Workshops

For sophomores, get a clearer vision for making course choices, planning your summers, and thinking through research:

The Sophomore Fall Check-Up

Make sure you are on target with your future vision for professional school.

For students applying to medical school, the process is complex and takes eighteen months. We’ve created the following workshops to guide you step-by-step:

Are You a Competitive Applicant?

Each Fall and/or Spring semester Dean Scheirer will present on the characteristics of a competitive applicant and pose the following questions.

  • What do medical schools mean by a “Holistic” review of applicants?
  • What are the components of a holistic review?
  • What role do the metrics (GPAs and MCAT score) play in admissions?
  • How do I identify gaps in my preparation?
  • How do I improve my science GPA?
  • What personal attributes are important to cultivate?
The Personal Essay

Learn how the medical school personal essay should be constructed to give you maximum exposure to the admissions committee.

Choosing Medical Schools

* Especially for Juniors/Seniors applying this cycle for 2016 Matriculation.

In the Spring semester 2015 Dean Scheirer will present tips on how to pick your medical schools to enhance your chances for admission. The session will be offered in March/April each year.

Completing the AMCAS Application

* Especially for Juniors/Seniors applying this cycle for 2016 Matriculation.

In the Spring semester 2015 Dean Scheirer will present an overview of the AMCAS application and how to complete each section. The session will be offered in March/April each year.

The Medical School Interview

You have submitted your primary and secondary applications. Your letter packet has arrived at your chosen schools. Now you get a call asking you to come for an interview at your first choice school. What do you do? After the initial celebration, you realize that you have to prepare for this very important interview. Where do you start? What should I wear? So many questions.

Begin your preparation by viewing the presentation by Dr. Brenda Armstrong, Duke Medical School Director of Admissions. This conversation with Dr. Armstrong will give you a full-frame view of the medical school admissions process, focusing on the importance of the interview and the format of the Multiple Mini Interview.