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Category: Pre Med Advice

How To Write a Pre Med Cover Letter

How To Write A Pre Med Cover Letter

As a pre med student, you might find yourself applying to medical research or volunteer positions that ask you to submit a cover letter along with your pre med resume. While writing a pre med cover letter may seem intimidating at first, they have a straightforward format and are a

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premed covid

5 Ways To Get Premed Experiences During COVID

We’ve been in pandemic mode for months now, and it’s becoming clear that things are not going back to “normal” anytime soon. So, what’s a premed to do? You still need research, volunteering, and clinical experience even though your meticulous plans have been entirely disrupted. But just because you need

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5 Virtual Medical School Interview Tips

5 Tips To Prepare For Your Virtual Medical School Interview

Congratulations! You made it through your premed courses, took the MCAT, submitted your primary medical school application, and completed the multitude of secondary essays. Time to think about one of the last and important stages of the medical school application process: medical school interviews. With the coronavirus pandemic this year,

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Building a premed resume that stands out

Building A Premed Resume That Stands Out

Whether you are first starting out in college and looking to apply to research or volunteering positions or preparing your application to medical school, making sure you have a premed resume that stands out is essential.  While you may have had a resume that you used in high school, a

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Premed Timeline - Planning Your Medical School Application

Premed Timeline: Planning For Medical School Applications

If you want to become a doctor, you need to understand the medical school application timeline and create your own premed timeline.  This includes planning your courses,  strategizing your extracurriculars, and preparing your medical school application. In this blog post, we detail important tips every premed student should know in

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CASPer test tips from the Cracking Med School Admissions team

CASPer Test Tips: Here’s What You Need To Know

What is the CASPer test? CASPer, or “Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristic,” is a test required by certain medical schools used to assess your personal and professional reasoning skills. The test is designed to measure certain core competencies specified by the AAMC including teamwork, cultural competency, ethical responsibility, communication,

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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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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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How to Find Research For Premed Students

How To Find Research For Premed Students

One common question we get from premed students is, “How can I get involved with research?” Research for premed students is a great way to understand the scientific method and show medical schools that you can investigate scientific questions by critically thinking and interpreting empirical evidence. With many premeds struggling

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How to Submit A Strong Letter of Recommendation For Medical School - Advice from The Cracking Med School Admissions Team

How to Submit a Strong Medical School Letter of Recommendation

Whether you’re a pre-med applying for a competitive summer internship, planning to take a gap year, or applying to medical school, you’ll need fantastic letters of recommendation. The Cracking Med School Admissions team strives for our advisees to have ONLY strong letters of recommendation. Not just “good” or “okay” ones.

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How To Write a Pre Med Cover Letter

How To Write A Pre Med Cover Letter

As a pre med student, you might find yourself applying to medical research or volunteer positions that ask you to submit a cover letter along with your pre med resume. While writing a pre med cover letter may seem intimidating at first, they have a straightforward format and are a

Read More »
premed covid

5 Ways To Get Premed Experiences During COVID

We’ve been in pandemic mode for months now, and it’s becoming clear that things are not going back to “normal” anytime soon. So, what’s a premed to do? You still need research, volunteering, and clinical experience even though your meticulous plans have been entirely disrupted. But just because you need

Read More »
5 Virtual Medical School Interview Tips

5 Tips To Prepare For Your Virtual Medical School Interview

Congratulations! You made it through your premed courses, took the MCAT, submitted your primary medical school application, and completed the multitude of secondary essays. Time to think about one of the last and important stages of the medical school application process: medical school interviews. With the coronavirus pandemic this year,

Read More »
Building a premed resume that stands out

Building A Premed Resume That Stands Out

Whether you are first starting out in college and looking to apply to research or volunteering positions or preparing your application to medical school, making sure you have a premed resume that stands out is essential.  While you may have had a resume that you used in high school, a

Read More »
Premed Timeline - Planning Your Medical School Application

Premed Timeline: Planning For Medical School Applications

If you want to become a doctor, you need to understand the medical school application timeline and create your own premed timeline.  This includes planning your courses,  strategizing your extracurriculars, and preparing your medical school application. In this blog post, we detail important tips every premed student should know in

Read More »
CASPer test tips from the Cracking Med School Admissions team

CASPer Test Tips: Here’s What You Need To Know

What is the CASPer test? CASPer, or “Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristic,” is a test required by certain medical schools used to assess your personal and professional reasoning skills. The test is designed to measure certain core competencies specified by the AAMC including teamwork, cultural competency, ethical responsibility, communication,

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 »
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 »
How to Find Research For Premed Students

How To Find Research For Premed Students

One common question we get from premed students is, “How can I get involved with research?” Research for premed students is a great way to understand the scientific method and show medical schools that you can investigate scientific questions by critically thinking and interpreting empirical evidence. With many premeds struggling

Read More »
How to Submit A Strong Letter of Recommendation For Medical School - Advice from The Cracking Med School Admissions Team

How to Submit a Strong Medical School Letter of Recommendation

Whether you’re a pre-med applying for a competitive summer internship, planning to take a gap year, or applying to medical school, you’ll need fantastic letters of recommendation. The Cracking Med School Admissions team strives for our advisees to have ONLY strong letters of recommendation. Not just “good” or “okay” ones.

Read More »