1 07, 2023

How to prepare for your Medical School Secondary Application


Secondary Applications are happening NOW! Here’s how to prepare… With AMCAS application open, it’s time to start thinking about your secondary applications. Your secondary applications will start arriving fast and furious–and they’re just as important as your primary applications!  It is important to submit your secondary applications quickly so that you can secure your best chance at getting an interview. We recommend doing this between 7-14 days from the time you receive them.(Your secondary applications will typically arrive within two to four weeks after submitting your primary application). It’s important to begin thinking about and preparing your answers now to [...]

How to prepare for your Medical School Secondary Application2023-11-01T02:11:52-04:00
2 06, 2023

Dental School Admissions: Writing A Great Personal Statement


Dental School Application: Tips for Writing Your Personal Statement The dental school personal statement is one of the most important elements of your dental school application. It's your chance to showcase your strengths and make a lasting impression on admissions committees.  With the right approach and careful consideration, you can make your dental school personal statement stand out. At Code Blue Essays, we specialize in helping aspiring dentists create compelling personal statements that demonstrate their commitment to the field of dentistry and showcase their unique talents.  In this blog post, we will discuss the application process for dental school and [...]

Dental School Admissions: Writing A Great Personal Statement2023-11-01T02:31:21-04:00
16 05, 2023

FAQ: Medical School Letters of Recommendation


Letters of recommendation are an effective and important part of the medical school application. They are usually submitted with your AMCAS application and come from a professor at an academic institution or someone who works with you in extracurriculars. Letters of recommendation provide a professional’s opinion of you, aside from your own claims or opinion of yourself that a friend or relative might have of you.  They give a summary of your unique skills and can have a big impact on admissions committees. A great letter gives the admissions committee insight into the person and student you are and the [...]

FAQ: Medical School Letters of Recommendation2023-11-01T02:36:01-04:00
2 05, 2023

Why is your Personal Statement so important?


Your medical school application essay, known as the personal statement, is one of the most important sections of your medical school application. It’s the key factor that determines whether or not you will be invited to interview! Some people may also argue that the personal statement is even more important than the interview. With thousands of applications that come into a medical school, only roughly 16% of students get offered an interview.  And one of the biggest obstacles a prospective student needs to stand out is with their personal statement. It’s a pivotal factor in the medical school admissions process, [...]

Why is your Personal Statement so important?2023-11-01T02:45:57-04:00
6 05, 2022

4 Rules for Choosing the Experiences to Highlight on Your Application  


4 Rules for Choosing the Experiences to Highlight on Your Application Preparing to apply to medical school is rigorous. Every medical school hopeful spends their undergraduate career preparing for the application process. If you are applying to medical school this cycle, here are just a few things you have been working toward:  Earning top grades: The average matriculant to medical school last year had a 3.74 GPA (3.67 Science; 3.83 Non-Science).   Studying for the MCAT in hopes of scoring in the top percentile of test-takers: AAMC recommends that students spend 300 hours studying for the MCAT. The average MCAT score [...]

4 Rules for Choosing the Experiences to Highlight on Your Application  2023-11-07T03:08:13-05:00
16 12, 2017

How to Manage Rejection from Medical School


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 [...]

How to Manage Rejection from Medical School2023-11-17T00:15:40-05:00
7 08, 2017

When to Apply to Medical School


    Many students are unsure about when they should apply to medical school. Historically, nearly everyone who wanted to pursue a career in medicine submitted their medical school application in the summer before their last year of college. However, it is now becoming more common for people to wait one or more years after earning a bachelor’s degree to attend medical school. Students use the gap year for many purposes. Some people use the time to pursue a graduate degree or engage in research. Others prefer to travel, obtain a job, or simply relax during their gap year. Is [...]

When to Apply to Medical School2023-11-16T06:10:59-05:00
2 10, 2016

5 Medical School Interview Tips


5 Medical School Interview Tips: Interview season is underway. If you have received an invitation for a medical school interview, you are likely feeling a combination of excitement and anxiety. Fortunately, with some preparation the medical school interview does not need to be a source of stress. The good news is that by being granted an interview, your chances of admission are greatly increased. It is estimated that a student who is invited for a medical school interview has approximately a 25-50% chance of acceptance at that particular school. This is much higher than the overall acceptance rate- where some [...]

5 Medical School Interview Tips2023-11-20T00:45:36-05:00
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