Medical professional is one of the most lucrative careers of modern times. Even during the recession, medics were one of the few professionals whose jobs were never in threat. Besides, being recession free, the profession of a doctor is very rewarding both in terms of salary and in respect in the society. It is therefore not very uncommon to find several students who aspire to become a doctor. However, getting into a good medical school is perhaps the biggest obstacle they face in their journey of becoming a doctor.
Here are few tips of how you can get into a good medical school:-
Good GPA: To maintain their high standards, many top medical schools usually entertain only the candidates with high GPA in high schools. Such candidates are even preferred over candidates having a bachelor degree but poor GPA in high school.
Excellent MCAT scores: Though, this is not compulsory, but having an exceptional MCAT score helps you in standing apart from the crowd. It adds weight to your application and makes your chances of getting into your dream medical school brighter.
Requisite courses: Many top medical schools have their pre-requisite courses, which every applying student must have been through. Physiology, anatomy, medical insurance, first aid, etc are few such pre-requisite courses demanded by medical schools.
Correctly fill the application form: Many students fill their application forms in great hurry, so they are prone to make mistakes in their forms. However, many schools directly reject the candidate if any of his information mentioned in the form is false or incorrect. Hence, slight carelessness in filling up the form can shatter your dream of medical school admission.
Help from AAMC: Students trying to get into med schools can also take help from AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges), by studying their online resources.
Good inter-personal skills in the interview: This is the final and the most important . If you have been lucky enough to have received an interview call from a medical school, you should give your best shot in the interview. Interview largely determines whether or not you are making it into the school. You should be well dressed and have a pleasing body language. You should answer precisely to what the interviewee is asking, without straying from the topic or un-necessarily elaborating your point. You should be speaking in a soft voice, but with confidence. Your answers should reflect your keen desire of becoming a doctor.