Articles tagged with Med School Admissions

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 2

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 2

By Michelle Finkel, MDThe 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. With your medical school personal statement writing finally behind you, it’s time to start thinking about the much-dreaded medical school admissions interview. Please take a look at my last Varsity Tutors blog entry on medical interviews for pointers on how to let your story show your glory and the rationale for why you should learn to fake it until you make it. In this entry and those th ... Read More About How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 2

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview

How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview

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.   Google had a problem. As a 2012 New York Times article described it, Google executives were growing increasingly aware that they were not hiring enough women. Worse still, they were attracting negative attention about it. So, Google did what Google does best: they amassed data and mined it. In their analysis, among other findings, Google concluded that the company was overlooking women who tended to be more ... Read More About How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview

Tips for Asking for a Medical School Letter of Recommendation

Tips for Asking for a Medical School Letter of Recommendation

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. This is my second blog entry in a series on actions you can take immediately to help you obtain strong letters of recommendation (LORs). The first entry describes two initial strategies for improving your medical school letter of recommendation process. Today I’ll pursue the LOR topic further, specifically advising you how to positively influence the content of your LORs. As a Harvard Assistant Residency ... Read More About Tips for Asking for a Medical School Letter of Recommendation

How to Get Your Letter of Recommendation for Medical School

How to Get Your Letter of Recommendation 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. If you haven’t yet had a chance, please take a look at my last two Varsity Tutors blog entries (Part 1 and Part 2 here) on writing a medical school personal statement. Today’s topic will be letters of recommendation (LORs), a part of your application you should get moving on immediately if you haven't already. Having read many LORs as a Harvard Assistant Residency Director, I can tell you that these ... Read More About How to Get Your Letter of Recommendation for Medical School

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