Here at PersonalStatementSecrets, I talk a lot about how to write an incredible personal statement that makes you stand out as a medical school candidate. However, your personal statement is only one piece of the medical school admissions puzzle! There is plenty more you need to focus on if you Continue reading
Shadowing is an important step on the route to becoming a doctor. Shadowing a doctor is a great way to make sure that you actually enjoy interacting with patients in a health care setting, but privacy concerns are making it harder and harder to get the hands-on experience that is Continue reading
Writing your personal statement will be much easier for you if you have a strong MCAT score to back you up. Here’s a story about a student of mine who didn’t have a strong score to attach to his medical school application, and how him and I worked through his Continue reading
The MCAT is an essential piece of the admissions puzzle. If you don’t take the MCAT, there’s no way you’re going to med school. If you take the MCAT, but your score is low, you’re not going to med school.
Everyone knows that you need to prepare for the MCAT, Continue reading
I got a panicked email from a premed about his medical school secondary the other day and I thought I’d share the outcome of that situation with you.
He asked me: “I submitted my AMCAS application two weeks ago and I haven’t yet received my secondaries. Is that normal? Should Continue reading
A premed recently asked me this great question about their medical school personal statement: “I want to write a unique essay, and there are a few tragic stories from my life that I think will really get medical schools to remember my essay. Should I tell any of my sad Continue reading
The medical school personal statement is the hardest breed of essay because it asks you to get up close and personal with yourself — more personal than any essay you’ve ever written.
Most essays ask you to analyze a subject in the abstract, but the medical school personal statement is Continue reading
The medical school personal statement is the first big admissions essay that you have to write for your primary application, but right when you’re done with the personal statement medical schools send the next round of essays: the secondary application.
The medical school secondary application is a group of several Continue reading
Personalstatementsecrets.com is devoted to the personal statement as it relates to medical school admissions, but as a medical school admissions consultant, my consulting programs and online courses help premeds with all areas of the admissions process.
Once you’ve explored the personal statement on this site, I recommend that you learn Continue reading
Online MCAT videos are making MCAT prep much more affordable and accessible than it used to be. Expensive live MCAT courses and prep books are still very common, but now MCAT videos provide a way for you to avoid big prep expenses.
I’ve taken the time to find some of Continue reading