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There are many resources to help with medical school application. Here we present top 5 resources that we find the most helpful. 

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This is our first post in a series in which we profile our mentors, allowing you to get to know them on a more personal level. We’ve asked our mentors what their med school journey was like, their influences, and what their passions are. We hope their stories will resonate with you and that some of their own experiences are helpful in yours.

 

We are starting the series with Vivo Mentor co-founder, AJ Kadhim.

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A personal letter is used to describe your motivation to become a doctor and your experiences that have prepared you for this profession. Most importantly, it is used to emphasize your unique qualities that allow you to stand out!

A good letter may be a difference between getting an interview or not. A bad letter could ruin your chances. Here we will describe how to write a good letter that will have a maximum impact.

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We’ve all been there – you are at your computer picking courses for next year. As a premed, this task can be agonizing. Painfully navigating dozens of medical school websites, searching for prerequisite requirements, deciding whether courses you chose make the cut. To make it worse, you may not be applying until a few years later and don’t yet know where you want to go medical school, you don’t know which schools to choose! Luckily there is an approach…

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It can be pretty painful to receive a rejection letter before the medical school interview stage.  You’ve studied long hours, carefully prepared your application, hounded down professors for reference letters.  Maybe some of your buddies were lucky enough to get interviews, leaving you to wonder ‘what went wrong for me?’  Perhaps you are in your last year of undergraduate studies, and now the path ahead of you seems full of uncertainty and doubt. We have prepared a list of 5 steps that will help you move forward on your path to medical school and help you overcome this difficult phase. 

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