AMCAS Work and Activities
Create an AMCAS work and activities section that is so much more than a resume
*The AMCAS Work and Activities videos are included in MDadmit Academy’s Complete AMCAS Course.
Many think of the work and activities section as a resume. But it can be so much more! It’s all about showing the breath and depth of your experiences and building the narrative of why you want to be a doctor and why you will be an excellent one.
Many pre-meds don’t spend nearly enough time brainstorming and writing the work and activities section. They simply cut and paste from their resume. Don’t make this mistake! This is one of the most importance aspects of the AMCAS.
There’s so much to talk about in AMCAS Work and Activities that Dr. Miller has broken it out into 3 separate videos.
These videos discuss:
- What experiences to include in your work and activities section
- How to categorize each experience
- How to choose 3 most meaningful activities
- How to write both regular and most meaningful experience entries
- 15 examples from real-life pre-meds who got in
Avoid creating a dull AMCAS work and activities section. Watch this video and learn how to make yourself stand out!
Raised in Washington, D.C. and educated in Boston, Dr. Miller's experience with pre-meds began as a pre-med at Harvard College. For her achievement in academics and as captain of the basketball team, she received the prestigious Female Student-Athlete of the Year award. Dr. Miller graduated with honors in history and science. After a foray into health policy at the Institute of Medicine and a grand backpacking adventure in Europe, Dr. Miller returned to Boston to attend Harvard Medical School. Here she began medical school admissions consulting as a pre-medical tutor and then co-chair of the Eliot House Pre-Medical Committee. After receiving her MD, Dr. Miller ventured to California to train at Stanford in emergency medicine and founded MDadmit Medical Admissions. She then moved to the east coast where she has lived and worked as an emergency physician in Virginia, Washington, DC, New York City, and Sydney, Australia. Dr. Miller has over 15 years of experience helping pre-meds and medical students achieve their dreams.
Dr. Miller has also served as faculty at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Virginia Commonwealth University, sat on admissions committees, lead an emergency department's Emergency Ultrasound Program, served as a medical director for Racing the Planet, and worked as an advisor and chief medical offer for medtech companies. Dr. Miller continues to run MDadmit and work in emergency medicine both in the United States and abroad. In her free time, she loves to travel, curl up with a good book, and hike to the top of things to get a better view.
- Graduated with honors from Harvard University
- MD earned from Harvard Medical School
- Residency training at Stanford University
- Harvard Pre-Med Tutor
- George Washington University Clinical Assistant Professor
- Virginia Commonwealth University Assistant Professor
- Admissions committee member
- Attending Emergency Physician
- Author of best-selling books including:
- The Medical School Admissions Guide: A Harvard MD’s Week-by-Week Admissions Handbook
- How to be Pre-Med: A Harvard MD's Medical School Preparation Guide for Students and Parents
- How to Get into Medical School with a Low GPA
- Nailing the Medical School Interview: A Harvard MD's Comprehensive Preparation Strategy
- Professional editor and writer with extensive publications in peer-reviewed journals, the popular press, and online
- Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Australasian College for Emergency Medicine