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How to Structure Your Medical School Admissions Essay

How to Structure Your Medical School Admissions Essay

The following piece was written by Dr. Mike Frazier. Mike has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former UCLA Medical School Admissions Committee member. He is also the founder of Medical School Insider. The medical school personal statement can be a scary part of your application. However, it doesn't have to be that way! Think of this as a chance to show some personality and mainly to demonstrate your passion for medicine. Get Off to a Solid Start One of the most important parts of your medical school personal statement will be your opening sentence. You want to have something that really grabs the reader's atte ... Read More About How to Structure Your Medical School Admissions Essay

What Your Medical School Essay Reader is Thinking

What Your Medical School Essay Reader is Thinking

The following piece was written by Dr. Michelle Finkel. Michelle has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former Harvard Medical School faculty member. She is the founder of Insider Medical Admissions.  If you haven’t yet had a chance, please take a look at my last piece on writing a medical school personal statement. As I mentioned then, I wrote my personal statements for medical school and emergency medicine residency without much of a clue as to what went on behind the closed doors of medical admissions committees. But I quickly gained a lot of insight when - years later - I found myself reading ... Read More About What Your Medical School Essay Reader is Thinking

Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Liza Thompson

Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Liza Thompson

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Liza Thompson has advised medical school applicants for the past 20 years. As the former director of the Johns Hopkins University and Goucher College Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Programs, she has managed admissions processes, the premedical curriculum, MCAT prep, and the medical school application process. While at Johns Hopkins, she also served on the Premedical Education Committee. Liza has developed a great deal of expertise in premedical advising and regularly shares it with applicants through her firm, Thompson Advising. VT: H ... Read More About Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Liza Thompson

How to Write a Personal Statement for Medical School

How to Write a Personal Statement for Medical School

The following piece was written by Dr. Michelle Finkel. Michelle has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former Harvard Medical School faculty member. She is the founder of Insider Medical Admissions. At first glance, medical school admissions might seem a far cry from the subjects of reality television confessionals. The players are stalwart, steady characters who live restrained lives and channel their passions with extreme discipline. Yet the admissions game is arguably one where the drama is real, the intensity is palpable, and the stakes are high. There are winners and losers, with thin margins separating one grou ... Read More About How to Write a Personal Statement for Medical School

Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Dr. Michelle Finkel

Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Dr. Michelle Finkel

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Dr. Michelle Finkel is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Medical School. Upon completing her residency at Harvard, she moved up as a faculty member and eventaully became the Assistant Residency Director for Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency where she interviewed many applicants and reviewed countless applications, personal statements, and resumés. Dr. Finkel is currently a board-certified Emergency Physician and the founder of Insider Medical Admissions. VT: What is the single most important thing app ... Read More About Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Dr. Michelle Finkel