Applying to Med School
May 24, 2010

MD-MPH Programs

By Carleen Eaton, M.D. For future physicians interested in health policy, epidemiology, administration or community health, a joint MD-PH program may be a good option. The typical MD-MPH program is... Read more
Test Prep
May 18, 2010

Should I Retake the MCAT?

By Carleen Eaton, M.D. Studying for, stressing about, and finally taking the MCAT is not one of life’s most enjoyable experiences and definitely not one that you want to repeat... Read more
Applying to Med School
May 10, 2010

Will it matter where I go to medical school?

By Carleen Eaton, M.D. As the time approaches for decision making, I am often asked some version of “Will it matter where I go to medical school?” The underlying concern... Read more
Applying to Med School
April 27, 2010

Nontraditional Applicants

By Carleen Eaton, M.D. While the typical premedical path is to go directly from college to med school, it is increasingly common for aspiring physicians to take a year or... Read more
Applying to Med School
April 19, 2010

The Personal Statement – Part 2

By Carleen Eaton, M.D. In January, I wrote about taking the first step towards crafting an outstanding personal statement. That initial phase involved generating ideas, anecdotes and examples to use... Read more
Applying to Med School
April 13, 2010

Med School Insider Live Online Event — May 11 7:30...

By now, the metaphors for entering the health care profession are common and clichéd:  the journey, the mountaintop, the door.  But one metaphor is less common, and in fact it... Read more
Applying to Med School
March 29, 2010

AMCAS Work/Activities Section

By Carleen Eaton, M.D. After four years as a premedical student, you have racked up quite a list of academic awards, community service hours, club memberships and even a publication... Read more
Applying to Med School
March 22, 2010

Reapplying To Medical School

By Carleen Eaton, M.D. If you are reapplying to medical school this cycle for the second (or third) time, then you need to take a different approach than a first time... Read more
Applying to Med School
March 15, 2010

Letters of Recommendation for Medical School

By Carleen Eaton, M.D. Determined to get your application in early, you take the MCAT in April, then immediately start work on your personal statement. You hit the “submit” button... Read more

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