Blog 2018-01-11T18:18:53-04:00

Still Waiting for an Invitation to Interview? What to Do

No Invitations to Interview? This time of the year is very exciting for medical school applicants. Social media is buzzing with people discussing the schools where they have interviewed or will soon be visiting. In addition, many applicants are joyously celebrating being accepted to medical school. Unfortunately not everybody who has applied is enjoying a similar experience. Like the people on social media, you too have spent the better part of a year completing primary applications, writing your personal statement, tracking transcripts and letters of recommendation, and completing seemingly endless secondary application questions. Then you wait. And wait. No schools have contacted you with an invitation to interview. Or perhaps you have been invited on some interviews but you have not heard from the schools since then. You might be starting to suspect that your application cycle will end without being accepted in any school. Be Patient Although it might [...]

By | February 24th, 2019|Categories: Admissions, interview, Medical School, reapplicants|0 Comments

Webinar- Applying to Medical School

Get Access to the Webinar * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Tips for Applying to Medical School If you are planning on applying to medical school in the near future, you will need to have a solid plan. Each year, many qualified candidates are turned away from medical school due to avoidable errors that they made while applying. The medical school application process is long. In addition, the process is sometimes confusing. It is helpful to plan for your application well in advance. Fortunately we have put together a high-yield webinar to guide you through the application process. By watching this brief presentation, you will give yourself a significant advantage as you prepare to apply to medical school. Presenting Medical School: The Secret Roadmap Medical school is competitive.  Therefore, if you want to be accepted, you must know what schools are looking for, and give it [...]

By | January 5th, 2019|Categories: Admissions, interview, Medical School, Medical School Tips|0 Comments

Do Successful Medical School Applicants Fail Classes?

 Successful Medical School Applicants Are Not Perfect A common misconception among students who aspire to go to medical school is that successful medical school applicants have impeccable grades. Although there are certainly many medical students who had an illustrious undergraduate career, many more struggled with one or more classes. While they may not readily admit it, many medical students received a C or lower in at least one undergraduate class. Therefore, if you are having difficulty with an undergraduate course, do not give up hope of attending medical school. If you have a plan, you can mitigate the damage of a poor grade. This article will discuss tips successful medical school applicants have used to survive difficult undergraduate courses. Identify Problems Early Perhaps the best way to avoid academic problems is to identify potential issues before they become unmanageable. If you are vigilant, you should know by the first two [...]

By | November 24th, 2018|Categories: Admissions, Medical School|0 Comments

The Value of a Pre-Medical Conference

If you are interested in attending medical school or pursuing a career in healthcare, it is a great idea to attend a pre-medical conference. Many conferences are offered at various times around the country. Attendees gain many benefits from their participation. What is a Pre-medical Conference? Pre-medical conferences are events geared towards disseminating information to students who are interested in a healthcare career. These conferences typically include presentations on a variety of admissions topics. For example, many conferences have discussions on MCAT preparation, strategies for being a successful medical student, and interview skills. In addition, conference attendees also have the opportunity to meet representatives from schools and learn more about their programs. Many students who attend a pre-medical conference find that they meet people who have the ability to help them achieve their career goals. What to Wear Although most pre-health events do not have a strict dress code, you [...]

By | September 27th, 2018|Categories: dental school, Medical School|0 Comments

8 Tips for Standardized Patient Encounters

What is a Standardized Patient Standardized patient interviews are an important aspect of your medical training. A standardized patient (or SP) is trained to simulate real patients with a variety of illnesses. During medical school, these interactions are used to measure your ability to apply your knowledge clinically as well as your communication skills. Here are 8 tips to keep in mind when you interact with standardized patients: Tip #1 Take Them Seriously Even though you know the standardized patient is an actor playing out a made-up scenario, treat them the way you would an actual patient. The goal of these encounters is to help you provide better patient care in the real world. These individuals are trying to make you the best medical professional you can be, so respect their effort! Tip #2 Trust Your “Patient” Standardized patients often work on case scenarios for hours or even days at a [...]

By | August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Medical School|0 Comments

Top 5 Med School Secondary Application Tips

The Med School Secondary Application The second step in the medical school application process is completing the secondary application. Medical schools vary widely in their protocol for secondary applications. Some send a med school secondary application to every person who applies. In contrast, other medical schools conduct a preliminary screening process and only send secondaries to select applicants. Most schools require an additional fee to be submitted with the secondary application. Therefore, if your budget is limited, you may wish to carefully evaluate your chances of admission before completing the secondary essays for a particular school. Purpose of the Med School Secondary Application Medical schools use secondary essays to learn more about your  character and goals. The information collected from the secondary application is combined with the rest of the application, in order to present a complete and holistic view of the applicant. Ideally, a secondary essay should complement the [...]

By | July 10th, 2018|Categories: Admissions, Medical School, secondary applications|0 Comments