Brian Walcott, co-founder of Admissions Mentor, shares his thoughts on medical school, neurosurgery, and offers some advice for students.…
Added by Dr. Brian Walcott, MD on May 26, 2013 at 7:27am — No Comments
Is your AACOMAS's GPA different from the one you have on your transcripts from school? Read our blog post about AACOMAS GPA to identify potential reasons for this discrepancy.
Added by Yael Redelman-Sidi on May 23, 2013 at 11:28am — No Comments
Please check out my blog post on changes coming to the MCAT on my website, with links to descriptions of the new sections of the test.
Added by Liza Thompson, Thompson Advising on April 26, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
I recently completed a blog post on my Premed Advising and Medical School Admission Consulting site regarding science study skills. Premed students may find the tips helpful!
Added by Liza Thompson, Thompson Advising on April 12, 2013 at 7:53am — No Comments
As a premed advisor for the past 20 years and as the former director of the Johns Hopkins and Goucher Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Programs, and now as a medical school admission consultant, I have counseled countless students about where they should apply to medical school. Putting together a thoughtful list requires time and effort. There are several factors to consider, as follows:
1. State residency: Your state of residence plays a big factor in your med…Continue
Added by Liza Thompson, Thompson Advising on April 1, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Imagine being able to find an expert for just about anything premed related and picking his/her brain:
-Finding shadowing opportunities
-Getting into International medical schools
-Getting into Caribbean medical schools
-Finding research opportunities
-Improving your science GPA
-Finding the right mentors
-Getting good clinical experiences
-Using social media to help get into medical…Continue
Added by Omar Baig on February 25, 2013 at 1:08pm — No Comments
Over the years I've been able to learn from a LOT of people. What I've realized is that the right teacher/coach/expert can leap frog the learning process. However, there is a lot of friction in finding that person. For example, it can take a lot of time and effort. Then there are questions on cost, availability, etc. In essence, there is massive information asymmetry. A clear lack of transparency.
Premed Network is going to remove a lot of the friction and information…Continue
Added by Omar Baig on February 22, 2013 at 2:48pm — No Comments
Program Announcement: Mini Podiatric Medical School at Barry University
Location: Center for Community Health and Minority Medicine, 320 NW 115th Street, Miami, Florida 33168
To raise awareness of the field of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and to encourage students to consider a career in podiatry, Barry University’s School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery is hosting its third Mini Podiatric Medical School on April 20, 2013 from 1 to 5 P.M. This program consist of 1…Continue
Added by Ira Rubin on January 29, 2013 at 11:08pm — No Comments
I've made it through the first month of medical school! The adjustment from premed to medical student has been a roller-coaster, but my classmates and I have all been chugging along (and eating our pancakes). Today's post has the three most important lessons I've learned from this first month. For the premeds, be sure to also check out an …Continue
It is of a big interest to know what cancer is and the way it affects the body. What is it? Cancer is a disease that affects people of all nationalities and age groups. There are many different types of cancer, which affect…Continue
This is my first post on PMN and I’m excited for the opportunity to share in this online community.
I’m sure you’ve all noticed the rise in comments and discussions surrounding the multiple mini-interview (MMI) regarding medical school admissions. It seems to be the buzz word in the admissions circles and is producing a lot of questions amongst applicants.
Perhaps the main question on applicants' minds is: why? Why are medical schools switching to this new MMI format from the…Continue
1. Maintain eye contact throughout the interview.
2. Take notes if it seems relevant – this shows that you are truly interested.
3. Be yourself. You can’t reinvent yourself, but rather try to shine during the interview with your best qualities.
Added by Linda Abraham on September 13, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
There are indeed numerous fallacies relating to the onerous medical school application process. Given we are at the start of the academic year, I have chosen to shed light on those fallacies for you today.
You may ask yourself, if I did not major in the sciences, am I at a disadvantage for medical school acceptance? The answer is simply NO. Non-science majors are just as successful, if not, possibly more successful than science majors, as they…Continue
There are so many potential directions an interviewer could take so here are some of the general topics often discussed.
• Why do you want to go to medical school?
• Describe your clinical exposure - Significant patient contact.
• Describe the activities you…
Added by Linda Abraham on September 6, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
I YouTube'd the Medical School Interview
Hey I posted a video on the 'Tube about the med school interview. Take a look and let me know what you think of it!…Continue
Added by James Haddad on September 2, 2012 at 2:43pm — No Comments
Summer's Over - Top 5 Tips For Back to School Premeds
You've done your summer deeds -- got a tan, got a little crazy, blew off some steam, and for you gunners out there, you took physical chemistry (for fun), you spent an add'l 100+ hrs in the lab, and your week-long trip to Ghana turned out much better than you…Continue
Added by Don Osborne on August 30, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
If you have an upcoming interview, you are one of the lucky ones. Only a small percentage of applicants are interviewed. So if you have made it to this select applicant pool, then your admission chances have definitely increased. Knowing this - what should you do to be best prepared?
Make sure you arrive well in advance of your scheduled interview time. Most…Continue
Should I Apply? Part 2
Let's say you've been studying your a** off, and now you've got a decent gpa. And you just took your third practice MCAT, and got a score that seems to be OK, at least your MCAT test prep instructor told you it's OK.
Best predictor of medical success? According to the Chicago Tribune, researchers at Washington U SOM evaluated 46 head/neck residents' med school apps. Licensing exam scores, reco letters, interview skills & med school attended were all poor predictors of which students faculty would later rate as good doctors. Only "established excellence in a team sport" predicted a 'good doctor' rating. The study needs to be extended to more than one institution, but it certainly passes the intuitive…Continue