Posts tagged med students
5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Medical School

You’ve survived all of your pre-med requisites, maintained your GPA, mastered the MCAT, polished off your personal statement (several times), submitted your AMCAS / AACOMAS, got your secondaries in on time, nailed the interview, and cried when you got the acceptance letter. Bliss. You’re officially going to medical school. But, how long does that feeling of security last before you realize you know very little about what medical school is actually like?

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Why You Should Submit the AMCAS as Early as Possible

Given the high stakes when applying to medical school, it is imperative that you get your application out as soon as possible, in order to beat the inevitable backup that occurs when the flood of submissions reach the verification step. Throughout the competitive and seemingly endless application cycle, it is important to focus on what you can control that will give you the best shot at getting accepted. 

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Is There Finally a D.O. Equivalent to the MSAR?

A resource that parallels the MSAR in being a searchable medical school database for any DO school in the country, Choose DO aims to help you find the osteopathic medical program that is best suited for you.

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NRMP: What is Residency Match Day?

On the third Friday of March, students at medical schools across the U.S. open their envelopes and learn where they will continue their medical training. On the Monday before Match Day, the NRMP sends out an email to all participating students letting them know whether they have matched, but not where.

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Can I Get Into Medical School With a ‘W’ on My Transcript?

One of your classes just isn’t turning out to be as easy as you anticipated, and you fear you might end the semester with a C. What will medical schools think if you decide to withdraw and take it again? While this is an option available to every student, is it advisable to students preparing to apply to medical school?

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Can I Get a Job in Medical School?

The simple answer to the question is yes, you can get a job in medical school. It is possible to get a job during medical school; however, the more important question is whether you should. This answer is neither easy nor straightforward, but demands a consideration of your own personal situation and goals.

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