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“Don’t Become a Doctor”


It’s the most encouraging words you can hear as a premed. There you are, filled with passion and excitement, your whole life is in front of you, and the doctor you’re shadowing turns to you with dreary eyes and reaffirms your life-long dream by muttering “don’t become a Doctor.” You’re flushed with inspiration as you think back to…wait what did ...

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Why Grades Matter in the Medical School Application


I’ve touched on this in a past article, but I feel that it’s a subject that deserves more consideration. To start, the road to medicine is often associated with some emotional passion for becoming a doctor. This is an important feeling to understand, cultivate and seek to explain in your medical school application, however, you must carefully consider what role your ...

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Diversity in Medical Secondary Applications

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Descend no further because this is the bottom line: if you are a premed applying to medical school, you will be required to take part in the timeless discussion of diversity and healthcare. It’s advantageous to acknowledge this as you find yourself diligently completing countless secondary application prompts discussing diversity and inclusion. Of the 27 secondary applications I submitted, 19 ...

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Should I Prewrite Secondary Applications?

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Once a primary application is submitted, there is generally some time before that AMCAS application is verified and sent out to your list of schools. Depending on when you submit your primary application, the waiting time can vary anywhere between 2 days to 5 weeks. This time does not need to be wasted time. Once you’re verified, and schools have ...

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Medical School Chance Predictor FAQ

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Welcome to ProspectiveDoctor’s Chance Predictor FAQ! The PDr Chance Predictor was created to help guide medical school applicants as they begin to determine their own candidacy and the range of schools that they should consider applying to. It takes into account the most consistent top factors in medical school admissions criteria based on retrospective analysis. We understand that there are ...

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The Healing Capacity of Empathic Curiosity in Medicine


By Larry Laveman and Evan Laveman Medicine is a plurality of science and humanitarian principles measured by scientific research. Unfortunately, there is very little scientific research on the effects of our humanity on medical outcomes. Since the idea of empathy in medicine is vague and open to interpretation, the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy was established to create an objective ...

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How a Premed Can Impact Medicine


By Evan Laveman When you’re a premed student you don’t know enough to contribute medically, yet there are plenty of things you can do to make a contribution to medicine. For instance, I hear many doctors say that they see undergraduate medical mission trips as an activity that benefits the traveler more than it actually benefits the region. With so many ...

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4 Ways Greek Life Can Help Your Medical School Application

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By Evan Laveman Over the past few years I’ve noticed a tendency for medical school applicants to downplay their fraternity or sorority involvement when submitting their applications. It seems the stigma of Greek life has driven some people away from embracing that aspect of their college identity. In my opinion, if you sell an admissions committee short on yourself because ...

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