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Pre-med just finished my last year of university, sat for the MCAT in June and got acceptance to my preferred school. Awaiting news on one other med school where I'm on the wait list! Volleyball, sports and travel are my passions.

Shadowing: Make the most of the experience!!!

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:44+00:00 May 7th, 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 | 2017-08-18T12:49:44+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 | 2017-08-18T12:49:44+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

 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 [...]

Dealing with stress in the pre-med pressure cooker

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:45+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

If you’re a pre-med gunner, you understand the obscene amount of stress that goes along with preparing for, then applying to, medical school. When every undergraduate class grade effects your GPA, a tenth of a GPA point can mean the difference between an interview invite or a rejection. That makes every exam seem overwhelmingly significant. While there [...]

Med school application timeline

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:45+00:00 March 10th, 2017|AMCAS Application|

Med school application process: from MCAT prep through med school interviews It’s January, and for a lot of you that means getting serious about MCAT prep and thinking ahead about your med school applications. While some of you have been studying ferociously for months, I would imagine that the majority of you med school hopefuls are just [...]

US DO Schools by state

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:45+00:00 January 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 schools [...]

What’s in the AMCAS medical school application?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:46+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|AMCAS Application|

Sooo, what does the AMCAS medical school application look like? 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 filled out in the past. It's an entire packet designed by you, [...]

Why medical schools need secondary applications…and when they’re due

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:47+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|AMCAS Application|

A lot of adcoms don't consider your application complete without both the primary and secondary, and won't even review your file until the secondary is in hand.