You want to become a medical doctor. You’ve taken all the necessary prerequisite classes and mapped out your desired career path. Now you must convince a medical school admissions director that you have what it takes.
What Are Admissions Directors Really looking for?
The medical school admissions director to whom you will be “selling yourself” evaluates thousands of applications each year and is particularly interested in applicants with excellent academic abilities, strong interpersonal skills, a clear motivation for medicine, and demonstrated compassion and concern for others.
Your goal is to stand out.
Capture the attention of the admissions officer who has the power to place you in their incoming class. Even if you fall within the high part of the applicant pool when it comes to your MCAT and GPA, chances are, you could still get denied if your application does not tell your story effectively in a memorable way. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) aggregate data from 2012 to 2016 shows that 8.5 percent of applicants with GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0 and MCAT scores between 39 and 45 were not accepted to medical school. Ultimately, medical school admissions committees want to ensure you have the personal attributes and meaningful experiences essential for practicing medicine.
OUR GOAL IS YOUR ACCEPTANCE.
Let Apply Point help you translate your volunteer, leadership, and employment experiences into a strong case for medical school admissions. We will help you to compellingly articulate your ability to connect with diverse groups of people through genuine compassion and concern, your desire to think critically and innovate in an ever-evolving field, and your aptitude for collaboration and leadership.
We look forward to meeting you, putting together a plan of action for achieving your educational goals and, ultimately, helping you craft a convincing case for admission into one of the world’s premier institutions for medicine.