How to Prepare for the MCAT

We welcome the following guest blog post from Michael Mullen of Varsity Tutors. Michael outlines some great tips for preparing for the MCAT. — So, you’ve worked hard in college – you’ve earned good grades, volunteered in a clinic, shadowed a doctor or two, and read about healthcare policy until your eyes bled. But alas, […]

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Making your List of Medical Schools

One of the areas of the medical school application that I’m commonly asked about is the list of schools. Many applicants are unsure of how many schools to apply to, what the differences are among schools and which schools to target to maximize their odds of admission. Here’s a few tips to help you to compile a […]

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Q&A with Varsity Tutors

Varsity Tutors recently invited me to participate in their “Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert” series. My Q&A with them has now been posted on their blog. It provides a good overview of some of the most important aspects of the medical school application process. [learnmore link=”http://www.varsitytutors.com/blog/ask+a+medical+school+admissions+expert+dr+carleen+eaton”]Q&A with Dr. Eaton[/learnmore]  

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2013-2014 Medical School Application Timeline

The medical school application process takes nearly a full year to complete. Therefore, excellent planning and organization are essential, especially since most medical schools have rolling admissions.  Rolling admissions means that the school does not wait until all of the applications are submitted to begin evaluating applications. Therefore, applying later in the cycle could place […]

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2013-2014 Dental School Application Timeline

Since most dental schools have rolling admissions, applying early is important. As the cycle proceeds and spots in the class are filled, admission for the remaining spots can become more competitive. The entire application process takes nearly a full year to complete. By familiarizing yourself with the application process early on, you can develop a […]

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Succeeding as a Premedical Student

Getting into medical school requires good planning starting with the first year of college. Dr. Eaton explains how to prioritize early in your premedical career to ensure you have the grades, test scores and activities needed for a competitive application to medical school. You can view all of my videos on my YouTube channel.

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Advice for Medical School Reapplicants

Being denied acceptance to medical school is disappointing. However, by identifying your weaknesses and correcting them, your next cycle could be the one the one that ends in an acceptance. After an unsuccessful application cycle, the first thing to do is determine what went wrong. Take an honest look at your application, or even better, […]

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Gaining Dental Experience as a Predental Student

After grades and DAT scores, dental experience is one of the most important areas of the application. Volunteering, working or shadowing in a dental practice allows an applicant to determine if dentistry is truly the right profession and demonstrates to dental schools that the applicant has made an informed choice. Yet applicants are often unsure […]

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