Which Medical Research Opportunities Should I Partake In

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As a premedical student, countless commitments such as coursework, volunteering, shadowing, teaching, and, leadership activities might take up your time. In such a demanding context, adding research on to your busy schedule can seem like a daunting task. However, there are ways in which you can maximize the value you...

Should You Use AI to Write Your Medical School Admissions or Residency Application Personal Statement? Probably Not.

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The recent release of the AI writing program chatGPT has brought AI-based writing to a much more advanced level. The implications of this technology on essay writing for medical school applications and residency applications are uncertain but likely profound. Two of the senior members of Elite Medical Prep have written...

Why Using AI to Write Your Medical School Admissions or Residency Application Personal Statement May Not Be Such a Bad Idea

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The recent release of the AI writing program chatGPT has brought AI-based writing to a much more advanced level. The implications of this technology on essay writing for medical school applications and residency applications are uncertain but likely profound. Two of the senior members of Elite Medical Prep have written...

Reapplying to Medical School: What to Change?

15 min

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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.

What to Focus on In Your Pre-Med Research Position

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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...

Writing A Medical School Personal Statement

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5300 characters. You have 5300 characters, including punctuation and white spaces, to show a medical school that you are more than the sum of your GPA and MCAT score in your personal statement.   This means that your personal statement for Medical School word count will only be around 300-500...

Writing Your Medical School Letter of Intent: a Guide

12 min

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It’s Spring! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and you’re finishing up your medical school interviews. You’re in the home stretch! At the end lies your dream medical school. You (hopefully) have many schools to choose from. However, these schools have many applicants to choose from. How do...

Observations and Trends After the Switch to USMLE Step 1 Pass/Fail: What Learning Specialists Are Saying

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One of the hottest topics among medical education learning specialists (MELS) is the behavior, motivation, and performance of medical students on USMLE Step 1 now that the exam has gone to pass/fail. Are students incentivized to study with the same intensity? Has stress increased or decreased in response to this...

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...

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