Dr. Suzanne M. Miller, a Harvard/Stanford MD, admissions expert, and best-selling author, has dedicated herself to helping pre-meds and medical students succeed in their journey to doctorhood. Here, Dr. Miller provides tips, updates, and great insight on how to get into medical school and residency.
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A must buy! This week-by-week guide sets itself apart from other books
in this category, many of which seem mass produced using the same
generic 'admissions' model. I have found the med school admissions
process to be incredibly complex but this book has broken it down in to
weekly steps that are easy to follow. This second edition has kept pace
with the ever-changing requirements and deadlines of the admissions
process. Dr. Miller's experience shines through; the examples provided -
of personal statements, AMCAS work/activities, secondary essays, and
letters of intent - are all from real-life applicants. This has been
incredibly helpful. It even has sections on DO schools, foreign schools,
military and public health service options. I recommend this book to
anyone even considering applying to medical school!"
If you are considering medical school, read Dr. Miller's book. This
week-by-week guide breaks down the complex and frequently daunting
admissions process into easy to follow steps. It offers practical and
often humorous advice on every aspect of your journey, from writing a
standout personal statement to preparing for a stellar interview. The
2nd edition also provides examples of AMCAS work activities to meet the
new requirements and has a new section on ways to pay for medical school
including military and public health options. In over twenty years of
advising applicants seeking educational opportunities, I have never read
a more complete guide filled with so much practical information."
Suzanne Miller's book on the med school admissions process is
exceptional. Dr. Miller masterfully articulates the important points of
the med school applications process. She hones her expression into a
concise and authoritative language that provides you with details that
you will not read anywhere else.
Although the book is steeped in
good advice, I particularly value the section on the secondary
applications. Dr. Miller provides over 40 essay prompts categorized into
10 major themes that will allow you to complete much of your secondary
applications before you even begin to apply. I cannot tell you how
valuable this information is... secondary applications are very time
consuming, but if you follow Dr. Miller's advice, they will be as easy
as cutting and pasting your pre-written essays.
This is a book
for the general applicant, as well as for the elite applicant. As a
graduate of an Ivy League school, my home school dedicates enormous
resources into pre-medical advising. However, Dr. Miller's book
surpasses the advice that I received from my school's career services by
leaps and bounds; so much so that I purchased a copy of her book and
mailed it to my home school's career services.
This book will propel your application into a new level of excellence, not to mention save you enormous time in the process.
If you are apply to medical school this cycle (2012-2013), the AMCAS
(American Medical College Application Service) is open! Go to https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/amcas/ and sign up for access to the online application. You can start actual application submission on June 6.