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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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Choosing a Medical School

12/5/11 With so much focus on simply getting in somewhere, it is easy for applicants to forget that they may end up with a choice of schools.  Some schools began offering acceptances as early as October 15, and with each week that passes, more positions have been offered. (If you don’t have a spot yet, remember that interview season […]

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2012-2013 Medical School Application Timeline

[box_info]This timeline is for applicants who entered medical school fall of 2013. If you are applying for entry starting fall 2015, you can read my 2014-2015 medical school application timeline. If you are looking for applying during the 2015-2016 cycle for entry fall 2016, check out my 2015-2016 medical school application timeline.[/box_info] The  medical school […]

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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: Is it really too late to be offered an interview? […]

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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 […]