Choosing which medical school to attend, deciding whether to apply at DO or MD schools, and knowing when to hang on or give up when a medical school offer doesn’t materialize are some of the topics we address here. First, check out our list of medical schools by state to find those that are a good match. Then, make your choice of medical schools to apply to accordingly!
Apply widely to medical schools at all tiers
It’s advised when applying for medical school to apply to more medical schools rather than less, and apply not just to top-tier schools but also mid- and lower-tier medical schools, and also to DO schools if it’s a better fit with one’s GPA and MCAT scores.
MD vs DO schools?
We’ll help you understand the differences between DO vs MD schools in our post below, and also some of the unique programs that could provide a better fit when choosing a medical school. Are you looking for a MD/MPH program? Are you interested in a research-oriented program rather than one based on patient care? Choose your medical school carefully after answering these questions honestly.
Making medical school more affordable
There are financial options to make medical school more affordable. From federal scholarships to private scholarships and even school-based medical school scholarships, there are choices for med students to consider. AMA offers several med school scholarships, and a growing number of schools offer half and full-tuition medical school scholarships to give students a leg up who couldn’t otherwise afford medical school. This year, New York University Medical School is offering free tuition to all its students, and other medical schools are considering something similar.