Once you submit your AMCAS primary application, you may feel a sense of relief! But remember, this is just step one of your application process.
Medical school admissions committees are looking for students with both academic and character excellence, and while your GPA and MCAT scores demonstrate your academic rank, your written application and interviews can help demonstrate your character.
8 common medical school primary application errors
3 Reasons NOT to use AI to Write Your Personal Statement There is a lot of excitement and controversy around the new AI-based writing tool, ChatGPT. While it has the potential to help students write personal essays such as college essays or personal statements for dental school applications or medical school applications, it is important to remember that it is NOT a substitute for a student’s own writing and critical thinking skills. The science behind AI has been around since 1951, and we’ve most recently seen it in action by search engines, GPS navigation devices, self-driving cars and more. Today [...]
Dental School Application: Tips for Writing Your Personal Statement The dental school personal statement is one of the most important elements of your dental school application. It's your chance to showcase your strengths and make a lasting impression on admissions committees. With the right approach and careful consideration, you can make your dental school personal statement stand out. At Code Blue Essays, we specialize in helping aspiring dentists create compelling personal statements that demonstrate their commitment to the field of dentistry and showcase their unique talents. In this blog post, we will discuss the application process for dental school and [...]
Your medical school application essay, known as the personal statement, is one of the most important sections of your medical school application. It’s the key factor that determines whether or not you will be invited to interview! Some people may also argue that the personal statement is even more important than the interview. With thousands of applications that come into a medical school, only roughly 16% of students get offered an interview. And one of the biggest obstacles a prospective student needs to stand out is with their personal statement. It’s a pivotal factor in the medical school admissions process, [...]
Is there one school you are particularly hoping to get into, that you value above all others? If you’ve interviewed (or even if you haven’t yet), but want to let your number one, top choice school know how serious you are about them, then you should consider writing a medical school letter of intent. This is different from a medical school letter of interest, and in this blog post we are going to explain how… What is a medical school letter of intent? A medical school letter of intent is a statement that specifically says you will accept an offer [...]
7 Things you can do now to begin strengthening your medical school application [fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] If you’re considering applying to medical school, it’s never too early to start preparing and strengthening your application before you even apply! What do we mean exactly? Well, if you wait to start research, or volunteer until the semester you submit your medical school application… you likely won’t be a qualified candidate. And you may have to wait a year before applying. So, for any undergrad student who is aiming to get accepted into medical school, here are a few things you can [...]
[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] As a premed student it’s important to find jobs that both pay well and look good on your medical school application. Admission into medical school is getting more and more competitive, so if you can land a job that enhances your application, gives you real world experience, and even provides you an opportunity to begin learning about medical things, then you can have an advantage! So, which jobs and experience are most important for your application, and how do you land these? First, look into positions that are paid that also qualify as premed required work [...]
Medical school interviews can be nerve-racking. There’s no denying that. And most applicants would agree that they feel this way about them– at least in the beginning when you are just starting out and have less experience doing them. Medical school interviews are a key part of the admissions process, and with thoughtful preparation and practice, they can really help you stand out from other applicants. Just like the other portions of the admissions process, your medical school interviews deserve time and preparation. (So, don’t overlook this step!) Here are three ways to stand out during your medical school interviews… [...]