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Collegiate Gateway Blog2022-08-20T16:05:55-04:00

Med School Activity Essays for Different Application Platforms

Find out the different requirements for the Activity Essays for each of the three med school application platforms (AMCAS, AACOMAS, & TMDSAS), including the number of activities you can describe, the length of each description, and the categories you can choose from. Read our tips for crafting excellent Activity Essays, which include both science-related extracurriculars and additional activities that provide opportunities for leadership, teamwork, and community service.

Med School Personal Statements for Different Application Platforms

Set yourself apart from other med school applicants through a compelling, well-written Personal Statement that captures your journey to a career in medicine. Whether you are applying through AMCAS, AACOMAS, and/or TMDSAS, we outline each platform's expectations for the Personal Statement, and share our tips for crafting a unique essay.

How to Write the College Personal Essay

Are you feeling overwhelmed at the thought of writing your personal essay for the Common Application? We walk you through some tried-and-true tips for crafting a tight, captivating personal essay that will wow admissions officers. Read our list of dos and don'ts and recommendations for organizing frameworks.

Medical Schools’ Varied Update Letter Policies

Find out everything you need to know about whether or not to send a medical school update letter, if allowed by the med school, including the timing, content, length, number, and how the letter should be delivered!

College Applicant Portals

Why should students take the time to set up a college applicant portal? Read on to find out more about the functionality of these online platforms and why it’s important to follow through and set up your account.

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