15 03, 2022

AAMC’s Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students 

2022-02-28T14:53:59-05:00

Are you wondering if you have what it takes to “make it” in medical school? Great news! AAMC has outlined the fifteen core competencies for students entering medical school, and we’ll describe them below. Knowledge and appreciation for these competencies can give you valuable perspective for completing your medical school applications! If you know what a model medical school student looks like, you can shine in your application as that model medical student!  These competencies are officially endorsed by the AAMC Group on Student Affairs (GSA) Committee on Admissions (COA).   AAMC divides the skills into four main categories:  Interpersonal  Intrapersonal  [...]

AAMC’s Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students 2022-02-28T14:53:59-05:00
18 01, 2022

Making the Most Out of Your Clinical Experience

2022-01-06T14:14:39-05:00

Clinical experience is one of the most scrutinized components of your medical school application. It can be easy to think of the clinical experience part of your pre-med career as a “box to check" or a stepping-stone to your medical school career. However, at Code Blue Essays, we see the bigger picture. Clinical experience – whether you will be shadowing a local family medicine doctor, working at a phlebotomy clinic, or volunteering at a hospital – is an opportunity, and not simply an obligation. Below, find some tips on how to make the most out of your clinical experiences!  Choose [...]

Making the Most Out of Your Clinical Experience2022-01-06T14:14:39-05:00
24 08, 2021

The Importance of Stress Management for Pre-Health Students  

2021-08-06T09:41:38-04:00

As summer comes to a close and the school year is near, it’s more important than ever for pre-health students to balance productivity with the opportunity to recharge.    The busy lifestyle of Pre-health students   As a pre-health student, you have a to-do list a mile long, and that can feel overwhelming. The constant studying to get the grades and score well on the admissions tests can wear on you. Meanwhile, you’re trying to rack up extracurriculars to boost your resume and secure great letters of recommendation, and that can take up what seems like all your free time. Finally, there’s [...]

The Importance of Stress Management for Pre-Health Students  2021-08-06T09:41:38-04:00
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
4 03, 2018

Essential Tips for Conquering the MCAT CARS

2018-03-04T16:27:18-05:00

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 CARS2018-03-04T16:27:18-05:00
27 01, 2018

Effective Time Management for Medical School

2018-01-27T17:19:22-05:00

How to Perform Well in Medical School and Enjoy Life Time management is one of the most important skills for future physicians to master. Medical education is a time-consuming process. Medical students must find a way to attend classes, study, and attend to their normal life activities. If you do not have a plan to get all your tasks completed, you will be overworked, frustrated, and stressed. However, if you learn to manage your time you will be much happier.   Time Management Tip#1: Keep a Schedule You will be more organized and efficient if you keep a schedule. Medical [...]

Effective Time Management for Medical School2018-01-27T17:19:22-05:00

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