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How Medical School Admissions Committees Evaluate Your Applications

Let’s face it: There’s a ton of bad advice and wrong information online about what it takes to get into medical school: “Get involved in as many extracurricular activities as you can because medical schools want to admit well-rounded applicants.” “Try to become the president or assume another leadership position in every organization you join because medical schools want to ...

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5 Parts Of A Competitive Medical School Application

Some say “The hardest part about medical school is getting in.” Applying to medical school is an intimidating process. This article breaks down the 5 things that will make you a standout candidate with a competitive medical school application at any school. It was March 2012 when I began to outline my AMCAS personal statement. After dozens of essays, thousands of dollars, and months of ...

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What Should I Do This Summer as a Pre-Med?

“What should I do this summer as a pre-med?” This is a common question that high school and college students ask. If you are pre-med or thinking about going to medical school, use your summer wisely to strengthen your application. Here are a few activities that you can explore to make your summer fruitful and beneficial for your future career ...

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5 Ways Premeds Should Choose Extracurricular Activities

It’s no secret that it takes more than a high GPA and MCAT to get into medical school. Medical school admissions committees carefully examine each prospective student’s application to see what kinds of extracurricular activities he or she was involved in. Why? Because these activities and applicant’s personal statement are really the only ways admissions committees can get to know ...

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Weekly Weigh-in: Extracurriculars in Medical School

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 extracurriculars did you join in medical school and why?  Edward Chang, DGSOM MS2 Since I knew my time would be limited in medical school, I told myself that I would only engage in ...

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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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5 Things High School Students Should Know About Medical School

|It’s never too early to start preparing to become a doctor. Nevertheless, preparing does not mean worrying. Here are 5 things high school students should know about medical school to calm their anxiety while being better equipped. 1. Be prepared to study differently in college In high school, you are assigned homework and tested frequently. In college, homework is not ...

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5 Do’s of Primary Applications for Medical School

Here’s a list of ProspectiveDoctor recommendations for working on primary applications for medical school. Start writing your personal statement at the end of May. Just kidding – April Fools! Work on your personal statement. It is now the beginning of April, and if you’ve been putting it off, now is a perfect time to start working on your personal statement. ...

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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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