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About Bryce Johnson

Bryce is a professional writer, editor, and admissions consultant. He’s between undergrad and medical school at the moment, trying to get out of debt before takes on a lot more. If you like how he writes, you might consider having him help you with your personal statement.

When should I apply to medical school?

By |2022-02-17T10:42:00-07:00May 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 |2018-04-18T20:18:54-06:00April 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.

Are there med schools with minimum GPA requirements, and if I don’t meet it, will they automatically reject me?

By |2018-04-18T20:42:11-06:00March 16th, 2016|Medical School|

But while med schools love good numbers, but they're also looking for a package deal: an applicant who's well-rounded, with stellar references, a "balanced" MCAT score, good EC's, and a successful personal interview.

Is it time to quit pre-med?

By |2019-03-13T17:50:53-06:00March 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 really right for you. Granted, I don't believe there's one "right" career for anyone, but there are definitely [...]

Is a pre-med consultant worth the money?

By |2018-04-18T20:17:51-06:00February 13th, 2016|AMCAS Application|

The application packet you put together, your strategic approach for where you send applications, your last minute efforts to top out your GPA, your personal statement, the quality of your extracurriculars….all these, together with your MCAT score, will define you to the adcoms who ultimately decide your fate.

Why would I want to pursue an MD/PhD degree?

By |2017-09-21T17:30:58-06:00February 6th, 2016|Medical School|

What's an MD/PhD degree? An MD/PhD degree is for those with a special interest in both research and medicine. Once you graduate with an MD/PhD degree,  you'll forever be known as a "physician-scientist." In a typical MD/PhD program, the first two years are the first two preclinical years of medical school. After that, you’ll spend [...]

Choosing a medical specialty: best advice

By |2022-02-17T10:41:22-07:00January 16th, 2016|Medical School|

When it comes to choosing a medical specialty, it may seem to you like all the pre-med gunners around you in medical school have their future all buttoned up. But 70 percent of all medical students end up practicing something different than what they planned in their pre-med days.

Does going to an Ivy League undergrad school guarantee me acceptance to medical school?

By |2018-04-18T21:37:41-06:00January 5th, 2016|Pre Med Undergrad|

Here's what really matters: your GPA (3.6 or above), your science GPA (3.4 or above), your MCAT (31 or above), your extracurriculars (ECs), letters of recommendation, research opportunities and valuable shadowing experiences—oh, and of course, whether or not your mom or dad is a huge benefactor at your chosen school! (Kidding on that last one...but it doesn't hurt!) The scores above trend pretty high, and are what you'd need to have top-notch prospects of acceptance to a top-tier school.

What makes a university’s pre-med program good enough?

By |2018-04-18T20:17:30-06:00January 3rd, 2016|Pre Med Undergrad|

All things aren’t equal when it comes to a pre-med program! First, you’ll want to check out the reputation of your school, its faculty and accreditation status. Find out if it has a strong science department with good lab facilities, and whether it offers the core classes needed for medical school. The school won't necessarily have [...]

Will a DUI keep me from attending medical school?

By |2018-04-18T20:50:43-06:00January 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! [...]

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