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Update Letters of Recommendation for Your Medical School Reapplication

Updating your letters of recommendation is another way to strengthen your medical school reapplication. Exactly how you handle letters of recommendation as a reapplicant depends on whether you use a premedical [more…]

Get Admitted to Medical School as a Nontraditional Applicant

If you’ve followed the nontraditional road to medical school, your application should reflect your maturity, determination, and life experiences. As a nontraditional medical school applicant, the key to [more…]

How to Prepare Academically for Medical School as a Nontraditional Applicant

Nontraditional medical school applicants traverse an indirect path to medicine that still requires traditional premed course work. Preparing academically for medical school as a nontraditional student [more…]

What to Consider as a Disabled Medical School Applicant

Having a disability doesn’t necessarily preclude you from becoming a doctor. Many people with various disabilities have attained medical degrees, including those with learning disabilities, hearing and [more…]

Demonstrate Solid Experience When Reapplying to Medical School

Before reapplying to medical school, consider increasing your clinical, research, and other life experiences. Often, students are denied admittance to medical school because they have minimal exposure [more…]

Housing and Other Details to Consider before Starting Medical School

Even if you went away to college, there are some special logistics related to attending medical school that you should be aware of. Attending medical school takes a lot of planning, from deciding where [more…]

How to Research an International Medical School

Whatever the reasons you may have for making the decision to apply to an international medical school, you need to research the school thoroughly if your end goal is to practice in the United States. [more…]

License and Residency Issues for International Medical School Graduates

Medical students in international schools face challenges when it comes to matching into a residency and obtaining a license to practice in the United States. License and residency issues for international [more…]

Explore Baccalaureate/MD Programs

If you’re sure about becoming a physician, consider pursuing a baccalaureate and medical degree through a combined Baccalaureate/MD (Bacc/MD) program. Acceptance into a Bacc/MD program means you’ve secured [more…]

How to Apply to a Baccalaureate/MD Program

A Baccalaureate/MD allows you to pursue a baccalaureate and medical degree at the same time, through a dual-degree. To gain admission to a Bacc/MD program, you need to do two things: Build a strong application [more…]

Compare Osteopathic and Allopathic Medical Schools and D.O./M.D. Degrees

If you’re considering medical school, your options include an M.D. (doctor of medicine) or D.O. (doctor of osteopathic medicine) degree. Students in osteopathic medical schools represent an ever-growing [more…]

Best Ways to Explore a Career in Osteopathic Medicine

If you’re considering applying to osteopathic medical schools, you need to explore the profession to determine whether an osteopathic medical career is right for you. Because the medical field is dominated [more…]

Licensing and Residency Requirements for Osteopathic Medical Students

Getting a license and completing residency requirements in osteopathic medicine is similar in many ways to allopathic medicine. As an osteopathic physician, you can be granted a license to practice in [more…]

Decide Whether an Osteopathic (DO) Medical School is Right for You

Medical school applicants must decide whether to focus only on MD schools or DO schools, or to consider applying to both allopathic and osteopathic medical schools. For some applicants, whether a program [more…]

How to Survive a Rejection from Medical School

Even the strongest applicants to medical school may receive rejections, so if you’re far from alone. However, you can turn a rejection from medical school into a constructive piece of feedback if you assess [more…]

How to Manage Multiple Acceptances to Medical School

It’s a happy problem to receive multiple acceptances to medical school, but you must manage them carefully to retain your spot. Allopathic and osteopathic medical schools handle acceptances differently [more…]

Familiarize Yourself with Interview Formats Utilized by Medical Schools

Sitting across a table from a faculty member and talking one-on-one about your medical school application, doesn’t represent the full the range of interview formats used by medical schools. At some schools [more…]

Familiarize Yourself with the Multiple Mini-Medical School Interview (MMI)

The multiple mini-interview is very different from a traditional one-on-one or panel interview some medical schools give. With an MMI, you don’t meet with one or more interviewers for an extended length [more…]

How to Work Your Way off a Medical School Waitlist

If you’ve been waitlisted after applying to medical school, you should continue to work toward gaining admission until the admission cycle is over. Being waitlisted for a particular medical school shows [more…]

How to Prepare for a Multiple-Mini Medical School Interview (MMI)

You should first prepare for a multiple-mini interview (MMI) the same way you do any other; by researching the medical school and your application, and preparing answers to current healthcare and bioethics [more…]

How to Prepare for a Traditional Medical School Interview

Traditionally, a medical school interview is conducted one-on-one or with a panel. Preparing for these kinds of interviews as part of your medical school application begins with basic information gathering [more…]

Craft Great Responses to Medical School Interview Questions

The key to formulating great answers to typical medical school interview questions is identifying major points you want to include for particular interview topics, as well as a general framework for answering [more…]

Prepare for Medical School Interviews with a Mock Interview

Doing a practice or mock interview is a great way to replicate the medical school interview experience. Mock interviews prepare you for a medical school interview by giving you a chance to work the rough [more…]

Decide between Premedical Committee or Individual Letters for Medical School Applications

When preparing your medical school application, you can obtain either a premedical committee or individual letters for your letters of recommendation (also known as letters of evaluation). A premedical [more…]

How to Obtain Great Letters of Recommendation for Medical School

Whether you are submitting premedical committee or individual letters of recommendation with your medical school application, the letters of evaluation you solicit from professors, physicians, and so on [more…]

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