I wrote this article on creating a strong med school application at the request of the Harvard Crimson.
You’d love to put together a med school application so strong—that it both gets you in, and gets you money to help pay for med school.
Other students are accomplishing this—you can too.
Do you know the one specific principle that can take an average, dull med school application, and make it so outstanding—so riveting—that it inspires med schools not just to let you in, but to give you money to help pay for med school as well?
Building your application around this one specific principle works—even if you have lower grades and test scores.
Learn this one specific principle, and you can completely revolutionize the content of your med school application.
How do I know this?
Because I’m a professional academic strategist, and I’ve been helping students get into med school for 25 years at my website, getintomedschool.com.
Here, in a nutshell, is my best med school application advice.
In your main med school application essay, focus your efforts on constructing a flawlessly well-reasoned argument in your own behalf.
(I use the word “argument,” but of course I would never want you to sound argumentative. I want you to sound warm, and personal, and human—no question about that.)
In your med school application, think of yourself as a lawyer arguing the most important case of your career.
To do this effectively, you’ll need to know the three component parts of argument that lawyers use when arguing cases in court.
The three component parts of argument start with the letters E, A, and C.
Neglect just one of these three components, and your med school application will feel weak and unconvincing—no matter how many times you rewrite it.
Weave these three components together effectively, though—and you’ll have the med school admissions committee saying, “Wow. This makes absolutely perfect sense. I don’t even have a question about this. It’s totally clear to me that this person should be in medical school.”
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