Clinical Experience

Start Early to Be Successful in Med School Admissions

Preparing for and applying to med school is complicated and can be overwhelming, so beyond starting early, we recommend working with an experienced and knowledgeable advisor to set yourself up for success. In this post, we’ll walk you through some of the ways that a long lead time—and expert guidance—can boost your medical school application outcomes.

Surprising Factors to Consider When Building Your Med School List

Candidates should evaluate whether individual med schools are a good fit – and some of the factors to consider may surprise you! Give yourself time to think about what you want out of your med school experience.

Evaluate Your Candidacy for Medical School Part II: Application Factors

In Part II of this two-part blog series, we discuss application factors that impact med school admissions outcomes. Learn how your medical school list, essays, recommendations, and interviews, as well as the timing of your submission, all determine the competitiveness of your med school candidacy.

Evaluate Your Candidacy for Medical School Part I: Background Factors

In Part I of this two-part blog series, we discuss background factors that impact med school admissions outcomes. Learn how your academic factors of GPA and MCAT; and experiential factors of clinical experience, shadowing, research, and non-clinical activities all determine the competitiveness of your med school candidacy.

Taking a Gap Year Before Medical School

Taking one or more years off after college before applying to med school will give you time to gain experience that will strengthen your application. Read on to learn all the benefits that a gap year or two can offer.

The Role of Clinical Experience and Shadowing in Med School Candidacy

Find out how clinical experience and shadowing can strengthen your medical school application, help confirm your interest in pursuing a career as a physician, and allow you to explore different specialty areas.

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