Do medical schools—especially public institutions—give preference to in-state applicants? Do private institutions consider state residency in their med school admissions process? If you are applying as an out-of-state applicant, do you need a higher GPA and MCAT? In this post, we’ll walk you through what we’ve gleaned about whether in-state preference plays a role in med school admissions, and how much.
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?
In this overview, we’ll walk you through the various kinds of interviews you may be asked to complete as you proceed through the medical school application process. Find out the purpose of each type of interview, as well as typical timing and recommended preparation.
This is part 1 of our 5-part series on medical school interviews. Find out more about how to prepare for interviews designed by Altus Suite, which includes Casper, Snapshot, and Duet. Casper, a Situational Judgment Test (SJT), enables medical schools to assess applicants’ soft skills, such as empathy and collaboration, before they select applicants to come interview in person.
This is part 2 of our 5-part series on medical school interviews. A smaller but growing number of medical schools require or recommend the AAMC PREview™ Professional Readiness Exam, formerly known as the AAMC Situational Judgment Test. Find out how to prepare for the AAMC PREview™ and learn more about the structure, timing, and scoring.
Which medical school application plan suits your needs and schedule? There are three different options, each with its own timetable: Regular Admissions, Early Decision Programs (EDP), and Early Assurance Programs (EAP). In this post, we’ll walk you through the differences between these three plans, and the requirements for each.
Medical school admissions committees are sifting through record-high numbers of applications each cycle. Set yourself apart by reading our tips for crafting a compelling and well-written Personal Statement.
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!
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.