Category: Medical School Admissions

4 Tips for Medical School Applicants

By IvyWise on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Science professor giving lecture to class at the universityMed School Advice from a Former Medical School Admissions Officer

Interested in applying to medical school? Gaining admission to medical school is a competitive process, and applicants need to be in the best position possible in order to have the best chance of admission to a good-fit program.

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Guide to the MCAT

By IvyWise on Friday, June 14, 2019

Guide to the MCATHere’s What Pre-Med Students Need to Know About the MCAT

As part of the medical school admissions process students need to take the MCAT, which is a seven-and-a-half-hour exam (including breaks) with four sections. The MCAT is an intensive exam and students need to understand the content and formatting in order to prepare.

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Medical School Admissions 101: How Important is GPA?

By IvyWise on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

AdobeStock_188090741Learn What Kind of Grades it Really Takes to Get Into Medical School

Similar to the college application process, grades are one of the most important factors in admissions decisions for medical school. In fact, the Association of American Medical Colleges rates GPA as one of the most important academic metrics according to a survey of admissions officers.

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MCAT Prep: 4 Questions to Ask About Your MCAT Score

By IvyWise on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

AdobeStock_151244254Important Testing FYIs for Students Preparing for the MCAT Exam

For students considering a career in medicine, the MCAT is already on their radar. The exam has a reputation for being particularly grueling and most students spend months, if not years, studying for it. In addition to knowing the material inside and out, students need to become familiar with the test itself in order to accurately interpret their scores.

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Med School Admissions 101: Guide to the AMCAS Application

By IvyWise on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Guide to the AMCAS ApplicationNow’s The Time to Consider Your Medical School Application Strategy

If you’re considering applying to medical school, it’s likely that you’ll be using the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) to apply to your best-fit medical school programs. Before you start formulating your medical school application strategy, however, it’s important to understand what to expect.

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