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Cassie Kosarek is a professional tutor with Varsity Tutors, a live learning platform that connects students with personalized instruction to accelerate academic achievement. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Bryn Mawr College and is a member of the Class of 2020 at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.
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How to Maximize Pre-Med Advising

The road toward medical school is long and winding, with pre-medical coursework, volunteer opportunities, the dreaded MCAT, and a host of other activities and experiences that ultimately make your application unique. With so many moving parts, it is important to use your time with your school’s pre-health or pre-medical advisor wisely in order to maximize your chances of successful matriculation into medical school. Here are four tips to help you maximize your pre-medical advising:   1. Meet early and often Students occasionally make the mistake of not contacting their pre-medical advi...
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The 3 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make on a Medical School Application

Many hopeful physicians are aware of the most glaring errors that they can make on a medical school application. Common wisdom stipulates a thorough grammar and spelling check, as well as close attention when inputting class grades and MCAT scores. What some individuals do not realize, however, is that medical school applications can be adversely affected by other mistakes too. Here are three errors to avoid as you craft your medical school application: 1. Over-emphasizing your involvement in a specific activity In an effort to demonstrate how committed and well rounded they are, some...
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What Every Medical School Applicant Should Know About Multiple Mini Interviews

In recent years, the multiple mini interview (or MMI) has become an increasingly popular tool with medical school admissions committees. Because of its unfamiliarity, many medical school applicants doubt their ability to succeed during an MMI, but setting aside time to familiarize yourself with the format and expectations of this interview type can help to quiet these doubts. Here is a short list of points that every medical school applicant should know about the MMI:   1. There are several interview stations, each approximately ten minutes in length The traditional medical school inte...

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