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Most Popular Navigator Articles of 2019

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As 2019 comes to a close, revisit some of your favorite PreMed Navigator articles from the past year.

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Great Summer Reads for Aspiring Physicians, Vol. 4
At the end of each spring semester, we share AAMC’s annual list of book recommendations for any student interested in pursuing a career in medicine. With a list of memoirs, medical histories, and true stories, this was our most popular article of 2019!

Medical School Admissions Perspective: How to Stand Out In Your Applications
When applying to medical school, you may wonder how to make yourself stand out in your applications. In this article, Sunny Nakae, PhD, associate dean for student affairs at the University of California, Riverside, School of Medicine, offers three areas to focus on: personal mission, growth and grit, and self-reflection.

How to Demonstrate Service Orientation
Your GPA and MCAT scores are important. But medical school admissions committees consider many different factors when evaluating your readiness for success in their programs; specifically, a set of core competencies. Learn about some of these competencies, including service orientation and how current medical students demonstrated it in their applications.

Advisor Corner: The Questions Prehealth Advisors Wish Their Students Would Ask
Prehealth advisors are experienced in helping students navigate all aspects of the application process. It’s always valuable to ask for help when needed. Advisors weigh in on whether you are asking the right questions.

Preparing Letters of Evaluation for the 2020 AMCAS Application
The 2020 application officially opened on May 1, 2019! Learn about the resources available to help you complete the letters of evaluation section of the application and help your recommenders write the best letters on your behalf.

How Social Media Can Affect Your Application
Do admissions committees and employers really look at applicants’ social media accounts? What could negatively influence your chances of admission? Find out how what you share on social media can impact your medical school applications and how to protect yourself.

Making the Most of Your Gap Year
A "gap year" is the period between the end of your undergraduate education and the start of medical school. Learn how you can best utilize this time, depending on your circumstances.

We look forward to sharing many more articles in 2020! Have an idea for an article? Let us know on Twitter via @AAMCPreMed.

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