about it.
     
  4. Besyonek

    Besyonek Senior Member
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    Wineland,

    Med schools do not have access to your medical records. They may well ask about the W's on your transcript, but a lot of students have these for one reason or another. If you explain the reason, they're not going to hold it against you. Don't worry.
     

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