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How Many Schools Should I Apply To? Friday, Mar 15, 2019

Hi HPA – Is there a certain number of medical schools I should apply to so that I maximize my chances of acceptance?

Question of the Week: I Missed the MCAT Panel! Friday, Mar 8, 2019

I wasn’t able to attend the MCAT panel this week – could you tell me what the students talked about?

It would be hard to capture everything here, but below are some important takeaways from the seniors who described their MCAT experiences:

Question of the Week: How Med Schools Define "Clinical Experience" Friday, Mar 1, 2019

I attended the Georgetown School of Medicine info session online the other day and was surprised that they don’t consider hospital volunteering as part of the “clinical experience” that they want to see from applicants. Is this normal?

Question of the Week: When to Ask for Letters of Recommendation Friday, Feb 22, 2019

Hi! I’m a first-year prehealth student. How early should I worry about letters of recommendation for medical school?

Question of the Week: Activities for Predental Students Friday, Feb 15, 2019

I know that HPA emphasizes community service, research, clinical experience, and leadership for premeds. Is it the same for predental students? Is there anything else that I should focus on more or less if I’m hoping to become a dentist?

Question of the Week: The Cost of Postbac Programs Friday, Feb 8, 2019

Hi HPA – I didn’t take premed classes at Princeton but now I’m interested in medicine. I’ve started looking at postbac programs where I can take the science classes but they seem really expensive. Are there any cheaper options?

Question of the Week: What Should I Look for in Service Opportunities? Friday, Feb 1, 2019

I’ve noticed a lot of medical schools seem to really value community service, both medical and non-medical. I don’t have much free time but I want to show that I want to help others—what are the best ways to do this in an efficient way?

Question of the Week: CASPer? Friday, Jan 25, 2019

A friend of mine who applied to med school told me I need to take the CASPer test. What is it and when should I take it?

Question of the Week: I Didn't Get an Internship... Now What? Friday, Jan 18, 2019

I applied to PICS and IIP but wasn’t accepted. I’m worried that there aren’t any summer options left. What should I do?

Question of the Week: Why Consider Osteopathic Medicine? Friday, Jan 11, 2019

Hi HPA – I met with an advisor who suggested that I consider DO school. Is this because they didn’t think I was good enough to get into MD programs?