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When applying to medical school, it’s common to focus on GPA and MCAT scores as the most important factors. However, did you know that most medical schools use a 10-category evaluation system (12-category for MD/PhD program), where each category is weighted equally at 10%? This means that GPA and MCAT scores are just two of […]
GPA and MCAT scores are one part of the evaluation process, accounting for 10% each. The other eight categories are equally important, and screeners evaluate each applicant based on objective criteria. Personal statements and additional essays are evaluated objectively as well, without any screener’s personal biases or subjective views. It’s important to note that a […]
What types and how many volunteering/extracurricular activities are required for a successful application?
Volunteer and extracurricular activities are essential for a successful medical school application, but the specific types and amounts required are largely unknown to the public. That’s where the objective and detailed scoring categories and evaluation process of screeners become critical in determining an applicant’s potential as a future medical doctor. By understanding the screening process, […]
While pursuing an MD is a great career path, many students are also interested in pursuing a dual MD/PhD degree. The key factor that sets MD/PhD applicants apart from MD-only applicants is their research experience. Although research experience is an important factor for a successful MD candidate, there is a clear difference in evaluation between […]