Free Book Giveaway: Success in Medical School

Success in Medical School - Insider Advice for the Preclinical Years

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine student who won!

We’re nearing the big dates for white coat ceremonies and new first year medical students coming into med school! For those of you who read the previous post on Success in Medical School, we’re giving away a free copy randomly to any US med student (including those about to start) who leaves a comment to this post. The comment can say anything (or nothing), but if you have time, please answer the following:

If you could give advice to pre-meds who will be applying to med school to be in your position, what would it be?  What do you feel are the most important aspects of a strong med school application?

You do not need to answer the question to enter – the winner will be selected at random. We just like sharing helpful insights on this site.  Contest ends July 31, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. As usual, e-mail addresses are kept confidential, only used to contact the winner, and never used for spam/evil. Full contest rules apply (but the essentials are that you should be a US med student of 18 years or older). Good luck!

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5 Responses to Free Book Giveaway: Success in Medical School

  1. Alyce says:

    I think the most impressive part of an application is service. Be passionate about your service to others in whatever form you serve. Volunteer! It’s what you’ll be doing for a major portion of your career, show people you are passionate about serving.

  2. Kris says:

    The ability to overcome obstacles and pick yourself up.

  3. Matt Globerson says:

    The best advice is start early in your undergrad career, realizing that every grade counts from the beginning and get as much experience as possible, ie: volunteering, working in the hospital to make sure you like it, and shadowing physicians. Everything is important, and if the grades need a boost try a post-bac program, there are many and they really help to get you in.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Apply broadly to schools that you carefully research and want to attend!

  5. Allie Dawson says:

    One piece of advice I would give students applying, is not to listen to any negativity. Keep your head up, stay confident and believe in yourself. I believe that interesting experiences on an application, and in an interview are great things to talk about, so go out and get them. Volunteer, shadow and do anything you can in healthcare to learn and gain experiences. The application will be a breeze, and the interview will be fun if you have plenty to talk about.

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