Is it true that medical school admissions committees check social media accounts when reviewing applicant files? In this day and age, asking if admissions committees check social media is just...well, naive. Of course they do! Or at least they can... Imagine you're on a medical school admissions committee and you're about to turn over a [...]
Is August too late? Is August too late to take the MCAT? I would've taken it earlier but it was really the only week this summer that would work. I'm planning on submitting my medical school application as soon as I get my scores... I just want to make sure the schools will be [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Where do you want to live? Georgetown Medical School, Washington, D.C. File this one under the first rule of buying a home: Location, location, location. Because the school you choose will be your home for the next three or four years. Do you want to live close to family and loved ones? What [...]
Each medical school sets its own final deadline for submitting information to AMCAS. Regardless of these deadlines, admissions officers recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
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 [...]
Your letters of recommendation for your medical school application are a key element of your application packet. Don’t overlook them and don’t minimize the importance of getting some dyn-o-mite letters! Most medical schools require a minimum of three letters of recommendation. Two of those should be written by science faculty who are well acquainted with you [...]