The Medical School Application Personal Statement

Many science-focused premedical students don’t relish the thought of writing, especially about themselves. However, the personal statement is your chance to let the committee get to know you beyond your G.P.A., test scores and list of activities. In this entry, I focus on the basics of the personal statement for allopathic (M.D.) schools. Look out […]

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No Medical School Interviews Yet?

Once January comes, med school applicants who do not yet have an interview often start to worry that it is “too late.” If you are in this position, here are the answers to some questions that you may have as you await an interview offer: Although much of the scheduling and actual interviewing take place […]

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Waitlisted for Medical School

Applicants who have been waitlisted for medical school have two main questions: What are my chances of acceptance from the waitlist? What should I do now? The answer to the first varies widely depending upon the school. Some schools fill much of their class with applicants from the waitlist, while for other schools, the chances […]

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2011-2012 Dental School Application Timeline

Since most dental schools have rolling admissions, to maximize your chances of admission you should submit your application early in the cycle. Rolling admissions means that the school does not wait until all of the applications are submitted to begin evaluating applications. Some applicants will be well underway with interviews while the stragglers are still […]

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Applying to Osteopathic Medical Schools

The application process for osteopathic (D.O.) medical schools is in many ways similar to the application process for allopathic (M.D.)  schools. However, D.O. schools use a separate application service (AACOMAS) and look for applicants who have demonstrated  interest in osteopathic medicine.  If you are planning to apply to D.O. schools, you can begin preparing by […]

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Should I Take an MCAT Review Course?

As a premedical student you know that the MCAT is essential to med school admission: without a solid score admission is very unlikely, while a stellar score may place a top program within your grasp. When confronted with the sometimes daunting task of preparing for the MCAT, students have a difficult time choosing among the […]

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