Common Application Mistakes To Avoid

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• Submitting part or all of the application after the deadline

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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

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Late submission of the letter of recommendation

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

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

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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.

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

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

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Falsification of any portion of the application