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7 Important Tips for Your Medical School Interview

The medical school interview is one of the most influential and important pieces of your application. Yet it also becomes the pitfall of many otherwise competitive applicants. Often applicants will not put the necessary time into preparing for the interview, opting to “wing it” and treating it like just another conversation. Being a social and likeable person does not always ...

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How to Choose Your Major as a Premed

How do you choose your college major if you’re a premed? Many students know by now that most schools do not have a “premed” major and you don’t necessarily need to major in the life sciences to go to medical school (http://www.prospectivedoctor.com/what-is-the-best-major-for-premeds/). If that is true, how then, do you go about choosing a major? What criteria should you be ...

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The Student Network: what questions to ask your student interviewers for medical school

One of my favorite experiences after I started medical school was when I ran into an upperclassman that had hosted me during my interview. In our short conversation, she shared some words of encouragement as well as some helpful PowerPoint slides for my first test. I still treasure this interaction because it impressed upon me the camaraderie present in the ...

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Standing Out From Other Medical School Applicants

Medical school is the bridge to something more meaningful than just a career—it is the gateway to a lifetime of service, of knowledge, of power, and most importantly, of humanism. The urge to join a profession so intricately intertwined with the pillars of science—research translated to bedside care—often seems distant and unobtainable. ‘What makes me different from all those other ...

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The Medical School Interview: Do’s and Don’t’s

On an autumn or winter day, you’ll find yourself apprehensively and haphazardly tearing open an envelope from a medical school. To anyone watching, it will be reminiscent of a 4-year old on Christmas morning. You’ll instinctively focus on the first line or two scanning for the word, “Congratulations!” This is your interview invitation letter! During the next few weeks or ...

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How to Prepare for a Successful Medical School Interview

“Just be yourself”: three simple words that we have all heard at least once from friends and family before an all-important interview. Not surprisingly, there is plenty of truth to this familiar idiom. Canned or disingenuous responses are like nails on a chalkboard to medical school interviewers and can seriously hurt an otherwise stellar applicant. But this shred of interview ...

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Finding an Undergraduate Research Lab as a Pre-Med Student

One of the mainstays of pre-med extracurricular involvement is research. Research is an excellent way to show that you can take command and responsibility for a project, see it through to something productive, and have opportunities to present your research and get awards for your hard work – all things that medical schools love to see in their applicants! ||Read: ...

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Current events in medicine: Charlie Gard and How to Approach Ethical Questions in Medical School Interviews

If you are a pre-medical student, one of your biggest fears may be an interview question that relates to ethics. Questions relating to ethics come up in interviews all the time, but it’s not necessarily something to be scared about if you can prepare for it. What an interviewer wants to see is that the student understands a few basics about ...

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How To Crush the USMLE Using E-Learning Resources

The USMLE is a reality for every other person aspiring to practice medicine in the US. It aims to assess the knowledge of medical students and graduates thoroughly. “How to crush the USMLE” has always been a burning question in the field of medicine. It requires hard work, learning and revisions. The need to learn and revise brings us to ...

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Shadowing Abroad With the Atlantis Project

Maybe you saw an ad on social media, passed a poster in the hall at your university or heard of another student participating this summer. Shadowing abroad with The Atlantis Project. What is it? Why would pre-med students be interested? How would you benefit? The Atlantis Project Fellowship is an opportunity for students who are passionate about medicine and international exchange ...

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