August 20, 2014

The 3 Phases of Applying to Medical School

Intimidated by applying to medical school?

We get it; the medical school admissions process can be daunting. After all, the end result of becoming a doctor is something you’ve wanted for a long time—something that’s going to help you pursue your vision of the “good life.” So it’s only natural to want everything to be perfect when you submit your application.

Today, we will break down and simplify the application process to take the edge off.

 

3-phase process

Applying to medical school is both a three-phase process and a rolling one, meaning decisions at each stage are made on …

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Applying to Med School
October 9, 2013

Is the MCAT relevant when applying to Post-Bacc programs?

A review of Kaplan’s The Pulse, experts join us as they discuss what you need to know about post-bacc programs and the Medical School Interview and what things you can do to be prepared!

In this video, Grace Hershman and Megan Dusenbery discuss how the MCAT is relevant when applying to post-bacc programs. For more great videos, check Kaplan’s MCAT YouTube Channel!

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Applying to Med School
September 25, 2013

What Are The Different Types of Medical School Interviews?

A review of Kaplan’s The Pulse, experts join us as they discuss what you need to know about the Medical School Interview and what things you can do to be prepared!

In this video, Alicia Carlson-Bryant, explains what the different styles of Medical School Interviews are and how to be prepared! For more great videos, check Kaplan’s MCAT YouTube Channel!…

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Applying to Med School
September 18, 2013

What Will Med School Interviewers Ask You?

A review of Kaplan’s The Pulse, experts join us as they discuss what you need to know about the Med School Interview and what things med school interviewers will ask you!

In this video, Alicia Carlson-Bryant, explains what an interviewer is looking to ask an applicant! For more great videos, check Kaplan’s MCAT YouTube Channel!…

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Applying to Med School
September 17, 2013

Prepare for Your Med School Interview

A review of Kaplan’s The Pulse, experts join us as they discuss what you need to know about the Med School Interview and what things you can do to be prepared!

In this video, Alicia Carlson-Bryant, explains what is the best way to prepare for an interview! For more great videos, check Kaplan’s MCAT YouTube Channel!…

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Applying to Med School
August 6, 2013

How to Ace Your Interview When Applying To The Best Medical Schools

Benefit from Kaplan’s 2013 Medical School Insider as we discuss successfully applying to the best medical schools. Paul White from John Hopkins University School of Medicine shares a true “golden nugget” on how to ace your interview. More great tips will be shared during our next big Med School Pulse Event!…

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Your Future
July 11, 2013

Choosing The Right Medical Career In Light of Obamacare

 

Last month’s edition of Kaplan’s The Pulse, experts joined to discuss what you need to know about how Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect future doctors and medical professionals. This is a massive change every student preparing for the medical field needs to know about.

What should you not say in your pharmacy school interview? In this video, Jennifer Athay-Adams, Pharm D, answers that question and describes how Obamacare focuses on finding the right health career for every student…

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Pre-Med Life
March 19, 2012

The Medical School Gap Year Part III: How to talk about it

In Part I of this series we explored the most common reasons for taking a gap year. While everyone has their own reasons for the choice, one of your biggest concerns is likely going to be how to explain such a decision to admissions committees. However, your time away from school can actually be a great conversation point during your medical school interviews, and can help distinguish you from other candidates. While in college, students do many of the same things (research, leadership, volunteering), and while it’s necessary to fulfill your premed requirements it can often result in cookie-cutter …

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Pre-Med Life
February 6, 2012

Getting into Medical School: Having well-rounded hobbies

Most medical school applicants tend to normalize towards a typical set of extracurricular activities; research, clinical experience, and volunteering activities are the standard and show up in abundance on applications. Applicants believe that a vital part of getting accepted is having these experiences, and that is largely true. Would it surprise you, though, to know that it was comic book collecting that was the one activity my medical school noticed most on my medical school application?

I had a strong background in research, significant clinical experiences, great community service, and lengthy periods of paid employment, but so did most …

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