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How Many Letters of Recommendation Do You Need for Medical School?

In addition to the stress of  taking Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) prep courses and taking the MCAT, requesting letters of recommendation can also bean anxiety provoking process. To make matters even more challenging, medical schools can vary widely in their requirements. So, how many letters of recommendation do you need for medical school?  Schools

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Applying to Med School with a Low GPA 

Maintaining a high GPA throughout college is certainly no easy task. Some professors make it their mission to craft incredibly difficult courses, family life tosses you its ups and downs, and on top of everything, there might be a global pandemic to navigate. Although your average GPA may not have turned out as high as

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How to Make Your Experiences As a Pre-Med Count for Your Medical School Application

With the competitiveness of medical school admissions, pre-med students are constantly looking for ways to “get ahead” and improve their application. We commit hundreds of hours to volunteering and gaining clinical experience while taking on a full course load. We conduct research and work part-time while also taking anatomy and organic chemistry. We work hard—really

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How Many Hours of Clinical Experience Do You Need for Med School?

There are so many things that you need to include for admission to medical school that it can feel overwhelming at times. From your test scores and transcripts to GPA, personal statements and essays, your application covers a broad range of materials that all work to show schools that you’re serious about their healthcare programs

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20 Medical School Interview Questions You Should Prepare For

You’ve finally made it to your first round of interviews with medical schools. You persevered through the MCAT and those challenging pre-med courses and came up with a few effective strategies to ace your exams. Similar to your coursework so far, it’s essential to be strategic when approaching your medical school interviews. It’s common for

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10 Reasons to Apply Early to Med School

The early bird gets the worm. You snooze, you lose. Day late and a dollar short. There’s a dozen different ways to say the same thing: don’t procrastinate! This tried and true advice holds up in almost everything, but it is especially important for MCAT prep and med school applications!  Whether you’re going MD or

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Top Med Schools in New York

New York is brimming with excellent colleges, a vibrant cultural scene, and abundant opportunities. If you are in the hustle of applying to medical schools, New York is the ideal choice for several reasons.  New York has 18 prestigious medical schools. This means it has the highest number of medical schools compared to any other

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Best Med Schools in Texas

Welcome to the Lone Star State, the land of barbecue, Tex-Mex, oil rigs, and the largest horse population in the US. The four years of medical school play a crucial role in your career as a medical professional. Texas has some of the best medical schools in the country (and some that offer the lowest

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