Nontraditional Applicants

If you have taken a couple of years, or even a couple of decades, off before applying to med school, you fall into the category of “nontraditional applicant.” You may be wondering how your additional career and life experience will be perceived by an admissions committee. This article describes the unusual paths that several students […]

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Swamped with Secondaries?

When the trickle of secondaries becomes a deluge, it’s time to do some triaging. Since most medical schools send secondaries to all applicants, you may find yourself receiving five secondaries in a week, or even in a day. While some of these consist of little more than sending the school a check, others require lengthy […]

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VMCAS Application: Getting Started on the Personal Statement

The deadline for the VMCAS application is October 1; however, you should plan to submit your application as soon as possible. When applicants delay in submitting the VMCAS application, it is typically because they are stuck on the personal statement. So, how do tackle a 5000 character essay intended to convince the committee that they […]

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Interview Season is Almost Here

Receiving the news that you have an interview offer is thrilling – you are a huge step closer to admission to med or dental school. After the exhilaration of this new development wears off, your next step is to prepare so that you can make a great impression on interview day.  Here are some tips […]

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