Articles tagged with Med School Admissions

3 Ways to Excel During Your Medical School Interview

3 Ways to Excel During Your Medical School Interview

The following piece was written by Dr. Sahil Mehta and Brian Wu. Sahil and Brian are advisors for MedSchoolCoach, a medical school admissions consulting company. Sahil has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former admissions interviewer for Columbia University. The medical school interview is an essential step toward gaining a medical school acceptance. We wanted to share with you some of the things that make a great medical school interview! A Great Personality Combined with Great Stories You want your personality to shine during the interview. It is best to show off your best traits during your answers by showing enthu ... Read More About 3 Ways to Excel During Your Medical School Interview

How to Decide Which Medical School is Right for You

How to Decide Which Medical School is Right for You

By Michelle Finkel, MD Insider Medical Admissions 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. Managing the medical school interview day requires stamina, poise, and know how. Please look for my other guest posts on the Varsity Tutors blog where I’ve covered both prominent and subtle aspects of the interview day. Check out my July entry for advice on how to let your story show your glory and how to fake it until you make it, and my August entr ... Read More About How to Decide Which Medical School is Right for You

5 Strategies for MCAT Practice Tests

5 Strategies for MCAT Practice Tests

Most authorities on MCAT preparation will agree that one of the most important ways to prepare for the exam is through practice exams and practice questions. However, simply practicing without a formal structure or objective will not result in a significant score increase. Below are five key tactics for getting the most out of your practice as you study for the MCAT. 1. Time yourself Though it may be difficult to complete exams or question sets under time constraints when you first begin your MCAT review, it is vitally important to strictly time yourself while you practice. If you don’t time yourself, you run the risk of developing tim ... Read More About 5 Strategies for MCAT Practice Tests

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 5

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 5

By Michelle Finkel, MD Insider Medical Admissions 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.   In my last several guest posts on the Varsity Tutors Blog, I’ve covered both prominent and subtle aspects of the interview day. Check out my July entry for advice on how to let your story show your glory and how to fake it until you make it, and my August entry emphasizing that you can run; you can hide; but you can’t escape the weaknes ... Read More About How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 5

Top Tips for Retaking the MCAT

Top Tips for Retaking the MCAT

Unfortunately, even after months of preparation, students are sometimes faced with an MCAT score that lies below their goal. Though this certainly isn’t a situation anyone necessarily wants to be in, coming to grips with the reality of what caused this outcome is paramount in improving your score the second time you attempt the exam. Below are some questions that will help you narrow down what went wrong the first time and ensure improvement on your retake. 1. How much did you study? The first thing you want to ensure is that you put in a sufficient amount of time preparing for the MCAT. Due to the vast volume of material covered on th ... Read More About Top Tips for Retaking the MCAT