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About Brooks Johnson

Brooks is a 4th year medical student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson. He plans on applying to Anesthesiology residencies this coming year. He completed his undergraduate education at Brigham Young University, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Public Health. In the little free time he has, he enjoys spending time with his son and wife, woodworking and watching his beloved Phoenix Suns and Arizona Cardinals.

Best MCAT books by subject

By |2018-04-18T21:31:27-06:00June 16th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

When looking for the best MCAT books by subject, it’s hard to find reviews for specific books. If you take a class with Princeton Review, Kaplan, Examkrackers and other MCAT prep companies, your MCAT books by subject, CDs and online resources will be included in the cost of the class. However, that doesn't prevent you [...]

How do I write a personal statement for my med school application?

By |2018-04-18T20:17:45-06:00June 9th, 2017|AMCAS Application|

A personal statement is your chance to sell yourself to the admissions committee (adcom) at the medical schools you want to attend. Yes, it's a bit of a brag. You’re putting together the rationale for the adcom committee—and the medical school—to include you in a very select group of students that will both represent and [...]

Med school application process: what’s the cost?

By |2022-02-17T11:48:44-07:00June 3rd, 2017|AMCAS Application|

Will it break the bank? Getting accepted to med school takes stellar grades, a great MCAT score, and unique volunteering and research experience, among other things (check out specifics here). But besides brains, determination and a little bit of luck, the med school application process is guaranteed to set you back a few pretty pennies! [...]

Undergraduate research experience for pre-med students

By |2018-04-18T20:17:41-06:00May 17th, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

Undergraduate research experience: a must-have! Your medical school application should display a diverse resume, including good academic qualification (GPA), a respectable MCAT score, meaningful letters of recommendation, both clinical and non-clinical volunteer experience, shadowing hours and undergraduate research involvement. Of that list, most admissions committee members will tell you that three of those things stand [...]

Shadowing: Make the most of the experience!!!

By |2018-04-18T20:18:44-06:00May 10th, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

How to Maximize Your Shadowing Experience Shadowing is a vital component of any well-rounded application. It’s tremendously important that you shadow multiple doctors in different specialties. This can be just a box checked off your pre-med to-do list, or it can be a growth experience for you. Honestly, admissions committees will probably just want to [...]

University of South Alabama School of Medicine

By |2019-03-13T17:54:06-06:00May 7th, 2017|Medical School|

University of South Alabama School of Medicine Location: Mobile, Alabama Degrees Offered: M.D Ph.D. Private or Public: Public Tuition: Resident: $29,144 Non-Resident: $64,214 Class size: ~75 MCAT: 508-510 Average GPA of Matriculants: 3.6 Other details: Located in Mobile, Alabama, ISA is a MD-awarding medical school with a 4-year curriculum. The first two years are centered [...]

The University of Alabama School of Medicine

By |2017-10-23T11:34:16-06:00May 3rd, 2017|Medical School|

 University of Alabama School of Medicine Location: Birmingham, Alabama Degrees Offered: M.D M.D./Ph.D. M.D./M.P.H. M.D./M.B.A. Private or Public: Public Tuition: Resident: $29,144 Non-Resident: $64,214 Class size: ~185 MCAT: 508-510 Average GPA of Matriculants: 3.6 Other details: Located in Birmingham, Alabama, UAB is a MD-awarding medical school with a 4-year curriculum. The first two years are [...]

US DO Schools by state

By |2018-04-18T20:19:14-06:00January 10th, 2017|Medical School|

  Midwestern DO Medical School Here's a comprehensive list of US DO Schools of Osteopathy, where you can obtain a DO degree. (Check out our post on the difference between DO and MD schools here.) This list is comprehensive as of June, 2017. It should give you an idea of the US DO [...]

What’s in the AMCAS medical school application?

By |2018-04-18T20:59:35-06:00August 23rd, 2016|AMCAS Application|

Sooo, what does the AMCAS medical school application look like? Check out what's in the AMCAS med school application packet! It's more than an application The AMCAS medical school application is not simply an application, like, say something you’d fill out to work at the local Subway or Kinkos or even a college application you’ve likely [...]

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