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.
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 [...]