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15 03, 2018

Medical School Personal Statement Example & Help

2018-04-03T12:53:20+00:00

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 common reason is that most medical school applicants simply do not know what to write about. Looking at a medical school personal statement example can be very helpful in this [...]

Medical School Personal Statement Example & Help 2018-04-03T12:53:20+00:00
11 03, 2018

Clinical Experience Tips for Busy Premeds

2018-04-03T23:06:21+00:00

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 determine if they want to pursue a career in medicine. In addition, an applicant with extensive experience in a clinical setting demonstrates that they have the dedication, compassion, and interpersonal [...]

Clinical Experience Tips for Busy Premeds 2018-04-03T23:06:21+00:00
4 03, 2018

Essential Tips for Conquering the MCAT CARS

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

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 CARS 2018-03-04T16:27:18+00:00
8 09, 2017

Medical School Interview Preparation

2018-01-11T18:07:07+00:00

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 practice. Therefore, you should begin your interview preparation well in advance of your first interview. Interview Preparation Tip 1: Read Your Application The medical school interview is an opportunity for [...]

Medical School Interview Preparation 2018-01-11T18:07:07+00:00
7 08, 2017

When to Apply to Medical School

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

    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 School 2017-08-07T13:05:33+00:00
15 07, 2017

Special Master’s Programs for Medical School

2017-07-15T14:10:40+00:00

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 university requirements. This will not impress medical schools at all. Admissions officers will perceive you as lazy or unmotivated. Instead, you should use the time to devote to academic pursuits [...]

Special Master’s Programs for Medical School 2017-07-15T14:10:40+00:00
26 06, 2017

Writing a Secondary Application for Medical School

2018-04-03T23:16:13+00:00

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 receive a secondary application. It means that you are one step closer to becoming a medical student. Procedure Most secondary application contain three to five questions. Medical schools ask applicants [...]

Writing a Secondary Application for Medical School 2018-04-03T23:16:13+00:00
19 05, 2017

Application Tips for Medical School

2017-05-19T16:16:07+00:00

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 majority of medical schools have rolling admissions. This means that they accept candidates as soon as they determine that they are a good fit, rather than waiting until they have [...]

Application Tips for Medical School 2017-05-19T16:16:07+00:00
19 01, 2016

How Your Personal Statement Can Help You on Interview Day

2016-01-19T15:43:01+00:00

  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 you during the interview process. […]

How Your Personal Statement Can Help You on Interview Day 2016-01-19T15:43:01+00:00
18 01, 2016

Do Personal Statements Matter?

2016-01-18T20:29:26+00:00

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 negate a badly written personal statement. However, if it is executed properly, a personal statement can improve your chances of being granted admission. […]

Do Personal Statements Matter? 2016-01-18T20:29:26+00:00