Category: Primary AMCAS Application Tips

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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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 Personal Statement For Medical School

How To Write A Personal Statement For Medical School

Your medical school personal statement is an opportunity to display your character traits, ambitions, and narrative in a way that your extracurriculars and academic metrics cannot. With 5300-characters to answer the prompt “use the space provided to explain why you want to go to medical school,” many pre-meds fail to successfully convey these elements and

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How Many Letters Of Recommendation For Medical School

How to Ask For a Strong Medical School Letter of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation are an extremely important component of your medical school application.  Our goal is to help you request for the best medical school letters of recommendation so you can get accepted to your dream medical schools.  This blog post will focus on three topics: How to Ask For Medical School Letters of Recommendation

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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 decide which schools will be

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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 of critical mistakes made when

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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. But don’t worry! The Cracking

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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 possible so that you can

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Medical School Application Timeline 2020

Medical School Application Timeline 2020

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 2020 with all of the information and dates you need to keep in mind if you want to apply next cycle!

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AMCAS Work and Activities Examples

AMCAS Work and Activities Example

Our Cracking Med School Admissions team has read literally thousands of Work and Activities descriptions. Our goal is to show you what makes a great AMCAS work and activities description through AMCAS work and activities examples. How to Write Work Activities Section for the AMCAS AMCAS Work and Activities Examples for Various Activities AMCAS Work

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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. But EXCELLENT. In this blog

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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

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 Personal Statement For Medical School

How To Write A Personal Statement For Medical School

Your medical school personal statement is an opportunity to display your character traits, ambitions, and narrative in a way that your extracurriculars and academic metrics cannot. With 5300-characters to answer the prompt “use the space provided to explain why you want to go to medical school,” many pre-meds fail to successfully convey these elements and

Read More »
How Many Letters Of Recommendation For Medical School

How to Ask For a Strong Medical School Letter of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation are an extremely important component of your medical school application.  Our goal is to help you request for the best medical school letters of recommendation so you can get accepted to your dream medical schools.  This blog post will focus on three topics: How to Ask For Medical School Letters of Recommendation

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 decide which schools will be

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 of critical mistakes made when

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. But don’t worry! The Cracking

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 possible so that you can

Read More »
Medical School Application Timeline 2020

Medical School Application Timeline 2020

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 2020 with all of the information and dates you need to keep in mind if you want to apply next cycle!

Read More »
AMCAS Work and Activities Examples

AMCAS Work and Activities Example

Our Cracking Med School Admissions team has read literally thousands of Work and Activities descriptions. Our goal is to show you what makes a great AMCAS work and activities description through AMCAS work and activities examples. How to Write Work Activities Section for the AMCAS AMCAS Work and Activities Examples for Various Activities AMCAS Work

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. But EXCELLENT. In this blog

Read More »
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