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Mike Got Into Harvard Med School as an International Student. Here’s How.

by Promise Okeke - Posts (5). Posted Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 at 10:04 am

I spend about a third of every single month thinking about medical school and what I have to do to get in. It wouldn’t be a surprise to me if I were to be diagnosed with medical school admission O.C.D. (obsessive-compulsive disorder). We all know the chance of an international student getting into medical school […]

Getting the Edge as an International Applicant to Medical School

by Guest Post - Posts (69). Posted Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 at 10:25 am

Just like every foreign student planning to apply for medical school in the United States, I have heard all the stories deterring us from even considering this option. They’re not just rumors. The admissions office at Yale University says on its webpage: It is extremely difficult for international applicants who are not citizens or permanent […]

How to Get Summer Experience as a Pre-med (Without Making Yourself Miserable)

by Promise Okeke - Posts (5). Posted Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 11:24 am

It’s summer, a time of year that always leaves ambitious premeds confused about how to spend their time. There are so many possibilities: volunteering at a clinic, shadowing a physician, taking classes, traveling abroad. If you asked me which one is the best, my response is that you might as well flip a coin. For […]

How I’m Going to Get Into Medical School as an International Student

by Promise Okeke - Posts (5). Posted Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 at 9:50 am

The road to medical school is muddy, and one often stops to clean off the threatening mud. In my last post, I highlighted the difficulty in getting into med school as an international student, and how hard I know I will have to work to make it happen. I have spent the last year meeting […]

Why I’m Studying Pre-Med, Despite the Odds

by Promise Okeke - Posts (5). Posted Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 10:45 am

A few weeks ago we discussed how difficult it is to get into an American medical school as an international student.  Many of them don’t consider international applicants at all, and there’s very little scholarship money available. [Read about applying to medical school as an international student] But a small number of international students DO […]

Can International Students Attend American Medical School?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Thanks everyone who participated in our Q&A event this week.  I hope it somewhat made up for the lack of real webinars happening in the world! Our last question comes from Hana, who asked: are there any medical scholarships for international students? I have to admit, medical school is not an issue we’ve ever covered […]

Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Story That Inspired Me to Move Forward

by Doc Alex - Posts (8). Posted Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 at 4:50 am

“The way up and the way down are one and the same.” – T. S. Eliot The Call Two weeks, or was it a month ago, on a calm Tuesday afternoon, I noticed in myself a distinct sign of discontent. This was surprising because I seemed to be on top of my affairs. So I […]

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