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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.

What’s a good GPA/MCAT combo for acceptance to medical school—3.7/511?

By | 2017-09-21T16:48:15+00:00 September 17th, 2017|AMCAS Application, MCAT Prep|

A GPA MCAT combo of 3.7/32 will give you a 75% chance of at least one acceptance. But there's a lot of anecdotal evidence that with lower numbers on both fronts (a 3.6/30) you could still get through with great ECs, LORs, and an excellent personal interview!

Is getting an A in Organic Chemistry even possible?…and what if I get a C in a pre-med class?

By | 2017-09-21T16:47:42+00:00 September 12th, 2017|AMCAS Application|

Participate in class. One of your best resources is your professor, so use her/him when you're in class to clarify concepts. Also make use of your TA when needed. You need to understand each concept before moving on.

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! [...]

How important is my science GPA vs cumulative GPA to medical schools?

By | 2017-09-21T17:29:05+00:00 March 11th, 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.

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 [...]