So you're not the cookie-cutter, straight-from-college, bio major, science nerd-that doesn't automatically ruin your medical school candidacy and disqualify you from the med school marathon. In fact, med schools like diversity, so all you need to do is learn how to turn your non-trad qualities into assats that will boost your appeal and help you get accepted.

Use these resources to guide you along the way:

  1. A Second Chance at Medical School: The A-Z of Applying to Postbac Programs, a free guide
  2. Medical School Reapplicant Advice: 6 Tips for Success, a free guide
  3. Amy Ho: An ER Resident Who Connects with Patients and Society, a podcast episode
  4. HMX – Harvard Medical School’s Online Option for Everyone, a podcast episode
  5. Insight from a Successful, Non-Traditional Premed and Now M2, a podcast episode
  6. What is Med School Really Like?, a podcast episode 
  7. The Unbelievable Story of an Orthopedic Surgeon, a podcast episode
  8. Med School Admissions for Non-Science Majors
  9. Med School Admissions for Applicants with Research Backgrounds
  10. Med School Admissions for Older Applicants
  11. 5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Applying to Medical School as an Older Applicant
  12. 3 Personal Statement Tips for Non-Traditional Med School Applicants
  13. 8 To-Dos for Canadians Applying to the U.S. Med Schools
  14. Medical Minority Applicant Registry (Med-MAR): Who, How, & Why?
  15. Applying as a Person Considered Underrepresented in Medicine
  16. What Not to Do in a Statement of Disadvantage
  17. How To Write The Statement Of Disadvantage

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