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Help for pre-meds in choosing choosing a medical school and whether DO or MD is best? Also, how hard is it to get a residency match?

Top 10 reasons to go to medical school

By | 2017-09-21T16:47:25+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Medical School, Pre Med Undergrad|

So what are the top 10 reasons to go to medical school? Read on for ours... Most doctors will give you some pretty heady reasons why they chose medicine as a career. Those reasons have probably changed from the time they decided to go pre-med in the first place, since many premeds jump headlong into [...]

Medical Schools by State

By | 2017-09-12T12:40:50+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Medical School|

Medical Schools by State: A Comprehensive List Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC Here’s a comprehensive list of medical schools by state as of June, 2017. We also have two other lists you can search: —US MD schools by state, and —US DO schools by state, depending on your desired path. In the near [...]

How do I pay for medical school? What can I do to reduce my debt?

By | 2017-09-21T17:25:31+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Medical School|

Average medical school tuition in 2011-12 was $25,000 for in-state students; $46,000 for out-of-state. At private medical schools, tuition averaged $43,000. How does one go about paying for a medical school education? With a combination of loans, scholarships and creative research, you should be able to graduate with a manageable debt load.

Women in medical school

By | 2017-09-21T17:24:22+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Medical School|

Women have finally reached an important milestone. According to AAMC, the numbers of women in medical school in 2016 pulled almost equal to the numbers of men. To be exact, women were 49.8 of the pool of matriculants to medical school, compared to 50.2 percent men. The increase in 2016 alone was 6.2%. Something big is [...]

What if I’m rejected? Where to go after a med school rejection

By | 2017-09-12T15:11:19+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Medical School|

Remember that most med school applicants are rejected. The competition is fierce for the limited spaces in med schools prestigious and otherwise. So you’re in good company. It’s a well-known fact that many a rejected student is accepted the second time around, and that adcoms appreciate persistence, as long as it’s accompanied by hard work.

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Is getting into an Ivy League medical school everything it’s cracked up to be?

By | 2017-09-12T15:13:27+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Medical School|

Your best option is to choose a medical school that you like, that you can afford, with a good program in your area of study, and GPA/MCAT scores you can crack. And since financial aid is available to every medical school student irrespective of her or his finances, you truly can go anywhere you can get accepted!

Will attending a top-tier medical school help me get a top-tier residency match?

By | 2017-09-12T17:44:38+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Medical School|

Going to a more well respected school will open more doors for you, though it won't ensure you the match you want. Other factors such as Step 1 scores, competitive specialties, networking, and regional saturation will have an impact as well, and depending on your specific circumstances, could have as much weight as school choice.

Best books for aspiring doctors: What are the best reads for future MDs?

By | 2017-09-21T17:28:51+00:00 March 26th, 2017|Medical School|

If you’re firmly in the doctor camp, and even if you’re on the fence about your career choice, I’d recommend taking a deep breath and sitting down with a good book or two to get a feel for what’s ahead. Where to find the best books for aspiring doctors? How better to prepare for a [...]

Choosing a medical school: best advice

By | 2017-09-12T18:38:43+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Medical School|

  Where do you want to live? Georgetown Medical School, Washington, D.C. File this one under the first rule of buying a home: Location, location, location. Because the school you choose will be your home for the next three or four years. Do you want to live close to family and loved ones? [...]