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By providing you with concise information about preparing for and applying to medical school, Getting into Medical School for Dummies prepares you for the application process. Written by admissions expert Dr. Carleen Eaton, it gives you a distinct advantage in the competitive medical school admissions process, preparing you for every step and helping you create your best application.
- Takes you through the often-overwhelming process of applying to medical school
- Explains what medical schools and admissions committees are really looking for
- Provides plain-English explanations of complicated medical school admissions processes
If you’re one of the over 40,000 students who apply to medical school each year and need help sorting through the admissions schedule, writing statements of intent, and preparing to take the MCAT, Getting Into Medical School For Dummies has you covered!
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Part I: Planning the Premedical Years 9
Chapter 1: Turning Your Dream of Going to Medical School into a Reality 11
Chapter 2: Considering a Medical Career 23
Chapter 3: Mapping Out Your College Years 37
Chapter 4: Making the Most of Extracurricular Activities 51
Part II: Applying to Medical School 65
Chapter 5: Surveying the Application Process 67
Chapter 6: Tackling the MCAT 85
Chapter 7: Choosing Medical Schools 113
Chapter 8: Putting Together Primary Applications 125
Chapter 9: Looking at Letters of Recommendation and Secondary Applications 155
Chapter 10: Acing the Medical School Interview 177
Chapter 11: Hearing Back 207
Part III: Osteopathic Medical Schools, Dual-Degree Programs, and More 217
Chapter 12: Applying to Osteopathic (DO) Medical Schools 219
Chapter 13: Exploring Dual-Degree Programs 233
Chapter 14: Investigating International Medical Schools 249
Part IV: Nontraditional Applicants, Reapplicants, and Disadvantaged Applicants 261
Chapter 15: Doing Things Differently: Nontraditional Applicants 263
Chapter 16: Try, Try Again: Reapplicants 275
Chapter 17: Minority Applicants, Disadvantaged Applicants, and Applicants with Disabilities 287
Part V: You’re In! Getting Ready to Go 295
Chapter 18: Paying for Medical School 297
Chapter 19: Starting Medical School 309
Part VI: The Part of Tens 319
Chapter 20: Ten Things to Know about Medical School 321
Chapter 21: Ten Terms You Won’t Find in Your Medical School Textbooks 327