How do ordinary people get into medical school?
Looking for a comprehensive index of all required essay prompts for the AMCAS, AACOMAS, and TMDSAS applications? Look no further. Personal statements, short essays, experience descriptions - it’s all covered here.
“People are a hundred times more interested in themselves and their wants and problems than they are in you and your problems.” This excerpt from Dale Carnegie’s book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, is not a condemnation of people as self-absorbed jerks. He’s merely pointing out a very important fact about networking - the secret skill that separates average pre-meds from standout ones.
How did the CASPer test come about, you ask?
It's back-to-school time, which means buckets of questions from incoming freshmen about how to kickstart their pre-med careers. We've compiled our Top 6 Tips for helping make sure freshman year is a rousing success. Without further ado:
These are pre-meds who followed their non-pre-med passions. They weren't born with these qualities (perhaps except for the fashion model). Instead, they chose to spend their time differently from the blue crayons.
The Savvy Pre-Med has officially turned four years old. We’ve been writing since mid-2013, when our only reader was my mother, still our biggest fan to this day. Since then, however, we’ve reached 30,000 pre-meds per month and counting, and we owe it all to you. Thank you for sticking with us and continuing to read what we write!
Every kid learns you can’t fold a piece of paper more than seven times. A childhood adage, just like “don’t cross your eyes or they’ll get stuck that way,” and “all girls have cooties.” Everyone knows these ideas. And yet, they’re not true.
Sky blue. Robin’s egg blue. Turquoise. Cerulean. Navy. Denim. Teal. Periwinkle. Aquamarine.Some of these Crayola crayons are fancier sounding than others and some hardly seem blue at all (looking at you Periwinkle), but in the end, they’re all blue.