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AAMC: Questions Your Pre-Health Advisor Wishes You Would Ask

“So, what do people usually ask during these appointments?”  Pre-health advisors answer a lot of questions about grades, required courses and MCAT scores, which are important.  The AAMC’s Advisor Corner asked advisors, “What question do you wish your advisees would …

By Carol Hagan
Carol Hagan Senior Associate Director, Graduate School Advising Carol Hagan
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Taking the MCAT during the Pandemic: 2021 Edition

Last year, AAMC had to make significant changes to the MCAT testing experience in response to the pandemic. This year some things have returned to normal (the full-length test has resumed, for example), but there are still pandemic-related changes to …

By Caroline Wilky
Caroline Wilky Associate Director, Graduate School Advising Caroline Wilky
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Pre-Health Panelist Spotlight

During the Pre-Health Chat: Finding Balance as a Pre-Health Student at Penn, Maya Moore CAS ’20 and Jakub Jarmula CAS ’19 shared reflections on managing competing priorities as pre-health students.  Maya, a current medical school applicant, suggested tips for navigating the …

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Clinical Volunteering in the Time of COVID

Clinical Volunteering in the Time of COVID

Volunteering your time to serve patients demonstrates traits essential to the practice of clinical medicine – including empathy, communication skills, a service ethic, and exposure to the profession. Of course, it has been difficult …

By Mia Carpiniello
Mia Carpiniello Associate Director, Graduate School Advising Mia Carpiniello
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Maximizing Your Shadowing Experience

During the search for your first job or a new position, you may find yourself with an opportunity to shadow someone working in a similar position. Always, and I mean always, say, “yes!” In fact, if you’re interviewing and are …

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