21 12, 2021

Looking Ahead: Assembling Your Medical School Application 

2021-12-01T14:38:56-05:00

Part 2: Other Application Preparation  Earlier this month, we spotlighted extracurricular activities that you might pursue to complete your medical school application. In this blog, we’ll discuss other ways you can get ahead in the application process now.   Get organized  To complete applications fully, you will need to know the specific requirements of the medical schools you choose. As such, you need to compile a list of your preferred medical schools. The AAMC reports that the average medical school student applied to 18 schools for the 2021-2022 cycle. Use this time to explore what factors are most important to you [...]

Looking Ahead: Assembling Your Medical School Application 2021-12-01T14:38:56-05:00
6 07, 2021

6 Qualities that Will Get You Into Medical School 

2021-06-30T14:55:27-04:00

You’re applying to medical school after years of hard work and determination, but what version of “you” do you put forth? Medical school admissions committees are looking for certain qualities in a prospective student -- some expected, and some surprising. Here are six characteristics that medical schools typically look for in an ideal candidate:  Grit/determination Medical school is grueling. There is no doubt about it. Admissions officers want the students they select to succeed in the classroom and become a doctor. They want to know that a prospective student has what it takes to make it through all four years of school [...]

6 Qualities that Will Get You Into Medical School 2021-06-30T14:55:27-04:00
11 02, 2018

Insider Tips for a Good Med School Application

2018-02-11T13:20:38-05:00

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

2018-03-13T21:48:22-04:00

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
14 01, 2018

Medical School Recommendation Letters

2018-01-18T05:23:48-05:00

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

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