Five Steps to Follow Once You Have Been Accepted to Medical School

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As the seasons change so do the fortunes of aspiring medical students. Some of you, no doubt, are still eagerly anticipating your first interview. The lucky ones are holding acceptance letters in their hands. Congratulations! The hardest part is over … Continue reading

Ask Survivor DO: Will incompletes hurt my application?

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As always I am grateful to receive your questions. Let’s look at one that I received recently from a reader. We’ll call him “Incomplete”. Incomplete had a number of questions regarding his major, research and gaining clinical experience. Most importantly … Continue reading

Medical School Admission Requirements: What you need to do to get in!

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As a reader of this site you are already ahead of the game when it comes to getting into medical school. I am shocked at how many people I come across who are “pre-meds” but are absolutely clueless about medical school … Continue reading

Medical School Admissions Essential Ingredients: Volunteering

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Getting into medical school is similar to completing a recipe. A pinch of shadowing here, a dash of volunteering there, add MCAT and letters of recommendation and cook for 1-2 months. There are certain things medical school admissions committees are looking for. … Continue reading