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

Is Your Med School Application Ready to Submit?

Med School Application: Take Your Time Before you hit the send button on your med school application, make sure that it is perfect. Although there is a definite advantage to submitting your application early, it is even more important to avoid errors. Therefore, take the time to ensure you are truly ready to submit your medical school application before you do so. Be Accurate Once you submit your med school application, you will not be able to make many changes. The program will only allow you to make changes to the following information: -Name -ID numbers -Contact information -Date of birth, birth address, and gender -Next MCAT test date In addition, the AMCAS program will allow you to add/delete up to ten letters of evaluation after you have submitted. In addition, you will be allowed to apply to additional schools if you desire to do so after your initial submission. [...]

Common Medical School Application Errors (And How to Avoid Them)

Medical School Application Errors The medical school application season has begun. If you hope to enroll as a medical student next fall, you will need to ensure that you submit an excellent medical school application. Most applicants think that an excellent application means a high gpa and mcat score. While it is true that these are certainly components of a strong medical school application, more is required to ensure admission. Even students with strong scores will have difficulty gaining admission if they make errors on their application. This article will discuss some of the most common medical school application errors. Every year medical schools around the country reject thousands of qualified candidates. Medical schools fail to admit these people not because of lack of aptitude; but because they made errors when they applied. If you have a strong application strategy, you will maximize your chances of getting into medical school. [...]

By | May 17th, 2018|Categories: Admissions, Medical School|0 Comments

How to Conquer the Multiple Mini Interview

Increasingly, medical schools are using the multiple mini interview (MMI) to evaluate potential students. Although many medical school applicants are apprehensive about this format, the multiple mini interview is not difficult. In fact, many student report that the process is sometimes fun. Although you will not need any specific knowledge to perform well on the MMI, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the process in order to give your best performance. What is the Multiple Mini Interview? The multiple mini interview is an interview format that is based on short activities. Typically, an applicant will cycle through 6-10 stations over a period of approximately two hours during a MMI day. Each station has instructions for the activity outside of the room. The applicant then enters the room and performs the requested activity. Applicants are allotted two minutes to read the instructions and prepare themselves. The actual activity [...]

By | May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Admissions, interview, Medical School|0 Comments

The AMCAS Essay- Writing a Strong Opening

Make a Good First Impression Many medical school applicants struggle with writing their AMCAS essay for their medical school application. The majority of these people lament that they have no idea what they should write about. Others complain that they do not know how to start their personal statement. Although it is true that there is a technique for starting a medical school personal statement, it is not difficult. AMCAS Essay Format Although AMCAS does not give any format requirements, there is definitely a correct format for writing a personal statement. A good quality personal statement should have an introductory paragraph, a few body paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph. While alternative formats are not expressly forbidden, they are generally not a good idea. The medical community values tradition. You will not get extra points for creative styling of your essay. You will do fine if you stay with the the [...]

By | April 19th, 2018|Categories: Admissions, Medical School, Personal Statement Tips|0 Comments

The CASPer Test- What Premeds Should Know

What is the CASPer Test? The CASPer test is a computerized situational judgement test. CASPer was designed to test non-academic skills of applicants to professional programs. It was developed by researchers at McMaster University, and it was used by their medical school beginning in 2010. Since then it has been adopted by several US and Canadian medical, dental, and nursing schools. Schools have begun using this test as a screening tool during the early part of their application process. Situational Judgement Tests A situational judgement test is a type of psychological test. It presents the test taker with a series of hypothetical scenarios and asks them how they would respond. Situational judgement tests are used to measure behavioral tendencies. As appropriate behavior can vary depending on the situation, these test must be created individually for specific uses. These types of tests have been used for over 50 years. One of [...]

By | April 10th, 2018|Categories: Admissions, dental school, Medical School|0 Comments

Smart Strategies for Med School Reapplicants

Waiting for Acceptance Spring can can be a difficult time for medical school applicants who are still waiting for their acceptance letter. After spending a year gathering transcripts, asking for recommendations, completing applications, and travelling for interviews, it can seem like a cruel joke when no acceptance letters appear in your mailbox. Adding insult to injury, excited new medical students are everywhere telling the world which medical school they will soon be attending. It can be especially difficult if you are on a waitlist at one or more schools. While there is still hope that you may get admitted, you likely feel like your future is in limbo. Although it is disappointing when your initial application to medical school is unsuccessful, it does not mean that your dream of becoming a physician is over. Although you may not attend medical school at the time you hoped for, you can still [...]

By | March 31st, 2018|Categories: Admissions, Medical School|0 Comments