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About mxray

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  1. I was in a similar situation as I finished my degree 3 years ago and my last prerequisites were online. For me personally, I just removed schools that required academic LORs from my application list.
  2. Congratulations! Let me know if I can help you with any of the onboarding process! Can't wait to meet you! Here's our FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/562603614409203/?multi_permalinks=657464758256421&comment_id=657975278205369&notif_id=1608248177374137&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic&ref=notif
  3. No it is not too late. EVMS doesn't utilize rolling admissions, the application deadline is March 1st, 2021. They review all applications after March 1st, 2021 and will send out all interview invites in June.
  4. I would look at the program's website and see if it mentions whether or not they accept it. If it doesn't specify, I'd reach out and ask.
  5. I'm a licensed radiology technologist, when I applied to schools I made sure to look at what each school considered acceptable patient care hours. To my knowledge most schools accept radiology tech as PCE. I do know that some schools rank what they accept as PCE hours, and in those instances RT was lower on the list. Most programs have a list on their website, I would look there to see if it's accepted. If they don't have a list and you're still unsure you can always reach out to the program.
  6. I highly recommend Magoosh since they have videos and a lot of practice problems. I also used the 5lb book of GRE practice problems by manhattan prep. The book is broken into specific topics in math like stats, word problems, etc and has about 25-30 questions per chapter. I didn't really utilize the book for the verbal part as I was more comfortable in that area, so I don't remember how the verbal is split up. I was nervous prepping as I am not a huge fan of math and I do better with someone in front of me explaining math, however the videos on Magoosh are thorough and you can ask questions an
  7. I understand thinking too much, been there done that . This process is daunting and you always want to make sure you're putting your best foot forward. That's why I like this forum, because there are are people that can give advice and help us not overthink! In regards to the PURL, I did not receive an email with the link until January. The link will come in a separate email. I did find this information on their website under admission consult: "Due to the volume of applications we are processing, consultations are not able to be offered on a scheduled basis... For specif
  8. I do not believe it is frowned upon to update CASPA, I would think if it was frowned upon they would not give the option to update after submitting your application. I also think it would not be frowned upon since every school has a different process for going through applications (rolling admissions vs non-rolling) as well as deadlines. I personally updated CASPA after submission and I do not think it hurt me. People get new jobs, shadowing hours, volunteer opportunities, etc. all the time. I don't think it looks one way or another on CASPA. I would think it shows that you updated your applic
  9. Anytime! I'm sure it's hard to stay positive during this time. I hope you're able to join us in January as well!
  10. As of now there are 68 members. We had a meeting today and there were a few people on there who didn't know the FB group existed; also have to keep in mind the people who may not have FB. Don't let that discourage you though. A lot of programs are just now starting to interview/send out decisions. Some people who have accepted to EVMS may change their mind if they are accepted at a different program, so there may be movement on the wait list in the coming months.
  11. I have taken both Biochem and Organic Chem 1, but I would think since the handbook states "OR" you should be fine. If the plan is to not retake Biochem I would reach out to the school for clarification.
  12. Since the application deadline isn't until March 1st and the school doesn't start reviewing applications until after the deadline there would be no benefit if you applied before you retake A and P. In regards to verification, is it just your coursework that has been verified or has your cGPA been calculated as well? Once you have applied to a program you can add coursework but it won't be verified or calculated into your cGPA. I have attached the CASPA link that talks about adding coursework after your application has been verified. https://help.liaisonedu.com/CASPA_Applicant_Help_Cente
  13. I know plenty of people that will put a deposit down to the first school they are accepted to and still Interview at other programs. If you can afford to lose the money and you'd honestly rather go to school in the South then put the deposit down and see how your next interview goes or if you hear back from the programs that you were wait listed.
  14. I know it is hard right now with COVID but, volunteering, shadowing, gaining patient care experience, prepping for and taking the GRE (if needed). Taking any pre-reqs that are outstanding and you could also work on drafting your personal statement so you have time to work on it.
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