Medical school scholarships: best bets

By | 2018-04-08T13:42:02+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Medical School|

Medical school scholarships: a dream or a mirage? If you’re nearing the end of your undergrad years, and heading to medical school, you may be dreaming of some unknown medical school scholarships to that would make life a whole lot easier, because as we all know, there are huge financial components to the med school [...]

Med school applicants: how to stand out

By | 2018-04-18T20:18:02+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Pre Med Undergrad|

Med school applicants need to think outside the box If only the adcoms could sit down with med school applicants a year or two before their first meeting and whisper sweet nothings in their ear, this is what they'd say: "Step out!" "Be different!" "You're more than two little numbers!" Granted, there is no getting [...]

Review of MCAT prep books: Kaplan, Princeton Review, Examkrackers, Berkeley Review

By | 2018-04-18T21:33:30+00:00 March 24th, 2018|MCAT Prep|

MCAT prep book sets come in all different shapes and sizes, with varying benefits and upsides to each. There is not one book set that is ideal for every MCAT studier, which is why you really can’t believe anyone who tells you one book set is ‘better’ than another.

Medical mission trips—worth their weight in gold?

By | 2018-03-21T12:22:36+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|AMCAS Application|

Will medical mission trips on my resume give me the bang for my buck from admissions committees? Medical mission trips have increased in numbers, causing many premeds to assume they're a necessary part of the med school admissions packet. They aren't. In fact, doing a medical mission trip for the wrong reasons, or going on [...]

MCAT study schedule—3 options

By | 2018-04-18T21:33:31+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|MCAT Prep|

Best MCAT study schedule for acing the test? Search the Internet, and you’ll find countless MCAT study schedules, MCAT study resources, and MCAT study tips. Everyone has their opinion on the best way to approach the MCAT based on their own experience and from hearing legendary tales of pre-med gunners on the street. However, what "best" is as elusive [...]

Federal scholarships for med students help ease debt burden

By | 2018-04-07T12:49:14+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Medical School|

Medical students face a daunting challenge: not just getting through the rigors of classwork and clinical hours, but getting out in four years without a truckload of debt. Federal scholarships for med students can help to ease this debt burden. In 2016, the average debt of medical students upon graduation was $190,000, according to AAMC figures. [...]

Is there still a chance I could be accepted to medical school for this year?

By | 2018-04-18T20:18:45+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Medical School|

Re-evaluate your application to find weak areas. You’ll have several months and maybe a year or more to get involved in activities, courses and jobs to supplement your resume and improve your standing the second time around. Use your time wisely.

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BCPM GPA facts…boom!

By | 2018-04-23T17:26:19+00:00 March 15th, 2018|AMCAS Application|

Here are some BCPM GPA facts... Essential BCPM GPA facts: BCPM is the term for the science GPA, and includes grades in all Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math classes taken during your undergrad years. However, because of the classification of certain classes by individual universities, some classes outside these distinct disciplines can be calculated into [...]