Real students, real
problems. Our consultants share their thoughts on some
tougher applications - and how their clients succeeded
in getting into their target school!
Your Extracurriculars Helps
"Activities and interests
can make a great impact on a medical school application,
if the student has a grasp on how they can be shown as
assets to their story, rather than just a list of
accomplishments. Students have a wide variety of
interests and experiences; they don't need to be
medically-oriented in order to be 'relevant' to an
Direction Important in Med School Admissions
"One of my main goals when I
sit down with a client is to discuss at length with them
their direction, hopes, and aspirations in regards to
pursing a medical degree. How far are they willing to
go? What level of commitment do they have, even when
faced with life's unexpected challenges? Can they do
what needs to be done in order to achieve their goals?"
Understanding Extracurriculars in
Med School Admissions
"A lot of applicants put too much faith in the ability of their numbers – their GPA and MCAT scores – to get them into medical school.
They underestimate the weight that harder-to-quantify things play in admissions decisions. Those things include qualities like an applicant's motivation
for becoming a physician, their work ethic, and their commitment
to the medical profession..."
Getting an Applicant Back on Track
"The road to an M.D. is long and
hard. Even the most gifted and well-intentioned pre-meds
sometimes get off on the wrong path. One of the things I
do as a consultant is to help students in that situation
get back on track again..."
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