4 Reasons Premeds FAIL To Get Into Med School #SHORTS

4 Reasons Premeds FAIL To Get Into Med School #SHORTS

Here are four reasons premeds fail to get into medical school. Number one is having a low GPA or MCAT score. Although some students can compensate with strong extracurriculars and letters of recommendation, the reality is that higher GPA and…

Strategies of the Top 1% of Students

Strategies of the Top 1% of Students

A common misconception is that to be a top student with a 4.0 GPA or a great MCAT score, you must be inherently smart. While intelligence does help, most people have the potential to become top students – it’s just…

So You Want to Be a SURGEON [Ep. 2] #SHORTS

So You Want to Be a SURGEON [Ep. 2] #SHORTS

So you want to be a surgeon. You love working with your hands and enjoy complexity, challenge, and nuance. To become a surgeon, you must complete four years of medical school followed by 5 years of general surgery residency. For…

Affirmative Action & Medical School Admissions | The Uncomfortable Truth

Affirmative Action & Medical School Admissions | The Uncomfortable Truth

Affirmative action, as it relates to medical school admissions, is a set of policies and practices designed to decrease systemic discrimination and increase diversity among medical students. It is a hotly debated topic in the United States with strong opinions…

Are Med School Admissions Consultants Worth It?

Are Med School Admissions Consultants Worth It?

If you’re a premed getting ready to apply to medical school, navigating the application process can be incredibly challenging. How do you do well on the MCAT? How do you write a compelling personal statement? How do you make your…

Should You Study with Music? #SHORTS

Should You Study with Music? #SHORTS

Should you listen to music while you study? As with most things in science, it depends. First, if you’re going to study with music, choose songs that lack vocals. Vocals are often distracting and much more likely to have a…

5 RISKIEST Doctor Specialties

5 RISKIEST Doctor Specialties

Part of the appeal of becoming a doctor is job security – at least, that’s what everyone says, right? Well, this might not be the case anymore for some specialties. With issues like oversaturation, mid-level encroachment by physician assistants, nurse…

Why Self-Discipline Will Set You Free #SHORTS

Why Self-Discipline Will Set You Free #SHORTS

People often believe that self-discipline is restrictive – that it prevents you from cutting loose and doing the things that you want to do. I disagree. Self-discipline is all about pursuing what you think is right despite temptations to abandon…

So You Want to Be a ROCKET SURGEON [Ep. 33]

So You Want to Be a ROCKET SURGEON [Ep. 33]

So you want to be a rocket surgeon. You think rocket science and neurosurgery are too pedestrian and elementary and are craving the most prestigious, challenging, and egocentric specialty. Let’s debunk the public perception myths, and give it to you…

5 Tips Every Medical Student Needs to Know #SHORTS

5 Tips Every Medical Student Needs to Know #SHORTS

Here are five things I wish I knew before starting medical school. Number one is know how to maximize your studying. You have a lot to learn and not a lot of time to learn it. If you want to…

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