Medical School Application Guide

The Medical School Application Guide

 
 

Helping Individuals become doctors

The Medical School Application Guide website (themsag.com) is an up-to-date resource that aims to help you get into medical school. My name is Dr Dibah Jiva and I am the founder of the MSAG. The strategies and plans detailed in this website have been used by hundreds of students that I have helped in my medical school admissions consulting service. In over eight years of one-to-one coaching of prospective medical students, I have achieved a 100% admissions success rate. Admission to medical school is an increasingly competitive process. Following the steps suggested in this guide will put you at a distinct advantage in this process and will help you to create the best application for you. Through the content in this website, I will guide you through each step in applying to medical school, including: choosing where to apply, writing your personal statement, and preparing for interview. This information has been available in two best-selling books during the last 6 years. My aspiration has always been to make it available for free, for the benefit of all applicants, and this has been possible since August 2015. For a personalised service, tailored to your needs, I also offer a one-to-one consulting service, personal statement editing and a bespoke interview course.
  • Make your medical school application stand out
  • Medical Schools' selection formula
  • Step-by-Step Medical School Interview preparation
  • Medical School Rankings
  • Step-by Step Personal Statement writing
  • Resources for medical school entrance exams
 
Powerful Stories

Powerful Stories Bring out Emotions

 

You will get a question asking you for an example in almost every medical school interview. With a structured and comprehensive approach, you can score very highly on these as they are ideal to show off your strenghts, talents and personal attributes. You will also be asked questions in your medical school interview that "want" examples but do not specify it directly as illustrated by the last two questions on the list above. In order to be well prepared for these questions, you should prepare at least five good stories relating to your life and experiences.

Read about preparing your anecdotes for the interview

  • " It gives an excellent insight into the strategic issues involved in applying to Medicine. "


    - Pamela Andrew, Careers Adviser -- University of St. Andrews -

  • " It is easy to read and is a great place to go for all the information that seems dispersed amongst so many different sources. It"s great that it gets updated every year - because things seem to change so frequently. "

    - Jo Hutchings, Career Adviser -- University of Bristol -

  • " The Medical School Application Guide contains all the detailed information needed by both Career Advisers and Students. The information is current and updated each year. It is an invaluable resource for all Careers Advisers in this field and the essential handbook for students applying to this demanding and rewarding profession. "
    - Agnes Finley, Careers Consultant -- Lancaster University -

  • " I think your books are excellent. I have used them with students and graduates, and Careers Adviser colleagues have also found them invaluable in giving advice regarding such a niche area of the graduate labour market. "

    - Stephen Shilton, Careers Adviser -- University of Glasgow -

 
  • George’s University of London

    The St. George’s University of London is a highly respected medical school with over 280 years of history. Since 2011, they’ve tied up with INTO to offer distinctive courses in medicine and biomedical science specifically for international applicants. The programmes offered combine medical training at a UK university with clinical placements in the UK and USA, as well as preparation for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

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  • The UNESCO Institute for Statistics reports that the number of foreign students studying in Hungary has increased by 21% from 2005 to 2011. Not just Hungary, but many East European countries like Romania, Czech Republic, Poland and the Balkan states are witnessing a sharp increase in the number of foreign students enrolling to study medicine in their country. I’ve listed below a few advantages and disadvantages of studying medicine in Eastern Europe: 

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  • Getting through Foundation Year 1

    First day on the ward with a bleep on your belt and the knowledge that suddenly it’s all become real – the theory, clinical rotations and practice from medical school have now culminated in you having responsibility in the care of patients. Sound scary? It is a bit! If you aren’t nervous about this moment, then you probably haven’t taken in what it means. I can promise you that even the toughest, most no-nonsense consultant felt butterflies walking on to their first ward as a junior doctor.

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  • George’s University of London

    The St. George’s University of London is a highly respected medical school with over 280 years of history. Since 2011, they’ve tied up with INTO to offer distinctive courses in medicine and biomedical science specifically for international applicants. The programmes offered combine medical training at a UK university with clinical placements in the UK and USA, as well as preparation for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

    Read More
  • The UNESCO Institute for Statistics reports that the number of foreign students studying in Hungary has increased by 21% from 2005 to 2011. Not just Hungary, but many East European countries like Romania, Czech Republic, Poland and the Balkan states are witnessing a sharp increase in the number of foreign students enrolling to study medicine in their country. I’ve listed below a few advantages and disadvantages of studying medicine in Eastern Europe: 

    Read More
  • Getting through Foundation Year 1

    First day on the ward with a bleep on your belt and the knowledge that suddenly it’s all become real – the theory, clinical rotations and practice from medical school have now culminated in you having responsibility in the care of patients. Sound scary? It is a bit! If you aren’t nervous about this moment, then you probably haven’t taken in what it means. I can promise you that even the toughest, most no-nonsense consultant felt butterflies walking on to their first ward as a junior doctor.

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  • Caribbean medical schools
  • Medical Schools in Ireland
  • Medical Schools in Europe
  • Medical Schools in Australia