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12 08, 2022

How to Juggle Application Season with a Full Course Load

2022-08-12T14:19:04-04:00

As a pre-med student going into a school year after submitting medical school applications, your schedule should be smooth-sailing, right? You have beaten the MCAT; you conquered your personal statement; you hit “submit” on your official application to medical school. You have accomplished so much! Most of your work is complete, but you are not finished. At Code Blue Essays, we’ve got the advice you need to seal the deal on the application to the medical school of your dreams and end your senior year seamlessly. Keep reading for tips you need to dominate this fall.   Waiting productively As [...]

How to Juggle Application Season with a Full Course Load2022-08-12T14:19:04-04:00
26 07, 2022

Secondary Essays for the 2022-2023 Season: What To Expect

2022-07-13T11:41:25-04:00

At Code Blue Essays, it's our job to prepare you for everything the application season sends your way. Now that it’s July, we turn our focus squarely to the secondary essays you must complete for your medical school applications in the coming weeks. In terms of relative importance, secondaries are no more or less “important” than your primary applications, but getting a secondary application shows that a school wants to get to know you a little bit better and decide whether you are a good fit for their programs.  Secondaries are unique because due dates vary – some are not [...]

Secondary Essays for the 2022-2023 Season: What To Expect2022-07-13T11:41:25-04:00
13 07, 2022

Staying Organized During Application Season

2022-07-13T11:27:45-04:00

When you are a pre-med student, you likely understand how difficult it is to juggle many different aspects of your life all at the same time. You’ve been pursuing academic excellence, clinical experience, and a way to retain your sanity by the time you reach the summer of medical school applications. It takes impeccable organization to make the pieces of your life “fit,” and this organization is even more important once you reach the moment when it’s time to apply to medical school.  Well, for many of you, application season has arrived, and you are poised to put all of [...]

Staying Organized During Application Season2022-07-13T11:27:45-04:00
7 06, 2022

The Early Bird Gets into Medical School: Why You Should Apply Early  

2022-06-06T11:11:21-04:00

Applying to medical school can be a stressful process! At Code Blue Essays, we know how lengthy and complicated it can get, especially if you are applying to multiple medical schools. Fortunately, we have the hacks you need to make your application season as streamlined and low-stress as it can be!  As a rule, medical school hopefuls should aim to complete their applications as soon as AMCAS allows. Code Blue Essays even has you covered with information regarding your application timeline and when you should prepare yourself for the application drop! Getting your primary applications in early ensures that you [...]

The Early Bird Gets into Medical School: Why You Should Apply Early  2022-06-06T11:11:21-04:00
17 05, 2022

Are You Showing Admissions Committees the Best Version of You?

2022-05-05T12:40:10-04:00

At Code Blue Essays, we have watched as medical admissions have become more competitive than ever. We know that as it gets tougher to gain admission to medical school, candidates have to submit an application showing admissions committees their best. We have been helping students do just that since 2014. Keep reading for ways you can transform your application from “good” to great!  Choosing Clinical Experiences  Good: Getting the required 100 hours of clinical experience in one summer shadowing a family friend who is a physician, and then turning your attention to maintaining your grades and focusing on the MCAT.  [...]

Are You Showing Admissions Committees the Best Version of You?2022-05-05T12:40:10-04:00
1 03, 2022

3 Questions Admissions Committees Ask When They Review Your Application 

2022-02-28T14:41:10-05:00

Medical School Admission is getting more and more competitive: 62,442 students applied to medical schools last year for a total of 22,666 spots. With applicants each applying to an average of 18 schools, admissions committees have nearly 1.1 MILLION applications to look at. As an applicant, the mystery lies in what those admissions officers want in an ideal candidate. At Code Blue Essays, we can unravel that mystery by revealing the three questions admissions committees ask when they review your application:  1) Can you make it through medical school and succeed?  The first question admissions committees have is whether a [...]

3 Questions Admissions Committees Ask When They Review Your Application 2022-02-28T14:41:10-05:00
21 12, 2021

Looking Ahead: Assembling Your Medical School Application 

2021-12-01T14:38:56-05:00

Part 2: Other Application Preparation  Earlier this month, we spotlighted extracurricular activities that you might pursue to complete your medical school application. In this blog, we’ll discuss other ways you can get ahead in the application process now.   Get organized  To complete applications fully, you will need to know the specific requirements of the medical schools you choose. As such, you need to compile a list of your preferred medical schools. The AAMC reports that the average medical school student applied to 18 schools for the 2021-2022 cycle. Use this time to explore what factors are most important to you [...]

Looking Ahead: Assembling Your Medical School Application 2021-12-01T14:38:56-05:00
16 11, 2021

The Dental School Supplemental Application: What you need to know 

2021-11-02T12:41:58-04:00

If you’re applying to dental school right now, you may be one of the many pre-dental students tasked with writing secondary essays (secondaries) for a supplemental application. Dental schools vary in how they administer the supplemental application (if they do at all). A little over half of all dental schools require students to complete supplemental applications, so you may not be completing secondaries for all of the schools where you apply. Additionally, supplemental applications may be provided immediately to students for completion alongside their primary application. One example is Texas A&M College of Dentistry, which requires applicants to submit both [...]

The Dental School Supplemental Application: What you need to know 2021-11-02T12:41:58-04:00
19 10, 2021

Waiting for Interview Invites? We’ve got you covered. 

2021-09-23T13:34:31-04:00

Waiting for Interview Invites? We’ve got you covered.  It’s late October, and many medical school hopefuls are on pins and needles waiting for the coveted invitation to interview. If you submitted secondary applications at the earliest possible opportunity, it is likely that you have been waiting months at this point for an interview invitation. The uncertainty can be nerve-wracking! After sending out secondary applications, waiting on an interview invite leaves applicants feeling anxious, but more importantly - powerless. There is nothing left to do but wait. Or is there? Here are three things you should have on your to-do list [...]

Waiting for Interview Invites? We’ve got you covered. 2021-09-23T13:34:31-04:00
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

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