Med Admissions Telethon Offers Advice to 2009 Applicants

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Accepted.com editors manning the phones to offer personalized advice for applicants to medical school.

With the application season just around the corner, medical school hopefuls are preparing to join thousands of other applicants eager to distinguish themselves. Meanwhile admissions committees prepare to read thousands of similar-sounding essays about ailing relatives and a calling to help others.

The Accepted Medical School Admissions Telethon (http://www.accepted.com/medical/AdmissionsTelethon.aspx) can help applicants find a fresh approach. During 2 hours on Tuesday, April 8, admissions consultants will be standing by to offer advice to medical school hopefuls. Candidates can call to speak with one of these admissions experts at no charge.

Accepted launched this innovative concept last year to encourage MBA candidates to begin thinking early about the application process. Accepted founder Linda Abraham emphasized the importance of advance preparation. "For the last thirteen years I've seen consistently that those who start early and set aside the time to prepare the best applications, end up submitting--surprise!--the best applications."

Now medical school callers can learn the same smart choices that ensure their application journey is smooth, successful, and less nerve-wracking.

Accepted.com editors Cydney Foote and Joan Davis will be on hand during the Medical School Admissions Telethon to advise applicants on strategies for essays and secondaries, mitigating weaknesses, and even which recommenders to choose. Says Foote, "I see so many applicants who overlook the more unique aspects of their lives, instead writing the more generic stories that they think the Admissions committees want to hear. They just aren't aware of what they can do to make themselves more competitive."

Consultants who have experience working with hundreds of medical school applicants can provide that awareness. Davis observes, "So many applicants forget that the AMCAS application requires lists of work experience, volunteer experience, research experience, etc. The essays they produce are often just expanded versions of the lists, and they share nothing of personal backgrounds which are often real attention-getters."

Foote adds that non-traditional students can especially benefit from an admissions consultant's advice. "Applicants who don't fit the regular cookie-cutter mold have an uphill battle. Even in a short conversation, we can share some of the proven steps that have helped past client get noticed -- and accepted -- by top medical schools."

The Medical School Admissions Telethon offers 2009 candidates a chance to get an early start and get noticed. For more information and to sign up, please visit Accepted.com Medical School Admissions Telethon at http://www.accepted.com/medical/AdmissionsTelethon.aspx.

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