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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Getting the Most from a Mock Interview

Your chance of admission to med school ranges from about 25% to 60% once you’ve made it to the interview stage. At this point, the committee knows that you are academically prepared for medical school and have the background and experiences to succeed. However, in a profession where you will spend your days communicating with patients […]

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The Scrubs Ticket

I once received a ticket for wearing scrubs. I don’t mean that I got a speeding ticket or a parking ticket because a police officer had it in for members of the medical profession. I mean that I actually got the ticket for wearing scrubs. I was a third year med student on my internal […]

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