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Author Archive | Linda Abraham

How to Shadow a Doctor

When looking for activities to include on your AMCAS application, shadowing is a powerful way to demonstrate your interest in and realistic knowledge of the field of medicine. Shadowing as many different kinds of doctors as you can is helpful; the only way to know whether you will enjoy a career in a particular area […]

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What Do Medical School Admissions Committees Want?

Every year, many med school applicants ask similar questions: “Is my MCAT too low? How many schools should I apply to? Do I have enough clinical experience/research experience/etc.? There are so many people applying – how can I make my personal statement stand out?” The core question underlying most of these is: What are medical […]

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7 Steps to Acing Your Med School Interview

This blog post originally appeared on Accepted Admissions Blog. Congratulations! You have been identified as one of the most promising applicants for medical school this application cycle. Follow these seven steps to ensure that you ace your interview and receive an acceptance: Step 1: Celebrate! While you may be nervous about embarking on the next step of your […]

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To Submit or Not to Submit the AMCAS (Pre-MCAT Results in Hand)

Applying to medical school is a stressful and time-consuming process. Filling out the forms, fulfilling the necessary requirements, gathering all the documents, writing those essays, and then finally waiting for the results are all factors that contribute to a difficult procedure. Another aspect that makes the entire situation even more complicated is the timing. Should […]

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3 Things Your MCAT Results Say about You

Are you worried about applying to medical schools with low stats? The MCAT is one of the determining factors med schools take strongly into account during the admissions process, and it’s one that you should take seriously as well. Why do medical schools care so much about this standardized test? Why should you study hard […]

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