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Some of the best tips for medical school acceptance have to do with the actions the applicant takes prior to submitting the application. The second best tip for getting into medical school is to completely review and follow the directions on the medical school application. While following these tips does not guarantee acceptance into the medical school of the applicant’s choice, or any medical school, following the tips can help to increase the chances of acceptance.
The first thing the medical school applicant needs to obtain is the criteria that students must meet for the medical school. The applicant should go line by line and make sure that they meet all of the required criteria for medical school acceptance. The applicant should mark off the criteria they do meet and then take the necessary actions to complete whatever is necessary to meet the missing criteria. If the applicant meets all of the acceptance criteria, they have a much better chance of getting into the medical school than if they only meet some or most of the criteria.
Different medical schools have different medical school acceptance criteria. Some prefer well-rounded students that have not only earned their undergraduate degree, but were also active in extracurricular activities. Other medical schools are more focused at admitting applicants based on educational achievements and do not put as much emphasis on other areas in pre-med school.
One of the second best tips for medical school acceptance is to follow the directions on the medical school application very carefully, reading the directions prior to completing any part of the application. Also make note of any supplemental documents that need to be submitted with the application, as most medical school applications require the applicant to write an essay. Review the essay criteria carefully and start to think of possible topics, even while still gathering all of the necessary documents.
Completely fill out the application. Put all of the documents together with the application. Then go back and review the directions and checklist carefully to ensure that everything the medical school is asking for is included. Read and re-read the essay for spelling and grammar errors. Finally, hand over the medical school application package to one to three people to review it as well.
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