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Tips and strategies to help pre med students plan their undergrad in a way to get into medical school.

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

By | 2017-11-15T14:01:27+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

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!

Doctor shortage in the U.S.?

By | 2017-11-15T12:07:17+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Medical School, Pre Med Undergrad|

What doctor shortage? Is a doctor shortage coming? What's the job security potential for today's pre-med students, and for those just beginning med school? It depends on who you ask. The AAMC says the U.S. could be as much as 130,000 doctors short in just a decade or so. The Association of Medical [...]

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

By | 2017-10-23T12:14:51+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

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.

Top 10 reasons to go to medical school

By | 2017-10-30T14:36:42+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Medical School, Pre Med Undergrad|

So what are the top 10 reasons to go to medical school? Read on for ours... Most doctors will give you some pretty heady reasons why they chose medicine as a career. Those reasons have probably changed from the time they decided to go pre-med in the first place, since many premeds jump headlong into [...]

Med school requirements: your “core” curriculum

By | 2017-09-25T19:06:49+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

Medical school is a 4-year journey of learning and experiences that prepares you for the rigors of a career as a physician. In this journey, your med school requirements are not your enemy, but your friend! From biochemistry to anatomy, you’ll study and be tested on the scientific foundations of medical treatments and ailments. While you [...]

Pulling an all-nighter studying: best energy boosters

By | 2017-10-09T17:43:22+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

That infamous procrastinator's trick: pulling an all-nighter for study... You've got to study a lot, and sometimes that means marathon cram sessions or all-nighters. Sure, none of the stuff we use to keep our energy and focus levels up is very healthy, but sometimes you've gotta do what you've gotta do. Here's a pretty good [...]

5 top reasons not to go to medical school

By | 2017-09-21T17:25:16+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

This new post: "5 top reasons NOT to go to medical school" follows our recent post: "10 top reasons to go to medical school." If you read both posts, you'll realize there is very little crossover. That's because you are either physician material, or you aren't. While very many college students fancy themselves as ideal [...]

Premed or law…how do I choose?

By | 2017-10-30T15:31:05+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

Premed or law...that's today's question... Doctor or attorney? It's down to decision time. When it comes down to it, these two career choices are distinctly different, and require a totally different undergrad path. Whether you choose premed or law, and how early you make the choice, will indeed matter in the long run. [...]

Undergraduate research experience for pre-med students

By | 2017-09-21T17:22:33+00:00 May 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 | 2017-09-21T17:22:05+00:00 May 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 [...]