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A Last-Minute Checklist for AMCAS Submission

A Last-Minute Checklist for AMCAS Submission

It’s that time of year again. AMCAS, or the American Medical College Application Service, is now open to submissions. It can be overwhelming to compile an application worthy of admission to a medical school, and small (but still important) details can thus fall through the cracks. However, there are several steps you can take to avoid this dilemma. You can download the official AMCAS Instruction Manual. You can also follow AMCAS on Twitter to learn of real-time issues with the submission system. Perhaps most importantly, you can refer to a last-minute checklist for AMCAS submission as you finalize your application, which can help you: ... Read More About A Last-Minute Checklist for AMCAS Submission

What is an Average MCAT Score?

What is an Average MCAT Score?

The concept of an “average” MCAT score has been somewhat nebulous since the AAMC’s reformatting of the MCAT in 2015. Previously, the average MCAT score across medical school applicants was 25, and the average MCAT score of admitted applicants to medical school was around 31. Since the test was redone and a new scoring scale was constructed, the average MCAT score across medical school applicants is approximately 500. However, it is important to distinguish between the AAMC’s average MCAT score and the average MCAT scores of students who matriculate at individual schools. Here are some things to know when thinking about ... Read More About What is an Average MCAT Score?

Am I Ready to Apply to Medical School?

Am I Ready to Apply to Medical School?

Your prerequisites are complete, you’ve taken the MCAT, and you’ve lined up your recommendations—all that’s left to do is begin your actual application process. But before you start the tasks involved with that process, you may be wondering if this particular application cycle is right for you. Could you assemble a stronger application by spending a year or two off doing research, community service, or taking extra classes? Or is your application strong enough for matriculation as is? This checklist can help you answer the burning question, “Am I ready to apply to medical school?” Decide if your MCAT score ... Read More About Am I Ready to Apply to Medical School?

How Can Arts Education Benefit Med Students?

How Can Arts Education Benefit Med Students?

If you’ve been looking at medical schools recently, you may already know that many U.S. medical schools have begun encouraging some study of the arts and humanities in their curriculums. Though it may seem that being able to dissect great works of literature is less important than being able to carefully dissect a human cadaver in anatomy, medical schools now argue that an arts education teaches students to treat their “whole” patients, taking into account the patients’ socioeconomic and cultural contexts when deciding upon courses of treatment. If you’re headed to medical school, consider taking some arts classe ... Read More About How Can Arts Education Benefit Med Students?

Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Rishi Mediratta

Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Rishi Mediratta

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Rishi Mediratta is co-author of the book Cracking Med School Admissions: Trusted Advice from Students Who’ve Been There, as well as a medical school admissions adviser. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Public Health Studies from Johns Hopkins University and went on to complete Master’s degrees in Medical Anthropology and Public Health. Rishi attended medical school at Stanford University, and he is currently a resident physician at Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital St ... Read More About Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert: Rishi Mediratta

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