Our first Facebook Live event answered questions about applying to medical school, with a special emphasis on writing your personal statement. Do you have questions you want answered live? Email your medical school admissions questions to our Head Advisor, Rob Humbracht, for our next Facebook Live event. All questions welcome.Read More
By: Ryan Kelly
Sleeping in a coffin. Keeping rotten apples in the cupboards. Walking aimlessly through a garden of snails. Playing with your genitals.
These are just a few of the odd habits documented in Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration, and Get to Work.Read More
By: Ryan Kelly
Plenty of writers have lauded the effects of alcohol. Some use it to cope with their solitary and thankless job; others use it as a way to lubricate the brain and help ideas flow more freely. It can even be used as a tool while writing your personal statement for medical school.
Does alcohol really help your brain as a writer? According to Medical Daily, drinking alcohol decreases your working memory but does indeed enhance your creative abilities.Read More
You've heard us stress the importance of good writing in your medical school application, and being a good writer, just like staying in shape, takes training and practice.
Would you show up to a marathon without a single day of training? Of course not. Unless you enjoy passing out from physical fatigue, you’ll probably start practicing months in advance.
For your application, this is the time to start training. We're putting you, and ourselves, to the test by kicking off the 21-Day “Write Everyday” Challenge.Read More
Few things are as intimidating as a blank screen. What should I say? Where do I begin?
That’s the reason I'm doing this 21-day writing challenge in the first place: to thwart the perfectionism, excuses, and other BS that prevent me from writing on a regular basis.
You, dear pre-med, may harbor this same perfectionism. If I tell you to write a personal statement exercise, you may find yourself freezing up. Why? Because it feels so unfamiliar. It's like taking a jog after a long break from exercise: you know how to use your legs, but they feel weak. You've written plenty of lab reports, but after years of science classes, your creative writing muscles have atrophied.Read More