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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Medical School Interviews!

MedEdits clients are already receiving medical school interview invitations for the 2009/2010 application season!

Please contact us if you are interested in working with us for the 2010/2011 application season.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Medical School Secondary Essays

I find that there are two major pitfalls when applicants complete secondary essays:

1) Applicants do not address the prompts or the questions asked.

Students understand the secondary essay is a place to convince the admissions member that you have something unique to offer. And, while this is true, do this within the context of what is being asked. Clients often write about topics or achievements that in no way relate the prompt.

2) Candidates often write too generally.

The rule in any essay is to be as specific as possible. Read each sentence and paragraph and ask yourself if someone else could have written your essay. If the answer is "yes," then you are being too general.

If you need help with your secondaries to earn medical school interviews, contact MedEdits.

Friday, July 10, 2009

University of California Budget Cuts

The University of California president, Mark Yudof, announced today that there will be significant budget cuts across the University of California totaling $813 million. While it is unclear exactly how this will impact the University of California medical schools, Yudof said, "it's imperative that we do the best we can to preserve the university's ability to deliver high-quality education, research and patient care."

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Monday, July 6, 2009