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Extracurricular Activities to Spice up Your AMCAS Application

Unique extracurricular activities We all know that extracurricular activities are an important component of your AMCAS application. The standard medical school application will include clinical shadowing, medical volunteering, and a leadership position in a group or club—experiences that, though essential, don’t always help you stand out as an applicant. One thing admissions officers love to...

3 Things Every Pre-Med Should Know

By: Tara Tavakoli Why medicine? That is the question that will forever be asked of aspiring physicians, whether just beginning the pre-medical journey or finally reaching the goal that is matriculating to medical school. No one person has the same answer to this question, nor do they come to their answer by following the same path....

Perspective: The Ethics of Crowdsourcing for Organs

by Rebekah Apple, MA A recent news article, linked to AMSA’s Weekly Consult on November 11, told of a Florida college student currently on the kidney transplant waiting list.  As of today, more than 5,800 Floridians are waiting for an organ transplant, and 122,000 nationwide are on the same list. Living kidney donation offers a...

Different Paths for Getting Into Medical School

by Emily Hause   We all have an idea of what we believe admissions committees want in a medical school applicant. This idea of the “perfect” applicant haunts our nightmares and can often make us feel inadequate.   What getting into medical school looks like Today, I’m going to try to dispel the myth of the...