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What’s my AMCAS application status once I hit “send?”

By | June 12th, 2017|AMCAS Application|

If you recently took the MCAT and don't yet know your score, you can still submit your application, and it will be verified along with all other applications. Once your score arrives at AMCAS, it will be automatically uploaded to your application and your school will be notified of your score.

Is there still a chance I could be accepted to medical school for this year?

By | May 31st, 2017|Medical School|

Re-evaluate your application to find weak areas. You’ll have several months and maybe a year or more to get involved in activities, courses and jobs to supplement your resume and improve your standing the second time around. Use your time wisely.

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What if I’m rejected? Where to go after a med school rejection

By | May 1st, 2017|Medical School|

Remember that most med school applicants are rejected. The competition is fierce for the limited spaces in med schools prestigious and otherwise. So you’re in good company. It’s a well-known fact that many a rejected student is accepted the second time around, and that adcoms appreciate persistence, as long as it’s accompanied by hard work.

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Extracurriculars boost med school applicants

By | December 22nd, 2016|Pre Med Undergrad|

Believe it or not, earning good grades and a decent score on the MCAT—however challenging they may prove—are only the beginning to landing a spot in the medical school of your dreams. Extracurriculars boost med school applicants and can make the difference in acceptance or rejection. Before I go on, let me reassure you that you needn't freak out (unless [...]

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 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, [...]

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 [...]

Can I get into medical school with an F, a W, FW, Drop, or I on my undergrad transcripts?

By | April 21st, 2016|Pre Med Undergrad|

Be assured that a very strong application with a stellar MCAT score, good GPA, and great EC’s and LOR's, will likely overcome one or two of these stink-bombs. Most likely, it won’t spell the end to your medical school dreams.

Will a DUI keep me from attending medical school?

By | January 2nd, 2016|Pre Med Undergrad|

This may be a question you should ask yourself before getting into any car, ever, after drinking. However, and fortunately, one DUI or misdemeanor charge will most likely be ignored by most medical schools. That said, a pattern of behavior demonstrated by more than one offense would be looked at more seriously. Adcoms are real people! [...]