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Should you apply to 68 medical schools?

Should you apply to 68 medical schools?

By: Rob Humbracht

68 medical schools. That's the record number (for us at Passport Admissions, at least) of schools that one of our students applied to. If you had to guess, do you think that student got in?

Of course not. Anyone applying to 68 medical schools is almost certainly going to have the following characteristics …

Medical School Application Dates 2018-2019 for AMCAS, AACOMAS, and TMDSAS

Medical School Application Dates 2018-2019 for AMCAS, AACOMAS, and TMDSAS

By: Rob Humbracht

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.”

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.  

Kickstart Your AACOMAS Secondaries: A Guide to Touro Medical School Essay Prompts

Kickstart Your AACOMAS Secondaries: A Guide to Touro Medical School Essay Prompts

By: Ryan Kelly

Half the battle with secondaries is generating reusable content, and Touro Medical School (California) is the perfect place to start for hopeful osteopaths. By completing Touro’s longer prompts, you can prepare yourself with most of the needed material for other DO secondaries.

In terms of generating content, Touro is comparable to UCLA’s MD secondaries:

The Hardest Secondary? How to Conquer the 10 Secondary Essays for UCLA (Geffen) School of Medicine