Common Application Mistakes To Avoid

1.

• Submitting part or all of the application after the deadline

2.

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

3.

Late submission of the letter of recommendation

4.

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

5.

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

6.

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.

7.

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

8.

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

9.

Falsification of any portion of the application

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For more information, reach out to the Executive Board

Kelsie Smith
Resident Physician Advisor

OBIResidentAdvisor@gmail.com

Manjot Mashiana

 National Operations Chair

OBIOperationsChair@gmail.com

Joshua Berko
National Membership Chair OBIMembershipChair@gmail.com

Sean Friefeld

National Director

 OBINationalDirector@gmail.com

Aerial Petty

National Public Relations Chair

OBIPublicRelations@gmail.com

 

Brooke Grill
OBI-OPAC Liaison

OBIOPACLiaison@gmail.com

Nathaniel Aquino
Resident Physician Advisor

OBIResidentAdvisor@gmail.com

David Bassa

National Advocacy Liaison

OBIAdvocacyLiaison@gmail.com


Amanah Fatima
National Recruitment Liaison

OBINationalRecruitmentChair@gmail.com

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