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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Nailing the Medical School Interview is available now!

I am very pleased to announce the publication of a new book:

Nailing the Medical School Interview: A Harvard MD's Comprehensive Preparation Strategy

Did you know the interview is the most important factor used to decide which applicants get in to medical school? THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR! Fortunately, interview techniques can be learned and improved with practice. Drawn from Dr. Suzanne M. Miller’s nearly 15 years of experience as a Harvard pre-med tutor, admissions interviewer, and CEO of MDadmit medical admissions, Nailing the Medical School Interview provides a detailed, step-by-step plan for how to tackle every aspect of traditional medical school interviews while giving you a head start on Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) preparation. Book highlights include: 1. 250+ interview questions with answer examples and explanations. 2. Detailed system for how to approach ethical/behavioral questions. 3. Entire chapter on health policy topics. 4. Strategies for group and essay questions. 5. Post-interview strategy with example thank you notes and letters of intent/update letters 6. Tips on scheduling and style prep 7. Special sections on DO and Caribbean schools interview preparation.



Thursday, September 29, 2016

MDadmit Admissions Bootcamp date added!

MDadmit Admissions Bootcamps details: 
Dates: Dec 3-4, 2016
Hours: 8am to 5pm
Location: Washington, DC metro area (exact location forthcoming)
Can you imagine how much time and energy you will save by strategizing MCAT timing, deciding on recommenders, creating a school list, completing the AMCAS/AACOMAS/TMDSAS work/activities, finishing the personal statement, outlining secondary essays, preparing for interviews, and learning post-interview tactics in TWO days? MDadmit Admissions Bootcamps makes this dream a reality.
MDadmit Admissions Bootcamps are intimate, intensive, and strategic seminars run by Dr. Miller and her team of experts. Realizing the incredible amount time and energy pre-meds spend on medical school admissions, often because of inexperience with the process, Dr. Miller has created MDadmit Admissions Bootcamps to provide personalized, efficient, and comprehensive admissions help that will give you an advantage in medical school admissions.
MDadmit Admissions Bootcamp highlights:
  • Limited to a maximum of five pre-meds to ensure personalized service.
  • Expertise and real-time feedback from Dr. Miller, CEO of MDadmit, best-selling author, and leading medical school admissions consultant.
  • Dr. Miller runs and is present for the entire bootcamp with three professional editors and interviewers assisting.
  • One-on-one writing sessions with Dr. Miller and expert team of professional editors.
  • Essay editing by Dr. Miller and expert team of professional editors.
  • Mock interview by experienced university professors with video recording.
  • Blend of targeted lectures, interactive workshops, and one-on-one sessions.
  • Pre-bootcamp preparation including copy of The Medical School Admissions Guide: A Week-by-Week Admissions Handbook, 3rd Edition and comprehensive MDadmit Bootcamp Preparation Guide and Workbook.
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and plenty of caffeine provided each day.
You will walk out of a MDadmit Admissions Bootcamp with:
  1. Clear understanding of how to approach the MCAT
  2. School list (including MD, DO, and foreign schools, if applicable)
  3. Recommendation list and approach to recommenders
  4. Complete, professionally edited AMCAS/AACOMAS/TMDSAS work/activities
  5. Complete, professionally edited AMCAS/AACOMAS/TMDSAS personal statement
  6. Secondary essay outlines
  7. Mock interview recording 
  8. Plan for post-interview tactics
  9. Personalized, clear strategy of how to excel in medical school admissions process
  10. All of your questions answered in a personalized, supportive environment
MDadmit Admissions Bootcamps topics include:
  • MCAT
    • Timing
    • Study strategies/courses
    • When and if to re-take
  • Recommendations
    • Who to ask
    • When to ask
    • How to ask
  • School List
    • How many schools
    • Where to apply
    • MD, DO, and foreign options
  • AMCAS work/activities
    • Which activities to include
    • How to choose ‘most meaningful’ activities
    • How to categorize, title, and calculate hours
  • AMCAS Personal Statement
    • Creating the "hook"
    • Overall essay structure
    • Developing the admissions narrative
  • Secondary Essays
    • Most common secondary topics
    • How to write hundreds of essays efficiently
    • Merging secondary essays into overall admissions story
  • Interview
    • How to prepare
    • Most common, most difficult, and ethics/policy interview questions
    • MMI interview explanation and strategy
  • Post-interview strategy
    • Thank you notes
    • Update letters/letter of intent
    • Deferment
MDadmit Admissions Bootcamps details: 
Dates: Dec 3-4, 2016
Hours: 8am to 5pm
Location: Washington, DC metro area (exact location forthcoming)
Sign up now

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Hello Pre-Meds!

I am about to start working on the new edition of The Medical School Admissions Guide: A Harvard MD's Week-by-Week Admissions Handbook. I'd love to hear about anything you'd like added to the book or suggested improvements. I want to create the most helpful products for pre-meds and can't do it without you!

My ears are open:)

Feel free to send an e-mail to me at info@MDadmit.com.

Can't wait for your input.

Thanks!

--Dr. Miller

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Best-Selling Author and Harvard MD Announces 3rd Edition of Acclaimed ‘The Medical School Admissions Guide’


Best-Selling Author and Harvard MD Announces 3rd Edition of Acclaimed ‘The Medical School Admissions Guide’

Sharing the week-by-week plan that got her into Harvard Medical School, Dr. Miller’s ‘The Medical School Admissions Guide’ has become a global best seller. Today, following a recent update, Miller announces the release of the book’s third edition.

For Immediate Release

Washington, DC – US medical schools have one of the most competitive graduate admissions processes in the world. With less than half of the 40,000 annual US medical school applicants gaining acceptance each year, understanding the complex admissions process and getting an edge over other candidates has never been more vital. Dr. Suzanne M. Miller has already helped pave the way for thousands of successful applicants with her acclaimed book ‘The Medical School Admissions Guide,’ the best-selling medical school admissions guide on Amazon for years. Today, she is delighted to announce the release of ‘The Medical School Admissions Guides’ new (third) edition.

‘The Medical School Admissions Guide: A Harvard MD’s Week-by-Week Admissions Handbook, 3rd Edition,’ offers a step-by-step guide for how to excel in the competitive, complex, and often stressful medical school admissions process. Given the ever-changing nature of medical school admissions, the guide contains information on the new MCAT2015, recent application changes, and additional examples from successful applicants. Dr. Miller has written the guide to be useful for anyone applying to medical school, from a college undergraduate to a non-traditional pre-med who has been out of school for years. The guide’s information comes as a result of the author’s decade of experience as a Harvard pre-med tutor, admissions interviewer, and medical school admissions consultant. Dr. Miller is also a practicing emergency physician and faculty member of multiple universities.
“I remember how stressful it was to be a pre-med. At the time of my application, I had wished there was a book that could break up the monstrous process looming ahead of me into digestible bits, while also providing real-life application examples from previous medical school applicants. Thus, I wrote ‘The Medical School Admissions Guide,’ the book I had wanted so desperately when I was applying to medical school,” says Dr. Miller, who has now written five books on pre-med and medical admissions topics.
She continues, “If you follow this guide, you will be prepared for every step in the process, hit each deadline with ease, and create your best application.”
Official Blurb:
The newly updated 3rd edition of Dr. Suzanne M. Miller's acclaimed ‘The Medical School Admissions Guide’ includes MCAT2015 insights, recent medical school application changes, and additional examples from successful applicants. As with previous best-selling versions of ‘The Medical School Admissions Guide,’ this 3rd edition contains the weekly, step-by-step plan Dr. Miller used to get into Harvard Medical School. She has since utilized the strategy to help hundreds of applicants gain entry into medical school first as a Harvard pre-med tutor and then as CEO of MDadmit, a medical admissions consulting service. Following this handbook's advice will provide you a distinct advantage in the competitive medical school admissions process as it prepares you for every step and helps create your best application.

Book Highlights include:
1. Weekly, easy-to-follow advice on navigating the complex admissions process.
2. Multiple examples of successful personal statements, AMCAS and TMDSAS work/activities, secondary essays, and letter of intent/update letters.
3. Special sections on reapplicants, non-traditional applicants, DO schools, foreign schools, and military/public health service options.
Having garnered consistent five-star reviews, Dr. Miller believes the book offers a vital insight into a process that is getting tougher by the day. “I have clients with 4.0 GPAs and MCAT scores in the 40s who sought my services after they did not get in. It seems like everyone has impressive grades, important research experiences, interesting extracurriculars, and life-changing community services and clinical experiences. Getting the edge has never been more important,” she adds.
‘The Medical School Admissions Guide: A Harvard MD’s Week-by-Week Admissions Handbook, 3rd Edition,’ published by MDadmit, is available now from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Medical-School-Admissions-Guide-Week/dp/1936633809/ and Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-medical-school-admissions-guide-suzanne-m-miller/1119020260?ean=9781936633807.

More information can be found on Dr. Miller’s blog: http://mdadmit.blogspot.com/

About Dr. Suzanne Miller
Dr. Suzanne M. Miller was raised near Washington, DC and studied history and science at Harvard College. While attending Harvard Medical School, she began admissions consulting as a Harvard pre-medical tutor and then co-chair of the Eliot House Pre-Medical Committee. After receiving her MD, she trained at Stanford University in emergency medicine.

Dr. Miller continues to work as an emergency physician and professor both nationally and internationally while running MDadmit, a medical admissions consulting service. She is also proud to lead the successful MDadmit Admissions Bootcamps. Dr. Miller enjoys teaching, traveling internationally, and serving as a physician for Racing the Planet adventure races, activities that have allowed her to make footprints on seven continents.
Please find Dr. Miller's bio highlights and awards at http://mdadmit.com/who-we-are and press page at http://www.mdadmit.com/press-room.
Her progress can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter.
Contact
Dr. Suzanne M. Miller
202.738.4353
Reviews

‘The Medical School Admissions Guide, 3rd Edition’ is already receiving stellar reviews:
“Buying this book is one of the most cost-effective things any pre-med could possibly do. Dr. Miller's week-by-week guide sets itself apart from other books in this category by breaking the application process down in to weekly, bite-size steps, that are easy to follow yet add up to an impressive final application. This third edition has kept pace with the ever-changing requirements (MCAT 2015!!) and deadlines of the admissions process. Dr. Miller's personal experience and expertise shine through and the examples provided - of personal statements, AMCAS work/activities, secondary essays, and letters of intent - are all from real-life applicants - many are from traditional pre-meds but also a good number are from non-traditional applicants. Seeing how a diverse group of applicants approach and frame their application 'story' has been priceless. It also has sections on DO schools, foreign schools, military and public health service options. I could not recommend this book highly enough.”
“The guide is for both traditional and nontraditional applicants, I myself was a nontraditional applicant, so I found the abundance of examples to be helpful -- most books seem to be written ex de facto for traditional premeds… with this guide alone, I was able to keep pace with the full process of the AMCAS (primary, secondary, interview brain storming, and post interview strategies). At first, the timeline and examples in the book may seem daunting to emulate, but this reflects how competitive and how diverse top medical schools expect from their applicants to be. And on each of my five interviews, I met applicants who had backgrounds just as grandiose as those in the book, so it's a good barometer for your competition/cohort. Now that I've been through the process, was sent 8 interview invites, attended 5 (accepted into all 5 programs, all US MD), and offered a few scholarships, I'd say this book did a good job at painting my narrative in a cogent manner to argue my admittance and keeping me informed about the "little things" that matter which I never considered. I would highly recommend this book for any premeds close to applying in need of an actual guide of how it really is, and how you're really expected to put your application together at a professional level.”

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


 I wanted to say thank you to the Doctor or Bust blog for it's recent review of The Medical School Admissions Guide.

http://doctororbust.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/msag-dont-apply-without-it/

I love seeing pre-meds succeed, and Doctor or Bust is another glowing example!

Get going and get in!

--Dr. Miller


Suzanne M. Miller, MD, FACEP
Emergency Physician
CEO, MDadmit Medical Admissions
www.MDadmit.com
202.738.4353

Author of:
How to be Pre-Med
The Medical School Admissions Guide
How To Get Into Medical School with a Low GPA

Monday, March 31, 2014

New Edition of Best-Selling Medical School Admissions Guide Now Available

Greetings pre-meds!

MDadmit is very proud to announce the new edition of Dr. Suzanne M. Miller's best-selling The Medical School Admissions Guide: A Harvard MD's Week-by-Week Admissions Handbook now available at:

Amazon
Barnes and Noble



What's new? It's the newly updated 3rd edition of Dr. Suzanne M. Miller's acclaimed The Medical School Admissions Guide, complete with MCAT2015 insights, recent medical school application changes, and additional examples from successful applicants. As with previous best-selling versions of The Medical School Admissions Guide, this 3rd edition contains the weekly, step-by-step plan Dr. Miller used to get into Harvard Medical School. She has since utilized the strategy to help hundreds of applicants gain entry into medical school first as a Harvard pre-med tutor and then as CEO of MDadmit, a medical admissions consulting service. Following this handbook's advice will provide you a distinct advantage in the competitive medical school admissions process as it prepares you for every step and helps create your best application. Book Highlights include: 1. Weekly, easy-to-follow advice on navigating the complex admissions process. 2. Multiple examples of successful personal statements, AMCAS and TMDSAS work/activities, secondary essays, and letter of intent/update letters. 3. Special sections on reapplicants, non-traditional applicants, DO schools, foreign schools, and military/public health service options.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Medical School Admissions (2013-2014 Cycle): Why does every pre-med bring a fancy portfolio and legal pad to medical school interviews?

If you have already undergone a medical school interview, you will have noticed that everyone brings a fancy, leather portfolio with a legal pad inside. You probably did too. But did you, or any other pre-med in attendance, actually use the portfolio? What's the point of bringing a portfolio if no one uses it?

I may surprise you by advising you DO bring a professional-looking portfolio with a legal pad. But I also suggest you actually use it to store some important items and take notes. Here's how a porfolio should be used in the medical school interview scenario:

1. Store a copy of your AMCAS application, secondary application for the school you are visiting, and any publications/abstracts in the inside folder. This will allow you to review these items prior to the interview or during breaks in the interview day. It is unlikely any interviewers will ask to see your publications, but it's not unheard of - so best to be prepared.
2. Put a small roll of dental floss into the pocket as well. I can't tell you how many times I've seen pre-meds with food stuck in their teeth when interviews occur after a meal. Having floss might just save you from an embarrassing situation.
3. Take notes! There is no need to take notes during the interview, as that may seem pretentious. But definitely jot down your thoughts after each interview making special note of:
Interview date
Interviewer name and title spelled correctly
Topics discussed
School positives
School negatives
Overall gut reaction
Taking five minutes to log your thoughts will be helpful in keeping the details of each school straight in your mind and remembering specifics to put in thank you notes. As schools start to blur together on the interview trail, these notes will be very helpful.

Good luck and get in!

Suzanne M. Miller, MD, FACEP
Emergency Physician
CEO, MDadmit Medical Admissions
www.MDadmit.com
415.939.5251

Author of:
How to be Pre-Med
The Medical School Admissions Guide
How To Get Into Medical School with a Low GPA