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Schools Attended/Institutional Action

Learn how to breeze through a surprisingly tricky AMCAS section and overcome institutional action.

*The Schools Attended/Institutional Action video is included in MDadmit Academy’s Complete AMCAS Course.

Do you know:

  • You have to enter into AMCAS every institution where you have taken a post-secondary school course, even if you withdrew, didn’t get credit, or took it in high school?
  • How to link study abroad and foreign coursework to the institution where the credits transferred?
  • You must include any institutional action against you, even if it’s been wiped from the record?

The Schools Attended/Institutional Action video will help anyone applying via the AMCAS application who has taken courses anywhere other then their undergraduate institution, such as AP, study abroad, American Colleges Overseas, military, post-baccalaureate, and graduate classes.

It is also an essential video for anyone who has ever had any institutional action against them at any post-secondary institution, even if this action was forgiven by that school. This video describes exactly who needs to include institutional action on the application (and you may be surprised by the strictness of the rules) and how to address this unfortunate situation by using examples from real-life pre-meds who got in despite having this mark on their application.

This video covers:

  • Exactly how to enter every post-secondary school you have attended from your primary undergraduate institution to study abroad locations to US schools overseas to graduate school.
  • How to enter degrees and majors/minors, including double majors/minors
  • Location and importance of transcript request forms
  • Who needs a transcript exemption and how to request one
  • How to include a previous matriculation into medical school
  • How to handle (the dreaded) institutional action with essay examples


Your Instructor


Dr. Miller
Dr. Miller

Raised in Washington, D.C. and educated in Boston, Dr. Miller's experience with pre-meds began as a pre-med at Harvard College. For her achievement in academics and as captain of the basketball team, she received the prestigious Female Student-Athlete of the Year award. Dr. Miller graduated with honors in history and science. After a foray into health policy at the Institute of Medicine and a grand backpacking adventure in Europe, Dr. Miller returned to Boston to attend Harvard Medical School. Here she began medical school admissions consulting as a pre-medical tutor and then co-chair of the Eliot House Pre-Medical Committee. After receiving her MD, Dr. Miller ventured to California to train at Stanford in emergency medicine and founded MDadmit Medical Admissions. She then moved to the east coast where she has lived and worked as an emergency physician in Virginia, Washington, DC, New York City, and Sydney, Australia. Dr. Miller has over 15 years of experience helping pre-meds and medical students achieve their dreams.

Dr. Miller has also served as faculty at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Virginia Commonwealth University, sat on admissions committees, lead an emergency department's Emergency Ultrasound Program, served as a medical director for Racing the Planet, and worked as an advisor and chief medical offer for medtech companies. Dr. Miller continues to run MDadmit and work in emergency medicine both in the United States and abroad. In her free time, she loves to travel, curl up with a good book, and hike to the top of things to get a better view.

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Award Highlights:

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Harvard College Student-Athlete of the Year
  • GTE Academic All-American
  • White House Fellows Regional Finalist
  • Rhodes Scholarship Finalist
  • Marshall Scholarship Finalist
  • iSTAT Grant recipient
  • David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Grant recipient

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