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What should I focus on as an aspiring pre-med student planning college applications?

Hey everyone, I'm a junior planning on pursuing pre-med in college, and I'm starting to work on my applications. Are there any specific things I should focus on in my application to increase my chances of getting into top pre-med programs? Thanks for any insight!

9 months ago

Hi there! I can understand your ambition to get into a top pre-med program. It's great that you're already thinking about this! Based on experience with my own child, I can share a few key areas you should focus on to help strengthen your application.

First, ensure that you have a strong academic foundation. Top pre-med programs will carefully assess your grades and test scores, so it's important to perform well in your coursework and on standardized exams like the SAT or ACT. Advanced courses, such as AP or IB, can also showcase your academic abilities.

Second, try to gain some experience in the medical field through internships, volunteering, or job shadowing. This will show your commitment to the career, genuine interest, and hands-on experience. For example, my child volunteered at a local hospital during their summer breaks.

Additionally, don't forget to develop your extracurricular activities. Participate in clubs, sports, or organizations that align with your interests and develop skills relevant to your pre-med ambitions.

Finally, invest time and effort into your application essays. Showcasing your passion for pre-med and your understanding of the challenges and responsibilities involved is crucial. Make sure you tailor your essays to the specific schools you apply to.

By focusing on these areas, you'll put forth a competitive application for top pre-med programs! Good luck!

9 months ago

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