The Pre-Med/Pre-Health Advising team helps students interested in healthcare fields make informed decisions about their career goals and supports them as they prepare for the application and interview process. In his monthly blog, Director Wilmore Webley shares important advice for navigating this process.
Whether you are a freshman on the PreMed/PreHealth track or getting ready to apply in the 2019 – 2020 application cycle, it is never too early to start thinking about your letters of recommendation.
Modern medicine has evolved significantly over the past fifty years and the training that physicians get are at the heart of this evolution. There are two types of fully licensed medical doctors in the United States today: Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO). As you consider applying to medical schools this cycle or in a coming application cycle, it is important to consider these two options carefully. It is not uncommon for students to apply to both.
As you actively think about applying to medical, dental or other health professionals schools over the next few months, it is important to revisit an often overlooked aspect of your preparation – Professionalism. Professionalism is highly valued in health professions schools and numerous studies exist on how acquisition of these values, attitudes and beliefs, elevate the culture of medicine.
The medical school application cycle is well under way. You have been a diligent pre-med/pre-health student who has visited the advising office on a regular basis. You have taken to heart all the guidance and advice offered to you, making sure that every one of your letter writers got their letters in by May. You heard that early application was the best strategy for success in getting into medical school, so you started your personal statement early, leaving plenty of time for editing, input, and corrections. You started to fill out your application as soon as it became available in May. And as soon as you could, you submitted a well-prepared application. For those of you who have received interviews and acceptances, congratulations! For others, you are in the waiting game. …
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