Common Application Mistakes To Avoid


• Submitting part or all of the application after the deadline


Incomplete application: i.e. not meeting all requirements listed in Category 1 and at least one requirement in both Categories 2 and 3 of the application


Late submission of the letter of recommendation


Submitting a letter of recommendation originally written for another activity/application


Late or no verification of involvement in various activities that require a letter confirming participation


Not including advocacy work before medical school or during medical school. We value local political involvement and advocacy before or during medical school. Because we may not be familiar with the context of that activity, please go into more detail regarding your role so that we can fully understand your work in those areas.


• If you are a previous applicant and have not shown improvement from the last application cycle


Submitting an application that is difficult to read/follow and does not match the original application formatting


Falsification of any portion of the application

Founded in 2007

For more information, reach out to the Executive Board

Kelsie Smith
Resident Physician Advisor

Manjot Mashiana

 National Operations Chair

Joshua Berko
National Membership Chair

Sean Friefeld

National Director

Aerial Petty

National Public Relations Chair


Brooke Grill
OBI-OPAC Liaison

Nathaniel Aquino
Resident Physician Advisor

David Bassa

National Advocacy Liaison

Amanah Fatima
National Recruitment Liaison

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