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Tips on applying to medical school using the AMCAS application service, including when to apply, and how to improve your med school application with a stellar personal essay.

Science GPA vs cumulative GPA…which is more important to medical schools?

By | 2017-11-15T13:42:29+00:00 November 9th, 2017|AMCAS Application|

Your science GPA (sGPA), or BCPM (biology, chemistry, physics and math) score is going to be critical to your application, for obvious reasons. Here are some ways to calculate, and raise yours.

Re-submit the same LORs the second time around?

By | 2017-09-27T18:45:52+00:00 September 28th, 2017|AMCAS Application|

Re-submit the same LORs if they're targeted to impress! The much-hyped LORs (letters of recommendation) are hyped for a reason. They're hardly a second-tier piece of the medical school application puzzle. In fact, many a pre-med has been undone by an unflattering letter from a professor or previous boss. Several of our posts [...]

What’s my AMCAS application status once I hit “send?”

By | 2017-09-21T17:25:42+00:00 July 28th, 2017|AMCAS Application|

If you recently took the MCAT and don't yet know your score, you can still submit your application, and it will be verified along with all other applications. Once your score arrives at AMCAS, it will be automatically uploaded to your application and your school will be notified of your score.

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

By | 2017-09-21T17:24:10+00:00 June 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 | 2017-09-21T17:23:44+00:00 June 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! [...]

Med school application timeline

By | 2017-09-21T17:29:25+00:00 March 7th, 2017|AMCAS Application|

Med school application process: from MCAT prep through med school interviews School's starting, 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 studyingferociously for months, I would imagine that the majority of you med school hopefuls are just starting [...]

What’s in the AMCAS medical school application?

By | 2017-09-12T18:47:53+00:00 August 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 [...]

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

By | 2017-09-12T20:14:17+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.