“Understand the Factors Behind Medical School Admissions” (Kathleen Franco, “US News & World Report”)

In “Understand the Factors Behind Medical School Admissions,” Dr. Franco discusses a variety of important factors that influence medical school admissions decisions. Take the time to read each medical school’s mission statement and think deeply about how its values align with yours. Some of the best essays I have revised have taken a religious concept and discussed its profound impact on the applicants’ career decisions. Consider Jewish values such as “tikkun olam” (repairing the world) and “bikkur holim” (visiting the sick), Christian ideals such as Christ’s healing ministry, and Islamic perspectives on “ajal” (death) and strengthening “iman” (faith) by seeing Allah’s presence in the human body.

To read Dr. Franco’s article, visit: http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/medical-school-admissions-doctor/2013/07/30/understand-the-factors-behind-medical-school-admissions

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