At Long SOM we are very aware of the many ways that the COVID pandemic has impacted the lives of our pre-medical students and applicants. In fact, the impacts and challenges, we realize, will be around for a long time, even when we are back to normal – and we WILL get back to normal!
When reviewing applications, we know that this was a unique semester (or semesters) for those pursuing medicine. We recognize that your apprenticing (or shadowing) experiences were canceled; we realize that you had plans to continue community service, travel, jobs and other activities that were discontinued. Our committee will be aware, flexible and tolerant of changes or decreased activity of those sorts in the semesters affected by COVID.
There ARE ways to stay busy-learning about medicine and serving. Find ways to help others and spend some time with a medicine related book or You Tube videos of parts of the history and physical exam. Be creative!
See a list of ideas