On the medical school interview it is key to make a great first impression. It is therefore imperative that you look the part. In the first of our two-part series, UCSD’s Meghana Pagadala breaks down what women should know about dressing for the medical school interview.
Dual degree medical programs, such as the MD-MBA, are becoming increasingly popular. In her first post, Meghana Pagadala of UCSD discussed how to decide if this path is right for you. Here she takes a closer look at the pros and cons of each type of dual degree.
Medical school rankings certainly matter, but there is more to each school than its ranking. So how should you think about them? Dr. Petey Kass of UCSF provides a framework to help you understand medical school rankings and find the school that is the best fit for you.
One of the more challenging types of questions on the medical school interview is the ethical dilemma. How does one systematically approach these questions? Here are the principles of bioethics and the key tips to effectively tackle these scenarios.
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.
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.