Deciding when to apply to medical school can be a daunting task, but it is important to remember that the timing of your application should not be the source of stress in your life. Instead, focus on building a strong application and making sure you are well-prepared for the medical school admissions process.
There are a lot of hot topics when it comes to college, but I think a very important topic is exploring majors. Entering college, I was very certain that psychological sciences was the most interesting major area for me. I thought being in this major could help me balance my future pre-dental course load and my fun courses for learning about the brain. Within three months of my freshman year, I was automatically influenced by other opinions around me: Continue reading
Beginning my college journey, I knew I needed and wanted to gain more clinical experience to further ensure that being in the medical field was for me. I had never doubted myself in knowing that I wanted to be in this field on the clinical side of things, but I wanted to continue exploring my passions in new ways.
In high school I had some experiences both in the classroom and through outside volunteering that led me to seek out this field. Those included being in an MRT [medical response technician]/EMR [emergency medical responder] class with practical exams, an honors anatomy and physiology course partnered with Yale School of Medicine students with cadaver exposure, and volunteering at Yale New Haven Hospital for a year working with various ages. I enjoyed doing all those things and yearned to do the same in college. Continue reading
By Keely Greiner, former Health Professions Peer Ambassador
As many of you know, the idea of a growth year (or years) is becoming increasingly popular among pre-medical and pre-dental students. Some students choose to advance their education before going to medical or dental school via a master’s degree or post-baccalaureate program. This post will be discussing the differences between them, popular options for pre-meds and pre-dents, and why you might consider these programs. Continue reading
Welcome back, Huskies! I hope you all had a restful and fun-filled summer, whether it was time spent with friends/families, working an internship, getting clinical hours, serving your communities, or traveling. I hope you’re all ready for an exciting Fall 2022 semester. It’s nice to see things on campus going semi-back to normal as well. Continue reading