European medical schools come up a lot as an option that some of my students are considering.
I break it down and explain whether you should consider European medical schools or not in a recent video:
[VIDEO] – Are European medical schools a good option?
The long and short of it is that you don’t want to go to a European medical school if at all possible, because in America, for better or worse, we are bourgeois - we have high standards for medical graduates, and to have the best chance of getting a great residency, you’ll need to go to a U.S. medical school.
With that said, it doesn’t mean that all European medical schools are out of the question. You are just going to have to do your research if you are seriously considering one, and make sure that you’re going to be able to use your medical degree from that school in the state that you plan on practicing in.
Otherwise, it will be a lot of effort and money without a...
So, a big question that many students have is whether or not MCAT scores expire, and if they expire when do they exactly?
Technically they never expire, but in the eyes of medical schools they absolutely do!
Watch my video now where I explain more:
The reality is that most med schools won’t consider MCAT scores that are any older than 2 or 3 years max. Many schools are set at around 2 years – so what does this mean for you?
Well – here’s a big tip, you NEVER want to take the MCAT until the rest of your application is fully ready for submission!
Otherwise you put yourself at risk of getting a great score on the MCAT and then having to wait over 2 or 3 years before you can apply to med schools and not having that score considered.
That means that your GPA needs to be competitive, extracurriculars good to go, research experiences, etc. Once all of that is ready, only then should you be considering taking the MCAT.
A few students have asked me if they can reuse their MCAT passages if they are close to “running out” of them. The short answer is: yes, but the long answer is that if you are running out of questions, you probably aren’t utilizing your MCAT questions to the maximum potential.
Watch my recent video where I explain what I mean:
My approach to the MCAT incorporates question based learning so that you increase your score not just by going through questions, but reviewing them thoroughly and effectively so that you understand what you got wrong or right and why.
You should be taking enough time to review your questions so that you aren’t just mowing them down ineffectively and not really breaking down your thought process. Understanding the why behind your right and wrong answer and developing critical thinking skills to
It’s not about the content - knowing or not knowing the question, it’s about learning an approach that will provide maximum gains...
Ignorance is bliss - but that bliss comes at a cost. If you’ve seen the movie, “The Matrix” you remember the scene with Agent Smith and Cypher - where he’s eating a steak in the matrix and knows it’s not real, yet admires how pleasant it tastes.
Meanwhile, in the “real world” - there’s a lot of hardship, struggles, and battles that his friends are facing.
They’re going through a lot of turmoil, but at the end of the day, they get to know and understand reality better than anyone else. And most importantly, they are genuinely free as human beings.
While the people who are stuck in “the matrix” are really weakened and enslaved as a result of their ignorance.
A similar thing can happen in college - where you feel blissfully ignorant about the future - whether that future is the med school application process, or the hard work it’s going to take to find a great job after college, or getting into grad school.