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Weekly Weigh-In

Weekly Weigh-in: Choosing Your Path to Medicine

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 other career paths did you consider besides medicine? Or, what other programs (such as PA) did you research before choosing your path to medicine and what factors affected your decision? Evan Laveman, DGSOM ...

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Weekly Weigh-in: Balancing Undergraduate Opportunities

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 opportunities do you wish you would have taken advantage of during your time as an undergraduate student? What are some undergraduate opportunities you would have tried or focused given more free time?  Evan ...

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Weekly Weigh-in: Following Current Events

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 current events do you think premed students should be aware of? What resources do you recommend for staying up to date?  Evan Shih, DGSOM MS2 With how quickly information travels today via ...

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Weekly Weigh-in: Which Medical Schools Should I Apply To?

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 was your process in selecting which/how many medical schools to apply to? Brandon Brown, UCSF MS1 I started by creating an excel document to list the schools I was planning to ...

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Weekly Weigh-in: AMCAS Application Advice

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’s one thing you wish you had known before starting the AMCAS application process?  Evan Laveman, DGSOM MS2 There are many things that I wish I had known before starting the AMCAS ...

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Weekly Weigh-in: Most “Meaningful” Activities

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 types of extracurricular activities did you pick as your top three most “meaningful” activities and why? Evan Laveman, DGSOM MS2 For my 3 “meaningful” activities for the AMCAS activities section, I ...

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Weekly Weigh-in: Personal Statement Writing Process

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 was your timeline and process of writing your personal statement?” Edward Chang, DGSOM MS2 I first started writing my personal statement January of the year I wanted to apply. To be ...

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Weekly Weigh-in: Letters of Recommendation Package

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 was the composition of your letter of recommendation file when applying to medical school?” Evan Shih, MS2 Lower division Molecular Biology professor (with input from a TA) Upper division Physiology professor (with ...

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Weekly Weigh-In: Transition to Medical School

This week members of the ProspectiveDoctor team answer the question: “What was the hardest part about your transition into medical school?” The Social Scene The hardest part of the transition into first year for me was social. As strange as it sounds, med school feels a lot like high school again where you see the same people in class almost ...

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Weekly Weigh-In: Medical School Surprises

Welcome to PDr’s Weekly Weigh-in! Every week, we ask medical students and physicians to answer to some of our most frequently asked questions about being pre-med, applying to medical school, and working as a healthcare provider. This week’s “Weekly Weigh-in”: What’s something you didn’t expect about med school?

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