Explore the various factors to consider in planning when to take the MCAT, and how this decision affects when you’ll be able to start med school. We discuss the impact that your MCAT score has on determining your med school list and application timetable. Also, if you retake the MCAT, how do med schools view multiple scores?
What Makes a Successful Baccalaureate/MD Candidate? Part III: Characteristics of a Successful Baccalaureate/MD Candidate
In Part III of our 3-part series, we share our knowledge and experience of characteristics of successful applicants to baccalaureate/MD programs, including coursework, clinical experience, research, shadowing, volunteer experience, and motivation for a career in medicine.
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!
The three US-based medical school application platforms are AMCAS, which is for MD (allopathic) programs; AACOMAS, which is for DO (osteopathic) programs; and TMDSAS, which is Texas’s own, special system for (mostly public) MD and DO programs. Each platform has different deadlines and essay requirements, so keeping track of which you’re applying through is key!
The purpose of secondary med school (or supplemental) applications is to further differentiate between candidates, and to determine whether you’d be a good fit for that particular program. Read our tips for preparing and crafting high-quality secondary essays for successful medical school admissions!
See the final deadlines and dates for the 2022-23 medical program application cycle. Medical school applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. From planning your college curriculum to completing the applications themselves, the earlier you begin the process, the better!
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.
Find out more about the DO (Doctor of Osteopathic) degree offered by osteopathic medical schools and if this path could be right for you. Examine the differences and similarities between the MD (Doctor of Medicine) program offered by traditional allopathic medical schools and DO programs.
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 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.