• Show, Don’t Tell: Writing About Your Experiences in Your Personal Statement

    Throughout the admissions process, there’s no doubt you will be asked to reflect and write about the experiences you’ve had that drove you to pursue a career in medicine. While brainstorming with other applicants, searching for tips and examples on t...

  • Humility and Its Role in Medicine

    In a field where confidence is key to success, humility in medicine is almost seen as a weakness. But often times, our own definitions of humility fall short of what actual humility is. What exactly is humility and what role does it play in medicine?...

  • 4 Non-Pre-Med Classes to Take During College as a Future Physician

    During college, most pre-med students focus on finishing their medical school requirements. The strategy is to get as many A’s as possible while finishing their major and pre-med requirements. Often times this strategy neglects some other classes tha...

  • The Importance of Shadowing A Doctor

    Many people see shadowing a physician as a checklist item that they need to do just because they need to apply to medical school. However there are many reasons why medical school admissions committees want you to have this kind of clinical exposure....

  • Managing Stress Levels While Studying for USMLE Step 1

    Studying for USMLE Step 1 is stressful. It feels like the most important test of your life. But it doesn’t have to be as painful as you think it may be. Remember that every doctor that you know has taken the exam and has survived it; most likely you ...

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