Articles tagged with Med School Admissions

How To Gain Clinical Experience Before Med School

How To Gain Clinical Experience Before Med School

What are you doing to become a better doctor? Today? Right now? Med schools want the great, future doctors and physicians. They want undergrad students who are passionate about the medical field, those who are poised to succeed. The more you can convince med school admissions counselors that you will be a successful doctor, the better your chances are of getting in. Clinical experience is the best way to prove just that. An internship/co-op is the traditional way to gain clinical experience. However, most internships are reserved for undergrad upperclassmen. If you’re a freshman or sophomore – or student who did not get a chance ... Read More About How To Gain Clinical Experience Before Med School

MCAT Or GPA More Important For Med School

MCAT Or GPA More Important For Med School

It depends on the med school. But, the easy answer is: MCAT. Some med schools believe that GPA is a better indicator of future success because it measures your work ethic and determination. However, your MCAT score is the only factor that is completely objective. It is the only factor that can compare all students evenly. Admissions counselors can support every decision they make with a student’s MCAT score, and they have no problem making definitive answers based on your MCAT. But, some schools will place equal importance on MCAT and GPA. Some med school admissions counselors use a metric to form an aggregate value of your GPA and M ... Read More About MCAT Or GPA More Important For Med School

How To Improve Your Med School Application

How To Improve Your Med School Application

The list of factors to determine if you will be accepted into a certain medical school can go from your MCAT scores/undergrad GPA all the way down to your hometown. But, the objective factors such as MCAT score, GPA, courses taken, etc., are fairly easy to measure and compare to other students. Other subjective factors like interview score, research/work experience, etc are much more difficult to compare but can still impact your outcome. So, here is what you need to get into the top med schools: GPA: Most med schools want to see at least a 3.5 GPA. Your GPA can be a fairly objective measurement; however, many undergrad schools are kno ... Read More About How To Improve Your Med School Application

How To Improve Your MCAT Score

How To Improve Your MCAT Score

The MCAT is the cornerstone of your entire med school application process. It’s where your acceptance conversation begins. And it may be the most important factor in your application. You can actually improve your MCAT score. It’s not easy, but it can be done. The following tips can help: Practice tests: You’ve probably heard it before, but this is THE BEST WAY to improve your MCAT score. Practicing helps your brain organize and structure its thinking around the format and rigor of the MCAT. Practice tests can also rapidly improve your speed, allowing you to answer more questions. Click here for free practice tests from th ... Read More About How To Improve Your MCAT Score

How To Choose A Medical School

How To Choose A Medical School

Everyone knows the top schools, but for the most part it’s about personal preference. It’s about how you want to learn and what career you’re hoping to launch. Consider these factors as you research and tour potential med schools. They can serve as a good starting point and help you form questions for campus/school tours. Curriculum: Most schools teach just about the same information; however, the way they teach it can differ. Some schools continue to use the traditional, didactic lecture classes, but others are moving toward a more “integrated” curriculum or the problem-based learning approach (PBL). Neither app ... Read More About How To Choose A Medical School