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3 Practice CASPer Questions and Best Responses

3 Practice CASPer Questions and Best Responses

By: Ryan Kelly

CASPer Scenario 1 - Video

(My written account of the video)

One member of your student group, Sue, is showing up unprepared and not contributing. She blames this shortcoming on a paper she had to write, but the other members argue that they were responsible for the same paper yet still managed to show up prepared. Two other members begin confronting Sue about the problem.  

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

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

By: Ryan Kelly

Who wouldn’t want to go to medical school at UCLA? Top-ranked, exceptional match list, nearby beaches (not that you’ll have time to frequent them during medical school). There’s a reason UCLA gets nearly 10,000 applicants each year.

A big part of whether you get selected for an interview, however, is the UCLA secondary essay. There are 10 (count ‘em) essays just for UCLA. The good news? They’re short: a mere 800 characters.

It can be useful (and fun?) to see your frame before getting started.

Every Question You Have About Letters of Recommendation for Medical School

Every Question You Have About Letters of Recommendation for Medical School

By: Rob Humbracht

The rule of thumb for letters of recommendation: Get the Best Set of Letters You Can.

It will be tempting to get lost in the nuances and details of how many letters to get, which people to choose, and what each med school’s requirements are.  When in doubt, refer back to our rule of thumb, and remember that your chances will be helped the most by getting letters from people who support you wholeheartedly, who know you personally, and who can write the best letters on your behalf.