April 9, 2014

Get In To Your Top Choice Medical School: The Pulse Medical School Insider is This Monday

What does it take to get in to your top choice Medical School?  We’ll explore that and more in an extended live online episode of The Pulse. Join us for 1:1 interviews with notables including Paul T. White, Assistant Dean of Admissions at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Dr. Nida Degesys, previous AMSA National President.  At our in-depth panel session we’ll take your questions and answer them live on air!

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November 7, 2013

Med School Interviews (Part 2- The Dream Interview)

Hello my future interviewees! Two weeks ago I told you about an interview experience which was less than ideal. This week I want to tell you about the best interview experience that I had.

The day did not get off to an auspicious start. I actually almost missed my flight due to a malfunctioning security scanner at the airport. Once I arrived at the school, I had the undesirable position of having the last two interview slots of the day. What that means is that everyone else interviewed first and I got to hear about how their interviews went. …

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October 25, 2013

Med School Interviews (The Nightmare Interview)

Hello my med school-hopefuls! I hope that you have gotten your secondary applications sent in and and receiving some invitations to interview. To those of you who are interviewing soon, good luck!

Today, I would like to share with you the story of one of my med school interviews that didn’t go as well as I had wanted it to. Hopefully you can take away some valuable lessons from my experience, and remember that no matter how dicey this interview was, my story has a happy ending. (For privacy’s sake, I’ve changed the name of the school to MedU)

My …

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August 22, 2013

White Coat Ceremony; Med School Just Got Real

Hello future doctors! Last week I had the opportunity to participate in one of the fun traditions which marks the official beginning of medical school- getting my white coat and stethoscope. You may ask yourself why there is a ceremony for getting a white coat and indeed it seems like something that should mark the end of a medical school journey, not the beginning. So, why is the White Coat Ceremony traditionally performed at the beginning of medical school?

The answer, I believe, is multifaceted and was given many times during the speeches throughout orientation and in the ceremony itself.

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May 7, 2013

Time for MCAT Bootcamp!

So, you have been preparing for a late May or early June MCAT by studying hard and taking practice tests. Are you looking for something to give you that extra studying edge? Or perhaps you’re eyeing an MCAT test date later in the summer? Are you looking to get jump-started on material?

Either way, you’re in luck! Kaplan is running an MCAT Boot Camp event on 5/20/13 at 8pm ET!

This intensive MCAT Boot Camp event will feature questions on advanced content to give you an excellent idea of where you need to focus your MCAT studies. It will …

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