Category: Primary AMCAS Application Tips

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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AMCAS Work and Activities Example

AMCAS Work and Activities Example: 2021 Applicant Guide

Our Cracking Med School Admissions team has read literally 1000s of AACOMAS and AMCAS Work and Activities descriptions. Read our tips to write an outstanding medical school application, including several AMCAS work and activities examples from successful applicants! Learn how to write excellent Work and Activities Descriptions:  How to Write Work/Activities Section for AMCAS AMCAS Work

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AMCAS Most Meaningful Experience

AMCAS Most Meaningful Experience: What You To Need To Know for 2021

Out of all your AMCAS work and activities, you can choose 3 activities as your most meaningful experiences. You have an extra 1325 characters to write about your most meaningful activities. Many applicants are uncertain how to approach these additional remarks and simply treat them as extended activity descriptions. However, making the most out of

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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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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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How To Write A Personal Statement For Medical School

How To Write A Personal Statement For Medical School

Table of Contents Add a header to begin generating the table of contents Your medical school personal statement is a golden opportunity in the medical school application process to strategically direct the attention of admissions officers. You can create your own highlight reel of all your relevant personal experience, best character traits, community service, life

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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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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 Application Guide

AMCAS Applicant Guide 2021

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 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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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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LizzyM Score - How to Beat the Odds and Get Accepted to Medical School

LizzyM Score: How to Beat The Odds and Get Accepted to Medical School

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text] LizzyM Score: How to Beat the Odds and Get Accepted For those of you who plan on applying to medical schools this coming cycle, you may have come across the LizzyM or

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Medical School Committee Letters

Medical School Committee Letters of Recommendation: Why They’re Important

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text] Medical School Committee Letters of Recommendation 101 Some schools provide pre-med students with the option of having a medical school committee letter. A medical school committee letter, which is written by a faculty

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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,

Read More »
AMCAS Work and Activities Example

AMCAS Work and Activities Example: 2021 Applicant Guide

Our Cracking Med School Admissions team has read literally 1000s of AACOMAS and AMCAS Work and Activities descriptions. Read our tips to write an outstanding medical school application, including several AMCAS work and activities examples from successful applicants! Learn how to write excellent Work and Activities Descriptions:  How to Write Work/Activities Section for AMCAS AMCAS Work

Read More »
AMCAS Most Meaningful Experience

AMCAS Most Meaningful Experience: What You To Need To Know for 2021

Out of all your AMCAS work and activities, you can choose 3 activities as your most meaningful experiences. You have an extra 1325 characters to write about your most meaningful activities. Many applicants are uncertain how to approach these additional remarks and simply treat them as extended activity descriptions. However, making the most out of

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 »
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 »
How To Write A Personal Statement For Medical School

How To Write A Personal Statement For Medical School

Table of Contents Add a header to begin generating the table of contents Your medical school personal statement is a golden opportunity in the medical school application process to strategically direct the attention of admissions officers. You can create your own highlight reel of all your relevant personal experience, best character traits, community service, life

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 »
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 Application Guide

AMCAS Applicant Guide 2021

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 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 »
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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LizzyM Score - How to Beat the Odds and Get Accepted to Medical School

LizzyM Score: How to Beat The Odds and Get Accepted to Medical School

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text] LizzyM Score: How to Beat the Odds and Get Accepted For those of you who plan on applying to medical schools this coming cycle, you may have come across the LizzyM or

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Medical School Committee Letters

Medical School Committee Letters of Recommendation: Why They’re Important

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text] Medical School Committee Letters of Recommendation 101 Some schools provide pre-med students with the option of having a medical school committee letter. A medical school committee letter, which is written by a faculty

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