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On the most recent “Let’s Chat”, the admissions officer said to email the med admissions department if we reused any part of our essays from previous years, because otherwise Turnitin may flag us for plagiarism. Does anyone know if that actually happens? 


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Turnitin does do that - usually you then have to just verify it is or isn't the same author. Still they are telling you want to do if you reuse any part or isn't that they are disallowing anything etc.

I should say that Turnitin obviously has a different original purpose - checking school work - and technically for most university programs you cannot reuse even your own work in two courses. So it make sense it would flag things etc. even within a persons work. 

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