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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.

Doctor shortage in the U.S.?

By | 2017-11-15T12:07:17+00:00 October 21st, 2017|Medical School, Pre Med Undergrad|

What doctor shortage? Is a doctor shortage coming? What's the job security potential for today's pre-med students, and for those just beginning med school? It depends on who you ask. The AAMC says the U.S. could be as much as 130,000 doctors short in just a decade or so. The Association of Medical [...]

Top 10 reasons to go to medical school

By | 2017-10-30T14:36:42+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 [...]

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

By | 2019-01-15T14:51:13+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 | 2018-04-18T20:19:03+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 [...]

University of South Alabama School of Medicine

By | 2017-10-23T11:35:12+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Medical School|

University of South Alabama School of Medicine Location: Mobile, Alabama Degrees Offered: M.D Ph.D. Private or Public: Public Tuition: Resident: $29,144 Non-Resident: $64,214 Class size: ~75 MCAT: 508-510 Average GPA of Matriculants: 3.6 Other details: Located in Mobile, Alabama, ISA is a MD-awarding medical school with a 4-year curriculum. The first two years are centered [...]

The University of Alabama School of Medicine

By | 2017-10-23T11:34:16+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Medical School|

 University of Alabama School of Medicine Location: Birmingham, Alabama Degrees Offered: M.D M.D./Ph.D. M.D./M.P.H. M.D./M.B.A. Private or Public: Public Tuition: Resident: $29,144 Non-Resident: $64,214 Class size: ~185 MCAT: 508-510 Average GPA of Matriculants: 3.6 Other details: Located in Birmingham, Alabama, UAB is a MD-awarding medical school with a 4-year curriculum. The first two years are [...]

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

By | 2018-04-18T20:18:44+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 | 2018-04-18T20:18:53+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 | 2018-04-18T21:44:01+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 | 2018-04-18T22:04:43+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 [...]