For you, not me! Heeheehee. Many of you are starting a new semester of school, and may already be setting goals on how to make your application to med school even stronger. Here are some of my tips:
1. Take your required classes. Make sure you are on track to finish all the required coursework, and for your letters of recommendation. Do you have a non-science professor that can write you a good letter? If not, take a humanities class before you apply so you can get that letter!
2. If you are at BYU, I recommend taking honors classes. These are noticeably easier than regular classes, and you can build a great relationship with your professor. This is how I got my humanities LOR.
3. Suck up to your professors, but don’t be obnoxious. I hate annoying premed students. Ask intelligent questions and go to office hours when you genuinely need help.
4. Don’t be a gunner. For those of you who don’t know this word, check out urban dictionary’s definition. Even though getting into med school is competitive, we are all in the same boat, and we should be glad if others succeed.
5. Party!!!! …in the library. Study hard, but don’t make yourself sick. Make sure you socialize a little on the weekends, because no one (admissions committees included) likes party poopers!