Not sure what avenue to take on the road to becoming a
physician? Find out what all your options are.
The Value of an Education from a Top Medical School
Some people may tell you it doesn't
matter where you go to medical school. A medical degree
is a medical degree, they'll say, and your patients
won't care where you got it. That is one way to look at
it, but certainly not the wisest or most advantageous
Medical School Selection Considerations
School selection is a
difficult topic for many medical school students. It's
easy enough to make preliminary choices based on factors like state
residency, but it can be difficult to narrow your choices down from
that point on. That's especially frustrating for applicants who hear
that they will increase their admissions chances if they explain why
they are applying to a particular school.
A Word about Medical School Rankings
Every spring, US News & World Report releases its annual medical school rankings. Their release is always timely for med school applicants who are
hoping to submit primary applications by early summer. However, we caution you to look beyond the rankings as you develop your target-school list.
What is a D.O.?
Are you seriously considering medical school? You
may find that your qualifiers might be just under what
the top medical schools in the country are seeking, yet
you still have a burning desire to serve the public in
the medical field. Are there other options to consider?
Allopathic or Osteopathic: Which Path is Better?
Considering medical school but not completely sure
which path between allopathic and osteopathic education
to take? They may be more similar than you realize.
Caribbean Medical Schools and U.S. Residency Options
Only about one-half of all applicants to U.S.
medical schools eventually receive an admissions offer.
Given this statistic, many American applicants consider
applying to Caribbean medical schools in hopes of
increasing their admissions chances. These applicants
should understand, however, that any advantage they
receive in admissions may be more than offset by the
disadvantages they will later face in their careers.
Is a D.O. Program a Good Option For You?
The difference between M.D. and D.O. schools
confuses many applicants.
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?
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
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