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6 05, 2022

4 Rules for Choosing the Experiences to Highlight on Your Application  

2022-05-05T12:51:57-04:00

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 for matriculants in 2022 is 511.9, or around the 84th percentile.   [...]

4 Rules for Choosing the Experiences to Highlight on Your Application  2022-05-05T12:51:57-04:00
16 12, 2017

How to Manage Rejection from Medical School

2018-01-10T17:03:48-05:00

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 School2018-01-10T17:03:48-05:00
7 08, 2017

When to Apply to Medical School

2017-08-07T13:05:33-04:00

    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 School2017-08-07T13:05:33-04:00
2 10, 2016

5 Medical School Interview Tips

2016-10-02T12:03:19-04:00

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 of the most competitive medical [...]

5 Medical School Interview Tips2016-10-02T12:03:19-04:00

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