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Prepare for the CASPer Test with the Dunder Mifflin Scranton Branch

Prepare for the CASPer Test with the Dunder Mifflin Scranton Branch

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.

What Separates the Typical from Stand-out Pre-Meds

What Separates the Typical from Stand-out Pre-Meds

By: Rob Humbracht

One of our core philosophies is based on a question that most pre-meds aren’t asking before they apply to medical school.

“Why should medical schools accept you? What makes you stand out?”

If you’re scratching your head right now, you’ll want to take some time to answer this question for yourself.

The Real AMCAS Medical School Deadlines

The Real AMCAS Medical School Deadlines

By: Rob Humbracht

How much does it matter to apply early to medical school? We touched on the idea briefly when we posted this year’s AMCAS application dates, but, because we’re getting down to the wire, I’ve created a video (complete with a Lego pre-med) to show you whether it’s advisable to submit late this cycle.

20 Best Letter of Recommendation Tips in 90 Seconds

20 Best Letter of Recommendation Tips in 90 Seconds

By: Rob Humbracht

Let’s say you want to try a new restaurant. You’ve got the night off and you’re ready to enjoy yourself. You ask your friend for a recommendation. He spits out of the name of a nearby restaurant, but when you ask about the food, his response is, “I don’t know, I’ve never tried it.”

Would you eat at this restaurant? Maybe, maybe not. It’s difficult to recommend something you know nothing about, and the same goes for medical school. Your letters of recommendation should showcase your best side, and if your letter writer doesn’t know you well enough, they can’t say anything convincing about you.

Our First Facebook Live Event - February 2018

Our First Facebook Live Event - February 2018

Our first Facebook Live event answered questions about applying to medical school, with a special emphasis on writing your personal statement. Do you have questions you want answered live? Email your medical school admissions questions to our Head Advisor, Rob Humbracht, for our next Facebook Live event. All questions welcome.

From the Horse’s Mouth: Q&A with Medical School Admissions Officers

From the Horse’s Mouth: Q&A with Medical School Admissions Officers

What would you ask a dean of admissions if you had the chance?  A group of medical school admissions officers were gathered by the UC Davis Pre-Medical National Conference in 2014 where they were given students’ questions.  We were there to capture their takes on medical school admissions. Though the video itself is long (admissions officers spent an inordinate amount of time talking about why their programs are special), we thought you might enjoy the highlights from what they said and what it means for your application