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Benjamin Mittman

Reapplying to Medical School: What to Change?

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If you are reapplying to medical school after an unsuccessful cycle and are looking for advice, this post is for you! Although it may feel disappointing and stressful to go through a long cycle all over again, keep in mind that you are in the majority.

How to Improve Your MCAT Score and Reach Your Target Score

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One of the most asked questions about tackling the MCAT is how to improve your score and reach your target score. Whether you are in the middle of studying and are not achieving the desired progress or just received a suboptimal score and are considering retaking the exam for a...

What to Focus on In Your Pre-Med Research Position

15 min

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Taking a research position to gain research experience is becoming an increasingly important piece of the application package for pre-med students. Along with volunteer experience and shadowing or clinical exposure, it is now one of those factors that are technically optional (i.e., not a hard requirement) but widely recommended and...

Getting Into Med School: How to Create a School List for AMCAS

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As you start thinking about getting into med school and you prepare for the upcoming medical school application cycle, you should be thinking about which schools you will apply to. There are well over 100 accredited medical schools in the U.S. and Canada, but the average applicant applies to just...

Applying to Medical School Timeline

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Applying to medical school is a lengthy process. From the moment you get serious about applying in the current cycle to deciding which school to attend, you will spend more than a year writing, interviewing, and waiting. One of the most important steps you can take to ensure success in...

The 8 Best MCAT Resources: How to Start Studying for the MCAT

12 min

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There are a wide variety of resources available to help prepare when you are thinking about how to start studying for the MCAT, but it is difficult to know which have the best value and are right for you. Additionally, there are more excellent resources than any individual can possibly...

What do Medical Schools Look for in Their Applicants?

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So, you are considering applying to medical school and wondering how to get in? Every year, U.S. medical schools evaluate tens of thousands of applications from some of the brightest and most talented college students and recent graduates in the country. The admissions process is highly secretive, yet we know...

Active Learning Study Tips for the MCAT

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Preparing for the MCAT requires many hours of consistent studying and a well-defined schedule. Although sticking to a schedule and putting in the hours are necessary, they are not sufficient. So we've put together a list of active learning study tips for your MCAT!   Your performance on exam day...

Top 5 MCAT Mental Health and Study Tips

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The MCAT is an enormous exam, consisting of content from all your premedical undergraduate courses and lasting approximately 6-8 hours. It is also extremely important as one of the final steps before you can be considered for admission to medical school. However, it need not feel like an insurmountable obstacle...

The 7 Best Ways to Invest as a Medical Student

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Medical students amass substantial student loan debt over the course of their education through college and medical school, but they are also joining one of the highest-paying professions in the nation. You can ensure responsible financial habits and robust wealth growth throughout your career by starting now to educate yourself and begin investing to make your money work for you, not against you. Read on to discover the best ways you can invest as a medical student.

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