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  • Here are four reasons premeds fail to get into medical school.

  • Number one is having a low GPA or MCAT score.

  • Although some students can compensate with strong extracurriculars and letters of recommendation,

  • the reality is that higher GPA and MCAT scores are correlated with higher acceptance rates.

  • Number two is having a checkbox mentality.

  • Instead of following a cookie-cutter approach and achieving only the minimum requirements,

  • you need to push yourself beyond the average medical school applicant.

  • Pursue deep experiences that show commitment and perseverance.

  • Not only will they make your application stand out, but they will also make you a more well-rounded

  • individual in the process.

  • Number three is not applying to enough schools.

  • Although you should be strategic with the schools you apply to, getting into med school

  • is still a numbers game.

  • In the long run, it is much more expensive to reapply than it is to send a few extra

  • applications the first time around.

  • And number four is not preparing enough for medical school interviews.

  • It doesn’t matter if you have a 4.0 GPA, perfect 528 MCAT, and glowing letters of recommendation.

  • A bad interview can make or break your entire application.

  • Familiarize yourself with the most common questions, plan out your responses, and practice,

  • practice, practice.

Here are four reasons premeds fail to get into medical school.

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