Medical School Application Timeline for 2014-2015

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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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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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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