Once you submit your AMCAS primary application, you may feel a sense of relief! But remember, this is just step one of your application process.
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Medical school admissions committees are looking for students with both academic and character excellence, and while your GPA and MCAT scores demonstrate your academic rank, your written application and interviews can help demonstrate your character.
Matching into a residency program can feel a little bit like “pin the tail on the donkey”-- you’re hoping for the best match but feeling a little blindfolded as the process is really out of your hands and within the hands of the matching algorithm. The residency application process is extensive and takes time to compile documents, write personal statements, and take tests. Sometimes it’s hard to prioritize what you should focus your energy on the most! In this blog post, we want to highlight how the match process works as well as what program directors rank most important in [...]
Getting offered an interview is often one of your first steps into the medical school application process. And those we are offered an invitation should understand that these are not given lightly. The opportunity to interview is only given to promising candidates, in fact, usually only 10-15% of applicants get an interview offer. This is the perfect chance for you to prove yourself and convince your school that you are a good fit for their program. So let’s take a look at how to prepare for your medical school interviews, what the timeline looks like, and the different types of [...]
Medical school can be an incredibly challenging experience for pre-med and medical students, and imposter syndrome can make the journey even more difficult. Imposter syndrome is a psychological phenomenon where individuals doubt their abilities and accomplishments, and feel like they are frauds in their field of study. In this blog post we want to provide tips for pre-med and medical students on how to overcome imposter syndrome in order to succeed in medical school… Understanding Imposter Syndrome According to research, up to 25% of male medical students and nearly half of female medical students experience imposter syndrome. This feeling of [...]
Are you a prospective non-traditional medical student looking to get accepted into medical school? You may be wondering how to stand out from the competition in medical school admissions. Luckily, there are creative ways to make yourself shine in the application process. With the help of Code Blue Essays, you can learn how to utilize your unique story to your advantage and increase your chances of getting accepted into the medical school of your dreams. Here’s what you need to know about how to get accepted into medical school the non-traditional way… The Traditional Path to Medical School The traditional [...]
Secondary Applications are happening NOW! Here’s how to prepare… With AMCAS application open, it’s time to start thinking about your secondary applications. Your secondary applications will start arriving fast and furious–and they’re just as important as your primary applications! It is important to submit your secondary applications quickly so that you can secure your best chance at getting an interview. We recommend doing this between 7-14 days from the time you receive them.(Your secondary applications will typically arrive within two to four weeks after submitting your primary application). It’s important to begin thinking about and preparing your answers now to [...]
8 common medical school primary application errors
3 Reasons NOT to use AI to Write Your Personal Statement There is a lot of excitement and controversy around the new AI-based writing tool, ChatGPT. While it has the potential to help students write personal essays such as college essays or personal statements for dental school applications or medical school applications, it is important to remember that it is NOT a substitute for a student’s own writing and critical thinking skills. The science behind AI has been around since 1951, and we’ve most recently seen it in action by search engines, GPS navigation devices, self-driving cars and more. Today [...]
Dental School Application: Tips for Writing Your Personal Statement The dental school personal statement is one of the most important elements of your dental school application. It's your chance to showcase your strengths and make a lasting impression on admissions committees. With the right approach and careful consideration, you can make your dental school personal statement stand out. At Code Blue Essays, we specialize in helping aspiring dentists create compelling personal statements that demonstrate their commitment to the field of dentistry and showcase their unique talents. In this blog post, we will discuss the application process for dental school and [...]