ERIC Number: ED398841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Medical School Admissions: The Insider's Guide. 4th Revised Edition.
Zebala, John A.; And Others
This revised and updated handbook written by recent medical school graduates offers a firsthand account of successful strategies for the medical school admissions process. Six chapters discuss the following topics: (1) premedical preparation (planning undergraduate study and picking the right college); (2) power techniques for higher grades (techniques for grade point success, improving grades by being assertive, and pass/fail grades; (3) the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT sections, preparing for the MCAT, MCAT prep courses, and examination tips); (4) the application process (the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), extracurricular activities, recommendations, financial aid, timetable of important dates, and breakdown of U.S. medical schools); (5) the interview (the interview process, final preparation before the interview, and sample interview questions); and (6) the essay (proofing and style, creative versus weird, why the applicant wants to become a physician, and warnings). A selection of 50 successful AMCAS essays concludes the book. (KG)
Descriptors: College Admission, College Applicants, College Choice, College Entrance Examinations, Essays, Higher Education, Interviews, Medical Schools, Premedical Students, Professional Education, Student Financial Aid, Test Wiseness, Undergraduate Students
Mustang Publishing Co., Inc., P.O. Box 9327, New Haven, CT ($12.95 plus $2 shipping).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Medical College Admission Test