Success Stories

Students and alumni share advice on becoming a competitive candidate for a health professions school, including tips on the application process, test preparation, extracurricular and volunteer experience, time management, and more.

Joseph Homsi

Joseph Homsi

Class year:
2014
Major:

Microbiology

The reality is that a career in medicine takes a lot of time and sacrifice, but it is tremendously rewarding and will allow you to serve others in a way that many people cannot.

Christopher DiTullio

Christopher DiTullio

Class year:
2015
Major:

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Very few people take the MCAT exam once and come away with a fantastic score the first time. As a three-time veteran of the marathon that is MCAT exam day, I found the best strategy is developing a study schedule and sticking to it.

Tess Curran

Tess Curran

Class year:
2016
Major:

Public Health

Be flexible with the pre-med time frame—taking a year off (or two or five) between undergrad and grad for another degree or job only prepares you to be an even better physician.