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July 1, 2021
Is Harvard Medical School a Special Place?

Introduction   Harvard Medical School (HMS) is a very special place, the academic, mystical and scholarly reputation notwithstanding, the soul of the institution is unique among the elite. I will not venture to say HMS is the best. However, it is certainly a quintessential medical institution, attracting the best of the best students, faculty and[…]

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June 21, 2021
Writing an Effective Medical School Personal Statement

Introduction Your personal statement is a critical component of your medical school application. But why is this so? You have your grades and your MCAT. Shouldn’t they tell the full story? Well….. perhaps in India, China or Japan where objective measures only determine your ascent and collegiate trajectory. In America, medical schools use a holistic[…]

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February 1, 2021
What Are the Top Medical Schools Looking For?

Introduction You’ve earned competitive grades and scored well on your MCAT. Is that enough? Well…… Yes and No! According to Socrates, “the unexamined life is not worth living.” He meant that without self-discovery, self-reflection and self-assessment, how can you envision the perfect future; and thus plan for it. There are approximately 200 medical schools in[…]

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