AMCAS & Secondary Essay Links

AAMC Premed Calendar. Stay up to date on seminars, conferences, webcasts and important dates pertaining to your AMCAS application and MCATS. 

Understanding the Application Process from AMCAS.

Been There. Done AMCAS. Tips from University of Michigan Medical School Students.

AAMC Applicant and Matriculant Data. helpful when conducting research on what medical schools to apply to. 

The Harvard Office of Career Services has a good powerpoint on the AMCAS application with special notes. Here is the link to 2017 application so look for their 2018 updates.

The Harvard Career Services powerpoint also articulates clearly how speeding tickets are reported if they are considered a Felony or Misdemeanor.  In Virginia and Ohio, many speeding tickets are considered misdemeanors so make sure you correctly answer this section on AMCAS application. Scroll down to page 41 for the speeding ticket notes and links. Again, look for updates for the 2018 AMCAS. 

The Health Professions Program at Carnegie Mellon wrote an interesting website called Tips for Writing Personal Statements.

 

 

 

 


Interview Resources

So you made it to the interview stage. Great job! You have advanced up to this point based on your accomplishments and writing; now it is time for them to meet you in person. This should be the fun part of the application process so be yourself! In preparation for your interview, research the type of interviews you will have (ex: MMI, individual), formulate your questions and extensively research your school and city. Remember, you are interviewing even moment of the day including lunch and during your overnight stay.

According to Dr. Quinn Capers IV, MD Associate Dean for Admissions at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, "if you get offered an interview, there is a chair in that school’s first-year medical school class with your name on it. Based on your performance in the interview, you will either claim it or give it away."

Not to put any pressure on you or anything but take this part seriously. Be yourself and show them that this is your "best fit" school.  I encourage you to read Dr. Quinn's article entitled Medical School Interview Tips.

The Medical School Interview from AAMC

Understanding MMIs (Multiple Mini Interviews) 

From AAMC Interview Do's and Don'ts

Think about how you will answer Ethical Questions. 

Article on how to Navigate Challenging Ethics Questions in Medical School Interviews

Great Links on Interview Questions: 100 Interview Questions from Admissions Ace

Preparing for the Medical School Interview from Missouri State Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology

Interview Preparation and Sample Questions from the Office of Career Services at Harvard

Questions about Interviews from the Health Professions Advising Office at Princeton University. Click and download the links at the bottom about Interviews. They offer some very good insight into MMIs and questions. A good review with a few more details not found elsewhere. 

Questions You Might be Asked from Duke's Office of Health Professions Advising

The University Academic Advising Center at Northwestern University has a great link to Preparing for Interviews.

 

Although you will find lots of links to website on what questions medical schools will ask you; you will not find as many links on what you should ask the medical schools. What you ask the medical schools is very personal to you. This shows your research, your priorities and your interests. This an be a very important part of the interview so make the most of it! 

Familiarize yourself about the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare. Keep up to date on the current legislation and updates so you can accurately comment on the program. Also research Medicare and Medicaid so you can comment on these programs as well.


Other

Book - Essays that Will Get You into Medical School

Familiarize yourself about the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare. Keep up to date on the current legislation and updates so you can accurately comment on the program. Also research Medicare and Medicaid so you can comment on these programs as well.

Staying Up to Date on Health News: 

BBC  http://www.bbc.com/news/us/health

NIH https://www.nih.gov

CDC http://www.cdc.gov

Academic Medicine http://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/pages/default.aspxe

JAMA (text and Twitter) http://jama.jamanetwork.com/journal.aspx

The Journal of International Medical Research http://imr.sagepub.com

International Journal of Medicine and Public Health http://www.ijmedph.org

PubMed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed

EMBASE: Biomedical Research Database https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/embase-biomedical-research

CAB: Database for Applied Life Science http://www.cabi.org/publishing-products/online-information-resources/cab-abstracts/