How to Politely Withdraw from a Med School

It's March 16th. At this time, it's important and considerate not to keep holding on to spots at schools you're certain of not attending. Composing the ideal withdrawal letter after accepting a place at medical school can be a bit anxiety provoking. Being polite about withdrawals, however, is extremely important because some residency programs are … Continue reading How to Politely Withdraw from a Med School

Succeeding in College II: Planning ahead, Course Load & Professors

In part one of this series, I talked about planning and staying organized. Organization and concrete plans are essential as they tie into almost every aspect of college success. Today, I want to discuss how you can use those planning and organization skills to make your four-year plan, balance your course load, and select the … Continue reading Succeeding in College II: Planning ahead, Course Load & Professors

Paradigm Shift: The New Traditional Applicant

At many of the medical schools I interviewed at, I noticed an interesting trend. The traditional applicants, who’d taken the conventional college to medical school route, were outnumbered by the non-traditional applicants. Given that the term nontraditional can be equivocal, I’d like to clarify that I use the term to refer to individuals who choose … Continue reading Paradigm Shift: The New Traditional Applicant