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Should I create my own post baccalaureate program?

  Should I enroll in a formal post baccalaureate  program or should I create my own postgraduate studies? Dr. Jessica Freedman answers.    


Read Dr. Freedman’s MMI article featured in US News & World Report

Dr. Freedman writes about the multiple mini interview (MMI) in the U.S. News & World Report Medical School Admissions Doctor.   1. What is the MMI? 2. What is the difference between a traditional interview and the MMI? 3. What will students be asked in the MMI? 4. What are the “right answers” to MMI questions?  …


AMCAS® Application: Must You Submit On June 7th?

It is important to submit your medical school application as early as possible, but applicants should be aware of other rate limiting steps that may undermine an early application submission: 1) Transcripts. Even if you submit your application early, it won’t be verified by the AMCAS® until your transcripts have been received. 2) Letters of…


TMDSAS 2016 IS OPEN!

If you are applying to medical school through the Texas Medical and Dental School Application Service®* (TMDSAS®), you can submit your application now! What are the major differences between TMDSAS® and The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®)? 1) The TMDSAS® personal statement can be up to 5000 characters (including spaces) whereas the AMCAS® personal…


AMCAS 2015 IS OPEN!

  If you are applying to medical school via the American Medical Colleges Application Service (AMCAS®), you can now start working on your application now! On June 3rd, the system will open for submissions.  Here are some important factors to consider when submitting an application to The American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®).   1)…


Getting Into Medical School: Help For Parents

A version of this article originally appear on the The Student Doctor Network  By Jessica Freedman, MD Founder and President of MedEdits, LLC  Your son or daughter wants to get into medical school. Of course, you want to help, but how? Many parents, including those who are physicians themselves, are overwhelmed by the medical school…


Medical School Admissions Tips 2014

  This article about medical school admissions was originally published on Varsity Tutors (VT). It is virtually impossible not to meticulously pick apart every little thing you put on your university application. Whether it is for your undergrad journey or a graduate level program, there will inevitably be concerns running through your head that you just…


Medical School Admissions: The Importance of Applying Early and When To Take The MCAT

01/29/2016 We cannot stress enough the importance of applying early to gain admission to medical school. As we explain to our clients, you will increase your chances of receiving interviews if you are considered in a smaller pool of applicants. Clients with roughly the same stats and accomplishments tend to have greater success when they…


MEDICAL SCHOOL ADMISSIONS: INCREASE YOUR CHANCES IN THE WINTER MONTHS

  I encourage applicants to think of the medical school admissions process as fluid. Assuming you are not accepted to your top choice school right off the bat, it is important to provide medical schools with more evidence that you are an excellent candidate. What can you do to convince a top choice medical school…


Letters of Recommendation: How Do You Ask?

If you are applying to medical school, you should be thinking now about who will write your letters of reference. Many clients are curious about the best way to ask for a letter of reference. Like most things, there is no “one size fits all” answer to this question. For example, last week a former…