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    Diversity Essay Ideas

    I have three ideas for the diversity secondary essay prompt, and I can't decide on which one to run with:
  2. ApplyPoint

    Make the Most of Your Relationship with Your Pre-Health Advisor

    A pre-med/pre-health advisor can be an invaluable resource. In addition to providing academic support, they can tell you about the school’s internal processes (such as requesting letters of evaluation), as well as available shadowing, clinical, and/or research opportunities. But, to make the...
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    Interviewer said "Hopefully we get to see you next year" three times. Good sign?

    My interviewer is on the admissions team. He said that to me at the end of the interview one time, by the end of the interview day when I said goodbye a second time, and when he responded to my thank you email a third time. He also replied to my thank you note very fast. I sent it at 8pm on a...
  4. ApplyPoint

    The Medical School Application: Sending an Update Letter

    The autumn is often a waiting game for medical school applicants. You will wait for interview invitations and admissions decisions. It can be excruciating! But there’s more to do. You can begin writing your update letters. If you haven’t heard anything from a school for six weeks (after...
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    When to Take MCAT

    I am a 2nd year undergraduate student at Ohio State University studying Neuroscience. Currently, with my AP credit, I am able to finish my courses after 2.5 years, which would be in December 2021. I plan to complete my pre-med courses by the end of my second year (except for OChem 2, which I...
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    Letter Head for LOR

    Can anyone please help me with the following issue: Due to covid-19 the physicians that I was volunteering for are no longer working at the hospital. Now they both have agreed to write the letters but are concerned about the letter head. Should I make them a letter head, are there any tips on...
  8. LindaAccepted

    Medical Med School Applicants: Don’t Miss our Webinar on a Successful Framework for Your Applications!

    There’s still time to register for this week’s free webinar, The 5-Part Framework for a Successful Medical School Application! Accepted’s founder, Linda Abraham, will guide you through the med school application process, providing you with a comprehensive approach to: Make the most of your...
  9. LindaAccepted

    Medical Premeds: Does Your Profile Show You Belong in Med School?

    When the admissions committee reads your med school application, you want them to recognize in you the potential to be a great doctor. What does that mean? How will you demonstrate that potential to them? How will you put your best foot forward in your applications? These are questions that...
  10. LindaAccepted

    Medical Can You Get Accepted to Med School?

    Every year, we get countless questions from med school applicants: “Is my MCAT high enough?” “How many schools should I apply to?” “What are schools really looking for?” “There are so many people applying – how can I make my personal statement stand out?” We know the med school application...
  11. LindaAccepted

    Medical Early Decision for Medical School: Does It Make Sense For You?

    Do you have a dream school, the one place where you’ve always wanted to study medicine, and no other place will do? Do you have a compelling reason for this one program, maybe a spouse whose job requires them to be in this location or your only living family member is in the area? Or maybe this...
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    Does prestige of post-bacc matter?

    Hi everyone! I have been applying to post-bacc programs for grade-enhancement (I did my pre-med prerequisites in my undergrad) and was wondering if prestige of the post-bacc matters at all for future medical school applications. I'm curious because I was accepted into a post-bacc at a really...
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    Taking Major Course at Community College

    I'm a freshman currently enrolled as a bioengineering major at UCLA. I was wondering if it would matter on a medical school application if I took one of my pre-major courses, Differential Equations, at a community college this summer rather than at my institution. My departmental advisor...
  14. inGenius Prep

    Medical How to Strategize Your Secondaries

    Applying to medical school is a long, grueling process. Every single component of the application matters. However, it’s your secondaries that can have a big impact on getting your foot into the interview door. Here are some tips on how to strategize your secondary essays. Timeline Strategy...
  15. InsiderMedical

    Medical Insider Medical Admissions Services for Medical School Applicants

    Dr. Finkel, the founder of Insider Medical Admissions, has incomparable experience. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Medical School. On completing her residency at Harvard, she was asked to stay on as faculty at Harvard Medical School and spent five years teaching at the...
  16. LindaAccepted

    Medical 10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Participating in a Special Masters Program (SMP)

    You’ve completed your undergraduate degree and are looking forward to attending medical school, but are looking for a way to set your application apart. If you have a strong undergrad science GPA, pursuing an SMP can be a fantastic way to do just that. There are currently more than 75 different...
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    International student with American citizenship: which degree should I pursue

    I'm an American citizen living abroad in Israel. I want to complete a first degree in Israel that still leaves me the option of pursuing med school in America later on. Can I be accepted directly to med school with a first degree from a foreign country or would I still have to do a pre-med...
  18. LindaAccepted

    Medical How to Improve Your Study Skills to Become a More Competitive Med School Applicant

    As an aspiring doctor, you have a lot on your plate. Upgrading your study skills now can help you learn to be more efficient about how you study, save you time, help you improve your grades, and allow you to establish the skills that will see you through medical school. These strategies can make...
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    Pre-Med Education in Trauma Counseling or Disaster Medicine

    Thanks for Reading! A little bit of Background: I'm an EMT, and I want to eventually be an ER Physician. In December 2018 I'll have a BS in Behavioral Health Psychology, and in December 2020 I'll have a BS in Nursing. The way my BSN is structured, I have a significant amount of space left over...
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    What should I start on as a Sophomore?

    Hi! I am very new here and I know I need to get started on Medical requirements. Here are my stats so far: College: NYU GPA: 3.1 Volunteer Work: 0 Shadowing: 0 Interns: 0 MCAT: Didn't take yet. Race: Egyptian and Japanese (Does it count for affirmative action? I am put as black on my birth...
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    2017-2018 OU College of Medicine Application Cycle

    Hello everyone! I have been scouring forums from past years, trying to get an understanding of OU's timeline for interview offers and other application dates. I thought I would start a thread where people can discuss their information and personal experience from this application cycle (for...
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    Pre Med Student wanting advice

    Hello everyone, I am a Junior at a small liberal arts school in SC. While we are a small school, we take pride in our academics and typically people find our courses to be very difficult. I am really excited to apply to medical school. I have already started building a relationship with the...
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    What happens if you don't get a LOR from supervisor during gap year?

    I'm taking two years off and working at a university before going to medical school. I'm applying this cycle and am torn on whether or not to get a letter or recommendation from my boss. She's always so hot and cold toward me that I'm not sure that I trust her to give me a strong letter (she...
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    What happens if you don't get a LOR from supervisor during gap year?

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    BSc to MD??

    I was just wondering if I did my BSc in Canada or USA , what countries other than the US, Canada or Australia can I go to for medical school to do MD.I am an international student and I think that chances of getting into medical school into the US or Canada are very low, other than its expensive.
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    Direct Primary Care, a Controversial Topic on Personal Statement?

    Hello, I am a senior currently writing my personal statement for medical school (I will not be applying until next summer), and have read time and time again that you should not include controversial topics in your personal statement. I am curious if wanting to go into Direct Primary Care...
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    MedicineGoal - Guarantee an Interview or Your Money Back!

    Dear Pre-Medical Students, MedicineGoal is an Ivy League AMCAS application editing and consulting service that can get you into your dream Medical School. Not only do we take pride in our work, our customers can attest to the high level of quality and satisfaction they receive from using our...
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    Does Coursera/ edX Credit verified courses count toward med app GPA?

    Hi, I alreday graduated from my university but decided to continue taking courses during my summer. I found some credit-verified courses on edX and Coursera and was wondering if those will count toward my GPA when I apply. Any help will be great appreciated. Thank you!
  29. OneWayTrack

    Personal Statement Review?

    Hi all! I am applying for osteopathic school this cycle, is there anyone that would be kind enough to offer some constructive criticism on mine? If you've already gone through the process and got accepted already that would be a huge help as well. :) Thank you!
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    Feedback on personal statement

    Hi guys can someone please give me some feed back on my personal statement for medical school? Thank you so much in advance!
  31. Pursuingmydream

    Do medical school care where i take human anatomy?

    Hi I have already graduated from University and i've been wondering if medical schools care about prerequisite courses/recommendation courses from community college because i am not able to take the followings: - Microbiology - Human Anatomy and Physiology - Biology of Cancer - Endocrinology -...
  32. mackwell

    Third time applicant needs advice!

    So as the title states I'm a third time applicant and really looking for some input for what will hopefully be my last application cycle. The first time I applied I had to withdraw my application before doing any secondaries because I didn't feel I had an adequate amount of clinical exposure...
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    For Sale Great Deal on MCAT Notes & Sample Personal Statement!

    Notes: I took all of these notes myself, and they helped me score in the top 7% of scorers! They were crucial in helping me do well enough to obtain a seat at NYU School of Medicine. Four packs of notes, usually sold separately but sold here at a discount! This deal includes Examkrackers Audio...
  34. Jamdalf

    Volunteer Hours Concern

    I am applying for medical schools this summer. I have a reasonable MCAT (514) and strong GPA (4.0), I have research experience, and I was fairly involved on campus in my undergad (various club officer positions and tutoring science). I shadowed quite a lot as well (over 100 hours). My volunteer...
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    Which schools to apply to??

    Almost ready to submit my AACOMAS application and wondering which schools I should apply to for the best chance: GPA: 3.3 (science 3.0) MCAT: 501 Tons of volunteering, healthcare experience, and good LORs I would prefer to stay in the midwest but in terms of medical school admission, I can't be...
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    525 MCAT, 3.63 cGPA, 3.49 sGPA


    3.31 cGPA 3.17 sGPA 510MCAT

    BS. in Biomedical Engineering (Concentration: Neuroengineering) cGPA = 3.31 sGPA = 3.17 (this is MD not DO) with DO scaling = 3.33 Graduated in 2013 Employment: (Current - Past): Current: a health devices research company (3 years) possibly going to get journal publication on one study...
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    MD Do I even have a chance?

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    Do I even have a chance?

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