AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title "How to Get Into Medical School" Panel
Project type(s) Other
Date completed 02/21/2007
Chapter University of Pennsylvania SOM
Project Coordinator Matthew Stull
Summary of project The Assistant Director of Admissions gave a 20-minute overview of the medical school admissions process followed by a panel of students with varying experiences applying to medical school. The panel was meant to give the undergrads a bit of direction and some inside advice from those of us that have gone through the process.

Content area Other
Number of participants 15
Participant hours involved 75 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $0
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Project advertising E-mails to the undergrads, mostly to the Pre-med AMSA chapter, but some to other pre-med organizations.
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(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions Make sure to ask for RSVP's. Many of the undergrads said that they really wanted something like this, but when the time came only a few people showed up. Those students who did show up loved it and got a huge amount out of it. Next time we definitely need to advertise a bit more and maybe have it at a more neutral location (rather than the medical school, with which the undergrads are unfamiliar).