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    is this a good idea?

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    Hi, i spoke to the admissions office recently who say that i should apply earlier for sep. 2006 premed.
    I wont have completed my 60 credits by april 06...I am improving my marks the 2nd year now..compared to first which werent as good...So now i am wondering if the committee might not make an early decision on me just based on my 1st year marks....Is it a good idea to apply early in this sense?

    Also...Just to give a basic idea of my 1st year. I have an F (But since i repeated it, it wouldnt be counted in GPA but will show on transcript). and mostly I have Cs...My average though improving this year is still probably not going to be higher than a B or B+ cumulative even if i do really well as 1st year will pull me down.

    I am little bit scared after especially knowing someone from the forums here being denied admission to premed after interview...Its strange as i had heard that anyone who gets an interview is pretty much in.

    Please comment if its a good idea to apply now.

    Thanks for your time again on this one ...

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    Why not?

    Well, did the admin office know your transcripts as of yet or did you tell them somewhat the status of the situation? Here's the thing that may help...if you can, get some volunteer work in and work on a really good personal statement...if you're concerned about your grades status, they do consider other factors like previous experience and your statement.
    Hope this helps...I know it's hard to wait when you just want to get started!

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    thanks tcmdoc for taking time to reply to my post. I have not yet called them but was considering to tell them my grades and see their feedback. Ummm, Also, in terms of a personal statement...could someone please guide as to what important points need to be mentioned? Is it more or less something about your schooling, background and why you want to become a doctor???

    THanks

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    Depends on your package in general....

    Quote Originally Posted by taare
    thanks tcmdoc for taking time to reply to my post. I have not yet called them but was considering to tell them my grades and see their feedback. Ummm, Also, in terms of a personal statement...could someone please guide as to what important points need to be mentioned? Is it more or less something about your schooling, background and why you want to become a doctor???

    THanks
    Your package should try an address all of who you are and what you've accomplished in life. The best way, I think, to approach this, is not limit yourself to the spaces provided on the application form, but type out and answer those questions on a seperate attachment. That will give you a little more room to address questions, such as why you got an F and then only a B in a repeat class.....you want to address all the negatives in the application part itself so it will not taint your personal narrative. That way you can save your personal essay to address WHY it is you want to become a doctor, and HOW will the school and the community benefit from your attendance. You want to keep the essay completely positive, even if it was a negative occurence that made you decide to become a doctor...such as a close relative dying of cancer, or what have you....Remember that it's a narrative and not a resume, so talk about whatever you want, just keep it passionate, positive and short...do not go over a page and a half! Best of luck to ya
    After every possibility has been explored, then what remains, no matter how impossible it may seem, must be plausible...Sir A.C. Doyle as the infamous Sherlock Holmes

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    i know it will sound stupid....

    i am paranoid of applying may be...not that i have extremely bad marks or horrible GPA...i have been out of school for awhile...i was wondering if someone will be kind enough to post a personal statement here? for applicants like us to get some idea...i know it varies person by person...and on the individual as well but i would like to read some examples...hopefully by someone who was accepted by MUA. if its not possible...still no worries
    Thanks,

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    Try internet or english books at your local library...

    You can find some essays on line. I also used writing books from school that provide samples. Most statements are personal, so not everyone will want to post it, but some may be willing to e-mail ya one. You must have some people that will be writing LOR's for ya, they may be able to edit and provide input for you as well....
    After every possibility has been explored, then what remains, no matter how impossible it may seem, must be plausible...Sir A.C. Doyle as the infamous Sherlock Holmes

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    Don't worry ps is not hard but medical school is ....

    ASMA,

    I was out of school almost 10 years but I just put on a paper what was in my heart and brain very simply ....

    here is how ? Initially I discussed why I want a career in medicine because it is a noble profession bla ...bla. bla.
    Next I wrote up how my education and experience is relevant to medicine and say how you are seriously qualified for it.
    Next say some nice closing comments saying that you have chosen MUA to pursue your career.

    That's all..... Don't worry... I applied and I got accepted for Jan 06 but under family circumstances I am going to differ for May 06.

    Now recently I found some thread about how Histology is going to be difficult journey for new students...

    It is difficult to judge but some light is shed by some senior students and I am just afraid because I am so out of touch for a long time.

    May be Sargod can shed some light on by posting interesting arguements... go ahead SARGOD....

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    Hehe....

    Ok, so I was a bit rough on the nay sayers , but immediately jumping on people, especially without providing an argument doesn't accomplish anything. Besides, as you pointed out,ToBeMD1, you, as well as I, learned something from the senior posters that provided neutral observations and arguments...

    As for your fear of being out of the battle for so long, it certainly is justified as you will be a little rough around the edges...but the thread got me reviewing my histo...so if you can find the time you might want to do the same. Others have indicated that 1st and 3rd are the toughest, so whatever you can do now to ease the pain will certainly help...Good luck and see you in May, who knows I may be repeating histo with ya ...
    After every possibility has been explored, then what remains, no matter how impossible it may seem, must be plausible...Sir A.C. Doyle as the infamous Sherlock Holmes

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    histo

    Oh, don't worry Sargod ! Failing is a first step for success some times for people who were determined.

    hey look, I studied in Russian and when I came to US then I started MS in
    english language and I got flunked out of Molecular Bio .....very tough class and next time I got B.... so just hang in there. That was 10-12 years ago. Now I wonder, Iam out of touch and can I do it ? then I read on this forum on 62 year old dentist from CT did it from MUA so why can't I ?

    I have a 4 year old daughter such a sweet heart and I can't trade that joy for anything in this world but I have to do medicine so that I don't waste rest of my life ....

    some got little personal but you know ..... it will all change as the time goes by.

    cheers !!!

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