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