Hear from experts in various fields on topics such as exploring medical careers, preparing for medical school interviews, and finding a mentor.
Consider shadowing a practicing physician, researcher, and/or academician to help visualize yourself in one of these roles, says one expert.
Learn from a medical school advisor and a resident about the importance of having a mentor as you navigate your medical education.
There are a lot of moving parts involved with preparing, applying, and ultimately being admitted to medical school. One expert recommends that you start by getting an objective assessment of where you are in relation to your goals.
"Be prepared not only to discuss your motivation for a career in medicine, but also any activities or experiences that are relevant to your goal, and times you have served others," says one expert.
"If you want to stand out, think about what is in your application that isn't likely to be in anyone else's application," says one expert.