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7 06, 2019

Medical School Personal Statement Mistakes


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 Mistakes2019-06-07T14:44:41-04:00
19 04, 2018

The AMCAS Essay- Writing a Strong Opening


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 Opening2018-04-19T19:15:47-04:00
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
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
16 12, 2017

How to Manage Rejection from Medical School


Receiving a rejection letter from a medical school can be disheartening. This is especially true if you have not been granted admission at any school to which you have applied.  Although being rejected from medical school is unpleasant, it does not have to be the end of  your dream to become a physician. If you learn from your unsuccessful application cycle, you will be in a better position when you reapply.   Step 1: Calm Down Immediately after realizing that your application was unsuccessful, you will likely be quite upset. Although this is a completely normal reaction, negative emotions will [...]

How to Manage Rejection from Medical School2018-01-10T17:03:48-04:00
8 12, 2017

Common Reasons for Medical School Rejection


Unfortunately the majority of people who apply to medical school will not get in. For this reason, it is useful to be familiar with the common reasons for medical school rejection.  If you know why schools reject applicants, you can ensure that your application is strong prior to applying. Furtuermore, you can identify what went wrong if you are rejected from medical school. Error #1: Low Grades Although medical schools consider many factors when making admissions decisions, grades are still extremely important. If you have a very low gpa, you will find it difficult to gain admission to medical school. [...]

Common Reasons for Medical School Rejection2018-01-11T17:43:04-04:00
29 11, 2017

Managing Application Blemishes


Application blemishes are a frequent topic of concern for those interested in pursuing a healthcare career. Many applicants to medical school or dental school worry that blemishes on their record will prevent them from being admitted. Whether these concerns are valid depends largely on the type of errors the applicant has in their past. In most cases, academic mishaps are manageable and an applicant can be achieve admission. However, a student with a  significant legal history may have more difficulty being accepted to professional school. Regardless of the type of application blemishes a student has, it is helpful to prepare [...]

Managing Application Blemishes2018-04-03T23:11:17-04:00
16 06, 2017

Medical School Acceptance Tips


Medical School Acceptance Tips It is extremely difficult to gain medical school acceptance. The vast majority of people who apply will not be accepted. Only one out of every 50 applicants to medical school are accepted. According to data compiled by the AAMC, approximately 830,000 people applied to medical school in 2016. Of these students, only 21,000 matriculated in medical school the following year. If you consider that nearly everybody applies to multiple schools, the average medical school applicant is likely to face quite a bit of rejection. The good news is that you only need one school to say [...]

Medical School Acceptance Tips2017-06-16T21:37:28-04:00
26 05, 2017

Medical School Personal Statement Advice


Medical School Personal Statement Advice   It is medical school application season. Thousands of future physicians are completing their AMCAS applications and will soon be submitting them to schools around the country. Perhaps the most dreaded portion of the application is the medical school personal statement. Many students lament that they do not know what to write about. Others feel that the medical school personal statement is a waste of time. As a result, far too many people turn in a personal statement that does nothing for (or harms) their chances of medical school admission. This article presents some medical [...]

Medical School Personal Statement Advice2017-05-26T12:33:12-04:00