Multiple Mini Interviews

by Natasha Sosa Today’s the day. All those years of cramming for chemistry classes and prepping for physics tests have led to this moment: your chance to prove yourself to your dream medical school. The two minutes seem like hours as you review the prompt on the door, which asks…

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What is the MCAT?

by Aimee Chang The Medical College Admission Test – commonly referred to as the MCAT – is a standardized, multiple-choice test that pre-medical students must take in order to apply to medical school. Currently, the MCAT consists of the Physical Sciences, Verbal Reasoning, and Biological Sciences sections, which emphasize critical thinking and problem-solving along…

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Dental School Application How-To

by Sara Shin The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) hosts one standardized application process for 59 dental schools participating through the AADSAS (Associated American Dental Schools Application Service). The six dental schools in California; USC, UCLA, UCSF, UOP, Loma Linda University and Western University; are all listed in AADSAS. The…

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What Makes a “Perfect” Pre-med

by Rebecca Gao What medical schools actually look for in a competitive applicant often differs vastly from popular perception. Students have created a mythical “perfect” medical school applicant whom all pre-meds aspire to emulate. The difficulty of earning that medical school acceptance letter has spawned a number of interesting rumors…

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