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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

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, so applying later in the cycle could place you […]

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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: Although much of the scheduling and actual interviewing take place […]

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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 […]