I’m intending to make some time to visit a medical school in which I’m intensely interested, with the primary goal of meeting with an admissions advisor with transcripts in hand and asking them “what should I do to make myself your number-one candidate”, and the secondary goal of scouting out the place.
Given that I’m a good three years (maybe even more) away from applying, what would those of you who know about such things recommend trying to accomplish while I’m there?
I was thinking about the following at the school:
- Meet with advisors.
- See if I can shadow a resident or two in the ED for a full shift.
- See if I can ridealong with the ambulance service (I have an EMS background).
- See if I can meet with current students/faculty/adcom members.
Any and all advice is welcome: I want to start establishing a relationship with this SOM now, long before I apply.