If you’ve ever watched The Office, you’ve likely cringed your way through certain scenes (for me, it was Scott’s Tots). Even if you typically enjoy awkward, dry humor, the show’s oblivious characters and their socially obtuse actions can make anyone a bit uncomfortable.
For a small group of pre-meds, military medicine has been on their minds for years, possibly due to a family history in the armed forces, and some are even active duty already.
But for most medical school candidates, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) is an overlooked prospect for their journey as a doctor, and we’d argue that they should take a closer look.
Imagine if a medical school ignored your MCAT and GPA when evaluating you and granting you an interview?
Well, that’s (basically) the protocol for admissions officers at the University of Utah School of Medicine (UUSOM). As long as candidates meet the threshold of a 3.0 GPA and a 500 MCAT (a.k.a. the VAST majority of applicants), the admissions officer “blindly” assess your other credentials without accounting for stats at all.
“The only constant is change.” You’re probably familiar with this phrase, but you probably don’t know how it relates to the University of Michigan Medical School.
Turns out UMMS is all about change.
When you check out the school’s mission, it’s abundantly clear that UMMS is looking for visionaries with big ideas and “change agents” in society.
“They all sound the same!”
When you’re researching different medical schools on your list, in search of those “Why Our School” reasons for your secondaries, the schools can easily blend together.
But UC Riverside School of Medicine (UCR SOM) is easier to pin down and target, since the school is clearly looking for a specific type of candidate.
Are you looking for a last-minute application for the 2018-2019 medical school cycle? Are you interested in primary care and have some degree of ties to New York? Do you want to write secondary essays that are 2500 words each?
If you answered yes to these questions, then we’ve got good news for you. New York University Long Island School of Medicine (NYULISOM) released its secondary essays recently and will be conducting its interviews from April 1 - May 10, 2019.
By: Rob Humbracht
You may have heard that there's a new test required by a growing list of medical schools: the CASPer. The spread of its use has been fairly fast. A few years ago, it was only required by Tulane and New York Medical College (in the US), and now the list is 20 schools strong and growing.
By: Ryan Kelly
“What are they looking for?”
Pre-meds find themselves asking this question a lot as they complete their secondaries.
For Tufts, there doesn’t seem to be one straightforward answer. Based on its offerings, it seems to have a little bit for everyone. So, it appears that the school is keeping its secondary prompts rather broad, so that applicants can play to their own strengths.