Medical School

Applying to Med School: The Importance of Secondary Applications

If you are applying to medical school for the Class of 2024, chances are you have completed your AMCAS Personal Statement, and are in the final stages of perfecting a powerful discussion of why you want to become a physician. Take a breath… and then begin to prepare for individual ...

The Clinical Years of Med School: What to Expect

Once medical students complete their time in the classroom, they move on to what many consider to be the real reason they went to med school in the first place: treating patients. This transition usually occurs during the second or third year depending on the length of a school’s pre-clinical ...

Applying to Med School: The Importance of Secondary Applications

If you are applying to medical school for the Class of 2024, chances are you have completed your AMCAS Personal Statement, and are in the final stages of perfecting a powerful discussion of why you want to become a physician. Take a breath… and then begin to prepare for individual ...

Summer Activities for Pre-Med Students

You’ve decided you want to go into medicine, and to embark upon the arduous path to becoming a physician. You’re busy studying for biology exams, conducting experiments in chemistry lab, trying to squeeze in some volunteering and (if you’re really ambitious) conducting a bit of research. Now, January rolls around ...

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 medical school, and is part of a series discussing a variety of paths to practicing ...

What Is an MD/MPH? And Why Get One?

In our constantly evolving healthcare environment, physicians with interdisciplinary skill sets are becoming increasingly valuable. Those graduating with dual degrees such as an MD/MPH are uniquely situated to tackle some of healthcare’s most pressing challenges, which include disparities in access to care, high costs, and controversial reform.  MD/MPH programs lie ...

Why Attend a Caribbean Medical School?

Due to the extremely competitive nature of medical school admissions in the United States, many applicants opt to obtain their medical education in the Caribbean. To provide context, the admit rate at St. George’s Medical School in Grenada, West Indies, is 41%. This contrasts markedly with the admit rates at ...

Osteopathic Medicine: The DO Degree

There are a variety of paths to practicing medicine, and an alternative route to the MD (Doctor of Medicine) degree offered by traditional “allopathic” medical schools is the DO (Doctor of Osteopathic) degree offered by “osteopathic” medical schools. Over recent years, there has been a boom in the number of ...

Medicine and Tech: Where Do They Meet?

Like every other industry today, healthcare is being profoundly impacted by advances in technology. Medical students perform CPR on mannequins that blink and perspire, and practice their surgical techniques using virtual reality. Several top medical centers are even providing remote consultation services through telemedicine programs. If they are to successfully ...

Summer Activities for Pre-Med Students

You’ve decided you want to go into medicine and you embark upon the arduous path to becoming a physician. You’re busy studying for biology exams, conducting experiments in chemistry lab, and trying to squeeze in some volunteering and (if you’re really ambitious) a bit of research. Now, January rolls around ...

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