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Medical School Application Dates 2017-2018 for AMCAS, AACOMAS, and TMDSAS

Medical School Application Dates 2017-2018 for AMCAS, AACOMAS, and TMDSAS

By: Rob Humbracht

Pre-meds are Type A. Rather than wait for the application deadlines, they rush to submit their application on the first day each application opens.

Is this crazy? Well, not really. When you apply affects whether you get in.

To help you stay on top of the application dates and deadlines for this cycle, we’ve written a quick guide to all the dates to know so that you can be on the application ball.

How to Avoid Sounding Naive in Your Personal Statement

How to Avoid Sounding Naive in Your Personal Statement

By: Ryan Kelly

Consider the following introduction to a personal statement:

“It’s time to get back on the horse,” Rosie said, referencing her earlier days as champion rider. “I’ve handled bigger hurdles than this.”

Rosie winced in pain as she gripped her walker, but her grimace quickly turned into a smile. She glanced down at her knees, and then lifted her head to look around the office. She beamed at me and the nurse, but she reserved the most heartfelt look for Dr. Jones.  

Powerful Personal Statements: Part 1 - Frame of Mind

Powerful Personal Statements: Part 1 - Frame of Mind

You have 5300 characters (including spaces, mind you) to summarize every major activity that you’ve done in college and after, explain why you want to be a doctor, explain why you’d be a GOOD doctor, and differentiate yourself from the thousands of other pre-meds who also have ridiculously outstanding grades and decent MCAT scores.  Oh, don’t forget to explain that one C in the class you took as a freshman because you thought you were hot stuff and could handle an Upper Division hard science course because you got a 5 on the AP Bio test (oh wait, that was me.)
Easy, right?

How to Avoid the Single Biggest Delay in Applying to Medical School

How to Avoid the Single Biggest Delay in Applying to Medical School

Ever imagine what it must be like to work in the registrar's office? Your job is to take orders from other people all day, deal with a mountain of paperwork, and pretty much never get thanked. It's amazing that the people working in this bureaucracy do such a good job and don't, say, burn the building down.  

So be nice to the people in the transcript office. They can cause you a major application headache...