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How To Crush the USMLE Using E-Learning Resources

The USMLE is a reality for every other person aspiring to practice medicine in the US. It aims to assess the knowledge of medical students and graduates thoroughly. “How to crush the USMLE” has always been a burning question in the field of medicine. It requires hard work, learning and revisions. The need to learn and revise brings us to ...

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Perspective on Gap Years from a Third Year Medical Student

Whether you are planning to apply straight to medical school or to take a gap year, Emily offers a perspective on how time off has helped her through third year clinical rotations. The third year of medical school is profoundly different than the first and second years. There is an invisible wall separating the preclinical from the clinical years with a ...

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5 Things High School Students Should Know About Medical School

|It’s never too early to start preparing to become a doctor. Nevertheless, preparing does not mean worrying. Here are 5 things high school students should know about medical school to calm their anxiety while being better equipped. 1. Be prepared to study differently in college In high school, you are assigned homework and tested frequently. In college, homework is not ...

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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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MCAT Prep Advice from Kaplan Experts

The 2015 MCAT tests more topics, requires more preparation, and is scored out of 528 instead of 45. Many of our readers have asked a number of insightful questions about the MCAT and its changes. To offer the best answers regarding MCAT prep advice, we interviewed Kaplan Test Prep’s Eric Chiu, executive director of Kaplan’s pre-med programs, to get more ...

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How I Study in Medical School

“What’s the best way to study?”- It’s the age old question for premeds and med students alike, and it is usually followed with the all too familiar answer, “well, it’s different for everybody.” So instead of feeding you that line of truth again, I figured I would just provide a brief explanation of how I integrate studying into my daily ...

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How I Studied in College Part 2

How I Studied in College Part 2

Before you read How I Studied in College Part 2, please read How I Studied in College Part 1. Go to office hours with questions prepared This is where the questions that I wrote during lecture would come in handy. Because I was an active learner in lecture, I had a lot of questions that I wanted to ask during office ...

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How I Studied in College Part 1

How I Studied In College Part 1

GPA is probably the most difficult component of your medical school application to change. Although you can take the MCAT more than once and take time off to engage in more extracurricular activities, raising GPA can sometimes be downright impossible. That is why it is important to start strong and not let your GPA fall in the first place. And ...

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End Premed Culture

End Premed Culture

What is the first thing you think about when you think of the word “premed”? Chances are that your initial thoughts are not good. Unfortunately, premeds have gained the reputation of being competitive, know-it-all, neurotic, selfishly ambitious, annoying, etc. When I was a premed, I even judged other premeds for being overly premed (I am officially using premed as an ...

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