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MCAT Undergrad

Stressed and Worried about the MCAT

This post is dedicated to all the people who are about to write their MCAT and may be feeling the stress of needing to do well. Last summer, I was always procrastinated and distracted from studying for the MCAT. I worried that I would bomb the test and have to retake the MCAT the next […]

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Application Undergrad

On Being a Summer Research Student

Most people who want a competitive edge for getting into medical school will dabble with “research.” . As a summer student the most common feeling I had was being confused and overwhelmed. There are so many things you don’t know, so much jargon, so many techniques, so many people. For almost all students, in just […]

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Medical School Undergrad

No Chance for Med School?

The ultimate pre-med question is what are my chances for med school? We all want to know if we have a fighting chance. We want to make our application as competitive as possible, get the highest grades, destroy the MCAT, do all the right activities, kiss all the right ass. We push TA’s for half […]

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MCAT Undergrad

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the MCAT

Alright, I don’t actually love the MCAT, but I’m not a student who hates the MCAT either. Each summer, thousands of students are stressed about the MCAT. Most test takers will have never such an important test before. This test alone may prevent you from being admitted to medical school. Not only is it a […]

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Application Medical School Undergrad

"Congratulations! We are pleased to … offer a position to the MD program"

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. – Oscar Wilde Everyone reacts to medical school acceptances differently. My parents were overjoyed, smiling and dancing when they first heard I was accepted. My siblings reacted loudly too. My sister was at the library […]

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Application MCAT Medical School Undergrad

What are my Chances for getting into Medical School? – A Simple Guide

To help answer all these future questions concerning competitiveness and chances, I have created a medical school admissions flow chart that will help you solve this problem. I present you the official guide to determining and assuring your chances for medical school. I originally created this flow chart for a forum, where the constant question […]

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Undergrad

The Beginning

May 15, 2008 Every year, thousands of applicants are accepted into Medical schools in North America on this day. Thousands more will be rejected or waitlisted. I was one of the lucky ones this year. I am starting this blog not only to chronicle my journey through medical school, but also as a reminder of […]