Medical School

For “Low Rank” Students Considering Applying To Medical School

How To Get Into Medical School With Bad Grades

If you are getting ready to apply to medical school and you objectively consider yourself a “lower ranking” applicant, there are many things you can do to help improve your chances.  If you have decided that you are ready to apply (remember, there is NO rush to do this!), consider the following points when organizing yourself in preparation for your applications.

 

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Medical School

Tips on Shadowing

Shadowing a physician will be one of the most important experiences you have as a pre-med student.  Being at the doctors side, observing the process of medicine and patient care at work,  will give you a great perspective on your chosen field.  Spending some time with a physician will quickly show you whether or not you are meant for medicine.  Not only will you get to see what it’s like to be a doctor, you will get personal experience working with patients.  Medical school adcoms value this experience highly in applicants, because they know that you know what you’re getting into and that you truly love it.

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Classes After Prerequisites For Pre-meds

So you climbed the mountain of prerequisites that serves as the first major weed-out system for pre-meds? If you did so with success, give yourself some credit. If you are the typical pre-med, you likely took Physics and Organic Chemistry in the same semester, with labs, with other classes to fill credit requirements, while working and/or shadowing and doing research and volunteering and making A’s. Phew! *shudders from traumatic flashbacks*

Now that that’s over with, what classes should you take? What should you be doing?

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