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?
Learn more about new undergraduate programs in the fields of health and medicine. In our constantly changing world, colleges and universities must adjust their program offerings to stay relevant, and there are exciting developments happening in undergraduate medical education!
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.
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!
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.
Explore activities outside of medicine that help demonstrate to med school admissions your values and your character, beyond your academic achievements and your motivation to become a doctor.
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.
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.
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.