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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 [...]

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 [...]

Medical scribe good choice for clinical experience?

By | 2018-02-28T22:04:54+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Pre Med Undergrad|

Is being a medical scribe good clinical experience for pre-meds? What's a medical scribe? A medical scribe is an assistant who accompanies physicians (often in the Emergency Department, but sometimes in other settings), keeping notes on interactions with, evaluation of, and diagnosis and treatment of patients. It's like paid shadowing, but the responsibilities are much [...]

Re-submit the same LORs the second time around?

By | 2018-02-19T12:00:59+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 [...]

Med school application process: what’s the cost?

By | 2018-04-18T21:33:31+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! [...]

Shadowing: Make the most of the experience!!!

By | 2018-04-18T20:18:44+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 [...]

Med school application timeline

By | 2018-04-18T20:19:02+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 [...]