Tips RSS

aacomas, accepted, amcas, application, interview, MCAT, med school, medical school, personal statement, tips -

At the time of this post, it isn’t quite considered late in the 2017 application cycle. What is considered late? And is it even worth applying after a certain date? When you submit your AMCAS is one of the only things that you will have control over in your medical school application. After that, it can feel like luck of the draw to many applicants. However, there are many reasons why some applicants are late to the game: a delayed MCAT, waiting on grades, a hectic work or family life, and even just plain laziness. What should they do?  If you...

Read more

You might have heard that it is best to submit your AMCAS application early. This is great advice to follow! "Early" application submission means submitting within a couple weeks of June 6th, which is when the 2017 AMCAS application submission period opens. There are several reasons why you might delay submitting, however, an early application will help you immensely if your application is already complete. Think about the following when deciding when you should submit in 2017: Most schools have rolling admissions. Early applicants benefit from a smaller applicant pool during the first few rounds of acceptances. As more applications arrive at each school,...

Read more

aacomas, amcas, application, interview, medical school, personal statement -

If you have made it this far, then you probably had a killer personal statement, extensive extracurriculars, and stellar scores. You also knocked your secondaries out of the park. But an interview will test your interpersonal communication skills in a way that the other steps did not. We'll go over some things you can do to prepare for your interview day. Note: Most medical schools will make applicants sign a nondisclosure agreement. While you will not know the specific questions you will be asked, you can and should still prepare beforehand. Know your application. Your interviewer is trying to determine if you...

Read more

aacomas, amcas, medical school, personal statement -

Purpose The personal statement is your chance to showcase why you want to become a doctor in 5300 characters or around one page (AMCAS). The purpose of the personal statement is not to echo other aspects of your application. Admissions committees will see the rest in their respective sections. Some stellar personal statements from students accepted at Stanford Medical School can be found here.  Tone and Syntax Conduct yourself as a professional. Although light humor can sometimes be appropriate, it can also be misunderstood. Your personal statement will give an impression to admissions committees, so make the most of your limited space.  Consciously draft your essay...

Read more