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Instead of following protocol, go outside of your comfort zone to get the most out of your scientific research position. Here's 5 strategies you can use at any lab.

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Research shouldn't be a chore, use your #premed research position as a means for exploration, growth, and discovery. This manifesto shows you how!

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More and more pre-meds are considering DO schools as a viable option. There are plenty of good reasons why!

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For the most part, it seems that patients do not discriminate based on the M.D. verses D.O. distinction. So where does the stigma come from, and how is it perpetuated?

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For the most part, it seems that patients do not discriminate based on the M.D. verses D.O. distinction. So where does the stigma come from, and how is it perpetuated?

Read more: http://ow.ly/R3E830864g6

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Many pre-meds have feelings of trepidation when they sit down at the keyboard. Some openly claim to be “bad writers,” while others simply struggle to meet their own high standards.

But as professional writer Leo Babauta points out, writing takes time and practice to master.

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“I want this to be perfect.”
Every year, we hear pre-med students say this about their medical school personal statements. And we don’t blame them. The personal statement is the largest essay of the primary application, and it certainly carries a lot of weight.
But consider this: did you know that medical schools will read your work and activities section first? Yep.
Full article: http://ow.ly/gV6M3078OXa

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Job Titles Don’t Make Great Leaders; Impact Does

Fans of The Office will be familiar with Michael and Dwight’s frequent, petty banter over job titles. The humor is spot-on. For better or worse, people love fancy titles, clinging to them with utmost pride or admiration. I mean, just imagine being called the “The Director of Life Enrichment” or “The Director of Operational Excellence” (both real jobs). Sounds amazing, right?

To the average person, yes. To a discerning admissions committee, not so much.

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Highly Recommended: Which #MedSchools Help Students Get Into the Top Residency Programs?

Why do you want to go to medical school? “Duh,” you might say. “Because I want to become a doctor.” But not all medical schools are equally successful at helping their students become doctors. Most US MD schools have a solid match list - approximately 94% as of last year - but it’s a self-selecting group. If you’re graduating from a top medical school, you might go for your number one choice of dermatology, but if you graduate from a school that’s not as well regarded, then perhaps you might settle for internal medicine.

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