Here's some general advice on the medical school
application process. From financial aid to when to
apply, postbacc-premed to Caribbean med school, you'll
find it here.
Should Organic Chemistry Be a Requirement for Med School?
It has become a tradition for pre-med students to fear and complain about the dreaded organic chemistry course. As much as they hate it,
organic chemistry is a requirement for getting into most medical schools. However, some schools are beginning to question if it should be a determining
factor in whether a student is able to pursue a career in medicine.
Postbacc-Premed Programs Benefit Minority Applicants
Colleges and universities have offered postbaccalaureate
premedical programs for years – but only recently has a researcher undertaken a
study of how effective they are in preparing students for medical school
the MCAT Multiple Times
You can get admitted to med
school. Let there be no doubt about that. However, it is
an extremely competitive process and it's made much more
difficult by avoidable applicant mistakes such as
sitting for the MCAT multiple times.
Time for FAFSA
Whether you want to get scholarships, grants, or loans,
completing the FAFSA is the first step. This application
gathers all the information financial aid offices need
to determine the amount of financial support you're
Advice: Apply Early
Senior Consultant Dr. Wayne Shelton reminds aspiring doctors to plan on getting their applications in early.
Size Can Matter
When It Comes to Your Undergrad Institution
Does the size or prestige of the school where you
did your undergraduate studies influence your chances of
being admitted to medical school?
Financing Your Medical School Education
Figuring out how you're going to
pay for medical school is no small feat. With most med
schools costing upwards of $70,000 a year, you need to
consider all possible outlets for financing your
Direction Important in Med School Admissions
"One of my main goals when I
sit down with a client is to discuss at length with them
their direction, hopes, and aspirations in regards to
pursing a medical degree. How far are they willing to
go? What level of commitment do they have, even when
faced with life's unexpected challenges? Can they do
what needs to be done in order to achieve their goals?"
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