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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?

Choosing a medical school: best advice

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:46+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Medical School|

Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, DC High on your list when choosing a medical school (specifically which ones to apply to) should be an emphasis on any specialty you intend to pursue. If you’re not sure about the area of medicine you want to practice, start with your top tier requests, then add to your list [...]

What exactly does a medical resident do, and what’s a typical medical resident’s salary?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:47+00:00 May 15th, 2016|Medical School|

The medical residency is a period of on-the-job training that begins after you complete medical school. The residency is required to get a license to practice medicine in the U.S. Even doctors who have practiced in other countries cannot get their license to practice without a residency first.

Why (or why not) attend Caribbean medical school?

By | 2017-05-12T14:11:17+00:00 April 2nd, 2016|Medical School|

Caribbean medical school, mon? Maybe you really like sunshine and sand, but that's not why people migrate south for medical school. Here's the reason: Caribbean schools, and in fact most foreign medical schools, are relatively easy to get into. Applicants with extremely low MCAT scores (491 is the lowest I've heard of), low cumulative and [...]

Are there med schools with minimum GPA requirements, and if I don’t meet it, will they automatically reject me?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:48+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Medical School|

But while med schools love good numbers, but they're also looking for a package deal: an applicant who's well-rounded, with stellar references, a "balanced" MCAT score, good EC's, and a successful personal interview.

Why would I want to pursue an MD/PhD degree?

By | 2017-05-05T16:28:04+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|Medical School|

What's an MD/PhD degree? An MD/PhD degree is for those with a special interest in both research and medicine. Once you graduate with an MD/PhD degree,  you'll forever be known as a "physician-scientist." In a typical MD/PhD program, the first two years are the first two preclinical years of medical school. After that, you’ll spend [...]

Choosing a medical specialty: best advice

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:48+00:00 January 9th, 2016|Medical School|

When it comes to choosing a medical specialty, it may seem to you like all the pre-med gunners around you in medical school have their future all buttoned up. But 70 percent of all medical students end up practicing something different than what they planned in their pre-med days.

Is the cost of attending a foreign medical school less than in the US?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:49+00:00 January 9th, 2016|Medical School|

If you graduate with $250,000 in debt and are unable to get into a residency program, your foreign medical school education will not only be expensive, but it may prove useless.

How long is residency and what is an internship?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:50+00:00 January 9th, 2016|Medical School|

Residency vs. Internship The question "how long is residency" is one that seems to confuse almost everyone. Also, the idea of "what is a medical internship" is confusing as well. That's because a medical internship is a completely different animal than a typical internship, say in business, public relations or social work. Here's the quick [...]