With the med school application season just around the corner, medical school hopefuls are preparing to join thousands of other applicants eager to distinguish themselves. Meanwhile admissions committees prepare to read thousands of similar-sounding essays about ailing relatives and a deep-seated, inner yearning to help others.
The Accepted Medical School Admissions Telethon can help applicants find a fresh approach. During two hours on Tuesday, April 8, admissions consultants will be standing by to offer advice to medical school hopefuls. Candidates can speak with one of these admissions experts — FREE.
Accepted launched this innovative concept originally to encourage MBA candidates to begin thinking early about the application process. In fact for the last thirteen years I’ve seen consistently that those who start early and set aside the time to prepare the best applications, end up submitting—surprise!—the best applications. And that’s true for all applicant categories.
Now medical school callers can learn the same smart choices that ensure their application journey is smoother, more successful, and less nerve-wracking.
Accepted.com editors Cydney Foote and Joan Davis will be on hand during the Medical School Admissions Telethon to advise applicants on strategies for essays and secondaries, mitigating weaknesses, and even which recommenders to choose. Says Foote, “I see so many applicants who overlook the more unique aspects of their lives, instead writing the more generic stories that they think the admissions committees want to hear. They just aren’t aware of what they can do to make themselves more competitive.”
Consultants who have experience working with hundreds of medical school applicants can provide that awareness. Davis observes, "So many applicants forget that the AMCAS application requires lists of work experience, volunteer experience, research experience, etc. The essays they produce are often just expanded versions of the lists, and they share nothing of personal backgrounds which are often real attention-getters."
Foote adds that non-traditional students can especially benefit from an admissions consultant’s advice. "Applicants who don’t fit the regular cookie-cutter mold have an uphill battle. Even in a short conversation, we can share some of the proven steps that have helped past client get noticed — and accepted — by top medical schools."
The Medical School Admissions Telethon offers 2009 candidates a chance to get an early start and get noticed. For more information and to sign up, please visit Accepted.com Medical School Admissions Telethon. The telethon is free, but it does require registration for you to obtain the call-in information and the consultation.