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Medical school admissions personnel have identified core competencies that are necessary to be a successful medical student and physician. The competencies are grouped into four categories: interpersonal, intrapersonal, thinking/reasoning, and science. The 15 competencies that are considered essential are: 1. … Continue reading

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As a medical school admissions consultant and as the former director of both the Johns Hopkins and Goucher Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Programs, I have extensive experience guiding medical school applicants. I am fortunate that many of my former advisees have been … Continue reading

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An article published in 2013 in Academic Medicine posed a novel and interesting way to select medical students based on their tolerance for ambiguity (TFA). The upcoming changes to the 2015 MCAT, with its inclusion of new sections on behavioral and … Continue reading

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Looking for answers to your questions about medical school admission? I did a Q&A interview called “Ask a Medical School Admissions Expert” for Varsity Admissions: An Education Blog. Check it out! –Liza Thompson, Expert Medical School Admissions Consulting

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Holistic review, a more comprehensive way to screen medical school applicants, has been in place at several medical schools for the last several years. First introduced by the Association of American Medical Colleges approximately 10 years ago, holistic review proposes … Continue reading

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