AMCAS is Coming

Time is ticking… The AMCAS application opens in just over a month with submissions first accepted in little over two. If you’re applying this cycle, it’s about time to start working on your application and, more specifically, your personal statement if you haven’t done so already (don’t pull a ‘me’ and start your personal statement after you’ve taken the MCAT…in late June.) I must emphasize, DO NOT underestimate the personal statement. Respect it. To learn about my experience with it, check out my blog post here on Lean On’s website.

To help you out, here are a couple resources that can be a big help! The first, an opportunity shared with me by Sarah Prtizker of Accepted.com (who interviewed me last summer, which you can find here) and the second, a med student run company that I am proud to work for.

 

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1. AMCAS Tips Webinar TONIGHT!

Are you applying to med school and need help creating your AMCAS application? Accepted.com is presenting an excellent webinar TONIGHT, on March 25th at 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET that is designed to help you tackle the AMCAS application head-on with a strong AMCAS strategy and impressive essays.

Don’t miss this event! Register for Create a Compelling AMCAS Application now to reserve your spot!

Register here: http://reports.accepted.com/med_school_application_webinar

UPDATE: 4/28/14

If you missed the first Accepted webinar, you’re in luck! They are holding another one TOMORROW Tuesday April 29 at 8PM ET. Here’s the info from Sarah Pritzker:

Get the tools you need to tackle the AMCAS application efficiently and successfully, with as little stress as possible with Accepted.com’s upcoming webinar, Create a Compelling AMCAS Application! Attended the webinar last month? Join Linda Abraham, CEO of Accepted, as she reviews info from last month’s popular webinar and adds additional tips for admissions success!

Date: Tuesday, April 29

Time: 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET

Register now!

Update 5/17/14

If you have questions about applying to med school, you are invited to attend Accepted.com’s upcoming Q&A session, Ask the Experts: Medical School Admissions Q&A, during which Accepted med admissions experts will be available to answer all of YOUR med admissions questions.

AMCAS applications, secondaries, choosing schools to apply to, interviewing, paying for med school, finding the right recommenders, interviewing – all questions are welcome!

The interactive Q&A will take place on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM EST. Register now: http://reports.accepted.com/med/2015_admissions_qa 

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2. ‘Lean On’ current medical students for help with your personal statement

The personal statement can be and should be a big challenge, but if you overcome it, you will find yourself with a stronger application. Lean On is here to help you.

We offer two services: The Essay Consult in which a medical student gives you feedback on your personal statement for only $49, a portion of which goes back to that medical student (with this you can get 2-4 edits.) The Skype Sesh gives you a chance to speak one on one with a current medical student for help with everything from planning your premedical education to preparing for medical school interviews, which again is $49.

Getting another person’s perspective, especially someone who has just gone through the process and succeeded, can be incredibly helping when preparing your application for medical school. I highly suggest that you don’t do it alone!

Any questions, feel free to e-mail me at mdphdtobe@gmail.com or ask anonymously at http://ask.fm/MDPhDToBe.

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Hanna is a MD/PhD student at the University of Illinois and an aspiring physician scientist who aims to specialize in hepatobiliary cancers. She is also passionate about teaching, leadership, and advocacy. The energy she once used to pep up crowds as a college marching band member is now directed toward exciting and educating others about science and medicine, especially through her tweets at @MDPhDToBe and her blog at www.mdphdtobe.com.

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