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Archive for June, 2011

Letters of Evaluation (Recommendation Letters)

June 26th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Applying to Medical School

Letters of Evaluation (Recommendation Letters)

When the time finally comes for you to apply to medical school, perhaps one of the most nerve-wrecking tasks looming before you is the need to acquire “letters of evaluation,” recommendation letters, to round out your application. Who to Ask Medical schools have different requirements, but in general require (1) letter from a science professor, […]

Intern by Doctor X: Book Review

June 26th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Medical School & Beyond

Intern by Doctor X: Book Review

Intern by Doctor X was published in 1965, but nonetheless paints an intriguing inside view of medicine. The book is written diary-style from the point of view of Doctor X, who writes about his patients (but changes their names.) In 1965, once a doctor graduated from medical school, they would complete a one-year internship before […]

Organic Chemistry on the MCAT

June 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in MCAT Prep

Organic Chemistry on the MCAT

Fortunately, all of the information you learned in Organic Chemistry lecture will not be on the MCAT. However, a majority of this material will be. Here is a list of the topics potentially covered in the Organic Chemistry portions of the biological sciences section of the MCAT. If you click the link, you will connect […]

Volunteer Diary: Day 3

June 24th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Volunteering

Volunteer Diary: Day 3

This is my third week of volunteer work at the Hospital. If you just tuned in, I volunteer every Friday morning, so updates should be on GoingtoMedSchool.com by Friday night, in the volunteer section. Today I learned that sometimes, patients will fill out a living will prior to going into surgery. A living will dictates […]

Volunteer Diary: Day 2

June 17th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Volunteering

Volunteer Diary: Day 2

So far I have learned that as a volunteer, your duties are slim and far between; at least in my department anyways. Today was a very slow day, even slower than the first day, but I did learn a lot. I have been volunteering at a local hospital, once a week on Friday mornings; so, […]

Volunteer Diary: Day 1

June 10th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Volunteering

Volunteer Diary: Day 1

The first day of volunteering at the hospital was interesting. I am going to be volunteering on Friday mornings, so stay tuned to the Volunteering section of GoingtoMedSchool.com for more diary entries. Since today was the first day of volunteer work, I wasn’t able to initiate many things on my own. I am working in […]

MCAT Scores

June 10th, 2011  |  by  |  published in MCAT Prep

MCAT Scores

Receiving Your Scores After you take the MCAT, your scores will be available 30 to 35 days after your test date. Your scores will automatically be sent to schools that you applied to through the AMCAS; because of this your testing history (all of the MCATs you have taken) will also be sent to the […]

MCAT Content

June 9th, 2011  |  by  |  published in MCAT Prep

MCAT Content

You know you need to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) in order to get into medical school, but do you know what is on the MCAT? The MCAT covers three areas of study: physical sciences, biological sciences, verbal reasoning, and writing samples. Physical science covers general chemistry and physics. Biological sciences cover biology […]

Kick Ass in College:Book Review

June 4th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Pre-Med Tips

Kick Ass in College:Book Review

Whether you are a high school senior, college freshman, or far into your academic career, this is a great book to help you set up a study plan. Best of all, you can get it for as low as $0.01 on Amazon.com (plus shipping)! When I first read this book Freshman year, I followed the […]

Pre-Medical Societies

June 4th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Pre-Med Tips

Pre-Medical Societies

Are they worth it? There are many pre-med societies and one pre-med honors society (Alpha Epsilon Delta.) They claim prestige, but take a huge portion of your time. Most of these honor societies require you to complete a certain number of hours of volunteer work to remain a member. Not to mention they require semester […]