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4 Benefits of STEM Studies

4 Benefits of STEM Studies

Course offerings in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—have become much more numerous and varied at the high school level in recent years, and there has been a concerted effort in many parts of the country to increase the influence of STEM studies in high school curricula. Nevertheless, many students who do not plan to study STEM-related subjects in college often enroll in the minimum number of required STEM courses during their high school careers. There are many benefits to students completing STEM classes outside their minimum graduation requirements, and these benefits apply equally to students who plan to ... Read More About 4 Benefits of STEM Studies

Exploring the Medical School Myth

Exploring the Medical School Myth

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. Those of you who have faithfully followed my Varsity Tutors blog entries know that we’ve covered a lot of application topics including letters of recommendation, personal statements, interview tips, and more. Please check out those entries if you are interested in professional help on any of those topics. Today I’m going to switch gears a bit t ... Read More About Exploring the Medical School Myth

Everything You Need to Know About the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+)

Everything You Need to Know About the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+)

The Collegiate Learning Assessment, or CLA+, is a standardized exam with significant similarities to the ACT and the SAT. However, instead of enabling high school students to matriculate to the university of their dreams, the CLA+ will assist college students in landing a top job. The CLA+ is an evolution of the CLA, which was first established in 2002. This test delves beyond GPA, internships, and extracurricular involvement in order to better measure individuals’ real-world value to employers. It provides students with a “report card” for critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities. The exam can be taken by stud ... Read More About Everything You Need to Know About the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+)

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

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