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Summer Enrichment Programs
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Six Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer
Summertime on your mind? You’ve worked hard this semester and have earned some well-deserved time to sit back and slow down for a change. While summer is your time to relax and recharge, it’s also a great opportunity to start focusing on rounding out your medical school applications. So how...HTML, Article, Applicants, Pre-Med , Applying to Medical School, Preparing for Medical School, Medical School, MCAT
"A mentor is a cheerleader; a mentor is a facilitator; a mentor is a motivator, and sometimes even a nudge. But, first and foremost, a mentor has your best interests at heart," says one expert.HTML, Article, Applicants, Students, Medical School, Applying to Medical School, Attending Medical School, Choosing a Medical Career, Medical School, Advocacy, Career Guidance, Career Networking
"Develop your 'whole self': solid grades and MCAT scores, extracurricular involvement in the community, research and participation in summer programs if possible, and strong letters of recommendation," says one expert.HTML, Article, FAQ, Applicants, Students, Medical School, Pre-Med , Applying to Medical School, Preparing for Medical School, Choosing a Medical Career, Career Guidance
Explore Possibilities with Medical Career Fairs
If you're considering a career in medicine, attending a medical career fair can help you explore your options. Medical career fairs offer workshops, hands-on activities, and opportunities to talk to current medical students and medical school admissions staff.HTML, Fact Sheet, Pre-Health, K-12, Pre-Med , Post-Baccalaureate, Choosing a Medical Career, Medical School, M.D./Ph.D.
Information for High School Students
In high school, the best thing you can do to prepare for a medical career is to build a good foundation of math and science, including taking advanced classes, if available.HTML, Fact Sheet, Parents, K-12, Canada, International, United States, Choosing a Medical Career, Medical School
Postbaccalaureate Research Education Programs (PREP)
PREP provides an opportunity for undergraduates who hold a recent bachelor's degree and who have the desire to pursue a research doctorate (PhD or MD-PhD) to have meaningful research experiences to guide them towards careers in the biomedical sciences.HTML, Fact Sheet, Advisors, Students, United States, Preparing for Medical School, Postbaccalaureate Programs, Career Paths, Enrichment Programs, Research Training Opportunities