AMA scholarships for medical students (plus AAMC/ABFM) Why AMA scholarships? College is expensive. But it’s a trifling cost compared to the cost of medical school. If you’re one of the lucky ones who can wrap up their undergrad years without carrying any debt (not an easy feat!), there’s a new financial challenge ahead: getting out [...]
Medical school 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 unknown medical school scholarships to that would make life a whole lot easier, because as we all know, there are huge financial components to the med 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.
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
How to Maximize Your Shadowing Experience Shadowing is a vital component of any well-rounded application. It’s tremendously important that you shadow multiple doctors in different specialties. This can be just a box checked off your pre-med to-do list, or it can be a growth experience for you. Honestly, admissions committees will probably just want to [...]
Am I really up for this? Why medical school? This is the most important question you’ll have to answer on your path to becoming a doctor. You’ll meet plenty of pre-meds along the way who have decided to become a doctor for every reason under the sun…their parents were doctors, they want the “doctor [...]
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 [...]
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.