You want a seat in the med school class of 2022. What could you possibly have to do now? LOADS! If you think applying to medical school is a task that can be left until the last minute, then you’re terribly mistaken!
Here are three reasons why you should get started now if you want to enter med school in 2018:
1. Your recommenders will thank you!
No one likes to write a letter under pressure, and if you want a favorable letter of recommendation, then you’ll give your recommenders ample time to write it!
2. Slow and steady wins the race.
An application that’s slapped together last minute is bound to have errors – not something you want when trying to make a good impression! Start early to avoid careless mistakes!
3. You’ll understand your strengths and weaknesses early on.
The sooner you begin to evaluate your profile, the better position you’ll be in if you need to retake a chem class or step up your MCAT studying.