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1904, 2018

The AMCAS Essay- Writing a Strong Opening

By | April 19th, 2018|Categories: Admissions, Medical School, Personal Statement Tips|

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 [...]

1004, 2018

The CASPer Test- What Premeds Should Know

By | April 10th, 2018|Categories: Admissions, dental school, Medical School|

What is the CASPer Test? The CASPer test is a computerized situational judgement test. CASPer was designed to test non-academic skills of applicants to professional programs. It was developed by researchers at McMaster University, and it was used by their medical school beginning in 2010. Since then it has been adopted by several US and Canadian medical, dental, and nursing schools. Schools have begun using this test as a screening [...]

3103, 2018

Smart Strategies for Med School Reapplicants

By | March 31st, 2018|Categories: Admissions, Medical School|

Waiting for Acceptance Spring can can be a difficult time for medical school applicants who are still waiting for their acceptance letter. After spending a year gathering transcripts, asking for recommendations, completing applications, and travelling for interviews, it can seem like a cruel joke when no acceptance letters appear in your mailbox. Adding insult to injury, excited new medical students are everywhere telling the world which medical school they will [...]

2303, 2018

Medical School Personal Statement Webinar

By | March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Admissions, Medical School, Medical School Tips, Personal Statement Tips|

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 [...]

1503, 2018

Medical School Personal Statement Example & Help

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: Admissions, Medical School, Personal Statement Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

1103, 2018

Clinical Experience Tips for Busy Premeds

By | March 11th, 2018|Categories: Admissions, Medical School|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Importance of Clinical Experience The majority of medical schools expect that applicants will have clinical experience before they apply. Medical training is highly competitive. Medical schools do not want to invest time training students who will not go on to become physicians. Therefore, it is important that medical school applicants understand what a physician's job entails. Clinical exposure allows prospective medical students the opportunity to closely observe physicians and [...]

403, 2018

Essential Tips for Conquering the MCAT CARS

By | March 4th, 2018|Categories: Admissions, MCAT, Medical School, Study skills|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

1902, 2018

How to Make Sure Your Med School Personal Statement Doesn’t Suck

By | February 19th, 2018|Categories: Admissions, Medical School, Personal Statement Tips|Tags: , , , , |

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: [...]

1102, 2018

Insider Tips for a Good Med School Application

By | February 11th, 2018|Categories: Admissions, Letters of Recommendation, MCAT, Medical School|

Tips for a Good Med School Application: Understanding AMCAS If you are going to apply to an allopathic medical school in the United States, you will most likely be utilizing AMCAS. The American Medical College Application Service, or AMCAS, is a centralized application system that verifies then distributes  applicant information, MCAT scores, and letters of recommendation to participating medical schools. AMCAS does not make any admissions decisions. However, it is [...]

402, 2018

Medical School Applicant Prep

By | February 4th, 2018|Categories: Admissions, Letters of Recommendation, MCAT, Medical School|

Although there are still several months before AMCAS opens, it is time to begin preparing your application. If you plan to apply to medical school in the upcoming cycle, it is a good idea to begin working on your medical school applicant checklist early. Medical school applications require many steps to complete correctly. If you begin working on your application early, you will have ample time to complete it. Unfortunately, [...]

2701, 2018

Effective Time Management for Medical School

By | January 27th, 2018|Categories: dental school, Medical School, Medical School Tips, Study skills|

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 [...]

2201, 2018

The Value of Volunteering for Medical School

By | January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Admissions, Medical School, Medical School Tips|

Why Volunteer for Medical School? It is well known that medical school admissions are competitive. In order to gain admission to medical school, you must have a strong application. Although solid grades and a high MCAT score are positive features of an application, admissions decisions are based on more than academic performance. A medical school applicant must show that they possess personal traits and characteristics that are shared by physicians. [...]

1401, 2018

Medical School Recommendation Letters

By | January 14th, 2018|Categories: Admissions, Letters of Recommendation, Medical School|

Letters of Recommendation for Medical School All medical schools require applicants to submit letters of recommendation. In general, medical schools request three recommendation letters. They want two letters from from science professors and one from a professor in a non-science field. A good recommendation letter is a very helpful in securing your medical school acceptance. Conversely, a lukewarm recommendation will make medical schools hesitate to offer admission. Although you will [...]

301, 2018

MCAT Preparation Tips

By | January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Admissions, MCAT, Medical School|

The MCAT is often a source of anxiety for students who are planning to apply to medical school. The Medical College Admission Test, or MCAT, is a required standardized test for medical school applicants.  This article will present some MCAT preparation tips to help you do your best on this important exam.   MCAT Preparation Tip #1: Improve Critical Thinking Skills The MCAT tests a student's ability to apply their [...]

2212, 2017

Medical School Interview Mistakes

By | December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Admissions, interview, Medical School|

How to Avoid Interview Mistakes The medical school interview is perhaps the most important part of the application process. Medical schools admit applicants who perform well during their interview. Conversely, if you make interview mistakes and give a poor performance, you are not likely to receive an acceptance letter. Therefore, it is worthwhile for you to become familiar with common medical school interview mistakes so that you can avoid them. [...]

1612, 2017

How to Manage Rejection from Medical School

By | December 16th, 2017|Categories: Admissions, Medical School, Personal Statement Tips, secondary applications, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

812, 2017

Common Reasons for Medical School Rejection

By | December 8th, 2017|Categories: Admissions, interview, Medical School, Personal Statement Tips|

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 [...]

2911, 2017

Managing Application Blemishes

By | November 29th, 2017|Categories: Admissions, dental school, Medical School, Personal Statement Tips|

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 [...]

1511, 2017

Learning Medical Terms- Quiz

By | November 15th, 2017|Categories: Just for Fun|

Becoming a doctor means learning a new language. It is no secret that medical professionals use large and confusing words. Although this may be the source of unending frustration to patients; medical terms can be fun. This quiz will test your knowledge of some common and not so common medical terms. Take the quiz and see if you are fluent in "doctor talk". Understanding Medical Terms Learning medical terminology is [...]

611, 2017

Top Medical Student Tips for Success

By | November 6th, 2017|Categories: Medical School, Medical School Tips|

Medical Student Tips for Success- Tip #1: Be Humble Getting accepted to medical school is difficult. If you are a medical student, it means you have beaten out thousands of people for your seat at your school. Obviously, you are a smart and talented individual. However, you are not entitled to special treatment. Your current classmates are also intelligent and highly-qualified people. In addition, there have been generations of medical [...]

2810, 2017

Choosing a Specialty- Quiz

By | October 28th, 2017|Categories: Just for Fun, Medical School, Residency|

Choosing a Specialty Can be Difficult Many future physicians have difficult choosing a specialty. There are so many options.  A simple method is to use our quick and easy quiz. Although the quiz is fun, it is probably not a good idea to base your future career solely on its outcome. Instead, here are some tips for successfully choosing a specialty that you will enjoy. Take Your Time Do not [...]

2610, 2017

How to Answer Medical School Interview Questions

By | October 26th, 2017|Categories: Admissions, interview, Medical School|

Preparation for Medical School Interview Questions During the medical school interview, an applicant is asked many questions. Many applicants are nervous before their interview because they are concerned about what they will be asked. Although it is not possible to know exactly what the interviewer will ask, there are many popular medical school interview questions. If an applicant prepares for these questions and has a good technique for answering interview [...]

1810, 2017

Writing a Strong Follow-up Letter

By | October 18th, 2017|Categories: Admissions, interview, Medical School|

Why Write a Follow-up Letter? It is medical school interview season. Medical school applicants are traveling around the country visiting cities that may become their home for the next four years. A medical school applicant may meet with five or more people at a single school. With the average applicant applying to over ten schools, this can mean a lot of interviews and a lot of people to meet. Therefore, [...]

1110, 2017

The Benefit of Interview Coaching

By | October 11th, 2017|Categories: Admissions, interview, Medical School|

The Medical School Interview is Vital The medical school interview is the final major hurdle in the medical school application process. After completing primary and secondary applications, a handful of medical school applicants are granted the honor of being invited for an interview. The interview is perhaps the most crucial portion of the application process. This is because schools often make final admissions decisions based on an applicant's interview performance. [...]

809, 2017

Medical School Interview Preparation

By | September 8th, 2017|Categories: Admissions, interview, Medical School|Tags: , , , , |

Interview Preparation Tips Medical school admission season is well underway. Many applicants are now beginning their medical school interview preparation. The medical school interview is usually the final step of the application process. If you perform well on your interview day, your chances of admission are very good. For this reason, it is very important to be prepared for your interview. Interviewing is a skill. Like most skills, it takes [...]

309, 2017

Medical School Skills for Success

By | September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Admissions, Medical School, Medical School Tips|Tags: , , , , |

Medical School Skills Development It is no secret that medical school is difficult. The coursework is dense. The learning curve is steep. Often, there is little time for normal life activities. Students who succeed in this environment have certain medical school skills. If you work to hone these skills, you will find that your medical school experience is much better. Ideally, you should begin working on these skills prior to [...]

1008, 2017

The Importance of Secondary Application Essays

By | August 10th, 2017|Categories: Admissions, Medical School, Medical School Tips, secondary applications|

Secondary Application Essays Medical school application season is well underway. This is the time of year when medical school hopefuls have begun receiving secondary application essays. Secondary applications for medical school are created by individual schools which is different than the initial application. For this reason, each secondary application is different. Due to the volume of schools the average premed applies to, most people receive many secondary applications. It is [...]

708, 2017

When to Apply to Medical School

By | August 7th, 2017|Categories: Admissions, Medical School, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

    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 [...]

1507, 2017

Special Master’s Programs for Medical School

By | July 15th, 2017|Categories: Admissions, Medical School Tips|Tags: , , |

Special Master's Programs for Medical School It is becoming more common for students to take one or more gap years after graduating from college before they attend medical school. Taking one or more gap years may be beneficial to medical school applicants. However, it is important to use this time wisely. It is unwise to use gap time to solely focus on freedom and relaxation after completing the rigors of [...]

2606, 2017

Writing a Secondary Application for Medical School

By | June 26th, 2017|Categories: Admissions, Medical School|Tags: , , , |

Writing a Secondary Application for Medical School Once a medical school receives an applicant’s primary AMCAS application, they will decide whether to send a secondary application. Medical schools vary widely on their secondary application policy. Some schools send them to every applicant. However, other schools employ a preliminary screening process and only send them to certain applicants. No matter which process a medical school employs, you should be excited to [...]

1606, 2017

Medical School Acceptance Tips

By | June 16th, 2017|Categories: Admissions, Medical School, Personal Statement 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 [...]

706, 2017

Medical School Admissions Application Tips

By | June 7th, 2017|Categories: Admissions, Medical School|Tags: , , , |

  Medical school application season has begun. If you are hoping to enroll as a medical student next fall, you will need to ensure that you submit an excellent medical school admissions application this year. Every year medical schools around the country reject thousands of people. Schools overlook many of these people not because of lack of aptitude; but because they made errors in the application process. Conversely, it is [...]

106, 2017

Medical School Application Checklist

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: Admissions, Medical School, Medical School Tips|Tags: , |

Medical School Application Checklist   AMCAS will begin accepting submissions on June 1, 2017 but will not begin transmitting information to medical schools until June 30th.  In order to maximize your chances of admission, it is preferable for schools to receive your application early. Therefore, aim to submit your application on or before June 29th, so that you will be included in the first wave of applications that medical schools [...]

2605, 2017

Medical School Personal Statement Advice

By | May 26th, 2017|Categories: Admissions, Medical School, Medical School Tips, Personal Statement Tips|

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 [...]

1905, 2017

Application Tips for Medical School

By | May 19th, 2017|Categories: Admissions, Medical School, Medical School Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

Application Tips for Medical School   The season for medical school applications is about to start. In order to have a successful application cycle, it is necessary to have a good plan of action. This article will discuss some of the most important application tips for medical school.   Tip #1: Apply Early Perhaps the most important of the application tips for medical school is to apply early. The vast [...]

2604, 2017

Writing a Personal Statement for Medical School

By | April 26th, 2017|Categories: Admissions, Personal Statement Tips|

Writing a Personal Statement for Medical School Three Questions Medical School Admissions Officers Ask   Often the hardest part of writing a personal statement for medical school is figuring out what to talk about. Your essay needs to be interesting, engaging, informative, and persuasive. It also needs to give the reader a clear picture of your goals, strengths, and give a convincing argument as to why you should be admitted [...]

1603, 2017

The Value of a Strong Personal Statement

By | March 16th, 2017|Categories: Admissions, Medical School, Personal Statement Tips|

The Value of a Strong Personal Statement Very few people are accepted to medical school. Each year, tens of thousands of well qualified applicants compete for just a limited number of spaces in the following year’s medical school class. All of these applicants have high grades, excellent MCAT scores, volunteer experience, and strong letters of recommendation. Given this uniform pool of applicants, how will medical schools decide who to invite [...]

203, 2017

Medical School Personal Statement Help

By | March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Admissions, Medical School, Personal Statement Tips|

Medical School Personal Statement Help Why Professional Editing is Important All savvy prospective medical students recognize the importance of the personal statement. Personal statements allow applicants to share details about themselves that are not found in the AMCAS application. The personal statement allows the admissions committee to get an understanding of who the applicant is as a person. A good personal statement can secure a coveted interview spot and greatly [...]

2002, 2017

How to Prepare for Medical School

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Medical School Tips|

How to prepare for medical school Many students spend the months before starting medical school frantically reading textbooks in the hopes that they will be prepared when school starts. This is an unnecessary practice. Although it is wise to prepare for medical school ahead of time, reading textbooks is not the best use of your time. You will have more than enough opportunities to learn academics once school starts. Instead, [...]

502, 2017

Med School Admissions: How to Overcome a Low Gpa

By | February 5th, 2017|Categories: Admissions, Medical School|

A common misconception about becoming a physician, is that it is necessary to have a stellar academic record in order to be admitted to medical school. Many people are discouraged from applying to medical school because they believe that their grades prohibit them from being accepted. Although a low gpa (grade point average) will make things more difficult, it is possible to get into medical school without excellent grades.   [...]

801, 2017

Interpersonal Skills to Get Into Medical School

By | January 8th, 2017|Categories: Admissions, Medical School, Medical School Tips|

The Importance of Interpersonal Skills: A lesser known factor to get into medical school It is a well-known fact that medical school is difficult to get into. Last year, approximately 3% of people who applied to medical school got in. Unfortunately, many of the people who were rejected were qualified candidates who would have been good medical students and excellent physicians. Their problem was that they did not understand how [...]

201, 2017

Med School Tips: Register Now!

By | January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Admissions, Medical School, Medical School Tips|

Med School Tips Medical school is notoriously difficult to get in to. The vast majority of people who apply to medical school will be rejected. Many people who fail to receive an acceptance letter have the ability to do well in medical school and become successful physicians. However, because they do not understand what medical schools are looking for, their application fails to impress.  Code Blue Essays is [...]

3112, 2016

Medical School Admissions Secrets Webinar

By | December 31st, 2016|Categories: Medical School|

Medical School Admissions Secrets Webinar Coming January 21, 2017 Learn important secrets to improve your chances of getting in to medical school. [Contact_Form_Builder id="1"] Medical school admissions are extremely competitive. If you do not have a strategy, your chances of success are very low. Most people think that the recipe for getting admitted to medical school is a combination of strong academics and a solid MCAT score. Although grades and [...]

1112, 2016

Understanding the Holistic Review

By | December 11th, 2016|Categories: Medical School, Personal Statement Tips|

Understanding the Holistic Review for Medical School Applicants Since 2007, the AAMC has encouraged medical schools to use a holistic review process when evaluating prospective medical students. The goal of this initiative is to improve the quality and diversity of physicians trained. This is because research has shown that academic success does not reliably predict a student’s future achievements as a medical student or physician. The practice of medicine is [...]

412, 2016

Personal Statement Myth and Reality

By | December 4th, 2016|Categories: Medical School, Personal Statement Tips|

5 Common Medical School Personal Statement Myths There are several personal statement myths circulating about writing admissions essays for medical school. This results in many medical school applicants being confused and writing essays that are not as effective as they could be. The medical school personal statement is a vital portion of the AMCAS application package. If executed properly, a personal statement can be the deciding factor in offering a [...]

1911, 2016

How ‘Fit’ Affects Medical School Admissions

By | November 19th, 2016|Categories: Medical School, Personal Statement Tips|

A Simple 3 Step Plan to Improve Your Chances of Being Accepted to Medical School It is very important for prospective medical students to show that they are a good fit for their preferred medical school. A medical school’s reputation greatly depends upon the future success of their students. Medical schools that produce students who do well in the residency match are perceived as superior. For example, US News and World [...]

1011, 2016

Nontraditional Medical School Applicant Tips

By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: Medical School|

Many people decide to pursue a career in medicine later in life, often after starting a family or pursuing another career.  Although the mean age of first year medical students in the United States is 24, there are many people who enter medical school in their 30's and beyond. Nontraditional medical school applicants have unique challenges when seeking medical school admission. Although many schools like the diversity brought by nontraditional medical [...]

611, 2016

Choosing Where to Apply for Medical School

By | November 6th, 2016|Categories: Medical School|

Choosing where to apply for medical school is a source of angst for most future physicians. There are nearly 200 accredited medical schools in the United States. The good news is there are many options for a student seeking to become a physician. However, although it may be tempting, applying to all of the schools is simply not a practical strategy. Here is a secret- It really doesn’t matter Although [...]

2310, 2016

Top 7 Tips for Writing a Convincing Residency Personal Statement

By | October 23rd, 2016|Categories: Personal Statement Tips, Residency|

When applying for a residency position, you are competing against a large pool of talented physicians for a limited number of spots. Especially if you are entering a competitive specialty, it is very important to make your application stand out. The other candidates competing against you will have strong grades, test scores, and impressive letters of recommendation. A strong personal statement is the ideal way to distinguish yourself from the [...]

210, 2016

5 Medical School Interview Tips

By | October 2nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2205, 2016

Tips for Medical School Secondary Essays

By | May 22nd, 2016|Categories: Medical School|

Medical School Secondary Essays Although there are still a few more weeks until you will be able to submit your initial AMCAS application, it is not too early to begin thinking about your medical school secondary essays. The majority of medical schools require applicants to write 1-5 essays on varying topics. Some schools offer secondary applications to every initial applicant. Others implement a preliminary screening process and only give selected [...]

2404, 2016

Medical School Admissions Essay: Conclusion

By | April 24th, 2016|Categories: Medical School, Personal Statement Tips|

The Medical School Admissions Essay: Conclusion Paragraph The conclusion paragraph is an optional section of the medical school admissions essay. When executed properly, it can neatly bring together all the points addressed earlier in the personal statement. There are some cases in which the medical school admissions essay reaches a natural ending at the conclusion of the final body paragraph. In such cases, creating an additional conclusion paragraph may seem [...]

904, 2016

Body Paragraphs

By | April 9th, 2016|Categories: Personal Statement Tips|

Personal Statement Writing: Body Paragraphs  The body paragraphs are the main parts of your medical school personal statement. The purpose of this section is to give substance to the assertions that you presented in your introduction. This is also the area in which you should present and discuss any skills or experiences which make you an especially qualified candidate. It is especially important to mention them if they are not mentioned in [...]

2603, 2016

The Personal Statement Introduction

By | March 26th, 2016|Categories: Personal Statement Tips|

Writing the Personal Statement Introduction This week, we will begin the writing process with the personal statement introduction. Previously, we have discussed brainstorming for the personal statement. You should already have identified your theme characteristics, supporting experiences, and introductory story. This article will discuss using your introductory story to craft an interesting and effective personal statement introduction. The personal statement introduction has two main functions. It should present the purpose [...]

2003, 2016

Writing Your Personal Statement

By | March 20th, 2016|Categories: Medical School, Personal Statement Tips|

Writing Your Personal Statement If you are planning on applying to medical school, now is the perfect time to begin writing your personal statement. AMCAS will be opening for medical school applicants on Tuesday, May 3rd. Over the next few weeks, Code Blue Essays will be presenting advice and tools to help you prepare your essay. In this post, we will focus on brainstorming.   Brainstorming Before you start the [...]

303, 2016

Personal Statement Examples and Discussion

By | March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Personal Statement Tips|Tags: |

Using Personal Statement Examples to Write a Better Essay When preparing your application to medical school, it can be helpful to look at personal statement examples. The personal statement is a vital portion of your application. It provides a unique opportunity for you to tell the admissions committee about skills or talents that are not evident in your grades or test scores. If done properly, a personal statement can greatly [...]

3101, 2016

Breaking Writer’s Block

By | January 31st, 2016|Categories: Personal Statement Tips|Tags: |

Writer’s block is an extremely frustrating condition. It is especially unpleasant when you need to write an admissions essay. When the deadline to submit your application is quickly approaching, it can be terrifying to find that you are unable to put your thoughts on paper. Fortunately, writer’s block can be overcome. This article will present a few tricks to get your writing flowing smoothly. […]

2501, 2016

4 Common Writing Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

By | January 25th, 2016|Categories: Personal Statement Tips|Tags: |

Writing Mistake 1 Casual Style You should think of your admission essay as a pre-interview. Therefore, your writing should convey the tone you would use if speaking to an admissions officer in person. Slang and bad grammar should not be found anywhere in your personal statement. In addition, you should avoid straying away from traditional essay formatting. Although constructing your essay as a poem or top 10 list may stand [...]

1901, 2016

How Your Personal Statement Can Help You on Interview Day

By | January 19th, 2016|Categories: Medical School, Personal Statement Tips|Tags: , , |

  When you are scheduled to interview with a school or program, chances are you will feel a mixture of excitement and anxiety. Although it may seem like your interviewer is one with all the power, they are actually in an uncomfortable position as well. They need to make a good impression and sell their program to you, the applicant. Therefore, most interviewers will want to develop a rapport with [...]

1801, 2016

Do Personal Statements Matter?

By | January 18th, 2016|Categories: Medical School, Personal Statement Tips|Tags: , , , , |

The personal statement is an often neglected portion of the medical school application package. Many people falsely believe that it is a formality and is unimportant. This is a dangerous idea that can have negative effects on the outcome of your medical school application. In reality, the admissions essay is a vital part of your application. Although an excellent personal statement will not excuse failing grades, neither will good grades [...]




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