Reapplicants

Top 5 Non-Academic Reasons Students Get Rejected From Medical School

Top 5 Non-Academic Reasons Students Get Rejected From Medical School

By: Ryan Kelly

Are you an optimist or pessimist? A glass-half-empty person, or glass-half-full? Patch Adams or Dr. House?

Each year, only 40% of applicants get in to US allopathic schools. My question for you is this:

Is 40% a lot? Optimists might say: that’s higher than the acceptance rates at any given medical school, which hover in the single digits. Plenty of people are getting into medical school.

What to Do if You’re Rejected from Medical School

What to Do if You’re Rejected from Medical School

By: Ryan Kelly

“No one can go back and make a brand new start, but anyone can start from the present and make a brand new ending.”

This aphorism, usually attributed to Carl Bard, is a great way to view your reapplication to medical school. There’s no such thing as a fresh start, but that’s not necessarily bad, since everything you’ve experienced has influenced and (hopefully) enhanced your perspective on why you still want to become a physician.

5 Ways to Rebound After Being Rejected from Medical School

5 Ways to Rebound After Being Rejected from Medical School

By: Ryan Kelly

Getting rejected from medical school is like getting dumped. You feel fully committed and enamored with the medical field, only to find out that it doesn’t feel the same way about you. You might feel jaded or cynical. You might even be tempted to give up. It’s only natural to dwell on your flaws or wallow in the self-doubt that comes with rejection.