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Med school requirements: your “core” curriculum

By | 2017-09-25T19:06:49+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

Medical school is a 4-year journey of learning and experiences that prepares you for the rigors of a career as a physician. In this journey, your med school requirements are not your enemy, but your friend! From biochemistry to anatomy, you’ll study and be tested on the scientific foundations of medical treatments and ailments. While you [...]

Balancing MCAT prep with school or work

By | 2017-09-27T20:21:35+00:00 August 18th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Balancing MCAT prep with school or work (and other extracurriculars) is far from an easy task. For certain pre-med students, it can seem next to impossible. After all, who is good at juggling college or graduate school classes, extracurriculars, research positions, work, and MCAT study sessions? It takes sacrifice, but it is possible. Here’s how: [...]

Do DOs make as much money as MDs?

By | 2017-09-12T13:19:12+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Pulling an all-nighter studying: best energy boosters

By | 2017-10-09T17:43:22+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

That infamous procrastinator's trick: pulling an all-nighter for study... You've got to study a lot, and sometimes that means marathon cram sessions or all-nighters. Sure, none of the stuff we use to keep our energy and focus levels up is very healthy, but sometimes you've gotta do what you've gotta do. Here's a pretty good [...]

What’s my AMCAS application status once I hit “send?”

By | 2017-09-21T17:25:42+00:00 July 28th, 2017|AMCAS Application|

If you recently took the MCAT and don't yet know your score, you can still submit your application, and it will be verified along with all other applications. Once your score arrives at AMCAS, it will be automatically uploaded to your application and your school will be notified of your score.

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.

5 top reasons not to go to medical school

By | 2017-09-21T17:25:16+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

This new post: "5 top reasons NOT to go to medical school" follows our recent post: "10 top reasons to go to medical school." If you read both posts, you'll realize there is very little crossover. That's because you are either physician material, or you aren't. While very many college students fancy themselves as ideal [...]

Is August too late to take the MCAT? Why would I wait to take it later?

By | 2017-09-12T13:36:53+00:00 July 18th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Is August too late? Is August too late to take the MCAT? I would've taken it earlier but it was really the only week this summer that would work. I'm planning on submitting my medical school application as soon as I get my scores... I just want to make sure the schools will be [...]

Premed or law…how do I choose?

By | 2017-09-12T13:38:25+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

Premed or law...that's today's question... Doctor or attorney? It's down to decision time. When it comes down to it, these two career choices are distinctly different, and require a totally different undergrad path. Whether you choose premed or law, and how early you make the choice, will indeed matter in the long run. [...]