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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

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

By | September 24th, 2018|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!

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

By | September 20th, 2018|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.

Double major worth it? Advice for premeds

By | September 16th, 2018|Categories: Pre Med Undergrad|Tags: , |

Is a double major worth it....specifically is it worth all the extra time, grueling effort and stress? There's no easy answer that fits every situation. But here are some considerations when deciding your premed path. [...]

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

By | September 22nd, 2018|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.

List of MCAT books in 2018 from top MCAT prep companies

By | September 5th, 2018|Categories: MCAT Prep|Tags: , |

Each line of MCAT prep books has unique strengths and weaknesses. It's not a one-size-fits-all purchase pre-med students are making here. And that's why we put this list together: you deserve to go into the MCAT with confidence that your books helped, not hurt, your score.

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The AMCAS Medical School Application Process

Do admissions committees check social media posts?

By | August 27th, 2018|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! [...]

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 [...]

Getting the most of gap years in your medical schooling

By | March 12th, 2018|Categories: AMCAS Application|Tags: , |

How do med students go about getting the most of gap years? If you're considering a gap year before applying for medical school, you gotta make it count. You'll need to spend your time filling [...]

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Selecting The Right Medical School For You

Medical school scholarships can help to minimize med school debt

By | August 9th, 2018|Categories: Medical School|Tags: |

Medical school scholarships from AMA (plus AAMC/ABFM) Medical school scholarships are out there for those willing to search and apply. If you’re one of the lucky ones who wrapped up your undergrad years without carrying [...]

Scholarships from medical schools: some of the best bets

By | March 28th, 2018|Categories: Medical School|Tags: |

Medical school grants and scholarships: a dream or a mirage? If you’re nearing the end of your undergrad years, and heading to medical school, you may be dreaming of some scholarships from medical schools that [...]

Selecting The Right Medical School