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.

Pre-Meds: How to Choose Your Major and Minor

As a prospective medical student, you will have many requirements on your plate. But your major and minor are up to you! We’ll walk you through factors to consider when selecting your college major and minor. Believe it or not, biology is not your only option!

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.

MCAT Part II: Test Preparation

The second installment of a three part series on all you've ever wanted to know about the MCAT! Read Part 2 to learn more about how to register and prepare for the MCAT.

Post-Baccalaureate Programs for Medical School

What is a post-bac program in the medical sciences and how can it help to improve your chances as a competitive med school applicant? Whether you are a career changer or need to improve your undergrad science GPA—find out if this path could be for you!

How to Plan Your Curriculum as a Pre-Med

Understand how planning your pre-med curriculum affects when you can apply for medical school. Thoughtful curriculum planning can position you for a successful medical school application.

What Courses are Required for Med School?

Are you wondering what courses are required for pre-meds? Here is a framework for navigating science courses as an undergrad and checking medical school course requirements.

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