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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 [...]

10 Steps to Creating a Medical School Admissions Resume That Woos Them

By |2019-05-31T19:17:15-04:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Getting Into Medical School|Tags: , |

Do you plan on applying to med school someday? Then, you need a medical school admissions resume that’s absolutely flawless. It needs to dazzle administrators responsible for reading countless applications from aspiring doctors. An Association of American Colleges report shows that the number of people who applied to medical schools increased at record pace in 2014. And the numbers have continued to rise over the last five years. That means you’ll facing steep competition if you want to get into a good med school. You must impress your resume readers if you want to get accepted into the medical program of your choice. We have tips for you. These aren’t just tips to [...]

Premeds Must Develop These 3 Skills Before Applying to Medical School

By |2019-05-31T19:33:43-04:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Getting Into Medical School|Tags: , , |

Every premed student knows there’s a lot of planning to do before applying to medical school. Oftentimes, you're so caught up with requirements that you neglect other aspects of your life. There are challenges you face during premed related to your attitude toward others and life in general. Developing certain skills now helps you overcome them before moving on to the next phase of your future medical career. 3 Skills Premeds Must Develop Before Applying to Medical School Looking for ways to improve your attitude before taking on the hectic life of being a medical student? Premed courses are very effective tools that help you gain clinical experience and knowledge, as [...]


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