Medical School Admissions: Free Resources

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Everything you need to know about postbac, med school and residency admissions.

Advice for Specific Applicant Types

Reapplicant Advice

Resources to help you make your next application the one that gets you IN.

Waitlisted Applicants

Get yourself off the medical school waitlist and into the school of your dreams

Residency Applicants

The steps you need to take to land the residency match of your dreams.

Nontraditional Applicants

Learn how to turn your non-traditional qualities into assets that get you accepted

postbac applicants

Tips and advice on how to ace your post-college, pre-med program applications   

Postbac program guide

Download our guide to learn how to get accepted to a postbac program         

Premed Applicants

Get organized, create a plan of action, then apply to your top-choice programs

PA applicants

Expert advice on the journey to physician assistant (PA) program acceptance

Ultimate Guide to PA

Download our guide to learn how you get accepted to your top-choice PA program


Boost your chances of acceptance to a Texas med school via the TMDSAS


Download our guide to learn how to ace your TMDSAS application


Create an AACOMAS application that highlights your strengths 


Download our guide to learn how to ace your AACOMAS application


Learn how to highlight your strengths in your AMCAS application


Download our guide to learn where to start with your AMCAS essay

Resources While You Prepare To Apply


Resources to help you understand how the MCAT exam works and what skills it tests        

Med School Stats

Rankings, acceptance rates (in-state & out-of-state), MCAT scores, and GPA at top medical schools

Low Stats

Advice for applicants with lower MCAT scores and/or GPAs                                

Selecting Med Schools

Resources to help you in the important research phase of the med school application process        

Visiting Med Schools

Learn what to do when visiting medical schools such as what to wear and who you should talk to

What is Med School Like

Listen to the real stories of med school students as they share what it's really like at medical school

Advice for Parents

Resources to help guide you and your student through the medical school application process     

Paying for Med School

Resources you need to figure out your medical school financing                  

med school podcast

Hear from medical school admissions directors and experts about med school and the application process

Med School Action Plan

Download our guide to learn the six steps to med school acceptance               

Med School Admissions Guide

Download our guide to learn what you need to know to get accepted to med school

Resources For Your Application (Essays, CV, Letters of Recommendation)

Essay Tips

Practical tips on the brainstorming, writing, and editing phase of the med school application

Sample Personal Statements

Download our sample medical school personal statements to learn what works

Secondary Essays

Ensure your nail your secondary essays for medical school applications  

Five Fatal Flaws - Med

Download our guide to learn the five fatal flaws to avoid in your med school essays

Residency Personal Statement

Download our guide to learn how to craft a winning residency personal statement

CV Advice

Construct a winning med school CV that presents the essential facts and your impressive experiences


Download our guide to learn how to craft an amazing admissions resume/CV

letters of recommendation

Learn how to obtain winning letters of recommendation that present you at your best

Resources For After You Submit Your Application


Learn how to prepare for your medical school interviews

Med School Interview

Download our guide to learn how to ace your med school interview


Download our guide to learn what not to do on a med school waitlist

Meet Accepted's Expert Medical School Admissions Consultants

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Cydney Foote-1

Cydney Foote

Former admissions committee member at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine and curriculum development team member at the UW School of Dentistry

Learn more about Cydney >

Flash Gordon

Dr. Herman "Flash" Gordon

Tenured faculty member at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he was also the admissions committee chair and a neuroscience graduate admissions committee member

Learn more about Flash >

Madison Searle

Madison Searle

Read more than 5,000 applications and advised students as former director for three undergraduate honors programs at the College of Natural Sciences at UT Austin

Learn more about Madison >

Mary Mahoney

Dr. Mary Mahoney

Director of medical humanities at a liberal arts college in New York and a tenured English professor, specializing in the personal essay, for more than 20 years

Learn more about Mary >

Barry Rothman

Dr. Barry S. Rothman, Ph.D.

Emeritus professor of biology, former health professions advisor, and former director of three post-bac programs at San Francisco State University

Learn more about Barry >

Valerie Wherley

Dr. Valerie Wherley

Former assistant dean of student affairs at the William Beaumont School of Medicine and former director of pre-health advisement and the Postbac Certificate Program at Sacred Heart

Learn more about Valerie >

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