Every medical school applicant at some point wonders “how do I get into a top school?” Dr. Bayard Wilson has attended UPenn and UCSD on his way to neurosurgery residency at UCLA. He is no stranger to top programs. Here are his keys to getting into a top medical school.
You have heard of the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI), but what does it really entail? How do you prepare for it? Ethan Gerdts, medical student at UC San Diego, mastered the MMI during his medical school applications. Here are his 5 keys to success.
An intriguing option for the medical school applicant is a dual degree such as MD/PhD or MD/MBA. Meghana Pagadala, third year MD/PhD student at UC San Diego, breaks down the keys to deciding whether a dual degree is right for you.
Medical mission trips are an intriguing and exciting opportunity to bolster your resume. At the same time, they have significant risks that you might not know of. Here we take an in-depth look at the pros on cons of this experience to help you make your decision.
Nearly every medical school applicant completes undergraduate research. So how do you set yourself apart? One way to do so is with a publication. In this post I provide the keys to securing a publication from your undergraduate research.
Excellence on the MCAT is crucial to medical school acceptance. So what score do you need? How does the new MCAT score compare to the old? In this post Dr. Nick Hogan, Internal Medicine resident at UC San Diego, breaks down the basics of the exam and what the MCAT score really means.
The medical school application process is highly competitive. The competition is even higher for international applicants. So what is the best strategy to gain acceptance? In this post we cover the key strategies for international applicants applying to US medical schools
Your primary application has been submitted! Now you are faced with a flurry of secondary applications. How do you tackle them intelligently? These 9 steps will prepare you to systematically and effectively knock your secondaries out of the park.
Essentially all medical schools employ rolling admissions. So how does that affect your application? It means that time is of the essence. In this post I break down the nuances of rolling admissions, and the optimal timing and strategies for submission of MD and DO applications.
Stimulants such as Adderall or Ritalin have been increasingly used in recent years by students who are eager to get better grades. In this post, I’ll cover the science behind stimulants and whether or not they help students in school.