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How do I write a personal statement for my med school application?

By | June 12th, 2017|AMCAS Application|

A personal statement is your chance to sell yourself to the admissions committee (adcom) at the medical schools you want to attend. Yes, it's a bit of a brag. You’re putting together the rationale for the adcom committee—and the medical school—to include you in a very select group of students that will both represent and [...]

Is August too late to take the MCAT? Why would I wait to take it later?

By | June 12th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Is August too late? Is August too late to take the MCAT? I would've taken it earlier but it was really the only week this summer that would work. I'm planning on submitting my medical school application as soon as I get my scores... I just want to make sure the schools will be seeing [...]

Shadowing: Make the most of the experience!!!

By | May 7th, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

How to Maximize Your Shadowing Experience Shadowing is a vital component of any well-rounded application. It’s tremendously important that you shadow multiple doctors in different specialties. This can be just a box checked off your pre-med to-do list, or it can be a growth experience for you. Honestly, admissions committees will probably just want to [...]

Choosing a medical school: best advice

By | November 28th, 2016|Medical School|

Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, DC High on your list when choosing a medical school (specifically which ones to apply to) should be an emphasis on any specialty you intend to pursue. If you’re not sure about the area of medicine you want to practice, start with your top tier requests, then add to your list [...]

What’s in the AMCAS primary application?

By | September 28th, 2016|AMCAS Application|

Each medical school sets its own final deadline for submitting information to AMCAS. Regardless of these deadlines, admissions officers recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

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, [...]

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 [...]