Why You Should Attend the Kaplan Medical School Insider Event

by Owen Farcy Join us on Monday, May 4th at 8PM ET for this year’s Medical School Insider event. Five years ago, we premiered Kaplan’s Medical School Insider (MSI) event with one goal in mind—to connect students directly with deans of admissions and true experts on the medical school application process so that the questions […]

The Importance of Health to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

By: Anna Zelivianskaia M.D. Candidate 2016 – University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” –Martin Luther King Jr. Health care is not listed as a basic human right in most constitutions, including our own. Yet I suspect the majority of citizens […]

The Challenges of an Out-of-State Medical School

by Emily Hause  Usually when I ask students where they would like to go to medical school, the answer is- wherever I get accepted. Now, while that’s a great attitude, the truth is that an out-of-state medical school can be extra tricky. Medical school is difficult to begin with, but being far away from your friends, […]

Building, Maintaining, and Using Your Network

Petros Minasi, Jr. At the end of this month, AMSA will once again host its annual national convention, this year in Washington, D.C.. The convention presents a great opportunity for pre-medical and medical students, deans and program directors, and health care leaders to come together and share ideas, thoughts, and discuss the future of medicine. […]

Healthy exercises to start the year

Tracy Lee, OMS II A.T. Still University-SOMA Wellness Coordinator AMSA Trainee Wellness and Professionalism Committee As promised in my last post, I will give a variety of easy exercises to start off your day and your year on the right foot. First, I will give some yoga exercises to start off breathing right and then […]

New Year, New You!

Tracy Lee, OMS II A.T. Still University-SOMA Wellness Coordinator AMSA Trainee Wellness and Professionalism Committee Welcome to the New Year! This means a new you, right? I know many have New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, stay fit, or be healthy. How about we start off the New Year on a good foot? One thing […]

The Pre-Med Plan in a Nutshell

With the New Year, comes a fresh start. Last month we discussed shaping your personal statement, but in the New Year, let’s shift the focus onto your overall plan. Depending on where you are in your pre-med studies, you are going to need to do different things, but at minimum, you want to make sure […]

It’s Never Too Early to Think About Your Personal Statement

There is no doubt that the medical school application is complex. As a pre-med, regardless of where you are in your education – just starting out as a freshman or sophomore, completing pre-med courses as a junior or senior, or studying for the MCAT – it’s never too early to start thinking about your personal […]

Perspective: We lay down; now it’s time to stand up

(Photo courtesy Livy Low) Hannah Keppler Student, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Last Wednesday, thousands of students at more than 70 medical schools across the country staged “white-coat die-ins” to make a statement about racial injustice, including as it manifests itself in our health care system. As one of these students, I lay on the […]

Surviving Pre-med: When Work-Life Balance Matters Most

AMSA and national partner Kaplan have teamed up for a blog series featuring AMSA leadership from across the country. We are calling this series The Premed Experience, and each week AMSA’s On Call and Kaplan’s Med School Pulse will post new articles from AMSA leaders on their premedical experience and journey to medical school. by Laté Lawson-Hellu, Professionalism Coordinator, […]