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Time Management as a Premed

Time Management as a Premed

Time management is everyone’s problem. In modern times, the difficulty has become “so much to do but so little time”. A lack of time management can lead to stress, anxiety and lack of sleep, which ultimately has a detrimental effect on health and performance. Even though everyone is “busy”, not everyone is equally busy. On a college campus, one could ...

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Dropping Premed Because of One Bad Semester

Dropping Premed Because of One Bad Semester

According to AAMC, the average GPA and MCAT of a U.S. medical school matriculant is 3.67 and 31.1 respectively. These statistics are pretty high given the fact that 3.67 is pretty much an A- average and 31.1 is at least a 10 in every MCAT sub score. This is the reason why so many premeds consider dropping premed after one ...

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Three Worst Extracurriculars for Medical School

It is no secret that extracurricular activities are a necessity for getting into medical school. Even with the highest GPA and MCAT score, medical schools will not consider an applicant without any experience in the medical industry. The rationale is simple and obvious: why should a medical school commit on a student, when the student has not proven he or ...

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Five Steps to a Better GPA

Five Steps to a Better GPA

Like many of you reading this article, I am not a genius. I may have above average intelligence but by no means could I rely on my natural intelligence to excel during undergrad. Therefore, I needed to study hard and learn from my numerous mistakes. As a fellow aspiring doctor (I am currently applying to medical school), my grades were ...

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Why Should You Do Research?

Why Should You Do Research?

Here are five reasons why you should do research: 1. Research is the lifeline of medical advancement Essentially every single treatment, diagnostic tool and medication in Western medicine is a result of research. Without dedicated researchers, there is no way to develop better ways to prevent, diagnosis and treat disease. Medical schools want to know if you are serious about ...

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From C Student to A Student

From C Student to A Student

I am currently a second year medical student at NYU’s School of Medicine and I must say that getting into medical school was not a simple task. There were times I struggled immensely in undergrad and at times I just wanted to give up. I wanted to quit taking all these chemistry classes and do something I thought was less ...

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How to Become a Doctor with 3 Years of Medical School

How to Become a Doctor with 3 Years of Medical School

It is no secret that rural and underserved regions have a hard time attracting doctors, especially primary practitioners. According to the Family Physician’s Group, approximately 21% of the US population lives in rural areas. However, only about 10% of physicians practice in those areas. Experts believe one reason why rural areas are unattractive to doctors is that they are often ...

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Grey’s Anatomy’s Real World Effect

Grey’s Anatomy’s Real World Effect

Grey’s Anatomy is a popular medical drama broadcasted on ABC which has been a great form of entertainment for millions of viewers in America since 2005. The series is based around a group of diverse interns and residents who try to juggle their incredibly demanding medical careers and their own personal lives. Embarking on its ninth season, it can’t be ...

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Is EMT Worth It?

Is EMT Worth It?

If you are serious about going to medical school, chances are that you have at least considered becoming an EMT. And who can blame you? It is a great way to build up your medical school resume; there is probably no other job you can get as an undergraduate that will give you greater interaction with patients than as an ...

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How to Become a Doctor

The road to becoming a medical doctor is a long and arduous one. There will surely be long and stressful nights during the process, but one could stay motivated knowing that the life of a doctor is as fulfilling as a career can be. Doctors have the incredible responsibility of relieving pain, treating diseases, and saving lives. The journey to ...

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