Boston University School of Medicine

Medical School Application Plans

Which medical school application plan suits your needs and schedule? There are three different options, each with its own timetable: Regular Admissions, Early Decision Programs (EDP), and Early Assurance Programs (EAP). In this post, we’ll walk you through the differences between these three plans, and the requirements for each.

What Mission Statements Reveal About Medical Schools

Med school mission statements, which are carefully constructed descriptions of their values and approaches, can help you distinguish unique philosophies among programs. Spending time parsing the mission statement of each school will help you choose among schools and aid in composing your application materials later on.

Pass/Fail, and Other Trends in Med School Grading

In recent years, there have been vast changes in the way medical students are evaluated and graded. Most notably, many medical schools have replaced their letter or tiered grading system (honors, high pass, etc.) with a much simpler one: pass or fail. According to a recent AAMC initiative, the number ...

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