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Med School Summer: The Last Summer of Your Life

Med School SummerHello my cabin fever readers! If you’re like me, this is the part of the year that gets you daydreaming about what summer holds in store. As a first year med student, this daydream takes on a particularly urgent feeling as we’re frequently reminded that this is the “last summer of our lives”. What does that mean other than medical school administrations love hyperbole?

Well, the med school summer between first year and second year lasts the conventional 2.5 months much like your summer vacation in grade school. This is apparently the “last time” that we

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Summer Fun! The Ultimate Pre-Med School To-Do List

320px-Summer_LoveHello my eager MCAT students! I’m sure that you’re all busy with MCAT studying, filling out your AMCAS applications or perhaps you have already started working on your secondary application essays. No matter what is keeping you busy these days, I hope you got a second to check out my post from last week about the epic day that I found out I got into medical school. This week I want to give a little bit of advice about what to do before you start school.
I asked many of my former students who have …
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My 1st Day Of Med School Is Almost Here! (Did I Make A Mistake?)

MCAT-med-schoolHello my aspiring doctors! It’s a big day in my world. I just looked at a calendar and realized that I will be starting medical school in less than two months. More precisely, my first day of orientation is in 53 days. I have 53 days until I start what I anticipate to be some of the most intense, challenging and hopefully fun years of my life.

Given that I have known that I wanted to be a doctor since I was five years old -back-up plan was to be a waitress or ballerina- in theory,

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