Category Archives: Diversity

“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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“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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“How to Choose a U.S. Graduate School” (Jia Guo, “US News & World Report”)

In “How to Choose a U.S. Graduate School,” Jia Guo makes several insightful suggestions for international applicants to consider. Many business schools publish statistics on their websites on the job functions and industries chosen by students for their summer internship … Continue reading

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“What It Means to Be a ‘Disadvantaged’ M.D. Applicant” (Ibrahim Busnaina, U.S. News and World Report)

Dr. Busnaina’s article on designating yourself as “disadvantaged” on the AMCAS application raises several interesting points. As an editor, I most often see essays explaining how the strain of working several jobs while completing the pre-med curriculum has taught the … Continue reading

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