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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?

Do DOs make as much money as MDs?

By | 2018-04-25T18:03:18+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Medical School|

This is an age-old question for premeds trying to decide on the MD vs. DO route. Whether DOs make as much money as MDs depends on some specific factors, like residency, region, specialty and number of hours worked. This post focuses on salary. You can also check out our post on other differences between DOs [...]

Medical school scholarships can help to minimize med school debt

By | 2018-04-30T16:03:37+00:00 April 7th, 2018|Medical School|

Medical school scholarships from AMA (plus AAMC/ABFM) Medical school scholarships are out there for those willing to search and apply. If you’re one of the lucky ones who wrapped up your undergrad years without carrying any debt (not an easy feat!), there’s a new financial challenge ahead: getting out of med school with as little [...]

Scholarships from medical schools: some of the best bets

By | 2018-04-30T16:38:29+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Medical School|

Medical school grants and scholarships: a dream or a mirage? If you’re nearing the end of your undergrad years, and heading to medical school, you may be dreaming of some scholarships from medical schools that would   make life a whole lot easier, because as we all know, there are huge financial components to the [...]

Federal scholarships for med students help ease debt burden

By | 2018-05-01T11:30:05+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Medical School|

Medical students face a daunting challenge: not just getting through the rigors of classwork and clinical hours, but getting out in four years without a truckload of debt. Federal scholarships for med students can help to ease this debt burden. In 2016, the average debt of medical students upon graduation was $190,000, according to AAMC figures. [...]

Is there still a chance I could be accepted to medical school for this year?

By | 2018-04-18T20:18:45+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Medical School|

Re-evaluate your application to find weak areas. You’ll have several months and maybe a year or more to get involved in activities, courses and jobs to supplement your resume and improve your standing the second time around. Use your time wisely.

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Gap year a good idea…or not?

By | 2018-02-26T16:19:44+00:00 February 26th, 2018|AMCAS Application, Medical School|

When is a gap year a good idea? What you really want to know is, how will adcoms view a gap year, and as such, when is a gap year a good idea? Which of these assumptions will they make: (1) it's evidence of personal failure (assuming you didn't get an acceptance the first time [...]

MD DO residency match process combined

By | 2018-01-09T02:04:10+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Medical School|

The two-tiered MD DO residency match system is about to end, as medical students will soon be able to apply using a single accreditation system for all residencies. By July 2020, the process of merging MD and DO schools into a common portal for residency matches/fellowships should be finalized. Smoother, more transparent process The Accreditation [...]

Medical Schools by State

By | 2018-04-25T17:30:01+00:00 December 26th, 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 [...]