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    Perspective on Gap Years from a Third Year Medical Student

    Whether you are planning to apply straight to medical school or to take a gap year, Emily offers a perspective on how time off has helped her through third year clinical rotations. The third year of medical school is profoundly different than the fir...

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    Benefits of Undergraduate Medical Research

    As a freshman in college, I had no idea what research entailed. My idea of research was spending hours slaving away as a grunt worker in a lab. The idea of research seemed mundane, repetitive and unfruitful. Now as a medical school student, I am incr...

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    Nursing to Medicine

    My decision to pursue nursing before becoming a doctor was logical: my mother had been a nurse, I would enter right out of high school, I would get hands-on skills that most physicians don’t see until well into their third year of medical school, and...

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    Weekly Weigh-In: Med School Interview Tips

    Welcome to PDr’s Weekly Weigh-in! Each week, we ask medical students and physicians to weigh in on some of our most frequently asked pre-med questions. This week’s question: What interview tips should all applicants keep in mind? ...

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    5 Tips for Medical School Interview Day

    Five tips and tricks for the medical school interview day that will make you a more comfortable and confident applicant. Stay with a student host Many medical schools offer a student host program that pairs you up with a current student to stay with ...

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