Anatomy of a Medical School Applicant

April 16, 2020 by Claire

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Last modified April 16, 2020

As you decide what courses to take, which volunteer or research experiences to choose, or begin drafting your personal statement, it can be helpful to first understand what medical schools are looking for from their applicants.

Anatomy of an Applicant highlights the 15 core competencies that medical schools have identified as important for entering medical students. These competencies are a way to think about the skills you have gained and how you have grown from your experiences. Keep in mind, one experience can demonstrate multiple competencies.

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