Planning for Medical School
An Online Workshop to Help Guide You in Applying to Medical School
The Planning for Medical School workshop can be done on your own time, at your own pace. Access it as much as you want at anytime, 24/7/365. The workshop will help you get organized and understand what you need to do to be a competitive medical school applicant. Upon finishing the workshop, if you would like to meet with a counselor for some one-on-one personalized feedback, that is an option too!
Here is what is included in this online workshop:
- Your Action Plan - Develop your medical school action plan. As you move through the workshop, prompts will help you stop and think through your own progress on key application elements. Develop your medical school action plan and share it with your counselor.
- What Do Physicians Do? - Learn about the typical day of a physician, what degree(s) they have, and where they work. Discover successful qualities of physicians and, through short video clips, listen to physicians talk about what they do on a day-to-day basis.
- Making the Commitment - Becoming a physician is a commitment that takes time and money. Learn about the unique sacrifices to consider, along with understanding the balance needed to be successful.
- The Medical School Experience- Discover what it is like to be a medical student. Learn more about choosing a school and what factors you need to consider.
- Preparing for Med School - Discover details about the elements needed to best prepare for medical school, including grades, the MCAT, prerequisite courses, and out of classroom experiences. Gain tips on landing valuable healthcare experiences or doing a gap year. Learn about the application process, including personal statements, letters of recommendation, and AMCAS, the national application service. Taking a year off after your undergraduate degree? Learn what successful medical school applicants did with their time.
- Applying to Med School - Go through the timeline for application. Gather organizational tips on getting prepared for the application, the interview, and other needed elements.
- Career Changers - A specific section is dedicated to those people who are thinking of pursuing medicine at a later age. Is medicine the right career direction for you? Hear stories from medical students who went through their own career change. This section covers the unique issues that arise for career changers.
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To learn more about this unique online workshop offered through the Health Careers Center: Watch a Demo
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The comments and feedback provided during the “Personal Statement Critique”, "Action Planning", or similar sessions are provided for informational purposes only; the Health Careers Center makes no guarantees or warranties, either expressed or implied, regarding admissions decisions by any academic program, including those at the University of Minnesota. While we make every effort to provide accurate and current information, it is the recipient’s responsibility to consult with relevant admissions personnel to learn about admissions requirements and prerequisites.