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Monday, March 7, 2011

The Medical School Admissions Guide Book Event: University of Maryland AMSA

As part of The Medical School Admissions Guide: A Harvard MD's Week-by-Week Admissions Handbook book tour, I have been speaking to pre-med groups throughout the country. On February 15, 2010, I had the pleasure of meeting with the University of Maryland AMSA group. Thank you to Adam Pampori for making this event happen.

These talks are the most enjoyable part of my work as an admissions consultant. I particularly love the one-on-one interactions after the lecture and general Q&A session when I hear each individual applicant's story. Tonight, I was most impressed by the large number of underclassman who attended to meeting and are already thinking ahead to how they can best prepare for medical school. Gaining acceptance to medical school is a long process that started well before filling out the AMCAS application. It is never too early to start strategizing!

One great questions from the event that I wanted to post the answer to here:
Q: When is the best time to read The Medical School Admissions Guide?
A: The Medical School Admissions Guide is written as a week-by-week guide that starts in the January before you apply (i.e., you will turn in the AMCAS that June). However, it is most advantageous to read the book straight through as soon as possible to gain a sense of what is expected during the admissions process and then turn back to the guide weekly while applying. Reading this as early as freshman year will provide a huge advantage.

Pictures and details of the event can be found at:

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