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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
11 03, 2018

Clinical Experience Tips for Busy Premeds

2018-04-03T23:06:21+00:00

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 Premeds 2018-04-03T23:06:21+00:00
4 03, 2018

Essential Tips for Conquering the MCAT CARS

2018-03-04T16:27:18+00:00

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 CARS 2018-03-04T16:27:18+00:00
19 02, 2018

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

2018-04-03T22:59:06+00:00

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 Suck 2018-04-03T22:59:06+00:00