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Work-Life Balance: Hobbies Matter When Applying to Med School

By |2019-11-01T17:06:14-04:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: Getting Into Medical School|Tags: , , , |

Many dedicated pre-med students take on the “work now, play later” philosophy. They assume it’s best to pay close attention studies and techniques and pay extra-curricular activities no mind. But the truth is… hobbies are key! Here’s why: When it comes to your medical school application, your hobbies are key to revealing your passions, communication skills and how you deal with stress. In other words, they show admissions committees that you appreciate and understand the value of work-life balance. This improves your chances of thriving in medical school. Work-Life Balance: Why Hobbies Are Key for Pre-Meds & Medical Students. Photo by Jopwell from Pexels. What Is Work-Life Balance? Essentially, work-life balance [...]

What Does It Take to Get into Medical School?

By |2019-09-26T16:39:04-04:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Getting Into Medical School|Tags: , , , |

Medical schools look closely at your MCAT score when evaluating your application package. However, they also consider other things that show them that you’re passionate about being a doctor. They want to be sure that you can handle all the work that’s coming your way. So, they examine: GPA and Prerequisites Volunteer Work Personal Statement Background MCAT Score Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Image Source: YouTube What It Takes to Get into Medical School Let’s examine each of these in-depth, so you can continue your dream of becoming a doctor in the US: GPA & Prerequisites GPA - A medical school will look into your college GPA. They specifically [...]

Classes All Pre-Meds Should Take to Get into Medical School

By |2019-09-15T16:05:37-04:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Getting Into Medical School|Tags: , , , |

While in college, pre-med students need to take certain classes that will help them in med school. Many of these classes are required. They give you basic science knowledge that you will need as a medical student. You must also take the MCAT exam to determine whether you understood the content of the classes. But which classes are required? And what other courses should you take to improve your chances of getting into medical school? We have the answers right here! What Does Pre-Med Mean? Pre-med is the term used to refer to college students taking sciences and other courses for the purpose of getting into med school. You can choose non-science majors [...]

Low GPA? You Can Still Get into Medical School with These 4 Tips

By |2019-11-01T17:06:17-04:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Getting Into Medical School|Tags: , |

Your GPA (grade point average) is a huge factor for getting accepted into medical school. It’s the biggest way for medical schools to see how well you perform academically. But you can get into med school with a low GPA by following these four valuable tips. Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay What Is a Low GPA? A low GPA is typically 0.3 or more lower than your target school’s average GPA for accepted students. This is based on the US 4.0 scale. Another definition of a grade point average that’s considered low is less than the medical school’s 75th or 80th percentile. Consider These Things: Don’t focus entirely on one [...]

5 Tips for Staying Mentally Healthy While Applying to Medical School

By |2019-08-12T15:26:03-04:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Getting Into Medical School|Tags: |

Applying to medical school can be tedious and stressful. We have 5 tips to help you keep your sanity while maintaining mental health during the process. Anyone applying to medical school knows that it can be a lengthy, complex and arguably painstaking task. For premed students, most focus on the time and money that has been spent getting ready for med school. While going through the application process, you may experience a roller coaster of emotions with highs and lows. You have so much riding on this, it’s understandable to feel a bit overwhelmed and tense. 5 Tips for Maintaining Mental Health When Applying to Medical School Use the following five tips [...]

How Much Do Medical School Rankings Impact Residency Interviews?

By |2019-07-30T14:35:06-04:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Getting Into Medical School, Residency Resources|Tags: , |

Do medical school rankings really determine your chances of getting a residency interview? How much do they truly matter to your overall career? Let’s discuss how “they” come up with rankings for medical schools and how much they really matter. This is important… Who doesn’t want to attend the best school available to them? You took numerous pre-med courses in college. Your med school application is impeccable. Now, you want to go to a high-ranking school of medicine. But are medical school rankings really important? And if they are, exactly how important? Cox Family Medicine Residency Announces 2021 Class Who Produces Medical School Rankings and How? Here in America, we [...]

3 Things That Matter About the Easiest Medical Schools to Get Into

By |2019-07-30T14:32:36-04:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Getting Into Medical School|Tags: |

You’ve dreamed of becoming a doctor for as long as you can remember. But maybe you lack confidence and find yourself looking for the easiest medical schools to get into. But is this realistic? Do these types of med schools exist? And if so, will you get the quality training you need to become a good physician someday? Here’s more… Some people worry so much about getting accepted that they even ponder Caribbean or other overseas med schools. They’ll do anything to get in, even if that means sacrificing quality healthcare training. Is it worth it? UT Southwest medical students looking at a scanned image of a brain on video monitors. [...]

Typical Costs of Applying to Medical School: MCAT, App Fees, Interviews

By |2019-07-29T14:11:25-04:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Getting Into Medical School|Tags: , , |

If you dream of becoming a doctor, attending medical school is an investment you must make. But the costs of getting into med school can be overwhelming for some. Let’s discuss some of the costs of applying to medical school. You won’t want to miss this… Image Source: Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Costs of Taking the MCAT Most US medical schools require that all applicants submit MCAT scores with their applications. MCAT stands for Medical College Admission Test. It determines a person’s likelihood of successfully completing med school. You must pay a registration fee to take the MCAT. The amount you pay is based on how far in advance [...]

Is Your Med School Success Directly Affected by Your MCAT Scores?

By |2019-07-17T17:35:11-04:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Getting Into Medical School|Tags: , |

The MCAT is just one of the principal elements used when considering whether a person should be admitted into medical school. However, getting a high score doesn’t necessarily mean you’re on your way to becoming a great doctor. So, what are the factors that show how well a potential medical student may do as a medical student? Here are some stats. MedSmarter Instructor & Student Advisor Dr. Marc Cray MCAT’s Impact on Medical School Success Stats from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) show that in 2018-2019: Students who enrolled into medical schools averaged 511.2 on the MCAT 98% of students who scored between 510-513 on the MCAT advanced from [...]

How Parents Can Help Prepare Their Children for Medical School Now

By |2019-07-12T15:40:53-04:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Becoming a Doctor After High School, Getting Into Medical School|

As a parent, you see the potential in your children. You know early on when one has the skills, ability and determination to become a doctor someday. So, we’re offering some tips to help you help your child get into medical school. There are certain skills you can help your child foster, such as persistence, balance and resilience. You need to be prepared to help your offspring choose the right college for their future medical careers. Your child also needs to choose the best extracurricular activities and college major to successful take the journey toward getting into medical school. Summer Medical Programs for High School Students in Atlanta Offered at Emory School [...]

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