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Dear High School Student: Your Jump Starter Kit to “Doctorhood”

Being a senior high school student is EXCITING! You’re wrapping up your “childhood” and will soon be catapulted into adulthood where going to class is...

Adversity is Inevitable: 5 Life Principles To Weather the Storms of Life!

It didn’t take me long to realize that surviving this long, tumultuous road to becoming a doctor would require more than “smarts”. This became very...

Success Story #6: How A Strong Academic Record Opens Doors

Pre-Med Years   Why did you decide to become a doctor? I really enjoyed my science classes throughout high school, especially AP Biology and AP...

5 Things I Wish I Knew BEFORE I Applied To Medical School

#1 The MCAT does NOT equate to your potential as a medical student or future physician As I write this, I am a month shy...

Success Story #5: From Walk-on To Starting Linebacker, How This Athlete Muscled Through Adversity

This success story hits home…literally! The Division I athlete featured in this success story is actually my little brother Marcus who is currently a first...

How to Approach the Personal Statement – In the Words of an Orthopedic Surgeon

Writing a personal statement can be a daunting task. You are given the opportunity to say anything you want as your final “plea” to medical...

Don’t Just Be A Student, Be Your Own Financial Advisor

Hey future doctors! It’s hard enough to get into medical school but having to worry about money just magnifies the stress and anxiety. It is...

Success Story #4: “Yes I Got In, But I Dare You To Read This First”

Any medical school advice platform can provide useful tips on “how to get into medical school”. There are fundamental commonalities about the application process. Ask...

3 Things You Should Do Right After Declaring “Pre-Med” As Your Major

As you probably know, the road to becoming a doctor is very long. In college, when I told people that I was “pre-med” they would...

Success Story #3: The Unconventional Applicant – No Bachelor’s Degree? No Problem.

The Unconventional Applicant: How This Student Got In WITHOUT A Bachelor’s Degree   Why did you decide to become a doctor? I was one of...

Success Story #2: The Resilient Student Who Overcame A Below Average MCAT and GPA

Before I started medical school, I thought there was a “recipe” for success among pre-medicine applicants: get good grades, do well on the MCAT, and...

Dr. Trot’s Top 10 MCAT Tips

1. Learn the material in the classroom first. Taken from NAME OF BOOK as this student said it oh so well: “Try to actually learn...