How do secondary applications work?
What are secondary applications? Unlike your AMCAS application—which is standard across all the medical schools you’re applying to—secondary applications are directly sent to you by each school on an individual basis. As such, they are focused on the interests of that particular school.
How quickly should I submit secondaries?
You should apply in June or as soon as you can. So you need to get the official deadline stuff out of your head. Submit early with both your primary and secondary applications because it’s not until you turn in your secondary application that it’s complete.
Do all med schools send secondary applications?
Secondary Applications After reviewing your AMCAS file, the admissions committees at your med schools will either reject you or send you a secondary application. Some schools send all of their applicants a secondary. Most med schools will reject any application that arrives after the deadline.
What extracurricular activities do medical schools look for?
To demonstrate your commitment to becoming a physician, you should probably spend some time learning what it’s like to be one! Good extracurricular activities for medical school, therefore, include shadowing doctors, working as a scribe, working at a clinic, or interning at a hospital, among others.
Is 3.5 GPA good for medical school?
Admissions experts advise aspiring medical school students to aim for a GPA of 3.5 or higher.