5 Essential Tips for Managing Your Time as a Pre-Medical Student

Posted by Siva on 7/18/16 7:30 PM

College as a premed can be a grind. Between classes, labs, research, and activities, it can seem like four uninterrupted years of delayed gratification, all building up to that shining moment when you get into the medical school of your dreams (which, as your friends who are wage-earning college graduates will be happy to remind you, involves at least another four to seven years of delayed gratification).

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The #1 Pitfall for Pre-Medical Extracurriculars

Posted by Bliss on 7/1/16 6:30 PM

So you’re a member of ethics, debate, and math teams? Captain of the volleyball, soccer, and swimming intramural teams? A violinist and pianist in the state orchestra? Chances are, you won’t be attending Harvard.

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MD Admissions Timeline: 4 Crucial Things to Remember in June

Posted by Nikita on 6/29/16 9:30 AM

As most of you who are applying to medical school this cycle are aware, the AMCAS opens during the first week of June. Typically, you are allowed to begin filling it out sometime in mid-May, but can't officially complete it until it opens in June. This is when you can submit the first part of your application - the personal statement, activities and extracurriculars, transcripts, letters of recommendation, MCAT score - to the schools of your choice. Needless to say, this is a very important part of your application, and there are some things you definitely want to consider before you submit.

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Extracurriculars for Pre-Meds: The Dos and Don'ts

Posted by Zoe on 6/27/16 9:30 AM

Thinking about applying to medical school but not sure what you’re going to need to get in?  Desperately searching for lab opportunities but not psyched about spending the summer inside?  Frustrated by the constant inunundation of opposing messages and requirements? You’re not alone! Here are some key dos and don’ts that I learned along the medical school process (all of which conveniently begin with F): 

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How to Select Your MCAT Test Prep Resources

Posted by Nikita on 5/25/16 9:00 AM


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Picking MCAT test prep resources can feel a little bit like trying to pick one ice cream flavor at Coldstone (although perhaps significantly less fun…) – there are so many options, all of them seem to work, and you don’t want to miss out by picking the wrong ones.  Unfortunately, MCAT students too often try to use too many resources and end up not being able to fully commit to any of them. This post can’t do justice to all of the well-developed test prep material out there (though some of our tutors can!), but hopefully it can point you in the right direction as you begin (or continue) your MCAT test prep journey. Here are a few things to consider as you decide how to study for the MCAT:

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Should You Retake the MCAT?

Posted by Nikita Saxena on 8/3/15 11:00 AM

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MD/PhD Admissions: An FAQ

Posted by Jose Orozco on 11/14/14 9:30 AM

 

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Medical School Admissions: Getting the Application Essay Right

Posted by Jack the MCAT Slayer on 1/27/14 8:54 AM

One alternative to applying to medical school. 

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Medical School Admissions: What's the Deal with New Medical Schools?

Posted by Ryan Rampersaud on 8/21/13 9:30 AM

The practice of medicine has been going on for as long as individuals have been affected by disease.  As the population continues to age and technology continues to grow, the need for medical professional and the drive to become physicians continues to grow.

Despite the growing need for physicians and growing interest in pursuing a career in medicine, aspiring MD applicants may have noted that the number of medical schools to support training didn't grow for a long time.  Between 1986 and 2005, there has been only a single school accredited.  Additionally, two schools in Philadelphia merged and one closed, leaving the final number at 124 accredited medical schools across the country.
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Application Consulting: Avoiding Medical School Admissions Myths

Posted by Ryan Rampersaud on 7/24/13 8:30 AM


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