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Medical School Application Metrics

Off Target

Right now you are maybe starting to draft or redraft your personal statement, asking for letters of recommendation (or at least thinking about whom to ask), and coming up with your activities list. You have a lot to do, which makes it easy to defer making your school list. We recommend that you take some time to objectively look at ...

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Weekly Weigh-in: The Adversity Secondary Essay

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: How did you approach “the adversity secondary essay” on your secondary applications? Edward Chang, DGSOM MS3 For the adversity question, I tried to talk about events in my life that I felt ...

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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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