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  1. Hello, I'm probably getting ahead of myself here, but what documents do you need to submit to residency programs after you match? Do they need a final medical school transcript/LMCC? Was wondering in the case if you fail the LMCC or if a remediation appears on your final transcript, will it affect the residency offer? Thanks in advance!
  2. That makes sense! I was hesitant to ask them for two specific letters thinking that it'd be too much work for them. I'll ask regardless and see what they say. Thank you!
  3. Hey everyone, I'm a current 4th year student who will be applying to both radiology and IM and wanted people's opinion regarding reference letters. For context, I have 1 radiology and 4 IM letters so far. 1. I've read that specific letters are preferred over general ones, but in my case I'll be using my IM letters for both radiology and IM. Should I ask my IM referees to write a general letter or a specific letter for IM? 2. How preferable is it to submit a letter that's specific for IM to radiology? Since it's hard to get strong radiology letters on electives, I hear it'
  4. Are you a first year? Know the basics for now and build as you progress through med school. The anatomy knowledge will come as you know more medicine. Definitely don’t rule out those specialties.
  5. Go for it! You get to diagnose blood infections from a drop of blood and looking at it under the microscope. That takes a lot of skill and imagination to accomplish.
  6. Do the MCAT and call in sick. Can’t do much else if your manager’s being difficult. Because what are they gonna do? Fire you? Y’all are understaffed lol
  7. Relax for the summer. You have the rest of your life to learn. You won’t get much free time once you start med school.
  8. it's been a while since I wrote the MCAT but the key to MCAT studying is not memorizing or reading textbooks. Doing well has to do with doing practice AAMC passages and getting used to their way of asking questions. It's more about reading comprehension and critical thinking than memorization. Of course there are some things that you'll have to memorize, like amino acid structures or formulas, but you don't need a textbook for those. In terms of online resources, I used Khan Academy MCAT which was pretty useful. I'd recommend doing a few of the AAMC passages first to get a feel for the te
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