Medical School Admissions

Learn how to get accepted into Medical School, as well as tips & insights into the Medical School Admissions process.
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Everything You Need to Know About The New 2015 MCAT

After many years without making any substantial changes to the MCAT, the AAMC is now overhauling the benchmark admissions test in a major way, and the changes take hold beginning in 2015. Future doctors listen up: If you're planning to enroll in medical school in the fall of 2016 or beyond, you will be taking the overhauled test. The 2015 MCAT changes the focus of the test by adding two new sections that require mastery of an entirely different skill set: Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behaviour. In other words: Sociology, social science, and humanities will be a......
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What do You Need to Know About the Medical School Secondary?

Just as soon as you've submitted your primary application for medical school, you will begin to receive secondary applications from each school. Most of the discussion you'll find online about the medical school secondary is individual premeds freaking out about one medical school secondary application prompt or another. Not super helpful when you're just getting started. First, you need to learn the broader "must-know" strategic info about the secondary that will help give you the edge. Medical School Secondary: The "Need to Know" Info A Series of Essays The medical school secondary a......
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Medical School Admissions Consulting: The Three Ways a Consultant Can Help

Many premeds have heard of medical school admissions consulting, but you might not be sure what a consultant actually does or how they can help you get accepted to medical school. The lengthy and complicated medical school admissions can make you overwhelmed and confused with all of the details you need to mind. You know that you want to become a doctor, but you'd like someone who has walked the path ahead of you before to help you along the way. That's where an admissions consultant can help -- their years of experience can help you overcome any struggle you could possibly face because they......
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Online MCAT Videos : The Free Alternative to Expensive MCAT Prep

Online MCAT videos are being posted every day -- some great, some not-so-great. I dig around the internet often to search for new MCAT videos that are good enough to add to my collection of MCAT bookmarks for premeds.
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Should Your Medical School Personal Statement be Emotional?

The medical school personal statement isn't another emotionless research paper -- it's actually better if you show your feelings in your personal statement.
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The Trick to Writing the Medical School Secondary Application

Right after you submit your primary (AMCAS) application, medical schools immediately begin to send out the secondary application. On the surface, the secondary application appears straight-forward: "Respond to these essay prompts and make sure not to exceed the word limit."
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