July 17, 2015

Tips for Your Secondary Medical School Application

The official starting date to submit your AMCAS applications for the 2016 medical school application cycle has passed us by. That means your applications are ideally on their way to being reviewed and evaluated to determine whether you’ll be sent a secondary application.

As the proactive applicant that you are, you’re already thinking ahead to your strategy for completing your secondaries. What exactly will the admissions committee be looking for this time around?

To help you prepare for the next step, we’re going to talk about some essentials to include in your updated secondary medical school application.…

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June 26, 2015

Where Does Your Medical School Application Go?

It’s the time of year when the AMCAS cycle opens and thousands of aspiring doctors submit their applications in hopes of being one of the lucky few to matriculate into medical school. You may be wondering, “Where does that medical school application actually go after it’s submitted?”

Today, we’re going to talk a bit about the overall review process used by the admissions committee and shed some light on the mystery of your medical school application, post-submission.

The primary review process

Once you turn in your medical school application, it goes through a preliminary review process. Some schools …

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May 12, 2015

Primary vs. Secondary Medical School Applications

Hello my med school hopefuls! So, you’ve rocked the MCAT and you’re ready to take on the next challenge on your road to applying to medical school. Next up you’ve got to work on completing your primary and secondary applications. The focus for each application is slightly different and today I want to discuss how to make each application as strong as possible.

 

Primary Medical School Applications:

The personal statement on the primary application is your first chance to make a unique impression on your admissions committee. The rest of your application showcases your grades, extracurricular

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