So you’ve been rejected from all the medical schools you applied to for the first, second, or maybe even third time. What next?
You are not alone. 60% of medical school applicants do not get admitted to a single allopathic medical school each year. Just take a moment to think about that. The majority of medical school applicants do not get admitted to a single medical school. In addition, medical school admissions is becoming increasingly competitive each year, with acceptance rates at top primary care programs halving between 2006 and 2016, plummeting from 8.8% to 4.6%.
At Solomon Admissions Consulting, we get calls daily from Ivy League graduates who are reapplying to medical school. What we find that all these medical school reapplicants have in common is that they often lack self-awareness of why they weren’t successful. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Medical school admissions is a one shot deal, and the last thing you want to do as is to reapply to medical school without changing a thing and therefore repeating the same mistakes of the past. The longer you wait to seek professional help from a former medical school admissions officer, the same individuals who evaluated your application and rejected you, the greater the opportunity cost of becoming a physician.
So how can the former medical school admissions officers at Solomon Admissions, who work as medical school admissions consultants, help you as a reapplicant to get you over the finish line as quickly and painlessly as possible? The greatest benefit of working with Solomon Admissions is that you will be paired one-on-one with a former allopathic medical school admissions officer. Your consultant is the person who evaluated and rejected your application and now he or she will be helping you in your reapplying. He or she will provide invaluable insights on the deficiencies in your application and why you were rejected, which will be consistent with the real reason your application was not successful. The insider knowledge of these former medical school admissions officers will be a key resource for you to gain admission to medical school as a reapplicant.
Below are five common mistakes reapplicants make in their application, and how our team of former allopathic medical school admissions officers can help you to change the outcome as you reapply this time around.
Choosing a Medical School Admission Consultant
There is no national ranking system of the best medical school admission consultants and so there's no easy way to determine if an admission consultant is qualified and knowledgeable about the medical school admissions process. So how should you choose a consultant? Click below for a checklist of important criteria and necessary questions to ask a potential medical school admissions consultant.
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