31 03, 2018

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 [...]

Smart Strategies for Med School Reapplicants2018-04-03T12:55:20-04:00
23 03, 2018

Medical School Personal Statement Webinar


Register for the Personal Statement Webinar Please register for our personal statement webinar. We will send you a valuable coupon for your next order! * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name We value your privacy. We will never share or sell your information. See our privacy policy for more information. The Personal Statement for Medical School The personal statement is very important to your application for medical school. It is also an area of difficulty for most people who apply to medical school. Many premedical students lament that they do not know how to write a solid [...]

Medical School Personal Statement Webinar2018-03-26T18:14:15-04:00
15 03, 2018

Medical School Personal Statement Example & Help


Learning From a Medical School Personal Statement Example Each spring, students hopeful for a chance at attending medical school begin preparing their applications. Many applicants rank the personal statement the most difficult of all the portions of the medical school application. The difficulty of writing a personal statement is often  due to multiple factors. These include weak writing skills, lack of time, and discomfort with promoting oneself.  However, the most common reason is that most medical school applicants simply do not know what to write about. Looking at a medical school personal statement example can be very helpful in this [...]

Medical School Personal Statement Example & Help2018-04-03T12:53:20-04:00
11 03, 2018

Clinical Experience Tips for Busy Premeds


The Importance of Clinical Experience The majority of medical schools expect that applicants will have clinical experience before they apply. Medical training is highly competitive. Medical schools do not want to invest time training students who will not go on to become physicians. Therefore, it is important that medical school applicants understand what a physician's job entails. Clinical exposure allows prospective medical students the opportunity to closely observe physicians and determine if they want to pursue a career in medicine. In addition, an applicant with extensive experience in a clinical setting demonstrates that they have the dedication, compassion, and interpersonal [...]

Clinical Experience Tips for Busy Premeds2018-04-03T23:06:21-04:00
4 03, 2018

Essential Tips for Conquering the MCAT CARS


What is MCAT CARS? Many future medical students have difficulty with the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) portion of the MCAT. This is because it requires a different set of skills than the rest of the test. The MCAT CARS consists of short passages followed by questions. It is designed to measure your reading comprehension and ability to draw conclusions from written material.   Begin Preparing Early Although none of the MCAT sections are conducive to cramming, it is especially important to allot adequate time for MCAT CARS review. This is because CARS requires you to learn and develop new [...]

Essential Tips for Conquering the MCAT CARS2018-03-04T16:27:18-05:00
19 02, 2018

How to Make Sure Your Med School Personal Statement Doesn’t Suck


Med School Personal Statement Concerns The med school personal statement is often a source of frustration for applicants. Many medical school hopefuls worry that medical schools will find their essay trite. This fear is compounded by premedical college advisers warning about the dangers of a cliche personal statement. A quick google search will show countless articles warning about topics and statements to avoid. Some of these supposedly forbidden topics include: wanting to be a physician since childhood going into medicine because of a desire to help/serve others  your personal health stuggles a family member's illness any experience suddenly made you [...]

How to Make Sure Your Med School Personal Statement Doesn’t Suck2018-04-03T22:59:06-04:00
11 02, 2018

Insider Tips for a Good Med School Application


Tips for a Good Med School Application: Understanding AMCAS If you are going to apply to an allopathic medical school in the United States, you will most likely be utilizing AMCAS. The American Medical College Application Service, or AMCAS, is a centralized application system that verifies then distributes  applicant information, MCAT scores, and letters of recommendation to participating medical schools. AMCAS does not make any admissions decisions. However, it is important to understand how AMCAS works in order to submit a good med school application. Getting Started In order to use AMCAS, you must register with AAMC. You will likely [...]

Insider Tips for a Good Med School Application2018-02-11T13:20:38-05:00
4 02, 2018

Medical School Applicant Prep


Although there are still several months before AMCAS opens, it is time to begin preparing your application. If you plan to apply to medical school in the upcoming cycle, it is a good idea to begin working on your medical school applicant checklist early. Medical school applications require many steps to complete correctly. If you begin working on your application early, you will have ample time to complete it. Unfortunately, many prospective students wait until AMCAS opens to begin working on their application. This is not ideal. The medical school application is complex and requires time to prepare properly. Medical [...]

Medical School Applicant Prep2018-03-13T21:48:22-04:00
22 01, 2018

The Value of Volunteering for Medical School


Why Volunteer for Medical School? It is well known that medical school admissions are competitive. In order to gain admission to medical school, you must have a strong application. Although solid grades and a high MCAT score are positive features of an application, admissions decisions are based on more than academic performance. A medical school applicant must show that they possess personal traits and characteristics that are shared by physicians. Medical schools  look for students have developed several pre-professional competencies. These include service orientation, reliability, dependability, and cultural competence. Fortunately, by volunteering for medical school, you will be able to [...]

The Value of Volunteering for Medical School2018-01-22T02:25:40-05:00
14 01, 2018

Medical School Recommendation Letters


Letters of Recommendation for Medical School All medical schools require applicants to submit letters of recommendation. In general, medical schools request three recommendation letters. They want two letters from from science professors and one from a professor in a non-science field. A good recommendation letter is a very helpful in securing your medical school acceptance. Conversely, a lukewarm recommendation will make medical schools hesitate to offer admission. Although you will likely will never see your recommendation letters, you can take steps to make sure that they help your application.   Select Letter Writers Carefully In order to get optimal recommendation [...]

Medical School Recommendation Letters2018-01-18T05:23:48-05:00