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Tips on applying to medical school using the AMCAS application service, including when to apply, and how to improve your med school application with a stellar personal essay.

What’s in the AMCAS medical school application?

By | August 23rd, 2016|AMCAS Application|

Sooo, what does the AMCAS medical school application look like? It's more than an application The AMCAS medical school application is not simply an application, like, say something you’d fill out to work at the local Subway or Kinkos or even a college application you’ve likely filled out in the past. It's an entire packet designed by you, [...]

Why medical schools need secondary applications…and when they’re due

By | August 22nd, 2016|AMCAS Application|

A lot of adcoms don't consider your application complete without both the primary and secondary, and won't even review your file until the secondary is in hand.

Is my pre-2015 MCAT score still valid?

By | June 5th, 2016|AMCAS Application, MCAT Prep|

But 2018 will be the last application year when pre-2015 MCAT scores will be accepted at most schools.

When should I apply to medical school?

By | May 9th, 2016|AMCAS Application|

When to apply to medical school...here's a quick and simple answer! Want to apply to medical school? It boils down to three main steps: (1) Deciding on the medical school program(s) you want to pursue (2) Taking the MCAT; working hard in pre-med classes (3) Applying to the schools you want to attend Deciding on a medical [...]

How many letters of recommendation should I solicit?

By | January 2nd, 2016|AMCAS Application|

Your letters of recommendation for your medical school application are a key element of your application packet. Don’t overlook them and don’t minimize the importance of getting some dyn-o-mite letters! Most medical schools require a minimum of three letters of recommendation. Two of those should be written by science faculty who are well acquainted with you [...]