Here are some suggestions: avoid generalities, maintain a good tone, don't get political, and don't revisit grades or test scores.
Should I go with the Altius MCAT prep option? I think the Altius MCAT prep course is somewhat unique in its offerings, which is why I'm reviewing just Altius in this post... Altius MCAT Prep is available in several cities in Utah, as well as Portland and Corvallis, Oregon; Pullman, Washington; Moscow, Idaho; Lawrence, Kansas; [...]
If you've started prepping for the MCAT, you not only know the MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Section is mind-numbingly hard, but you realize that it accounts for a hefty part of your overall score. Verbal reasoning is a skill, and getting good at it takes practice. There are lots of tips and techniques you’ll get in your [...]
Am I really up for this? Why medical school? This is the most important question you’ll have to answer on your path to becoming a doctor. You’ll meet plenty of pre-meds along the way who have decided to become a doctor for every reason under the sun…their parents were doctors, they want the “doctor [...]
Believe it or not, extracurriculars for med school may be even more critical than earning good grades and a decent score on the MCAT. For many a pre-med, they've been key to landing a spot in the medical school of their dreams. Extracurriculars for med school applicants can make the difference in acceptance or rejection. Before I go on, [...]
What’s the best MCAT prep course—Princeton Review, Kaplan, Altius, Examkrackers, Berkeley Review…???
Which MCAT prep course? For your benefit, we've written basic, as-unbiased-as-possible reviews of each program we have experience with or have found reviews of on the interwebs.
Anything wrong with a non-science pre-med major? Non-science pre-med major or not? These days, there is definitely much more pressure to choose a pre-med major that falls within the sciences. The reason is the new MCAT. It's longer and more intensive, requiring more classes to cover all the material adequately. Which means pre-meds need to [...]
Where do you want to live? Georgetown Medical School, Washington, D.C. File this one under the first rule of buying a home: Location, location, location. Because the school you choose will be your home for the next three or four years. Do you want to live close to family and loved ones? What [...]
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.
The medical residency is a period of on-the-job training that begins after you complete medical school. The residency is required to get a license to practice medicine in the U.S. Even doctors who have practiced in other countries cannot get their license to practice without a residency first.