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.

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.

Rachel Levantovsky

Rachel Levantovsky

Class year:
2017
Major:

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

The recipe for success in terms of extracurriculars is not to do what you think is right to tick boxes, but to demonstrate certain competencies of a great physician, by doing what you love.