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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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Medical School Application Mistakes To Avoid

Medical School Application Mistakes To Avoid

Applying to medical school is an incredibly stressful process. Even if you have an amazing GPA or MCAT, there are still no guarantees that you will be accepted into a medical school. More than 50% of applicants do not get into a single school. Because of the sheer difficulty of acceptance, the last thing you want to do is ruin ...

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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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Winging It: Medical School Application Overview

The first time I applied to medical school, I did it in the dark. I was not familiar with the components of the primary application (AMCAS), I did not understand the critical timing of primary and secondary submissions for rolling admissions, and I more or less wrote my entire application on the fly. I had to scramble to line up ...

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Tips from a Medical School Admissions Officer

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A student admissions officer from a prominent NE medical school helps elucidate the admissions process at his school. Process Overview At this particular school, members of the medical school admissions committee screen applications and assign a score, which conveys the level of desire to extend the candidate an interview. A second committee member then sees the score and reads over the ...

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Letters of Recommendation for Medical School

What is the value of a letter of recommendation?  Let’s face it – anybody can write a personal statement. Because what more do people love than to talk about themselves? Just give them the prompt and a word count and they can fill pages. Anybody can spin tales about why they need medicine in their life, and why medicine needs ...

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What To Do During Gap Years Before Medical School

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Time off between undergrad and medical school is a great opportunity for exploration and self-discovery as well as a chance to improve your candidacy for medical school. More and more, students are choosing to pursue career/research/volunteering interests before starting medical school, and admissions committees in turn are interested in learning about what you are up to during these so-called “gap” ...

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