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20 06, 2022

Using Your Gap Year to Give You an Extra Edge

2022-06-06T11:18:42-04:00

Traditionally, medical school students matriculate into medical school directly after their final year of undergraduate training. However, more and more, students are deciding to take their time when they apply to medical school. Instead of racing to apply during the summer after earning their Bachelor’s degree, they choose to take a year off – or a “gap year” between undergraduate and medical school.   Many students have reservations about taking a gap year. They think that somehow, they’ll be at a disadvantage and be “left behind.” After all, students applying to medical school likely have been taking classes with other pre-med [...]

Using Your Gap Year to Give You an Extra Edge2022-06-06T11:18:42-04:00
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
15 02, 2022

Your Personal Statement: Where To Start?

2022-01-31T22:39:03-05:00

If you are planning to apply to medical school, you probably know that your personal statement is one of the core components of your application. Along with the unique experiences on your CV, your personal statement makes you an individual during the admissions process. With more than 60,000 applicants in 2021-2022, and even more expected for the 2022-2023 application cycle, your personal statement is prime real estate for you to sell yourself. It’s the one place where you can speak directly to admissions officers.   Simple, right? At Code Blue Essays, we think it can be simple to write a great [...]

Your Personal Statement: Where To Start?2022-01-31T22:39:03-05:00
4 01, 2022

Five Tips for Writing a Winning Personal Statement 

2021-12-30T14:58:11-05:00

The new year is here! If you plan to apply to medical school this fall, now is the time to think about writing your personal statement. Students consider personal statement writing one of the most challenging steps in the medical school application process, so there is no time to waste in starting to think about how you want to approach yours. As your experts for personal statement writing and other medical school application topics, we at Code Blue Essays would like to offer some basic tips and ways to avoid missteps in the personal statement writing process:    1) Get your [...]

Five Tips for Writing a Winning Personal Statement 2021-12-30T14:58:11-05:00
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
7 06, 2019

Medical School Personal Statement Mistakes

2020-12-15T19:50:43-05:00

Top Personal Statement Mistakes (and how to avoid them)   The personal statement is a vital part of the medical school application. It gives admissions committees vital information about your character, personal qualities, and values that are not found in any other part of the application. If you write a strong personal statement, you have a very good chance of earning an interview. Unfortunately, many applicants make mistakes on their personal statement that hurt their application. If you are aware of some of the most common medical school personal statement mistakes, you will have a better chance of avoiding them. [...]

Medical School Personal Statement Mistakes2020-12-15T19:50:43-05:00
1 06, 2018

Is Your Med School Application Ready to Submit?

2018-06-01T20:11:57-04:00

Med School Application: Take Your Time Before you hit the send button on your med school application, make sure that it is perfect. Although there is a definite advantage to submitting your application early, it is even more important to avoid errors. Therefore, take the time to ensure you are truly ready to submit your medical school application before you do so. Be Accurate Once you submit your med school application, you will not be able to make many changes. The program will only allow you to make changes to the following information: -Name -ID numbers -Contact information -Date of [...]

Is Your Med School Application Ready to Submit?2018-06-01T20:11:57-04:00
15 03, 2018

Medical School Personal Statement Example & Help

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

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 & Help2018-04-03T12:53:20-04:00
19 02, 2018

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

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

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 Suck2018-04-03T22:59:06-04:00
7 06, 2017

Medical School Admissions Application Tips

2017-06-07T23:05:47-04:00

  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 possible for a less talented but tenacious student to achieve admission to medical school if they are smart about how they apply. This article will discuss some of the most [...]

Medical School Admissions Application Tips2017-06-07T23:05:47-04:00

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