Medical School

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]  

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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Letters of Recommendation for Medical, Dental or Veterinary School Applications

Strong letters of recommendation can be a significant asset to an application, yet this is an aspect of the admissions process that too frequently gets treated as an afterthought by applicants who are in the midst of writing the personal statement and taking practice tests. In order to put together a set of letters that …

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What to do during a “Gap Year” Prior to Medical School

Balancing school, clinical and community service work and research is difficult enough. Throw in the MCAT, med school applications and interviews and the task can be truly overwhelming. A year spent working, volunteering or doing community service prior to applying to medical school,  known as a “gap year,” can be a good option for some …

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Applying to Osteopathic Medical Schools

The application process for osteopathic (D.O.) medical schools is in many ways similar to the application process for allopathic (M.D.)  schools. However, D.O. schools use a separate application service (AACOMAS) and look for applicants who have demonstrated  interest in osteopathic medicine.  If you are planning to apply to D.O. schools, you can begin preparing by …

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