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Medical Schools in California

Medical Schools in California: Tips to Get Accepted, Acceptance Rates

California is one of the premier medical school destinations. Not only are there sunny beaches and perfect weather, but the medical schools in California are ...
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CASPer test tips from the Cracking Med School Admissions team and CASPer Practice Questions

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 ...
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Mount Sinai Flexmed Application Tips

The Mount Sinai FlexMed Program: Tips To Get Accepted

What is the FlexMed Program at Mount Sinai? The FlexMed Program is a unique early assurance program that allows well rounded, exceptional college sophomores, who ...
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PhD vs MD vs MD PhD - Which program is right for you?

PhD vs MD vs MD PhD – What’s right for you?

For some students, choosing between a career in medicine and one in science seems like an impossible task. Many times, students will engage in research ...
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Cracking Med School Admissions Premed Glossary

Pre Med Glossary: Succeed On Your Medical School Applications

There is so much to know as a pre med or a parent of a pre med! So, our Cracking Med School Admissions team compiled ...
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What should you do during your gap year before medical school?

What To Do During Your Gap Year Before Medical School

Over the past few years, the average age of a student matriculating to medical school has been steadily rising and now hovers around 24-years-old. (AAMC) ...
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Medical Schools in California

Medical Schools in California: Tips to Get Accepted, Acceptance Rates

California is one of the premier medical school destinations. Not only are there sunny beaches and perfect weather, but the medical schools in California are top-notch. Med school applicants have the option of serving more suburban and rural areas at schools like UC Davis and UC Riverside, or you can attend innovative research powerhouses like

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CASPer test tips from the Cracking Med School Admissions team and CASPer Practice Questions

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, and resilience. Evaluation formats like

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Mount Sinai Flexmed Application Tips

The Mount Sinai FlexMed Program: Tips To Get Accepted

What is the FlexMed Program at Mount Sinai? The FlexMed Program is a unique early assurance program that allows well rounded, exceptional college sophomores, who desire a career in medicine, the opportunity to obtain early admittance to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai. The goal of the program is to provide bright, creative

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PhD vs MD vs MD PhD - Which program is right for you?

PhD vs MD vs MD PhD – What’s right for you?

For some students, choosing between a career in medicine and one in science seems like an impossible task. Many times, students will engage in research during college and develop an interest in medicine and do not want to give up the ability to do both by pursuing either a PhD or MD. Recognizing this desire,

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What should you do during your gap year before medical school?

What To Do During Your Gap Year Before Medical School

Over the past few years, the average age of a student matriculating to medical school has been steadily rising and now hovers around 24-years-old. (AAMC) Part of this growing trend can be attributed to the increasing popularity of taking time between completing college and matriculating to graduate school, known as “gap years.” According to the

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How Many Medical Schools Should I Apply To

How Many Medical Schools Should I Apply To: Build a Great School List

With the AMCAS application opening for submissions, many applicants ask themselves “how many medical schools should I apply to” and face the daunting task of building a medical school list.  While many aspects of applying to medical school may be similar to how you applied to college, medical school applications require more strategic planning and

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Early Decision for Medical School - what are the advantages and disadvantages of applying early

Applying Early Decision to Medical School: Pros and Cons

As you prepare to apply to medical school, you may notice that there are many ways to gain admission to some of the most selective graduate programs in the country. Ranging from BS/MD programs to early assurance programs such as Mount Sinai’s FlexMed, these alternative routes have many benefits to the stressful and long traditional

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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 order to prepare themselves to

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Medical School Application Timeline 2021 - 2022

Medical School Application Timeline 2021

With medical school applications opening soon, it is imperative to plan ahead and start early to maximize your chances of receiving an acceptance. In this post, we outline a definitive Medical School Application Timeline 2021 with all of the information and dates you need to keep in mind if you want to apply next cycle!

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Medical School Reapplicant - What You Need To Know Before Applying to Medical School Again

What You Need To Know As A Medical School Reapplicant

Every year, around 40% of applicants who apply to medical schools do not receive a single acceptance and will need to re-apply. If you find yourself in this group, do not worry! Many medical students and physicians practicing today did not get in on their first try. And if you are able to reflect on

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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 great opportunity for you to

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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 to stay at home does

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Medical Schools in California

Medical Schools in California: Tips to Get Accepted, Acceptance Rates

California is one of the premier medical school destinations. Not only are there sunny beaches and perfect weather, but the medical schools in California are top-notch. Med school applicants have the option of serving more suburban and rural areas at schools like UC Davis and UC Riverside, or you can attend innovative research powerhouses like

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

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, and resilience. Evaluation formats like

Read More »
Mount Sinai Flexmed Application Tips

The Mount Sinai FlexMed Program: Tips To Get Accepted

What is the FlexMed Program at Mount Sinai? The FlexMed Program is a unique early assurance program that allows well rounded, exceptional college sophomores, who desire a career in medicine, the opportunity to obtain early admittance to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai. The goal of the program is to provide bright, creative

Read More »
PhD vs MD vs MD PhD - Which program is right for you?

PhD vs MD vs MD PhD – What’s right for you?

For some students, choosing between a career in medicine and one in science seems like an impossible task. Many times, students will engage in research during college and develop an interest in medicine and do not want to give up the ability to do both by pursuing either a PhD or MD. Recognizing this desire,

Read More »
What should you do during your gap year before medical school?

What To Do During Your Gap Year Before Medical School

Over the past few years, the average age of a student matriculating to medical school has been steadily rising and now hovers around 24-years-old. (AAMC) Part of this growing trend can be attributed to the increasing popularity of taking time between completing college and matriculating to graduate school, known as “gap years.” According to the

Read More »
How Many Medical Schools Should I Apply To

How Many Medical Schools Should I Apply To: Build a Great School List

With the AMCAS application opening for submissions, many applicants ask themselves “how many medical schools should I apply to” and face the daunting task of building a medical school list.  While many aspects of applying to medical school may be similar to how you applied to college, medical school applications require more strategic planning and

Read More »
Early Decision for Medical School - what are the advantages and disadvantages of applying early

Applying Early Decision to Medical School: Pros and Cons

As you prepare to apply to medical school, you may notice that there are many ways to gain admission to some of the most selective graduate programs in the country. Ranging from BS/MD programs to early assurance programs such as Mount Sinai’s FlexMed, these alternative routes have many benefits to the stressful and long traditional

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 order to prepare themselves to

Read More »
Medical School Application Timeline 2021 - 2022

Medical School Application Timeline 2021

With medical school applications opening soon, it is imperative to plan ahead and start early to maximize your chances of receiving an acceptance. In this post, we outline a definitive Medical School Application Timeline 2021 with all of the information and dates you need to keep in mind if you want to apply next cycle!

Read More »
Medical School Reapplicant - What You Need To Know Before Applying to Medical School Again

What You Need To Know As A Medical School Reapplicant

Every year, around 40% of applicants who apply to medical schools do not receive a single acceptance and will need to re-apply. If you find yourself in this group, do not worry! Many medical students and physicians practicing today did not get in on their first try. And if you are able to reflect on

Read More »
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 great opportunity for you to

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 to stay at home does

Read More »
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