Before You Hit Submit: 4 Last-Minute Tips for the AMCAS Application

Over the next eight days, many pre-meds will find themselves in one last push of proofreading in a dash to May 30th. Why? May 30th is the date that the AMCAS application is finally open for submission. This date marks the culmination of years of academic, clinical, research, and volunteer experiences for many pre-meds. Since the […]

The Top 4 Pre-Med Clinical Experiences

Along the path to medical school, many students choose to pursue clinical experiences to complement their pre-medical schoolwork. From scribing to becoming a volunteer EMT, clinical experiences can come in all shapes and sizes, and finding the right experience can be as challenging as it is personally enriching.  In this article, we will explore the […]

Does Pre-Med Research Experience Really Matter?

This is one of the most frequently-asked questions we hear from prospective applicants. Much emphasis is placed on this component of the med school application, so we think it is worthwhile to dispel some of the myths around obtaining ‘mandatory’ research experience before applying. So, does research experience really matter to Admissions Officers reading your […]

Gaining the “Patient Perspective”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By: Alessandra Santiago As future healthcare professionals, we recommend that pre-med students put a premium on gaining experiences that confer a lens into the patient perspective (of which there are many). At CU Denver, we seek students who have applied what they’ve learned in the classroom to outside experiences, especially those that expose them to […]

Out of the Classroom, Into the Ward: Valuable Experiences for Pre-Meds

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By: Alessandra Santiago At the CU Denver Admissions Board, one of the most frequently-asked questions we hear from pre-meds is: “What extracurricular experiences make applicants stand out?” Our answer to this question is rarely as prescriptive as: “Do three years of wet lab research, volunteer for five years on the Pediatrics Ward, and make sure […]

Making the Grade: Your Academics for Med School

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By: Alessandra Santiago The foundation for a pre-med undergraduate comes in the effort you put in to your time in the classroom. Doing well in challenging classes, electing to enroll in upper-division biology and chemistry courses, and successfully connecting the many academic disciplines that comprise medicine through your extracurricular work can demonstrate to an Admissions […]

Getting into Med School: Tips and Tricks

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By: Alessandra Santiago With fewer than 3% of all applicants accepted in most of the nation’s top-tier medical schools, the competitiveness of the pool of medical school applicants cannot be understated. Compare the number of applications during the 2017-2018 cycle to the number of matriculations, and you see just how competitive the process can be: […]