Medical School Admissions, Explained

Clinical Experience in Medical School Admissions

When I ask admissions committee members “Why do people not get in to medical school?” And you would think the answer would be, “Because they didn’t have a good GPA or MCAT.” But that’s not true. The answer they gave was that the most … [Read more...]

Extracurriculars In Medical School Admissions

Extracurricular is a broad medical school admissions category and it refers to any activity outside of the classroom that does not involve community service or research. So that can be anything, from sports to arts, to hobbies, different languages, … [Read more...]

How Community Service is Viewed by A Medical School Admissions Committee

Community service, broadly defined, means helping your fellow man. Community service is an interesting part of medical school applications because when you really think about it, there are few other graduate schools out there that really care if you … [Read more...]

How Research Factors Into Medical School Admissions

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One question I’m often asked is, “Do I need to do research to get into medical school?” And the answer is yes, you do need to do some research to get into medical school, but I think the mistake a lot of people make is thinking research equals … [Read more...]

The Minimum MCAT Score Required For Admission To Medical School

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The MCAT is the test that you have to take to get into medical school in the United States. It’s a tough test. It’s a tough test on purpose. And interestingly enough, though it is an incredibly painful test, it has been shown over and over and … [Read more...]

3 Strategies For How To Get Into Medical School With A Low GPA

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How to get into medical school with a low GPA strategy 1: The strategy of getting into med school with a low GPA starts with understanding how medical school admissions committees view the GPA in relationship to the rest of the medical school … [Read more...]

The Significance of GPA in Medical School Admissions

Thinking about how to get into medical school with a low GPA requires that you first understand the significance of your GPA within the medical school admissions process. Often analyzed together with the MCAT, the GPA tells medical school … [Read more...]

New eBook: How To Get Into Medical School With A Low GPA

New eBook explains why: You don’t have to let a low GPA keep you out of medical school... If you have at least a 3.0 and you're ready to get serious about getting accepted, then you've got a shot. First, the facts- getting into medical … [Read more...]

Prerequisites for Medical School

Prerequisites for Medical School

Though the details of the prerequisites for medical school change from year-to-year and school-to-school, the basic coursework has stayed the same for decades. Medical School Admissions Requirements, known as the MSAR, is published yearly by the … [Read more...]

Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program

Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program

A Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program offers students the opportunity to fulfill the pre-med requirements after finishing college and is an optional aspect of the medical school admissions process. The AAMC provides a searchable database at … [Read more...]