The AMCAS opens for submissions in two days on May 28. Are you ready?
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I just finished listening to the hour-long conference call on this year's AMCAS, which was about as interesting as it sounds.* To save you the time, I wanted to pass along the two pieces of information you need to know about this year's AMCAS.
Statistically speaking, as an Ohioan, I should be working as an engine assembler in a factory rather than writing this article for you.
Imagine a private gathering of medical school admissions officers, perhaps in an ivory tower somewhere. This conclave of academic gatekeepers, mostly from prestigious schools, is meeting behind-the-scenes to discuss candidates and divvy them up amongst their programs.
How much does it matter to apply early to medical school? We touched on the idea briefly when we posted this year’s AMCAS application dates, but, because we’re getting down to the wire, I’ve created a video (complete with a Lego pre-med) to show you whether it’s advisable to submit late this cycle. .
The race begins! The AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service) opens tomorrow, and if you’re not one of the first few to fill it out in the hours that it opens, you will never fulfill your dreams of becoming a physician.
During the American Civil War, Henry Wirz, a particularly vicious Confederate general, was convicted and hanged for torturing Yankee prisoners of war. During the trial, it came out that he had drawn a line in the dirt, beyond which any prisoner who crossed would be shot. Some believe this particular act to be the origin of the term “deadline.”
Imagine you’ve worked hard for months on your AMCAS application, and you’re showing it to your pre-health advisor for the first time.
Pre-meds have a dilemma - they need to be both qualified and distinct as a candidate, but those two things can feel contradictory, or at least mutually exclusive. How can you be both at the same time? How can you avoid the “boxy” fate of so many pre-meds?
Pre-meds are Type A. Rather than wait for the application deadlines, they rush to submit their application on the first day each application opens.Is this crazy? Well, not really. When you apply affects whether you get in.
What should I major in? It's one of those personal questions like, "Which person should I date?" that no one can answer for you. Sure, others can give you advice. "Your boyfriend's breath smells like cheese" or "That person is a total jerk." But in the end, it's your decision to make. What you major in is how you spend a significant chunk of your college life, so it's important to your happiness to (try to) get this question right.