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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Preparing to Apply to Medical School

I’ve posted a new video to YouTube with some tips on what you should do during your last year before you apply to medical school: [learnmore link=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYcaavOnS8c” target=”_blank”]Prehealthadvising on Youtube[/learnmore] For experienced advising on your medical school application, contact Dr. Eaton at (626) 768-2154 or info@prehealthadvising.com for a free 20 minute phone consultation.

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Med School Day One: Am I Really Here?

I don’t remember that much about the orientation to med school. I hadn’t slept much the previous night, so I was pretty tired during that long day of instructions, discussions and locker assignments. My main thoughts at the time were that everyone was friendly – the premed competitiveness seemed to have dissipated now that we […]

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Questions to Ask on Interview Day

Your main concerns on interview day are most likely the impression you will make on the interviewer and whether or not you will be accepted to the school. However, remember that you are not the only one being evaluated – this visit is also your chance to determine if the school is the one that you would […]

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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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