Nearly a year ago to the day, I wrote my highly popular blog post “How I Prepared for the MCAT in Only a Month.” I wrote it with the intent to show others that the MCAT does not have to be as scary as it seems, and I’m glad it has received such a positive … Continue reading Study Tips for the MCAT (More on How I Prepared in a Month)
Q (from ask.fm): Why do you want to become a doctor? Did you ever consider any other profession? For a time in my life (primarily during the med school application and interview process) I HATED this question simply because I was asked it oh so often. But really I LOVE this question. I love it because … Continue reading Why Medicine?
Q (From ask.fm): Why did you choose to major in chem? What did you plan to do with your chem degree? In high school, I wanted to do pharmacy. I shadowed a pharmacist and she told me that chemistry was very important to know as a pharmacist. So, I began by taking AP chemistry in … Continue reading Why I majored in chemistry
Q (from ask.fm): I will be applying to medical school in the next few years and I was wondering how to keep track of my activities. What activities are “important”? What are med schools looking for? How far should I go back (i.e. high school, summer vacations, etc.?) How should I organize the info for … Continue reading Activities for Medical School – Which are important?
Two blog posts in two days after two months without a single word?! I know you’re probably confused, so I’ll give you the two-part answer: 1) The deadline for the NIH fellowship application that I’ve been working on all summer is looming quite near now and my brain is becoming fried from scouring over pages … Continue reading Encouragement and Warnings for Late Medical School Applicants
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 … Continue reading AMCAS is Coming