Don’t stay stuck on one overly strenuous prompt and slow down your entire Since the medical school application process is rolling, spots at schools get filled up on a first-come first-serve basis.
As time passes in the application cycle, your chances of acceptance grow even slimmer because more and more students are given precious interview slots on top of more students submitting their primary applications before the AMCAS closes.
If you haven’t already, pick up a notebook or open a Word document and write down which of the schools on your list are extreme reach programs, which are target schools that seem in line with your academic profile and which of your schools are so-called “safety” options (because let’s face it, any MD program is a reach).
You should also open up a spreadsheet to keep track of secondary essays for each school, submission deadlines, the two week turnaround mark, and set reminders as the two week deadline approaches.
While two weeks is ideal, if you’re drowning under a lot of secondary essays, you may have to pick and choose which schools you want to take more time with.
So, how do you know which of your schools and secondary essays to prioritize?
To be clear: most schoolsyour application until your secondaries have been submitted.
The faster you submit the AMCAS, the quicker your verification will be completed, followed by the arrival of your secondaries.
Remember that med schools admit students on a rolling basis.
If you take your sweet time, adcoms will already have started reading applications and making decisions about which applicants they want to call for interviews.