Who would benefit from Newport Premedical ConsultinG?

Newport Premedical Consulting, LLC can help anyone preparing for a career in medicine: College students, graduate students, non-traditional students and career changers. Newport offers supportive, student-centered advising and assistance to navigate the complicated application to medical school.

Here are some possible topics of discussion but honestly, any topic can be discussed at any time.  The most important thing to remember is your best chance of getting into medical school is START PLANNING EARLY. 


Topics for College Freshmen and Sophomores

  • Tips on how and where to get help BEFORE you need it! 
  • Recommendation discussion and tips on building your team of professors, advisors, mentors and trusted friends
  • Discuss how to develop a leadership portfolio
  • Discussion about research opportunities
  • Discussion about activities and clinical experiences
  • Summer opportunity and study abroad discussion
  • Defer application or not?
  • Application Timeline discussion
  • Review prerequisites for medical school selection
  • Visit Newport's Freshman and Sophomore pages for more specifics.
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Medical School Applicants  (Juniors, Seniors and Graduates)

  • Discussion about gathering the components, preparing the application, filling the gaps and addressing weaknesses
  • Discussion about Early Action, Early Decision or Regular Decision
  • Discussion about the writing components: essays, clinical experiences. Start drafts, seek peer opinions, visit Campus Writing Center.
  • Creating list of medical schools and prerequisites
  • Identify weaknesses early enough to do something about them
  • Discuss MCAT preparation and timing
  • Defer or not? Postbac or not? GAP year?
  • Application timing
  • Visit Newport's Junior and Senior Year page for more specifics.

 

Career Changers and Non-Traditional Applicants

  • Discussion about sequencing of courses, prerequisite  matches, expired coursework
  • Timeline discussion
  • MCAT old or new? Expired scores and retakes
  • Postbac and graduate school options
  • Packaging work experience, leadership, life experience in cohesive application

Medical School Reapplicants

  • How has your application significantly improved since you last applied?
  • Identify your weaknesses and how have you addressed them?
  • Identify improvements in application
  • Discussion about postbac programs, additional coursework, graduate programs, course retakes, MCAT retake
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Topics FOR High SchooL Premeds

  • How to get the most out your undergraduate premed experience
  • Suggested timeline to take premed classes
  • The best way to use AP
  • Summer opportunity and study abroad discussion
  • Recommendation discussion and tips on building your team of professors, advisors, mentors and trusted friends
  • Learn about college leadership scholarships 
  • Ways to develop faculty relationships that lead to recommendations
  • Developing research interests and seeking opportunities
  • Developing volunteer, research, leadership resume
  • Visit Newport's High School Resources page for specifics