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Why Grades Matter in the Medical School Application

I’ve touched on this in a past article, but I feel that it’s a subject that deserves more consideration. To start, the road to medicine is often associated with some emotional passion for becoming a doctor. This is an important feeling to understand, cultivate and seek to explain in your medical school application, however, you must carefully consider what role your ...

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What To Wear To Med School Interviews: Men

When approaching the medical school interview, it is important to convey a conservative and well-groomed image. Interview attire is a large part of the impressions you make on those you meet on the interview day. ||Read: “What to Wear to Medical School Interviews: Women”|| A male applicant has less flexibility in choosing his interview attire than his female counterpart. It is ...

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Should I Prewrite Secondary Applications?

Once a primary application is submitted, there is generally some time before that AMCAS application is verified and sent out to your list of schools. Depending on when you submit your primary application, the waiting time can vary anywhere between 2 days to 5 weeks. This time does not need to be wasted time. Once you’re verified, and schools have ...

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Apply Once, Apply Right – 5 Tips for the Medical School Application Cycle

If you only want to apply once, apply right! Keep these 5 helpful tips for the medical school application cycle in mind as you put together your AMCAS this spring. 1. Apply Early This cannot be emphasized enough – it will save you many unnecessary sleepless nights and moments of anxiety if you are able to submit your applications earlier in ...

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Three Secondary Essays To Pre-Write

After submitting the primary AMCAS application, every applicant should get a head start on some of the secondary application essays. PDr presents the triad of secondary essays to pre-write for medical school: diversity, adversity, and university. Medical school applicants everywhere have filled out their classes and grades, completed the final version of their personal statement, and let out that sigh of ...

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Medical School Waitlist

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Applicants across the country now await decisions from the medical schools that interviewed them. They spent thousands of hours, dollars, unquantifiable effort, and thought applying to medical school. In return, they yearn for a simple “yes” or “no.”

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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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How To Stand Out With Extracurricular Activities

Your GPA reflects your academic diligence and your MCAT demonstrates your performance on standardized testing. While those are the 1-2 punch that you lead with, “5 Parts of a Competitive Medical School Application” highlighted the importance of extracurricular activities. Your extracurriculars can set you apart from the other applicants the way numbers and scores cannot. Involvement in extracurricular activities rounds ...

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