After a challenging pre-med journey, my son, AC, realized his dream of getting into a top med school. Gaining the experience and building the application that got him there literally took him years. And during that time, through the MCAT and the applications and the interviews, I learned the complicated process with him. His choices and accomplishments are all his own, of course. But, there were times when I was able to lend a hand, sometimes with administrative or travel details, but mostly by serving as a devil’s advocate and sounding board. The Parental Assist paragraphs at the end of many posts suggest ways parents could offer support.
These articles share what my son and I learned firsthand on his road to med school and beyond (AC is now in his first year of residency). Some offer specific advice and insights from AC, and some include comments from other MD, MD-PhD, or DO med students. I’m sharing our discoveries here –as well as through articles on LinkedIn –because we came to realize that the most valuable tools for making it into med school are knowledge and preparation.
Get my kid to med school! That refrain was not a battle cry, but an unspoken plea that my son attain his dream. Here’s hoping that the information and insights offered here will help get you — or your kid — to med school, too.
CALLING ON GET MY KID READERS:
WE HAVE RECEIVED MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT SPECIFIC PRE-MED PROGRAMS. LET’S BUILD A STRONGER PRE-MED COMMUNITY BY SHARING OUR EXPERIENCES WITH INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS.
CLICK THE “YOUR QUESTIONS” TAB.