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3 08, 2018

8 Tips for Standardized Patient Encounters

2018-08-03T12:30:25+00:00

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 [...]

8 Tips for Standardized Patient Encounters 2018-08-03T12:30:25+00:00
10 07, 2018

Top 5 Med School Secondary Application Tips

2018-07-10T10:59:18+00:00

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 [...]

Top 5 Med School Secondary Application Tips 2018-07-10T10:59:18+00:00
1 06, 2018

Is Your Med School Application Ready to Submit?

2018-06-01T20:11:57+00:00

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 [...]

Is Your Med School Application Ready to Submit? 2018-06-01T20:11:57+00:00
17 05, 2018

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

2018-05-17T16:48:30+00:00

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. [...]

Common Medical School Application Errors (And How to Avoid Them) 2018-05-17T16:48:30+00:00
2 05, 2018

How to Conquer the Multiple Mini Interview

2018-05-02T15:31:38+00:00

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 [...]

How to Conquer the Multiple Mini Interview 2018-05-02T15:31:38+00:00
19 04, 2018

The AMCAS Essay- Writing a Strong Opening

2018-04-19T19:15:47+00:00

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 [...]

The AMCAS Essay- Writing a Strong Opening 2018-04-19T19:15:47+00:00
10 04, 2018

The CASPer Test- What Premeds Should Know

2018-04-10T12:47:34+00:00

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 [...]

The CASPer Test- What Premeds Should Know 2018-04-10T12:47:34+00:00
31 03, 2018

Smart Strategies for Med School Reapplicants

2018-04-03T12:55:20+00:00

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 Reapplicants 2018-04-03T12:55:20+00:00
23 03, 2018

Medical School Personal Statement Webinar

2018-03-26T18:14:15+00:00

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 Webinar 2018-03-26T18:14:15+00:00
15 03, 2018

Medical School Personal Statement Example & Help

2018-04-03T12:53:20+00:00

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 & Help 2018-04-03T12:53:20+00:00