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How Many Medical Schools Should I Apply To?

 
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So, you have decided to go to medical school. You rocked your premed program, strengthened your CV, and passed the MCAT with flying colors. You now reach the moment to decide where to submit your applications and how many medical schools should you apply to.

How to Get Financial Aid for Medical School

 
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Medical school is expensive. When applying, you have to be mentally prepared for the financial burden that attending medical school will place on your life. So, how much does medical school cost? Let’s find out...

Top 5 Dos and Don'ts to ACE Your Medical School Interview

 
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This article is a guest post written by Admissions Helpers.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Going to Medical School

 
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For children, it is very easy to answer “doctor” when asked what they want to be when they grow up. While their intentions are pure and honest, their innocence blinds them from the fact that becoming a doctor is extremely challenging. 

The Med School Application Timeline: From MCAT to Interview Prep

 
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This is a guest blog post from our friends at InGenius Prep

Medical School: 5 Moves that Will Get You On the Right Track

 
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If you are thinking about going to med school, congratulations. You are to be admired for aiming so high and taking on a challenging field with many rewards. You'll need to be completely committed and driven to achieve your goals.  Certainly, scoring in the 75th percentile or higher on the MCAT will be critical. However, there are a variety of others things you can and should start doing today to prepare.

Putting Together a Med School Application That Gets Noticed

 
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More than 600,000 people submitted applications to med school last year, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Contrast that to the almost 20,000 medical students who graduated in 2012, and you can easily see how difficult getting into med school is. It's vital you and your application stand out from the crowd. These tips will give you the best chance of being considered among the thousands that get reviewed.

6 Ways to Use an MCAT Tutor to Boost Your MCAT Score

 
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1. Objective Evaluation of Readiness to Embark on the MCAT Odyssey

The first thing that you need to do before you even start to do anything committing for the MCAT is evaluate whether or not you are ready right now.  While some say that you may take the MCAT more than one time (up to two or three), it is not recommended.  Depending on the school and rigor, schools may take your best individual sections as your score, or average out the scores, or take the lowest score, no matter what.  So in the end, you want to take the MCAT once, and a knockout once.  Read as much as you can about the MCAT and what it entails to prepare for it.  Also worth evaluating is if a career medicine is what you like.  If you are gritting your teeth down for studying because “you really don’t like to study,” then maybe a career spent studying, even after graduation, is not the best for you.  Evaluate if you have what it takes, because us tutors here do not want you to waste your resources, time, and effort on anything.

MCAT Success Depends on these 5 Attitude Shifts

 
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1. Priority Shift to a Career In Medicine 

Deciding to undertake and conquer the MCAT is also an unspoken commitment to the profession of medicine.  Just as studying during medical school will takeover most all priorities, preparation for the MCAT should also begin to take priority in your life now.  It is an investment in the now for a much larger return of a medical degree and career, later.  It is sometimes daunting when students make this realization all too late, but the MCAT is the first exam in a series of exams that will qualify you and prepare you for the medical profession.

Five Tips for Successful MCAT Prep: Part 2

 
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Last time, we shared three of five tips for success on the MCAT.   The first three tips were:

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