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Medical school interview attire

Medical School Interview Attire

Medical school interview attire There’s been quite a bit of debate in other non-medical industries lately about medical school interview attire. With the surge in technology-related startups where people dress casually, for example, interview attire has become even more ambiguous. It’s important to recognize, however, that applying to medical school
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How to Decrease the Cost of Medical School

How to Decrease the Cost of Medical School   The median cost of medical school has grown at almost twice the rate of inflation, and thus medical school debt burden has been increasing in recent years. The average four-year cost of medical school sits around $264,000, with public schools averaging

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Premed Summer Course: Yea or Nay?

Premed Summer Course: Yea or Nay? Should you take a premed summer course? Let’s face it. Science is hard. Getting A’s in university science classes is hard. Unfortunately, this doesn’t change the fact that your science GPA is one of the most important parts of your medical school application. As
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Medical School Secondary Application Med School Admissions

3 Tips to Schedule Medical School Interviews While Abroad

3 Tips to Schedule Medical School Interviews While Living Abroad The Cracking Med School Admissions team members were actually living abroad while applying for medical school. We know it can be tricky – and expensive – to fly back and forth to the United States for medical school interviews. Scheduling

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Hello Med School Hopefuls!

Cracking Med Admissions is now up and running. We are a small enterprise based in Stanford, CA dedicated to helping you get into the best medical school possible. We are made up of medical students and entrepreneurs, bringing with us some very interesting experiences from around the world. We’ve all

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Premed Spotlight - Biotech Research Internship

Premed Spotlight: Biotech Research Internship in Japan

Written by: Nicholas Nguyen, Northeastern University Hitachi Central Research Lab in Japan During my senior year of college, I worked at Hitachi’s Central Research Laboratory, a biotechnology company, in Japan. My main project was the Lumione, a device capable of measuring biological contaminants in medicine. Just the year prior, I

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what medical schools should i apply to

What Medical Schools Should I Apply To?

Deciding where to apply to medical school is an extremely important, and very challenging part of the application process. It takes a lot of time and can be expensive – not only because of the application fees themselves, but from campus visits as well. The decision is ultimately yours to

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AMCAS Work and Activities Tips from Cracking Med School Admissions Advisors

AMCAS Work and Activities Tips You Shouldn’t Miss

Our Cracking Med School Admissions team has worked with thousands of applicants on their medical school applications. Along the way, we’ve met some really amazing people who’ve done impressive things that have changed lives. We’ve been around Olympic swimmers and founders of nonprofit organizations. We’ve also, however, seen our share

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AMCAS Application Guide

AMCAS Applicant Guide 2020

The AMCAS is medical schools’ first chance to get a glimpse of who you are, and it’s a standardized application that is used by many schools at once, so getting it right is a critical first step to get into medical school.  Writing the AMCAS application can be a DAUNTING experience.

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How to make your medical school application stand out

How To Make Your Medical School Application Stand Out

When the Cracking Med School Admissions team gives talks at universities around the United States, one topic we often discuss at length is how to make your medical school application stand out.  Our goal as your advisers is to help you submit as strong of a medical school application as

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BS MD Programs

BS MD Programs: Everything You Need To Know

One option for attending medical school is to get accepted into a BS MD program or BA MD program. This blog post will go over a lot of information about both options so that you can determine whether applying to a BA MD program or BS MD program is right

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How To Shadow A Doctor - Tips from Cracking Med School Admissions

How To Shadow A Doctor

One important aspect of your medical school application should be clinical experiences. One common way premeds learn about different specialties and experience the doctor-patient relationship firsthand is through shadowing doctors.  Shadowing a doctor is a great way to learn about the practical realities of medicine while showing medical schools your understanding

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Residency interview thank you letter

Residency Interview Thank You Letter Examples

The growing consensus regarding residency interview thank you notes is that most program directors (PDs) won’t respond to your thank you letter. Many might not even have the chance–or time–to open them. During the 2019 Emergency Medicine Residency Association (EMRA) Resident forum, some program directors admitted that the pile of

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Medical Ethics Questions - 4 Pillars of Medical Ethics

Medical Ethics Questions: What You Need To Know For Your Interview

Prepare You For Your Medical School Interview Ethical Questions Written by: Neha Dronamraju If you’re unprepared, stressed out, and coming up close on a medical school interview, we’ve got you covered. This blog post covers a significant component in med school, residency, and healthcare interviews: medical ethics questions. With each

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Premed Spotlight - Biotech Research Internship

Premed Spotlight: Biotech Research Internship in Japan

Written by: Nicholas Nguyen, Northeastern University Hitachi Central Research Lab in Japan During my senior year of college, I worked at Hitachi’s Central Research Laboratory, a biotechnology company, in Japan. My main project was the Lumione, a device capable of measuring biological contaminants in medicine. Just the year prior, I

Read More »
what medical schools should i apply to

What Medical Schools Should I Apply To?

Deciding where to apply to medical school is an extremely important, and very challenging part of the application process. It takes a lot of time and can be expensive – not only because of the application fees themselves, but from campus visits as well. The decision is ultimately yours to

Read More »
AMCAS Work and Activities Tips from Cracking Med School Admissions Advisors

AMCAS Work and Activities Tips You Shouldn’t Miss

Our Cracking Med School Admissions team has worked with thousands of applicants on their medical school applications. Along the way, we’ve met some really amazing people who’ve done impressive things that have changed lives. We’ve been around Olympic swimmers and founders of nonprofit organizations. We’ve also, however, seen our share

Read More »
AMCAS Application Guide

AMCAS Applicant Guide 2020

The AMCAS is medical schools’ first chance to get a glimpse of who you are, and it’s a standardized application that is used by many schools at once, so getting it right is a critical first step to get into medical school.  Writing the AMCAS application can be a DAUNTING experience.

Read More »
How to make your medical school application stand out

How To Make Your Medical School Application Stand Out

When the Cracking Med School Admissions team gives talks at universities around the United States, one topic we often discuss at length is how to make your medical school application stand out.  Our goal as your advisers is to help you submit as strong of a medical school application as

Read More »
BS MD Programs

BS MD Programs: Everything You Need To Know

One option for attending medical school is to get accepted into a BS MD program or BA MD program. This blog post will go over a lot of information about both options so that you can determine whether applying to a BA MD program or BS MD program is right

Read More »
How To Shadow A Doctor - Tips from Cracking Med School Admissions

How To Shadow A Doctor

One important aspect of your medical school application should be clinical experiences. One common way premeds learn about different specialties and experience the doctor-patient relationship firsthand is through shadowing doctors.  Shadowing a doctor is a great way to learn about the practical realities of medicine while showing medical schools your understanding

Read More »
Residency interview thank you letter

Residency Interview Thank You Letter Examples

The growing consensus regarding residency interview thank you notes is that most program directors (PDs) won’t respond to your thank you letter. Many might not even have the chance–or time–to open them. During the 2019 Emergency Medicine Residency Association (EMRA) Resident forum, some program directors admitted that the pile of

Read More »
Medical Ethics Questions - 4 Pillars of Medical Ethics

Medical Ethics Questions: What You Need To Know For Your Interview

Prepare You For Your Medical School Interview Ethical Questions Written by: Neha Dronamraju If you’re unprepared, stressed out, and coming up close on a medical school interview, we’ve got you covered. This blog post covers a significant component in med school, residency, and healthcare interviews: medical ethics questions. With each

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