Category Archives: Admissions

“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 … Continue reading

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“An Expensive, Alternative Route to Medical School” (Brian Burnsed, “U.S. News and World Report”)

In “An Expensive, Alternative Route to Medical School,” Brian Burnsed cautions applicants against applying to a pre-med postbac program without doing their research about the program’s medical school acceptance rate and advising resources. I would add that applicants should speak … Continue reading

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“Is a Postbaccalaureate Medical Program Right for You?” (Ibrahim Busnaina, “U.S. News & World Report”)

Dr. Busnaina gives a useful overview of the advantages and disadvantages of attending a postbac medical program. If you are considering pursuing a postbac, look at each school’s required application essays as early as possible. Many require you to list … Continue reading

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“3 Ways to Stand Out in a Competitive B-School Applicant Pool” (Stacy Blackman, “US News & World Report’)

In “3 Ways to Stand Out in a Competitive B-School Applicant Pool,” Stacy Blackman gives several excellent pointers for writing successful application essays for top business schools. Most of the applicants whose essays I revise have succumbed to the fatal … Continue reading

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“How Medical School Applications Are Evaluated” (Ibrahim Busnaina, “U.S. News & World Report”)

In “How Medical School Applications Are Evaluated,” Dr. Busnaina provides helpful information on how medical schools review primary and secondary applications. He suggests being proactive if you are deferred by a school that you love. I definitely recommend calling the … Continue reading

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