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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 [...]

Why (or why not) attend Caribbean medical school?

By | April 2nd, 2016|Medical School|

Caribbean medical school, mon? Maybe you really like sunshine and sand, but that's not why people migrate south for medical school. Here's the reason: Caribbean schools, and in fact most foreign medical schools, are relatively easy to get into. Applicants with extremely low MCAT scores (491 is the lowest I've heard of), low cumulative and [...]

Is it time to quit pre-med?

By | March 13th, 2016|Pre Med Undergrad|

Is your pre-med major burning you out? If your answer is yes, that's not necessarily a sign you should quit pre-med. But it's probably time to ask yourself (and probably not for the first time), whether pre-med is reallyright for you. Granted, I don't believe there's one "right" career for anyone, but there are definitely [...]

Pre med major: what’s the best?

By | January 1st, 2016|Pre Med Undergrad|

If you’re looking for a fast track to graduation, a degree in the sciences will likely allow you to count your pre-med classes towards your major requirements.

What’s the best way to get the cheapest pre-med textbooks?

By | December 31st, 2015|Pre Med Undergrad|

It all depends on how fast you need them and your budget. If you need them in a day or two, then you aren't getting the cheapest pre-med textbooks. You'll probably have to spend your grocery money, harboring passive-aggressive angst towards your school, the corporate world, and human beings in general, when you buy them [...]