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The Premed’s Complete Guide to Shadowing

Get the lowdown on shadowing a doctor with this ultimate guide. Learn how to gain career insights and supercharge your med school application!

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Uno Reverse: Questions to Ask Your Medical School Interviewer

You’ll spend hours preparing, rehearsing, and perfecting your responses for your medical school interviews, one of the most daunting tasks of the medical school prep and the application process. However, no med school interview is complete without the interviewer asking if you have any questions. Many students, even the most well-spoken ones, are taken aback

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What to Do If You Have a Low GPA

“I Have a Low GPA – What Can I Do?” Most med students will tell you that their path to where they are now was anything but smooth.  One of the most stressful parts of the journey to med school is consistently performing well in your coursework, maintaining a high GPA to compete with the

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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 MCAT 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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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 are 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

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Should I Apply Early to Medical School?

AMCAS is open for submission! Have you applied already? Is it too late? Former Director of Admissions at UCI School of Medicine Christine Crispens explains what it means to apply early to medical school and whether you should!

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