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Medical School Application Dates 2019-2020 for AMCAS, AACOMAS, TMDSAS and CASPer

Medical School Application Dates 2019-2020 for AMCAS, AACOMAS, TMDSAS and CASPer

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.”

Which States’ Pre-Meds Have the Highest Acceptance Rates?

Which States’ Pre-Meds Have the Highest Acceptance Rates?

Statistically speaking, as an Ohioan, I should be working as an engine assembler in a factory rather than writing this article for you.

That’s the occupation with the highest concentration in my home state. The Midwest is known for production, especially automotive, so no huge surprise that engine assemblers are common.

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.

How to Write Your Own Letter of Recommendation

By: Ryan Kelly

So you found someone to write you a letter, and you’re feeling pretty darn good about yourself. You mustered the confidence to approach the recommender, who has happily complied. Congrats--kudos--huzzah! You deserve a nice long catnap on the campus quad.  

But wait, hold up--did they just tell you to write the letter yourself? What? As in write your own recommendation? Aren’t there rules against this kind of thing?

Nope. Turns out that knowing someone is only half the battle, and in this case, half the hassle.