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Post-Baccalaureate Programs for Medical School

What is a post-bac program in the medical sciences and how can it help to improve your chances as a competitive med school applicant? Whether you are a career changer or need to improve your undergrad science GPA—find out if this path could be for you!

Becoming a Doctor: Med School Admissions

The traditional path to becoming a physician in the United States is to obtain an MD (allopathic) degree from a US medical school. This blog will provide a brief overview of the application process to receiving an MD. An alternative option is the DO (osteopathic) degree, which involves a more holistic ...

MCAT Changes Due to COVID-19

The MCAT is the standardized test used for medical school admissions. While other factors – including grades, clinical experience, shadowing, research and recommendations – are also considered, the MCAT has a unique role in the evaluation process because it provides a robust assessment of a student’s knowledge of science and ...

The MCAT: An Overview

In April 2015, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) officially launched a new version of the MCAT, the MCAT15. According to the AAMC, the test was changed “to help better prepare tomorrow’s doctors for the rapidly advancing and transforming health care system.” The MCAT is now double in length, includes a ...

Taking a Gap Year before Medical School

Deciding when to attend medical school—and therefore when to apply—is one of the most important decisions that you’ll face as an applicant. Sometimes, taking a gap year before applying can be a beneficial decision, both personally and academically. To make the best use of a gap year, students should reflect ...

The MCAT2015 has Arrived!

  The Association of American Medical Colleges, or AAMC, officially launched a new version of the MCAT, called the MCAT2015 on April 17, 2015. Approximately 8,200 individuals took this new version of the exam. The test has been changed for the first time since 1991, and AAMC is calling it ...