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MD vs DO: Which Is Right For Me?
June 14, 2021 | Medical Admissions Press
MD vs DO: Which Is Right For Me?

The majority of physicians in America are MDs (Doctor of Medicine), but a growing number of medical students are choosing to go the route of DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) instead. Many students are probably wondering what the differences are between MD…

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How To Get Research Experience While Still In High School
June 11, 2021 | College Application Press Summer Plans
How To Get Research Experience While Still In High School

Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin and Nikola Tesla: these famous scientists are known for their innovation and intellectual curiosity. For students who also dream of becoming an innovator, nothing is stopping them from exploring research while they are still…

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Guest Post: Avoiding Potential Drawbacks Of Online Learning
June 4, 2021 | Covid-19 Online Courses
Guest Post: Avoiding Potential Drawbacks Of Online Learning

Online learning has thrived in the Covid-19 era because it can be done from any part of the world and at any time. Restrictions to face-to-face interaction and in-person schooling made Internet learning the holy grail that saved the education…

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Moon Prep’s Interview with BS/MD and BS/DO Programs at Gannon University
May 25, 2021 | Early Admission Interview Medical Admissions
Moon Prep's Interview with BS/MD and BS/DO Programs at Gannon University

Outside of meeting with students, the Moon Prep counselors spend their time catching up on all the news with the BS/MD programs our students will be applying to in the coming admissions cycle. This often means spending time on the…

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Podcast: The Secret Sauce to Joint Medical Program College Admissions
May 17, 2021 | Medical Admissions Press
Podcast: The Secret Sauce to Joint Medical Program College Admissions

Love podcasts? Who doesn’t! Moon Prep counselor Lindsey was invited to join the popular podcast, Chat Med, to share the secret ingredients to making sure your application stands out to joint medical programs! Get exclusive perspective on joint medical school…

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Moon Prep Student Spotlight
May 12, 2021 | Covid-19 Online Courses Summer Plans
Moon Prep Student Spotlight

We are always asked what projects Moon Prep students are launching to set themselves apart on their college applications. Check out what one ambitious Moon Prep student has pursued as a passion project recently!  The Data Mission was launched as…

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Need More Money? Appeal Your Financial Aid Offer
May 5, 2021 | Paying for College Scholarships and Financial Aid
Need More Money? Appeal Your Financial Aid Offer

National Decision Day doesn't just come with a sense of relief and excitement for the future. It also comes with a price tag. If you are a parent or a student staring at the financial breakdown, you might be wondering…

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Moon Prep’s Interview with Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
April 28, 2021 | College Application College Search Medical Admissions
Moon Prep's Interview with Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine

Ever wanted to pick the brain of a Dean of Admissions before applying to medical school? Well, we did it for you! Sit down with Moon Prep counselor Lindsey as she interviews Dr. Lindia J. Willies-Jacobo, the Senior Associate Dean…

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Beating the College Competition: 3 Ways to Get Research Experience in High School
April 21, 2021 | College Application Medical Admissions Online Courses Press Summer Plans
Beating the College Competition: 3 Ways to Get Research Experience in High School

As colleges become increasingly more competitive, students are tasked with finding unique ways to stand out from the crowd of applicants. The top applicants know that adding hands-on research is one of the best ways to push an application to…

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Reviewing Your Financial Aid Letter
April 14, 2021 | Early Admission Paying for College Press Scholarships and Financial Aid
Reviewing Your Financial Aid Letter

With most acceptance letters received and financial aid offers in hand as college decisions approach on May 1 (or May 3rd this year for the Ivy schools), sometimes the final choice for college comes down to the cold hard numbers.…

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