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Whether you're interested in law school, medical school, business school, or some other graduate program, this Howcast video series is for you.
You Will Need
- MCAT preparation materials
- Volunteer experience
Major in pre-medicine
Major in pre-medicine if it’s offered at your school. If not, enroll in the prerequisite courses.
Do well in your courses
Do well in all your courses, particularly in the premedical courses. Medical schools look at grades closely.
Participate in research with your professor. Co-authorship on medical research will rank you higher in the application process.
Do well on the MCATs
Do well on the MCATs. Practice, get tutoring, and purchase prep software or an MCAT prep book.
Volunteer at a hospital or clinic
Volunteer at a hospital or local clinic. This will help you decide if it is what you really want, and schools will see it as commitment.
Choose the right school
Be sure you choose the right school. Apply to several -- a few long shots, several competitive, and a few back-ups in case your first choices say no.