Questions about applying to medical school?
Topic: How do you finish a letter of application
June 17, 2019 / By Kasper Question:
I'm currently a Junior in college and I am planning on attending medical school when I am finished. If things go as planned, I will be graduating in May, 2010. I am planning on taking the MCAT over this summer, however, I really have no idea what I am doing. I'm not sure if I will be taking the MCAT too late, when I should start applying to medical schools, or even which schools to look at. I'm having a minor panic attack over this because I can't believe that I am actually at this point in my life. So if anybody knows how to go about the application process to medical school, I would REALLY appreciate if they would help me!
Best Answers: Questions about applying to medical school?
Hayden | 5 days ago
here is the Application process goes.
1. after junior year (summer before senior year) you start filling the online primary application (through the website) (talk to counselor at your university for site (link address keeps changing every year now)).
2. during this time you enter a data load of info about grades classes class names and what you will be taking during senior year.
3. most people end up taking the mcat at the LATEST a few days after they have started their senior year.
4. keep in mind that medical schools do not look at applications until ALL MATERIALS ARE IN (primary app off website, letters of rec, mcat)
if they like what they see they will send a secondary app which is shorter
5. do not stress out about the application process (takes around 14-84 hours to fill out on average depending on alot on your speed)
my cousin did the new process so i am familiar with it.
I did the application 10 years ago when things were still paper which was MORE a pain of the *** than now.
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With the exception of Texas medical schools, all US medical schools receive applications through the American Medical College Application Service (http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/). You submit all of your documentation to AMCAS and once your package is complete they will send it to every medical school to which you want to apply.
Applicants for the 2010 school year begin submitting their applications in the Fall of 2009, which means that if you take the MCAT in the summer of 2009 you will be right on schedule.
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Originally Answered: Currently a sophomore in high school, what are my chances of getting into medical school?
I would be careful about thinking that just because you do well in high school, you will do well in college. I was in the top 5% of my high school class graduating *** laude and then went to an Ivy League school. Going to college was a learning experience for me. I realized that I was one of many fish in an ocean full of smart fish. Even though I never had any problems in getting good grades in high school (I went to a prep school with a strong academic reputation), it was a different story in college. I had to work much harder and build better studying habits. High school is cake compared to college and college is cake compared to medical school. Just a word of caution. But if you persevere and keep at it, you can do it. The field of medicine is a never ending learning process with endless exams and certifications. Good luck.
Currently a cardiology fellow.