Dr. Bruce Fletcher was born and raised in south Florida. He studied, as an undergrad, at the University of Miami where he found the journey to become a medical student very competitive. Part 1 of our series revealed how only a fraction of applicants are accepted into medical school. US News and World Report recently published an article with data that less than 7% of applicants to 115 ranked medical schools were accepted.
Getting accepted into medical school is not an easy task. The application process is grueling for a reason. Medical schools want only extremely motivated, intelligent individuals that will be able to withstand the rigorous educational demands of pursuing a path in medicine. Having the ability to show the admissions committee that the student has outstanding academic grades and MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) scores is not enough;