Lewis Associates e-Newsletter
6 Issue 4
Published by Lewis Associates. Dr. Cynthia Lewis, Phd.,
with your comments. Enjoy!
30th Harvard Acceptance in 22 years!!
Advisee accepted to Harvard Medical entering Class 2007
Welcome to Success Stories Newsletter!
30th Harvard Acceptance!; Lewis Associates moves to central California coast
TMDSAS; Osteopathic Awareness Conference
Photos, and More: Guillermo Vargas…Director of the new Diamond
Neighborhoods Family Health Center in Southeast San Diego, Dr. Stephen Williams
at Brigham and Women's Hospital
of the Month: Michael Manzano, matched to Radiology, George Washington
University Medical School
the Month: I am waitlisted…what do I do to be accepted?
Welcome to Lewis Associates!
On April 1st, we will be moving offices to the Central Coast
Well, our big news is moving our offices to the central coast
of California -- Paso Robles to be exact. If you want to locate where
that is, look about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on
the California coast. San Luis Obispo is the closest "big town"…with
about 40,000 population. This is where I grew up and attended Cal Poly
University (it had 7,000 students my freshman year and grew to 11,000
by the time I graduated 4 years later). Paso Robles is inland about
25 miles, in wine growing country. We are building a home in nearby
Templeton, which will take a year, so we will move yet one more time
into office space designed for Lewis Associates there next year.
Zakiya is staying in San Diego. She will be substitute teaching and
continuing to maintain this website in the hopes of building a modest
freelance design business. You can view her portfolio at zoochia.com.
I am sure she would love to hear from you. Feel free to send her a message
NEW Mailing Address
1885 Laguna del Campo, Templeton, CA 93465
Submit a fun acronym for our new phone number! The winner gets one an
hour of free advising!
Welcome Lauren, our new Administrative Assistant
Dr. Lewis, Lewis Associates, to absorb Long Distance Charges
All appointments/phone conferences will be made from our office to you. Lauren,
our new Administrative Assistant, will call you at your appointment time,
and transfer you to Dr. Lewis. (Please welcome Lauren to our family!)
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tools, then mailing products &
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to give this information to your Letter Of Recommendation writers!!
Thanks in advance for your cooperation with these items!!
Where are you in your journey to a health profession?
In high school? (yes, we advise high school applicants, particularly, those
interested in BA-MD programs)
Just starting college? This is a scary time.
Moving into your difficult upper division sciences as a junior?
Re-entering as an "older" non-traditional student?
We help prepare those of you submitting applications for medical residency
Whatever niche you fit, we advise students just like you.
Class of 2008: If you haven't yet started getting your letters of
recommendation/evaluation and writing your application personal statement,
then you are BEHIND! Are you REALLY ready for an application? Many whom I
advise are really not yet ready, and need to develop some aspect of their
background to become competitive. Best to apply when you are ready, be competitive
and do it ONLY ONCE!
Let's work together to make that one time application successful…earlier
is better so we can develop your strategy and address all those difficult
problems … months or even years prior to application.
Why not set yourself up for success, rather than toy with the proposition
Thanks from Dr. Adrian Miranda, Class 1994, Faculty at Medical College of
"I have never really taken the time to express my sincere gratitude for
everything you did for me. I have often mentioned your name during talks and
to friends and family as the person who was the most influential in my path
to success. I can’t tell you how many times my wife has answered that
question right on the "newlywed" board game. Without your guidance
and support I would never have accomplished my goals. I am so glad to hear
you are doing well and I want you to know that I still often think of you
and the years at SDSU. I am now married with two children (Alex 3 and Sofia
2). My wife Heidi is from Madison and much to my dismay, she does not plan
on moving to California any time soon...I wish you the best and I hope that
you have a wonderful party surrounded by people who love you and whose lives
you have changed. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you or your
family and please stay in touch."
Your friend and Protégé,
Adrian Miranda, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatalogy and Nutrition
Medical College of Wisconsin
Thanks From Andrea Casillas, entering the Michigan State University
ABLE Program in fall 2006
"Dr. Lewis, Thank you so much. I am very grateful to have had you along
my side during this stressful year. I appreciate all your work and patience!
I wish you the very best. May God bless you always. Thank you very, very much."
Thanks from an Ex-Prosecuting Attorney, now medical student
Background: John was an Assistant
State’s Attorney (prosecutor) in Chicago, Illinois, when he
contacted me in 2004. Now in medical school, he says: "I am really enjoying
med school, and I am thankful to Dr. Lewis for her help. Her methodical, disciplined
approach to the med school application process, as well as her insight into
the transition to med school were right on target."
John Fiszer, University Of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Breaking News - Harvard Medical School Track Record
We are so excited! Our 30th Harvard Medical school applicant (in
our 22-year history) has been accepted! This student is also accepted to Johns
Hopkins, UC San Diego, Dartmouth, UC Irvine, University of Vermont, and George
Washington and is making up his mind where to attend (a good problem to have).
FREE teleconferencing and videoconferencing. You need to register
for free AOL Instant Messaging, and will get free audio and/or video contact
In a couple of years, some new books and CD's will be out by Dr. Lewis about
preparing for medical and other health professions schools ... keep on the
92% of our Class of 2006 applicants were accepted! (and
2 were waitlisted)
100% of our Class of
2005 applicants were accepted!
100% of our Class of 2004
applicants were accepted!
In order to be a competitive Class of 2008, 2009, or 2010
applicant, you need to submit a quality application as evaluated
by your clinical, service and other experiences and your GPA/MCAT/DAT/GRE,
etc. profile--in a timely fashion. This requires a well thought-out strategy
to carry you through the difficult year-long application process. And, if
you get advising with Dr. Lewis, you will find out that we begin preparation
early in the year BEFORE submission of your application!!
EARLY is always better, removes much pressure, and allows time to
solve unforeseen problems.
What are your chances?
If you want to change your career or reach your present career goal, but do
not know how to begin, or how to jump over all those hurdles, Lewis Associates
will advise and implement strategies to change your life.
Read about your Personal Assessment on our website,
then phone or email us to get
started! We spend on average 7 hours developing an effective strategy of taking
you from where you are to where you want to be.
You may be like our other Lewis Associates Advisees--highly motivated and
intelligent, but needing focus, guidance and specific technical expertise.
Dr. Lewis solves problems for her Advisees and finds opportunities for them.
Maybe you wish to use our hourly advising to solve a specific problem.
Dr. Lewis is a trained biologist, having taught and directed her own research
programs for many years at two universities. She earned two postdoctoral fellowships
(one at NIH), received the 1990 NACADA Outstanding Institutional
Advising Program in the U.S. and directed her own Health Careers Opportunity
Program grant for 6 years, bringing $1 million to her university.
If you are serious about making your dreams to become a physician,
dentist, physician assistant, veterinarian, optometrist, podiatrist, naturopathic
physician, or pharmacist a reality--Lewis Associates can help you.
We have made the difference for almost 800 alumni now practicing in medicine
during the last 22 years.
Dr. Lewis teaches Professionalism, Leadership, and Quality, and sets high
standards for her Advisees.
Lewis Associates will save you money and heartache on your preparation
and application process.
Contact the health career experts! For more information
or call 805-226-9669 and ask to set up your first appointment.
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N E W S
Dr. Lewis Featured Speaker at Bay Area Pre-health Conference
On Saturday, April 28, Prehealth students from UC Berkeley, CSU East
Bay and other local schools will gather for a prehealth conference at the
UC Berkeley campus. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
MCAT Registration problem
Date: March 28, 2007
"This year's registration has been especially aggravating at times, because
we have experienced a technical issue that displays to the examinee as "no
seats available" when seats are indeed available. When this happens,
we notify advisors as soon as we have confirmed that the problem has reared
its ugly head again. It did reoccur yesterday. The problem is ongoing this
morning." Registration for April through September test dates is now
Applicants can start entering data about May 3 and should be about to submit
the 2008 AMCAS around June 5.
Biggest problems in writing the AMCAS:
1. Missed application deadlines due to inaccurate, incomplete or missing transcripts,
coursework errors, missing grades, courses and class status
2. typos and errors in the essay, experiences and other text
3. incorrect email address (note that you need an address that will be available
the entire year of application if you graduate and lose your college address.
You also need an address that will not send your AMCAS emails into a Spam
or Bulk folder.)
There are 3 new questions on the AMCAS for criminal background
checks about felony convictions, misdemeanors, and military discharge.
You will be asked if you plan to take an MCAT between May and September of
You can now change your date of birth and sex during the entire application
Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) 2008
Key Dates: The Application will launch Tuesday,
May 1, 2007. The application deadline is Monday, October 1, 2007, at midnight
Applicants should not have any transcripts or evaluation letters sent until
after May 1. They MUST have requested their Personal ID Number (PIN) before
having any materials sent to TMDSAS. Transcripts should be accompanied by
the TMDSAS Transcript Request Form (http://www.utsystem.edu/tmdsas/TMDSAS%20Transcript%20Request%20Form.pdf)
didn't detect HIV, she paid the price (Times of India)
How aware are doctors at the country's premier medical institute about basic
AIDS symptoms the ones that appear in all HIV-AIDS advertisements issued by
the government and targeted essentially at the common man?
don't help bipolar patients, study finds (Los Angeles Times)
Antidepressants, which are widely prescribed with mood stabilizers to treat
patients with bipolar disorder, do not work in relieving the depressive symptoms
of the illness, a large federal study reported Wednesday.
Tea May Prevent HIV Infection (Medical News Today)
A US and UK joint study suggests that drinking green tea may help to prevent
Improve Stethoscope Skills Using IPods (Medical News Today)
After demonstrating last year that medical students greatly improved their
stethoscope skills by listening repeatedly to heart sounds on their iPods,
lead investigator Michael Barrett, M.D., clinical associate professor of medicine
and cardiologist at Temple University School of Medicine and Hospital, set
out to test the technique on practicing physicians.
UCF's 'pipeline' strategy -- keep doctor grads in Florida
Undergraduates with aspirations of becoming doctors are more likely to get
into the University of Central Florida's new College of Medicine if they are
Florida residents, based on the school's recruiting strategy.
L I N K S :
AMCAS 2008 Powerpoint presentation
Please note that the AMCAS Student Application Help Manual, Grade conversion
guide, and medical school action codes are now available too.
SFSU/UCSF/Pacific Dental Reapplicant Program
The SFSU/UCSF/Pacific Dental Reapplicant Program is now accepting applications
from disadvantaged California residents for 10 positions. A few positions
for non-California residents and lesser disadvantaged participants are also
available. Over the last 10 years, this program (formerly the UCSF Dental
Reapplicant Program) has helped over 100 disadvantaged, and in many cases
underrepresented minority, participants gain entry into US dental schools
after having been rejected from US dental schools the year before. Interested
students should see the following web site for details and a downloadable
application: http://online.sfsu.edu/~brothman/DentPBP.htm .
Applications are due April 27, 2007, and the program begins on June 11, 2007.
Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) 2008 Application
You can also call 512-499-4785 or email email@example.com.
Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Conference
The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific will be hosting
their Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Conference on Wednesday, April 18, from
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The registration flyer can be found at www.westernu.edu/bin/prospective/omac/omac041807.pdf.
Information for 2008 Applicants
This is a link to pdf versions powerpoint presentations for ALL the class
08 application services. This is great info…tells the opening dates
for some applications.
I attended a 2-day conference at the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric
Medicine in Chicago at the beginning of March. Podiatric medicine is a branch
of the medical sciences concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions
affecting the human foot, ankle and their governing and related structures,
including the local manifestations of systemic conditions (e.g. diabetes).
A podiatric physician is to the foot what a dentist is to the mouth or an
ophthalmologist is to the eye...a specialist who has undergone lengthy, thorough
study to become uniquely well qualified to treat a specific part of the body.
Find these and other useful links on
a l u m n i u p d a t e s
Guillermo attended medical school briefly
until he realized that his "calling" was in public health…He
and I had lunch recently in San Diego where he told me about the development
of a new barrio clinic that is a satellite of the famous Logan Heights
Family Health Center which was initiated by the residents over three
decades ago. Guillermo worked at Logan Heights for several years and
helped develop this new Diamond Neighborhoods Family Health Center in
southeast San Diego. Congratulations to Guillermo!
March 28, 2007
"I'm finishing internship at the Brigham and getting married in
September. I am also writing a book about surgical internship, so you
may find it at a bookstore in the upcoming years. Take care.
Stephen B. Williams, M.D.
Intern, Department of Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Mass"
How are you?!! I'm at Mount Sinai in New York finishing up my residency
still. I'll be at UCSF for my nephrology fellowship in 3 months. I can't
wait to be back in warm weather.
s u c c e s s
s t o r i e s
by Dr. Cynthia Lewis
Dr. Michael Manzano, MSY 4, George
Washington University Medical School, Radiology Resident-to-be at George Washington
University Medical School
Michael is the first in his extended family to attend college and the only
member he is aware of who even considered becoming a professional, or have
a ‘career’ of any kind. He is tri-cultural -- Mexican-American and Filipino-American.
His maternal grandfather was a Navy submariner and their family of 5 moved
often. His mother is Mexican-American, and his father is a Filipino-American
who was born and grew up in Guam.
Michael’s parents lived in an uncle’s home in San Diego County with as many
as 15 people at any one time. His father joined the Navy (something like 90%
of Filipino-American males aged 35-55 in San Diego are in the Navy or retired
from the Navy) and is now retired. His mother does clerical work part-time
while raising 5 children. Michael is the eldest.
Michael’s happiest times were playing with neighbors and his many cousins
while growing up. Michael says, “The most memorable and unique experience
from elementary school was the end-of-the-year Olympics. These events have
become a school tradition. Students compete in events they choose, like 50
and 100-yard dashes, 2 mile races, team relay races, baseball throws, obstacle
courses, and the long jump. At the end, there is a ceremony to recognize the
winning competitors with colorful ribbons.”
Michael’s extended family met on weekend outings frequently. His fondest thoughts
of his father are of fishing. He says, “My cousin and I took a particular
interest in fishing. While the others were off playing, he and I were fixing
new fishing rigs, having casting contests, and catching mackerel. Sometimes
my father and my uncle took us fishing on the pier for late night fish bites.”
However, Michael says, “During middle school, my father was either out on
West pack or stationed elsewhere. I had no direction, and started to hang
out with friends often. My cousin and I spent our weekends fishing at Chollas
Lake or at the Spring Valley swapmeet collecting baseball cards. My mother
had a difficult time while my father was away. She had back surgery, worked
at a check-cashing store, and raised a house full of kids. By this time, our
family included two sisters. I remember that my Grandpa’s second wife came
from Arizona to help clean and cook for us. By the time my father was permanently
stationed in San Diego, family life changed. I felt so distant from my father,
and I think my brothers and sisters felt this even more than I did. I think
lack of trust and financial burdens as well as physical distance created a
In high school, social development was Michael’s primary focus. Michael graduated
with a 1.94 GPA and did not take the SAT exam. After high school, he took
many part-time jobs (fast food, janitor, sales) and saved money to buy a “nice"
car, which he then sold to help support his parents and siblings. He says,
“I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I started to attend college
part-time, but honestly did not know what I wanted to do. I maintained that
the best thing for me was to find a decent paying job. That was my priority.
I found a job at Pepsi-Cola; the pay was good and I worked plenty of hours.
Unfortunately, the schedule was variable which is reflected in my community
college grades. My friend recommended that I get a job at Qualcomm. He convinced
me that I could advance in the company, perhaps even making it a career. I
started working the night shift, then moved to days in the middle of a semester.
I advanced to a leadership position before being part of a massive layoff.”
Michael then considered completing a two-year degree in Environmental Technology.
When he started earning good grades, his counselor encouraged Michael to complete
a bachelor’s degree in ecology which would train him for similar jobs in environmental
technology. Michael says, “Now, with some direction, I dove into difficult
biology and chemistry classes determined to do well, and I did! I noticed
that my interests had changed along the way. I was intrigued with how chemistry
and biology applied to the human body, more than to environmental sciences.
I was always under the impression that becoming a doctor or a lawyer or any
professional was an intangible dream for me. Besides, I didn’t know anyone
who was a professional like that. After meeting with my counselor again, he
gave me confidence. I came out a devout pre-medical student.”
Maria Butler taught Michael in a Mexican History class, became a Mentor and
steered Michael into CUHRE, the student leadership-building organization at
San Diego State University. Michael says he was intimidated by the CUHRE application
process but he provided 7 letters of support! CUHRE provided the caring,
collaborative environment that Michael needed, with Advisors and faculty who
Mentor him. He also chose his current job wisely. He says, “Working for the
County of San Diego Air Pollution District is great because they are flexible
around my school schedule, which is my priority.”
Three Community College faculty (math, biology and chemistry) said the following
about Michael during his academic renaissance: “In the short time that I have
known Michael, I have recognized that he is more than just an extremely bright
student. Michael is very hard working, diligent and adaptable. On a variety
of occasions, Michael demonstrated his ability to work through difficult projects
assigned in calculus with relative ease. Additionally, he helped other students
with many of their difficulties in calculus. In a group setting, Michael demonstrated
his ability to work as an integral part of a team by contributing to the progress
of the assigned task.”
“I found Mr. Manzano to be very likeable and enthusiastic, always working
closely with others in class, and on many occasions saw him assisting other
students who were having trouble understanding aspects of the topics. His
communication skills are excellent, and he has a genuinely warm and personable
temperament that facilitates his interactions with others. He displays all
of the characteristics that I have looked for in hiring employees during my
years in the biotechnology industry.”
“During the course of my class, Mike worked hard. He always came prepared
to laboratory and his readiness allowed him to work efficiently. He made the
extra effort to connect our chemistry experiments to topics covered in his
biology class. This enriched his reports and emphasized his aptitude for tying
diverse ideas together. Many times during the semester, Mike approached me
to discuss concepts from other experiments he had completed and applications
he has used at his job. We discussed how the concepts presented that day in
class or lab related to the work he was doing at the moment. He was able to
understand how theories presented in chemistry related to tasks he was performing
in the real world. Mike’s maturity was demonstrated by communicating insightful
ideas in class discussions and helping classmates understand complex concepts
in class. He goes beyond earning a grade to understand scientific methods.”
From the Premedical Committee: Michael is a quietly impressive young
man with an understated personal power that doesn’t jump out at once. But,
after speaking with him, one is persuaded that there is more than first meets
the eye. He is pretty solidly placed within himself and draws on considerable
depth of development.
Michael is one of the hardest working individuals I have ever known. He is
determined and perseveres until he attains his goal. Most probably, his work
ethic is so strong because he doesn’t want to live the same life he grew up
in. He has told me of his hardships and wants to achieve more. Michael is
observant, listens well, is willing to take advice, and follows through. I
don’t believe the word ‘procrastination’ is in his vocabulary. Aside from
this, he is kind, honest, helpful and a wonderful person. Since childhood,
was deprived, so he is also grateful.
Michael’s community and volunteer work experience demonstrate that he is trying
to learn as much as he can about medicine as a profession. Working in the
emergency room at Alvarado Hospital is an eye-opening experience and not for
the faint of heart. This has given him a keen understanding in what it entails
to be a doctor. Michael is active in his church, belongs to Golden Key and
American Medical Student Association and has strong work experience. Often,
some of the most menial jobs people undertake seem unimportant. But, the reality
is, these jobs teach responsibility, ethics, organizational skills and learning
to relate to all types of people. Michael will have greater understanding
and will be able to relate to all types of people. He explained that he would
like to be a physician who works on patients with addictions. There is a ‘fire
in his belly’ when he talks about helping people.
Michael has had little to no familial support financially or emotionally.
In fact, his family cares little about his achievements. They don’t even know
about his interest in medical school. We admire Michael’s perseverance and
determination in overcoming this handicap. In fact, we wonder how successful
Michael could have been academically if he had had parents who respected or
admired his achievements. If he weren’t so pressed financially and having
to work so hard, his GPA would be much higher.
Michael’s grades have improved to the point of earning A’s in chemistry, physics
and calculus. His weaker earlier college performance may have been due, in
part, to his humble family origins.
In summary, in the two years we have known Michael, he has become
an extraordinarily committed student. Please see comments from Dr. MacAlpine,
considered a very rigorous organic chemist and a “task-master” in her research
lab. Dr. MacAlpine did her doctoral work at UCLA and post-doctoral work at
Harvard University. When we discussed Michael with Dr. MacAlpine, she assessed
him as one of the hardest working students she has mentored. We have observed
Michael’s activity as a CUHRE Enrichment Instructor for organic chemistry.
He goes the “extra mile”, attending lectures, discussing questions with faculty
and putting his enrichees’ needs at a high level. Even though Michael has
consistently worked up to 40 hours per week while attending college, and CUHRE
does not pay its leaders for their work, Michael has embraced this training
opportunity whole-heartedly. He took on the position of Clinical Externship
Coordinator for CUHRE this year because he cares about his peers and covets
the opportunity to be in a supportive, collaborative group.
Note that Michael has overcome social, educational and financial disadvantage
to attend college and develop the goal of becoming a doctor. He was pressured
to contribute more money to the family, work full time and leave home. These
are pressures many pre-medical students do not have. Michael’s role models
are recent. He is the first in his family to attend college. In his words,
“I continue struggling with a poor economic background, little family support,
and with many obstacles to conquer. I live with stress from these and with
balancing work and school. I don’t care, though. Life has been an uphill battle
from day one. I just take the bull by the horns and go for it, in whatever
I do. I know that I will make my dreams come true. Now, I am where I can change
my dream into a long-term goal.”
Michael’s goals include working in community medicine. He has volunteered
with Samahan, our local Filipino-American clinic for the underserved. Michael
will do well in medical school. He cares about patients, his peers, and he
wants to make a difference for the disadvantaged. Michael is a very committed
and serious young man.
Note From Dr. Lewis: When Michael was accepted
to medical school, he had financial difficulties and actually contemplated
not attending. Because GW gave him some advance financial support, he was
able to find housing and get started on the right foot.
Michael let us know that he has a 9-month old son. Congratulations on your
growing family and matching into your first choice residency program in radiology
at George Washington University Hospital!! He says he plans to pursue pediatric
vascular interventional radiology (sounds like a few more years of training
down the road…go get 'em
Email to Dr. Lewis if you wish to communicate
about medical schools or other issues or to contact those profiled in Success
q u e s t i o n o f t h
e m o n t h
by Dr. Cynthia Lewis, PhD
We interrupt our series on "Focus on Professionalism" from the Association
of American Medical Colleges this month.
I am waitlisted...what can I do to be accepted?
There are two keys to getting off the waitlist:
1. You have been accomplishing
new interesting, compelling, and significant things during
the year of application. Schools seem impressed with A grades in hard upper
division or graduate level sciences, improved MCAT scores
(and, with the plethora of dates now available, one can retake the MCAT during
the application year. Osteopathic medical schools are more open to taking
a January score than are allopathic schools), new research outcomes like a
presentation, poster or publication, new job skills, new
service, new leadership, new "almost
Then, you need to write an update letter or a letter of
intent to matriculate (only do this if this is your ONE …and I mean ONE
top choice school. It is NOT kosher to send a letter of intent to matriculate
to more than one school or to tell 5 schools that they are your top choice.
This is dishonest…remember honesty?) Your letter will be one page, with
a strong, clear and direct paragraph detailing your exciting new accomplishments
followed by a second paragraph explaining in great specificity exactly
how your background, skills and learning style fit their program.
2. The waitlist
has to move, i.e. your peers must remove themselves from acceptance at the
school where you wish to go. If they don't, it does not matter what wonderful
accomplishments you have. May 15th is the "traffic rules" deadline
for those with multiple acceptances to withdraw from all but one allopathic
school. Osteopathic schools manage this differently. They require a hefty
fee to hold your spot, and don't have a specific date for required withdrawal,
but they all speak to each other, and it is considered unethical to hold more
than one accepted position after about May also.
So, you CAN get off the waitlist.
Part of the process you can control, but part of it you cannot. Being on the
waitlist means you are acceptable to that school…they like you! Worst
case scenario is that you have to re-apply next year. If so, you definitely
need to add new things to your application (you would have
been doing these new things all fall, winter, spring BEFORE
resubmission!!!) and apply relatively early, by early July.
We will feature an important question
each month. Please submit one that interests you for Dr. Lewis to answer.
Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
with Newsletter Question in the subject line.
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