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How To Get Into Medical School

Watch more How to Get into Graduate School videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn the steps and effort it takes to get into medical school. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Major in pre-medicine Major in pre-medicine if it's offered at your school. If not, enroll in the prerequisite courses. Tip Some schools recommend psychology, cell biology, genetics, and additional writing courses. Step 2: Do well in your courses Do well in all your courses, particularly in the premedical courses. Medical schools look at grades closely. Tip Some schools require a 3.5 grade point average in order to apply. Doing well in your major tells a prospective school that you're committed to the study of medicine. Step 3: Do research Participate in research with your professor. Co-authorship on medical research will rank you higher in the application process. Step 4: Do well on the MCATs Do well on the MCATs. Practice, get tutoring, and purchase prep software or an MCAT prep book. Step 5: Volunteer at a hospital or clinic Volunteer at a hospital or local clinic. This will help you decide if it is what you really want, and schools will see it as commitment. Step 6: Choose the right school Be sure you choose the right school. Apply to several -- a few long shots, several competitive, and a few back-ups in case your first choices say no. Did You Know? Did you know? Harvard Medical School's class of 2008 had students from 34 states and 13 different countries.
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