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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 [...]
In response to the question: "Is MCAT self-study a good idea?" the answer is... It depends. Like most things in the pre-med realm, there's no one answer that's right for everyone. Facts to keep in mind You can spend anywhere from $800 to $2,500 for live and online courses (or $6,000-$9,500 for Summer Immersion), and [...]
Best MCAT Study Tips for Acing the Test? Stretch it out, or quick prep? Searching the Internet, you’ll find countless MCAT study tips. Everyone has their opinion on the best way to approach the MCAT based on their own experience and from those legendary tales on the street. However, as you’ve probably noticed by now, [...]
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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.
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 [...]
Here are some suggestions: avoid generalities, maintain a good tone, don't get political, and don't revisit grades or test scores.
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 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 [...]