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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
7 06, 2017

Medical School Admissions Application Tips

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

  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 Tips 2017-06-07T23:05:47+00:00
1 06, 2017

Medical School Application Checklist

2017-06-01T16:54:51+00:00

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 receive. While it is helpful to submit your medical school application early, it is even more important that your application is accurate and presents you in the best possible manner. [...]

Medical School Application Checklist 2017-06-01T16:54:51+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