Once you submit your AMCAS primary application, you may feel a sense of relief! But remember, this is just step one of your application process.
[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] Last year there were more than 60,000 medical school applicants! In total, 23,711 were accepted, resulting in an acceptance rate of 38%! The medical school application process naturally weeds out applicants. After you submit your primary application, most schools will send out a secondary application, which includes a request for secondary essays. From here on out during the process, the applicants begin to narrow (and your chance of acceptance hopefully just increases). Secondary essays are crucial to getting through to an interview, so here are a few of our top strategies for writing your secondary [...]
[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] Sometimes the number of secondary applications you receive can be overwhelming, but it’s important to take them seriously and avoid taking short cuts or making mistakes because you are hastily trying to submit them. Since secondary essays are such an important part of the application process, in this blog post we want to talk about 5 of the most common mistakes students make so you can avoid them. Here are 5 secondary essay common mistakes… 1. Waiting for the request to start writing. If you’ve submitted your primary application and are waiting to get a [...]
[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] Filling out and submitting all of your primary medical school applications is quite the accomplishment, however don’t let out that giant sigh of relief too early because you will have even more essays to write! Medical school secondary essays are usually required and are meant to provide the schools with more specific information about you and whether you’re a good fit for their program. The questions are generally geared towards the specific mission, requirements and goals of the program. Each school will have their own secondary requirements– some asking for one or two essays and others [...]