Pre-Med

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Shadowing a Doctor 101

Almost every premedical student shadows a physician at some point. So how can you maximize the experience to strengthen yourself and your medical school application? Here are 5 simple steps to success when shadowing a doctor.

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How to Get into a Top Medical School

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.

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7 Steps to Cure Procrastination

Procrastination is something that we all experience, but it is something we can actively work to combat. Building motivation effectively will help mitigate procrastination. Here are my 7 proven steps to beating procrastination.

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Are Medical Mission Trips Worth It?

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.

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MCAT Score Breakdown: What You Need to Know

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.

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6 Keys to Medical School Rolling Admissions

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.

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