You need to make certain you address what Medical Schools are currently looking for. To accomplish that find out who of the counsellors at your school have insight into what Medical Schools are looking for and approach them about helping you. Do this at the beginning of your Freshman year. A few thoughts, if you have an idea as to what medical schools you might like to attend focus on them as to what they are looking for.
Medical schools by' and large' want to see a well rounded person, who shows not only evidence of intellect, but maturity and a sense of what it is they would like to accomplish. In addition to taking the appropriate courses, i.e., advanced courses in the Biological and or Chemical Sciences, take courses which show your intellectual interest have depth and breadth. For example, it you have an interest in history or languages, take enough courses which demonstrate a degree of accomplishment, i.e., you are fluent in Russian, etc. If you have an interest in athletics, whatever that my be, participate in that sport with enthusiasm.
What you are attempting to show the medical schools you are interested in is you have a well rounded personality structure with not only intellect and maturity, but depth and breadth in your interest and a sense of what it Is you would like to accomplish.
I hope I have been of some help.
William recommends the following next steps:
Try to find opportunities to pursue research.
Volunteer at your local hospital or low-income clinic. Ask physicians, PAs or other clinical providers if you can shadow them.
During college study for and complete the MCAT. You will need a stellar MCAT score to apply. Devote an entire summer to studying for the MCAT and consider paying for a prep course if you can afford it. My son used MCAT Complete 7-Book Subject Review 2019-2020: Online + Book + 3 Practice Tests (Kaplan Test Prep) Kaplan Test Prep
It was about $140 and he achieved his goal score.
Most medical schools are highly competitive. Many will only consider applicants that maintained a 3.9 GPA during their undergraduate studies. Volunteering in medical research, participating in extracurricular activities that pertain to your medical area of interest will help.
Bonnie recommends the following next steps:
Hi Taylor! Happy Holidays!
The one thing I would suggest to make your self stand out is to know your value and what you bring to the fore front in any situation. You are your own cheerleader so make sure you toot your own horn. Your actions speak louder than words so when you have the opportunity to encourage or help others do it! Share your best practices and always come with a solution to a problem . Always be first to speak even if your always the first to speak! I hope this was helpful.