In the grand scheme, fortune cookies are only one step above bumper stickers in terms of depth and philosophical weight.
Like bumper stickers, fortune cookies are often vague, reductive, or half-baked.
Are you a Central Valley or California resident who’s dedicated to the underserved and looking for a local osteopathic school for your list?
Well, we’ve got some good news for you. There’s a new osteopathic medical school, and it’s the first program of its kind in the Central Valley.
Cross this line, and you’re dead.
During the American Civil War, Henry Wirz, a particularly vicious Confederate general, was convicted and hanged for torturing Yankee prisoners of war. During the trial, it came out that he had drawn a line in the dirt, beyond which any prisoner who crossed would be shot. Some believe this particular act to be the origin of the term “deadline.”
By: Ryan Kelly
If you wanted to apply to 151 medical schools, what would you need to accomplish that?
In theory, it seems downright impossible to pull off 151 applications in one cycle, at least not without going completely bonkers. We’ve already told you that we think 68 is too many.
By: Ryan Kelly
“You can make more friends in two months by being interested in them, than in two years by making them interested in you.”
In his famous book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie calls for an attitude adjustment, a shift in your perspective as a communicator. And we think you should heed his advice during your medical school interview, especially towards the end when you get to ask the interviewer questions.
By: Ryan Kelly
Oh good, we’re glad to see you’re making your travel checklist for your medical school interview.
Just kidding! These items are taken from Zombie Apocalypse Gear: 25 Essentials for Survival. Is the interview trail that bad? Of course not. But when preparing for the trip, pre-meds might feel anxious, pressed for time, paranoid - worried that forgetting one small thing could mean the end of the world.
Download your Essential Medical School Interview Travel Checklist.
Last week, we introduced practice CASPer test prompts using clips from The Office, and now we’re back to provide sample responses and tips based on those examples.
If you haven’t already, take that practice test yourself so that you can compare your answers with our samples and improve your responses.
If you’ve ever watched The Office, you’ve likely cringed your way through certain scenes (for me, it was Scott’s Tots). Even if you typically enjoy awkward, dry humor, the show’s oblivious characters and their socially obtuse actions can make anyone a bit uncomfortable.
For a small group of pre-meds, military medicine has been on their minds for years, possibly due to a family history in the armed forces, and some are even active duty already.
But for most medical school candidates, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) is an overlooked prospect for their journey as a doctor, and we’d argue that they should take a closer look.
Imagine if a medical school ignored your MCAT and GPA when evaluating you and granting you an interview?
Well, that’s (basically) the protocol for admissions officers at the University of Utah School of Medicine (UUSOM). As long as candidates meet the threshold of a 3.0 GPA and a 500 MCAT (a.k.a. the VAST majority of applicants), the admissions officer “blindly” assess your other credentials without accounting for stats at all.
You actually got in - and to more than one medical school! Congratulations! But of course, this brings up a new problem, one that you’ve probably overlooked with all of the focus and anxiety on just getting in:
Which medical school should you choose to attend? This is likely the largest investment of your life (to date), so choosing the right medical school for you is a tough choice with few clear answers.
“The only constant is change.” You’re probably familiar with this phrase, but you probably don’t know how it relates to the University of Michigan Medical School.
Turns out UMMS is all about change.
When you check out the school’s mission, it’s abundantly clear that UMMS is looking for visionaries with big ideas and “change agents” in society.