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Weekly Weigh-in: Preparing for Interview Season

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 prepare for interview season? Evan Laveman, DGSOM MS3 When preparing for interviews, I tried to not take a very detailed approach. I didn’t want to get so bogged down ...

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Weekly Weigh-in: Taking a Gap Year

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 factors contributed to your decision to apply straight in or take a gap year? Edward Chang, DGSOM MS3 I decided during my sophomore year that I was going to take a ...

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Weekly Weigh-in: The University 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 university secondary essay” on your secondary applications? Evan Laveman, DGSOM MS3 Secondary prompts may ask you why you specifically want to go to their university. This can ...

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Weekly Weigh-in: The Diversity 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 diversity secondary essay” on your secondary applications? Edward Chang, DGSOM MS3 Honestly I had a pretty tough time with the diversity question. I didn’t know how far I ...

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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: 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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