Medical School Applicants

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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
19 02, 2018

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

2018-04-03T22:59:06+00:00

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: wanting to be a physician since childhood going into medicine because of a desire to help/serve others  your personal health stuggles a family member's illness any experience suddenly made you [...]

How to Make Sure Your Med School Personal Statement Doesn’t Suck 2018-04-03T22:59:06+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
3 09, 2017

Medical School Skills for Success

2017-09-03T21:20:26+00:00

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 applying to medical school. However, it is never too late to begin.   Time-Management One of the most important medical school skills to develop is an effective use of time. [...]

Medical School Skills for Success 2017-09-03T21:20:26+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
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
21 01, 2016

Timeline for Medical School Applicants

2016-01-21T17:41:11+00:00

  Although AMCAS may not be opening for several months, it is not too early to begin planning your application to medical school. In this post, we will review the timeline for applicants. Starting early will ensure that the process is as stress-free as possible. […]

Timeline for Medical School Applicants 2016-01-21T17:41:11+00:00