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The 5 Necessary Factors for Getting Into Medical School

The 5 Necessary Factors for Getting Into Medical School

By: Rob Humbracht

Getting into med school is simple.  Just get A’s in all your classes, ace the MCAT, devote hundreds of hours to community service, take lots of leadership positions, get published in a leading medical journal, and learn to speak and write about your accomplishments eloquently.  Ta da.  You’re in.

Oh, right.  You’re a human being.  There are only 24 hours in a day, and at least four of those should probably be devoted to sleeping.  How do you decide how to spend your time if your end goal is medical school?  How do you make sure that you’re in the coveted 40% of all applicants who get in each year and not one of the many qualified students left out in the cold?