Mythbusting Med School Admissions


“They’ll automatically screen you out if your GPA is below a 3.5”
“You have to start your personal statement with a hook”
“If you don’t have at least 100 hours of shadowing, don’t bother applying”
“The better US News ranking of your med school, the more likely you are to get the most competitive residency”

There’s a lot of information out there about how to get into medical school. Sometimes it’s hard to separate the facts from the myths; even things you can tell are probably not true can cause anxiety and stress. Dr. Sunny Nakae has worked in medical schools for over 20 years and has even written a book about premed preparation. She’s passionate about increasing access to medical education and she has mentored and advised countless premeds with a combination of wisdom, compassion, and pragmatism. Spend an hour with her as we break down what’s true, what’s false, and what’s somewhere in between.

Please submit your myths by April 9 using this anonymous form – we’ll work through some of them and then open up the session for a Q&A.


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