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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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Tips from a Medical School Admissions Officer

Magnifying Glass

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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Medical School with No Science Courses

Medical School with No Science Courses

The path to becoming a doctor can seem pretty one dimensional. That is because most people enter the field of medicine by following a conventional path: apply to college, apply to medical school, and apply to residency. This is considered the “traditional” route. However, there are also “non-traditional” ways to become a physician. In this article we will talk about ...

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You Can Major in Anything

If you are a freshman in college or have ever been a freshman in college, then you are probably aware of the relationship between “biology” and “pre-med.” Students who say their major is biology are most likely trying to head the “pre-med” route, or at least to some sort of a health field. Conversely, students who say their dream is ...

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Non-Traditional Student Personal Statement Example

Pills in Hand

Because many medical school applicants today are non-traditional students, we wanted to provide a successful non-traditional student personal statement example. Twenty-five years ago, I was delivered by C-section at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. Despite my breech presentation I was expected to be in perfect health. Yet much to everyone’s shock, I arrived with my left knee hyper-extended by more than ...

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Why Do I Have to Take Physics?

Physics

The premed track is notoriously onerous, requiring math, physics, general and organic chemistry, biology, and biochemistry, not to mention the additional required humanities courses. Won’t you be learning everything that you actually need in medical school? Do doctors actually use calculus or physics?

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