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We’re just not that into you. Why Are Medical School Applicants Rejected?

Every year medical school applicants feel confused and in the dark about why they have been rejected by medical schools. They do not understand what they did wrong or what they need to do differently when they reapply. Whether you are a premedical student trying to make sure to “do everything right” or a medical…


4 Tips on How to Write Application Entries and Your Personal Statement

When writing your application entries and personal statement for medical school, residency and fellowship it is important to consider the following: 1) Your application entries and personal statement must complement each other. It is important to consider your entries and personal statement as a whole. 2) Your personal statement should say something new that isn’t…


AMCAS® Activities Entries For 2016 -2017

  I find that some applicants misinterpret how to complete the AMCAS® activities entries for the 2016 -2017 application. For clarification, please read the MedEdits Guide to Medical School Admissions which has examples of “regular” experience entries and “most meaningful entries” as well as personal statements, secondary essays, and other admissions documents and can be…


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…


Getting into Medical School & Attending Multiple Undergraduate Institutions

If you attended multiple undergraduate institutions and are interested in getting into medical school, read a recent Analysis In Brief by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Research shows that students who attend multiple undergraduate institutions are less likely to gain admission to medical school and have lower mean MCAT scores. However, the “types” of…


The Multiple Mini Interview: Personality Impacts Success

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine completed a study about personality types and the multiple mini interview (MMI). Extroverts perform well in the MMI and extroversion and agreeableness are more likely to result in acceptance offers. While it is great to have data, this finding is no surprise; Dr. Freedman’s New…


Medical School Interviews – In July?

It may only be July 10th, but MedEdits clients already have medical school interview invitations!!! We congratulate our students and see this as a good sign of things to come! However, it is still very early in the medical school admissions process so don’t worry if you aren’t at the interview stage yet! We can…


Medical School Personal Statement: A few guidelines to follow

How should you start your medical school personal statement? You hear conflicting advice. Some tell you not to open with a story. Others tell you to always begin with a story. Regardless of the advice you receive, be sure to do three things: 1) Be true to yourself. Everyone will have an opinion regarding what…


Medical School Admissions: Your Premed Advisor is Important!

Some undergraduate and postbaccalaureate premed advisors are excellent and experienced while others don’t really understand the medical school admissions process and are overwhelmed with the number of students they must help. Nonetheless, if you have a premed advisor who will be responsible for writing your committee letter or sending our your letter packet, you must…


Medical School Reapplicant?

If you applied to medical school this past year and don’t yet have an acceptance, now is the time to decide if you will reapply. MedEdits provides Reapplication Analysis services which can offer tremendous insight, alleviate stress, and give you the direction you need as you consider a reapplication. We also encourage you to read…