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"Observation, Reason, Human Understanding, Courage; these make the physician."

― Martin H. Fischer

What makes a good physician?

Picture a doctor - this could be someone you know, a character from Grey's Anatomy or ER... What do you think of? Does this person pay attention to detail, think critically, work efficiently, show empathy? Being a doctor requires a multitude of traits necessary to care for others, each dependent upon the physician. 

 

What kind of doctor do you want to be?

Perseverance

 Reliability 

Determination

Accountability

Knowledge

Leadership

Generosity

Resilience

Teamwork

Empathy

Compassion

Integrity

Respect

Sincerity

Trustworthy

Passion

Unbiased

Confidence

Intelligence

Efficiency

Adaptability

Critical Thinking Skills

Courage

Selflessness

Communication

Persistance

Humility

“While the journey seems long and hard at the beginning, with perseverance and dedication, the rewards at the end last a lifetime.”

― William R. Francis, MD

How will you show your dedication to medicine?

The path to medicine is unique to the individual. Showing commitment to medicine means something different for everyone. There are so many opportunities for students to showcase their dedication and passion. You get to decide what experiences will shape you into the physician you want to be.

 

What path do you want to follow?

  • Testing Your Knowledge

  • Testing Your Willpower

  • Medical School Pre-requisites

  • Creating a Foundation of Knowledge

EDUCATION
  • Average Cumulative GPA: 3.71

  • Average Science GPA: 3.64

GPA
GPA
EXTRACURRICULARS
  • Giving Your Time to Others

  • Gaining Experience

MCAT
  • A True Test of Your Knowledge

  • Pushing Your Brain to the Limit

CASPer
  • Testing Your Interpersonal Skills

  • Determining Your Interview Chances

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LETTERS OF REC
  • Networking

  • Making a Name for Yourself

APPLICATION
  • Primary Application

  • Secondary Application

  • Your Time to Shine

  • Show Them What You're Made Of

INTERVIEW

“Medicine is only for those who cannot imagine doing anything else.”

― Dr. Luanda Grazette, MD

 

Why medicine?

A seemingly simple question, yet paired with a complex answer. This is where it gets personal. Think about all of the memories, experiences, and "light bulb" moments that led you to pursue one of the hardest career paths this world offers. You could have chosen any career, but you chose medicine.

 

What inspired you to be a doctor?

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Current Status: Second Year Medical Student

Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Specialty Interest: Emergency Medicine/Sports Medicine

Why Medicine?

I decided to pursue medicine because I will have the privilege to be with patients during their most vulnerable moment and help them through the process in a caring way. Physicians are not historically trusted and I would like to be part of the new generation of physicians who patients can trust and feel comfortable telling anything to.

How did AMSA help you get into medical school?

AMSA was the biggest reason I got accepted into medical school. As president of AMSA, I started the Heart & Sole 5K to benefit the SOC and was able to raise money directly for the Student Outreach Clinic at UNR Med. AMSA is a nationally recognized medical organization, and the UNR undergraduate chapter helped me get my feet wet with what being a medical student actually was.

Former AMSA President: Samantha Palacios

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Current Status: Second Year Medical Student

Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Specialty Interest: Emergency Medicine (Concentration in Narrative Medicine)

Why Medicine?

I was drawn to medicine because I saw it as field with high levels of interaction that could allow me to connect with individuals and impact their life in a tactile and tangible way. I am currently pursuing a concentration in Narrative Medicine and looking to specialize in Emergency Medicine. 

How did AMSA help you get into medical school?

Throughout undergrad, participating in AMSA was one of the most formative ways I grew as a leader. AMSA allotted me the resources to be active in creating the changes I wanted to see in my community and become confident in my leadership abilities. These experiences will be something you can look back on and speak about during interviews and beyond!

Former AMSA President: Rachel Rezaei

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