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
30 06, 2021

Medical School Application Timeline

2021-06-30T14:47:55-04:00

Every year, students across the country gain acceptance into medical school, fulfilling a dream that’s been in the works for years. Maybe you’ve been working toward that same dream but wonder – okay, but how do I actually apply, and succeed at doing so? And when? Read on to see a detailed timeline of what to do and when to do it so you can put yourself in the very best position to get into your dream medical school.   Phase Zero: Before Applications (prior to May application year)   If you’re serious about wanting to go to medical school, you’ve probably begun to take the steps necessary to build a transcript [...]

Medical School Application Timeline2021-06-30T14:47:55-04:00
17 08, 2020

Understanding the AAMC VITA Interview

2020-08-17T21:44:12-04:00

Understanding the AAMC VITA Interview Although everybody has been affected by COVID-19, the medical school application cycle has been particularly disrupted. As a result, students who are seeking admission to medical school for the 2021 school year are facing unexpected changes. Recently, the AAMC announced that it would be offering a video interview for medical schools, the AAMC VITA tool. Although video interviewing is great from an infection-control standpoint, it is much different from a traditional in-person interview. Your ability to understand and adapt to this new format will increase your chances of success. What is the AAMC VITA? The [...]

Understanding the AAMC VITA Interview2020-08-17T21:44:12-04:00
7 06, 2019

Medical School Personal Statement Mistakes

2020-12-15T19:50:43-05:00

Top Personal Statement Mistakes (and how to avoid them)   The personal statement is a vital part of the medical school application. It gives admissions committees vital information about your character, personal qualities, and values that are not found in any other part of the application. If you write a strong personal statement, you have a very good chance of earning an interview. Unfortunately, many applicants make mistakes on their personal statement that hurt their application. If you are aware of some of the most common medical school personal statement mistakes, you will have a better chance of avoiding them. [...]

Medical School Personal Statement Mistakes2020-12-15T19:50:43-05:00
9 05, 2019

Identifying Shadowing Opportunities for Medical School

2020-05-12T10:29:42-04:00

Why Is Shadowing Important? Shadowing a physician is a vital experience for anyone who is interested in attending medical school. Shadowing will allow you to see what a physician's job entails and will allow you to observe the way in which the healthcare system works. In addition, it will help you decide if a career in medicine. Furthermore, medical schools will expect that serious applicants have significant clinical experience before they apply.  Shadowing is a great opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience and make yourself a more attractive candidate for medical schools.  What Constitutes a Shadowing Experience? Simply put, shadowing [...]

Identifying Shadowing Opportunities for Medical School2020-05-12T10:29:42-04:00
24 02, 2019

Still Waiting for an Invitation to Interview? What to Do

2019-10-15T21:35:25-04:00

No Invitations to Interview? This time of the year is very exciting for medical school applicants. Social media is buzzing with people discussing the schools where they have interviewed or will soon be visiting. In addition, many applicants are joyously celebrating being accepted to medical school. Unfortunately not everybody who has applied is enjoying a similar experience. Like the people on social media, you too have spent the better part of a year completing primary applications, writing your personal statement, tracking transcripts and letters of recommendation, and completing seemingly endless secondary application questions. Then you wait. And wait. No schools [...]

Still Waiting for an Invitation to Interview? What to Do2019-10-15T21:35:25-04:00
5 01, 2019

Webinar- Applying to Medical School

2019-01-05T20:53:17-05:00

Get Access to the Webinar * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Tips for Applying to Medical School If you are planning on applying to medical school in the near future, you will need to have a solid plan. Each year, many qualified candidates are turned away from medical school due to avoidable errors that they made while applying. The medical school application process is long. In addition, the process is sometimes confusing. It is helpful to plan for your application well in advance. Fortunately we have put together a high-yield webinar to guide you through the [...]

Webinar- Applying to Medical School2019-01-05T20:53:17-05:00
24 11, 2018

Do Successful Medical School Applicants Fail Classes?

2019-10-15T21:39:14-04:00

 Successful Medical School Applicants Are Not Perfect A common misconception among students who aspire to go to medical school is that successful medical school applicants have impeccable grades. Although there are certainly many medical students who had an illustrious undergraduate career, many more struggled with one or more classes. While they may not readily admit it, many medical students received a C or lower in at least one undergraduate class. Therefore, if you are having difficulty with an undergraduate course, do not give up hope of attending medical school. If you have a plan, you can mitigate the damage of [...]

Do Successful Medical School Applicants Fail Classes?2019-10-15T21:39:14-04:00
27 09, 2018

The Value of a Pre-Medical Conference

2019-10-15T21:40:32-04:00

If you are interested in attending medical school or pursuing a career in healthcare, it is a great idea to attend a pre-medical conference. Many conferences are offered at various times around the country. Attendees gain many benefits from their participation. What is a Pre-medical Conference? Pre-medical conferences are events geared towards disseminating information to students who are interested in a healthcare career. These conferences typically include presentations on a variety of admissions topics. For example, many conferences have discussions on MCAT preparation, strategies for being a successful medical student, and interview skills. In addition, conference attendees also have the [...]

The Value of a Pre-Medical Conference2019-10-15T21:40:32-04:00
3 08, 2018

8 Tips for Standardized Patient Encounters

2019-10-15T21:44:10-04:00

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 Encounters2019-10-15T21:44:10-04:00

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