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Advice & Tips for Premed Students & Medical School Applicants 2018-07-19T14:01:12+00:00
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Tips for students on the Premed Track

Passing Organic Chemistry—with an A or close to it!

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: Pre Med Undergrad|

Participate in class. One of your best resources is your professor, so use her/him when you're in class to clarify concepts. Also make use of your TA when needed. You need to understand each concept before moving on.

What GPA/MCAT combo will get me admission to medical school?

By | January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Pre Med Undergrad|Tags: , |

A GPA MCAT combo of 3.7/32 will give you a 75% chance of at least one acceptance. But there's a lot of anecdotal evidence that with lower numbers on both fronts (a 3.6/30) you could still get through with great ECs, LORs, and an excellent personal interview!

Medical scribe good choice for clinical experience?

By | December 8th, 2018|Categories: Pre Med Undergrad|Tags: , |

Is being a medical scribe good clinical experience for pre-meds? What's a medical scribe? A medical scribe is an assistant who accompanies physicians (often in the Emergency Department, but sometimes in other settings), keeping notes [...]

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Kaplan vs Princeton Review: best MCAT prep course, and why?

By | January 14th, 2019|Categories: MCAT Prep|Tags: |

So what's the best MCAT prep course? In any given year, between 70 and 80% of MCAT takers enroll in a formal MCAT prep course. In this post, I review the courses offered by the two most popular test prep companies, Kaplan and The Princeton Review.

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The AMCAS Medical School Application Process

Do admissions committees check social media posts?

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: AMCAS Application|Tags: , |

Is it true that medical school admissions committees check social media accounts when reviewing applicant files? In this day and age, asking if admissions committees check social media is just...well, naive. Of course they do! [...]

What’s a good science GPA? Is it more important than my cumulative GPA?

By | January 1st, 2019|Categories: AMCAS Application|Tags: |

Your science GPA (sGPA), or BCPM (biology, chemistry, physics and math) score is going to be critical to your application, for obvious reasons. Here are some ways to calculate, and raise yours.

Will a medical mission trip impress the admissions committee?

By | June 5th, 2018|Categories: AMCAS Application|Tags: |

Will a medical mission trip on my resume give me props from the admissions committee(s)? Medical mission trips for pre-med students have increased in numbers, causing many premeds to assume they're a necessary part of [...]

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Selecting The Right Medical School For You

Federal scholarships for med students help ease debt burden

By | December 20th, 2018|Categories: Medical School|Tags: |

Medical students face a daunting challenge: not just getting through the rigors of classwork and clinical hours, but getting out in four years without a truckload of debt. Federal scholarships for med students can help to [...]

Selecting The Right Medical School