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Who Should Write Your Medical School Letter of Recommendation?

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A review of Kaplan’s The Pulse, experts join us as they discuss what you need to know about medical school admissions and the MCAT.

In this clip we will talk about getting your medical school letters of recommendation. What exactly do admissions officers look for in a letter of recommendation? And who are the best people to get a medical school recommendation from? Listen in now!

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“The Applicant” – A Medical School Admissions Drama

Here is a must share from the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University of Canada. The medical school admissions video was for Interview Weekend 2013 created by the Class of 2016.

The film titled: ‘The Applicant’ is a bizzare comedy that follows a prospective medical school student the day of his interview. The film pokes fun at typical pre-med and medical stereotypes. My Oscar nomination for Medical School Movies of 2013!

For more information on Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University of Canada:

http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/
http://www.uwomeds.com/prospective/

Contact the students at: student.admissions@schulich.uwo.ca

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Medical School Insider: A Chance for Your Questions to be Answered

GM158-ThePulse-FB-PingraphicNavigating the waters of medical school admissions can be rough; from the personal statement, to the interview, admissions can seem daunting and confusing before one even begins to apply.  

While many people have opinions about the best way to gain admission, in the end, the only opinions that really matter are those of the admissions committees; after all, they’re the ones that decide whether you’ll be accepted or not. Unfortunately, opportunities to pick the brain of a Dean of Admissions are few and far between. In an effort to shed some light on what admissions committees …

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Application Essentials VI: Letters of Recommendation

When you need advice on something, who do you turn to?  Your friends, of course!MCAT Blog

Medical schools don’t have “friends,” per se, so the professional equivalent is the Letter of Recommendation.  In other words, the letters you aggregate become the medical school’s “squad,” each highlighting different attributes of what would make you a great candidate for their medical school.  Luckily, they’re actually serving as mutual friends:  since they know you, they can represent you honestly and in the best possible way.

Here are some of the commonly-asked questions about Letters of Recommendation:

What’s a committee

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Medical School Applications: A Plan for Success

Now that 2012 is upon us, I’m sure that all of you, like me, are hard at work on your many New Year’s Resolutions.  Granted, I haven’t had time yet to get in that extra trip to the gym, and it’s tough to eat healthy when it’s so easy to grab a burger on the way home. But really, I’m sure I’ll get down to business next week and we’ll all be well on our way to accomplishing our goals for 2012 by the end of the month, right? Right?

Many of you undoubtedly have high …

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The Hardest Med School Interview Question

“So tell me about yourself.”

It’s not even a question.  It’s a request, and in the opening moments of your medical school interview, it may sound more like a hostile command.   But it is perhaps one of the most common ways in which your med school interviewers may invite you to join in conversation with them.  How would you respond to this non-question question?  It doesn’t seem easy, as I’m sure you’re well aware.  Because it’s so open-ended, we tend to hem-and-haw and sputter out the first thing that comes to mind, and our response …

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