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Summer is Coming: Medical School Secondary Essay Survival Guide

Summer is Coming: Medical School Secondary Essay Survival Guide

On Game of Thrones, “Winter is coming” is a catchphrase used to warn characters of impending doom. But in medical school admissions, “Summer is coming” would be far more apt.

In general, summer is a whirlwind for applicants, as they graduate, transition into new jobs, secure gap year activities, etc.

But summer also foreshadows the Real War to Come: secondary essays.

Pre-Med News Roundup November 22, 2014

Pre-Med News Roundup November 22, 2014

The 2 Things that Rarely Happen After a Medical Mistake At least 210,000 U.S. hospital patients a year die from medical mistakes, yet most doctors do not disclose mistakes if they are not forced to. Fewer apologize for them.

Bridging the Gap in Precision Medicine UCSF has integrated data from a cancer genetic testing program into the electronic medical records, which allows for continuity of care and for advancements in precision medicine.  Precision medicine allows researches to see patterns in the large data set.

JAMA study: Castlight price transparency tool reduced healthcare costs for employers Patients who know how much healthcare costs tend to save in their healthcare spending.