Planning Ahead: How to Prepare for your MD Interviews

Posted by Nikita on 6/28/17 5:35 PM

After all of the essays, tests, and letter requests, one of the most exciting parts of the medical school application journey is the interview. This is your chance to show who you are as a person, as well as get the measure of each particular school. I’ve written before about how to prepare yourself for the interview, but I think it’s equally important to realize how to use the interview day effectively to set yourself up best to make medical school decisions down the line.

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Tags: MD

How to Create an Initial List of Medical School Applications

Posted by Nikita on 5/5/17 5:53 PM

Somehow, it is May again. In Boston, this means more sun, Swan Boats, and my personal favorite: the turning on of the water fountains along all of the Charles River running routes. To those of you interested in medical school, it also brings the time to work on your primary applications and initial school list. For more information about how to prepare your primary applications, check out my blog post about June in the medical school application cycle.  

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Tags: MD/PhD admissions, MD

How to Get Involved in a G.O.P Healthcare System

Posted by Anna M on 3/13/17 6:05 PM

Two months ago, I wrote a blog post on the importance of pre-health students getting involved in political advocacy and offered several different ideas for how pre-health organizations could generate momentum around campus, whether through phone banking, op-eds, or a town hall. Now, an alternative to the Affordable Care Act (called the American Health Care Act) has been proposed--and cleared two House committees this week--and the time for healthcare advocacy is even more urgent.

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Tags: MD, Social Advocacy

A Time of Despair or a Time of Action? Future Health Care Professionals as Political Advocates

Posted by Anna M on 1/23/17 6:17 PM

“I’m asking you to believe--not in my ability to create change, but in yours.” ~Barack Obama, Farewell Address, January 11, 2017

In the wake of Trump’s election and serious threats to the Affordable Care Act, many health professionals are working to organize and advocate for equitable access to health care, women’s reproductive rights, and more. As a student dreaming of a career in the health profession, it’s never too early to get involved or spearhead some efforts of your own. We need all hands on deck!

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Tags: MD, Social Advocacy