Getting into medical
school may not be an easy process, but many students have succeeded and you
Sharing with you
some gold nuggets that may prove helpful in your journey towards becoming a
1. Set specific,
measurable, attainable, realistic and timely goals. Big goals are overwhelming,
but taking baby steps along the way makes them attainable. Be open-minded
especially when results are not what you have expected. You can always try new
2. Seek support. A
strong support group like your family, friends or fellow students will help you
accomplish more. Do not be ashamed to say, “I need help.”
3. Understand the
admission process. Read about the medical schools that interest you. Know the
importance that they place on your GPA, MCAT results, letters of reference,
autobiographical materials or interviews. If you have clarifications, write to
4. For MCAT
preparation, start early and study regularly. With sufficient time to study, you
will be able to craft a study schedule that is effective.
In addition, some
premed courses in college will be able to help in your early preparation. Click
here: What college classes do you need to take to prepare for the MCAT?
5. Relax! While the new
MCAT requires a lot of preparation, you should not forsake all your other
activities to study. Try to keep exercising, maintain a social life and do
things you enjoy. If you balance work with things which relax you, you will
work more effectively overall.
6. Lastly, believe
in yourself. The only person standing between you and success is yourself.