Articles tagged with Med School Admissions

3 Key Skills You Need to Ace the MCAT

3 Key Skills You Need to Ace the MCAT

As every budding pre-medical student knows, the MCAT covers content learned in four very specific science classes: Physics, General Chemistry, General Biology, and Organic Chemistry. While a mastery of each of these subjects is necessary to excel on the MCAT, there are three key skills that also contribute to success on the exam. These key skills are not particular to any single MCAT section, but rather play a role on the test as a whole. While any good study plan incorporates lengthy content review, developing the following skills through full-length practice exams is just as integral to acing the MCAT. Analytical skills At its core, the M ... Read More About 3 Key Skills You Need to Ace the MCAT

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 4

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 4

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.   Success at your medical school interview can hinge on subtle components of the day that you might not even consider to be influential until it's too late for damage control. Several of those points were covered in my last Varsity Tutors’ blog entry, which included two important topics that I called You can check out anytime; but you can never ... Read More About How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 4

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 3

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 3

By Michelle Finkel, MDInsider 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. You never get a chance to ruin a first impression, and, unfortunately, the stakes are particularly high getting into medical school. It’s important to make sure the fine points of your interview day are smooth and in check. Please take a look at my July Varsity Tutors blog entry on medical interviews for advice on how to let your story show your glory ... Read More About How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 3

5 Tips for Writing Your Medical School Secondary Essays

5 Tips for Writing Your Medical School Secondary Essays

The following piece was written by Linda Abraham. Linda has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the President and Founder of Accepted.com Your AMCAS applications are done, but the app writing party is far from over. Pretty soon, you hope to be swamped with secondary essays and the writing will need to be picked up again. Each med school will ask you for different information – some will just want a check; some will want short answers; some will want essays. And some will want a combo. The following 5 tips will help you get through all of them:1. Timing is everything.You should complete each secondary application w ... Read More About 5 Tips for Writing Your Medical School Secondary Essays

What to Look For in Your Medical School Search

What to Look For in Your Medical School Search

The following piece was written by Anubodh ‘Sunny’ Varshney. He is a Dallas Fort Worth tutor for Varsity Tutors and current medical student at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Attending interviews at multiple medical schools isn’t just for you to sell yourself; it’s also a valuable opportunity for you to gather some key information about different institutions all across the country. Below are some factors to think about when you’re comparing these medical schools. Class size The size of your classes can range from the 50’s up to the 250’s each year. Small classes tend to build a ... Read More About What to Look For in Your Medical School Search