Medical School Admissions

The Role of Clinical Experience and Shadowing in Med School Candidacy

Find out how clinical experience and shadowing can strengthen your medical school application, help confirm your interest in pursuing a career as a physician, and allow you to explore different specialty areas.

The Role of Research in Med School Candidacy

For premed students, conducting research in college can help you build your knowledge base and understand how research translates to treatments for patients. Research also boosts your preparation and candidacy for medical school. Read on to find out how to gain research opportunities.

MCAT Part III: The Impact on Your Med School Application Timetable

The third installment of a three part series on all you've ever wanted to know about the MCAT! Read Part 3 to learn more about the ideal timeline for taking the MCAT and factors to consider in deciding whether to retake the test.

MCAT Part II: Test Preparation

The second installment of a three part series on all you've ever wanted to know about the MCAT! Read Part 2 to learn more about how to register and prepare for the MCAT.

MCAT Part I: The Structure and Scoring of the Test

The first installment of a three part series on all you've ever wanted to know about the MCAT! Read Part 1 to learn more about the structure and scoring of the MCAT.

5 Qs with Professor Wendy Beattie

Get to know a little more about Wendy Beattie, assistant professor at Northwestern University’s Prosthetics and Orthotics Center. Researching professors on your college list can help you decide if this school offers all of the opportunities that you are looking for!

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!

How to Plan Your Curriculum as a Pre-Med

Understand how planning your pre-med curriculum affects when you can apply for medical school. Thoughtful curriculum planning can position you for a successful medical school application.

What Courses are Required for Med School?

Are you wondering what courses are required for pre-meds? Here is a framework for navigating science courses as an undergrad and checking medical school course requirements.

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