The MCAT is a rite of passage to medical school. Everyone takes it. It is a formidable barrier that many spend months or even years preparing to overcome. I prepared for a month. To give a little background, I didn’t know MD/PhD programs existed until the March before I applied to medical school. As I … Continue reading How I Prepared for the MCAT in Only a Month
I was recently asked the following on my ask.fm account: How important are grades for med school? Can other things make up for not achieving super high grades? I read that you got in with a 3.6 (I thought getting in required gpas near 4.0); what else made you a strong applicant? Not trying to … Continue reading Grades – Will They Make or Break You?
Everyone takes a different path to medical school, but there is a general guideline to follow to meet medical school requirements. Here, I wish to give you an outline of how to go from high school to medical school and to explain common terms that will surely soon become part of your lingo if they … Continue reading The Path From High School to Medical School
I was recently asked a question of my ask.fm account (http://ask.fm/MDPhDToBe) regarding how I feel about Adderall abuse in college. Unfortunately, my response was too long to fit in the space allotted for a response because it is such an important topic to address. Therefore, here are my thoughts: I highly suggest that you do … Continue reading Adderall Abuse in College
Research is essential to advance our knowledge of the human body and to develop improved ways of treating diseases. Without the innovation of researchers, we still may be doing things like putting leeches on people to heal them of their illnesses or cutting holes in people’s heads to release “evil spirits” that were believed to … Continue reading Getting Research Experience as an Undergraduate/Post-Bacc Student
Would schools like it more if I majored in X or Y? Is it true that medical schools favor people who major in X? What classes should I take as a pre-med to make me best fit for medical school? I see these questions all the time. I wish I could answer these for you, … Continue reading Undergraduate Curriculum