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Welcome to The Gold Standard Website.


There is no magic to medical school admissions.

Confidence begins by understanding the admissions process. Read about the different medical schools which interest you. Write to them. Clarify any outstanding issues. Note the difference in importance placed on academic aspects like GPA or MCAT* results or on non-academic aspects like letters of reference, autobiographical materials or interviews. Be sure you are aware of the regional considerations.

When you know the grades and/or MCAT* scores you need - prepare, study, attain your goals with some to spare. Along the route, bend your thoughts to the non-academic part of the application: prepare, learn, read, and practice. All these things you do as if your future career depends on it, because it does.

This website is designed to address the entire admissions process to medical school. We will look at your choice of undergraduate studies and how to improve your grades. The MCAT* is dissected, necessary scores discussed and a clear plan to excel is presented. We will also turn to the non-academic aspect of admissions. The interview is explored followed by sample questions and answers. A discussion on autobiographical materials and letters of reference are each followed by sample successful submissions. You will also find current changes and trends in medical school admissions and education, lists of medical schools from across the country including average GPA and MCAT* scores, The Hippocratic Oath, financing medical school, doctor's salaries, humor and much more.

The admissions process is imperfect and as such will continue to undergo change. The objective of this website is simple: to underline the fact that the greatest factor affecting your chances of being accepted to medical school is you. The quality of your application does not depend on anyone else. There is no perfect candidate but you must strive to excel in the various aspects of the application. There are more than 15 000 positions in US and Canadian medical schools available each year. There is enough room for both sexes, all religions, all races and for great diversity in culture and experience. Use your unique experiences to clarify your decision to pursue medicine as a career. Once this is done, buckle up and get ready for the ride... By the way, you're driving.

*Medical College Admissions Test and MCAT are registered service marks of The Association
of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) which is not affiliated with this site

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