Medical School

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 ...

2014-11-20T17:13:02-05:00November 20th, 2014|Categories: AAMC, career, Medical School|Tags: , , , , |

The MCAT2015 is Coming – Will You Be Ready?

The Association of American Medical Colleges, or AAMC, will officially launch a new version of the MCAT, called the MCAT2015, next spring, with the first exam scheduled for April 17th, 2015. The test has been changed for the first time since 1991, and AAMC is calling it “a better test ...

2014-11-04T20:24:14-05:00November 4th, 2014|Categories: AAMC, Medical School, Testing|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Applying to Med School: Make Your Personal Statement Count

Because medical schools receive thousands of applications from applicants with strong GPAs and MCAT scores, these qualifications are not, on their own, enough to set you apart. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, 10.5 percent of applicants with combined GPAs of 3.8-4.0 and MCAT scores of 36-38, (where 4.0 is the highest possible ...

2014-06-01T19:27:05-04:00June 1st, 2014|Categories: Medical School|Tags: , , , , |

MCAT to undergo major revamping in 2015

Starting in 2015, the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) will include several new sections in the social sciences and critical thinking, as well as eliminate the writing sample. As a result of the new content, the test length will increase one hour, bringing the total testing time to about six ...

2012-05-27T19:47:27-04:00May 27th, 2012|Categories: AAMC, Medical School|

How to Become a Doctor

There are a variety of paths to practicing medicine, and an alternative route to the MD (Doctor of Medicine) degree is the DO (osteopathic) degree.  Traditional "Allopathic" medical schools offer an MD degree, and train students in Western medicine; whereas "Osteopathic" medical schools offer a DO degree, and are viewed ...

2011-02-14T15:04:13-05:00February 14th, 2011|Categories: Admissions trends, Medical School|
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