February 26, 2015

From Biotechnology to Big Data: Best Medical Schools for the Tech Industry

You’re the de facto tech support for friends and family, the first to own the latest iPhone, and you’d survive longer without water than without WiFi. You don’t care how silly you look wearing a Google Glass. You’re a total technophile … and you’re going to medical school.

Fortunately, growing demand in such areas as medical devices, pharmaceutical research, and biotechnology could combine your passion for innovation with a rewarding career as a health care professional.

Find a medical school that fits your tech obsession

Location is everything. If you’re aiming for a career at the intersection of health …

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February 24, 2015

The Foodie Guide to Choosing a Medical School: Your Dream School Experience

Your spice rack is a work of art, umami is your favorite flavor, and you stalk social media for new food trucks. Forget meat and potatoes; you’re all about the kimchi and craft brews. You’re crazy about food … and you’re going to medical school.

 

Find a medical school that offers a lively food scene

 

Unless you plan on living a completely monastic existence (you shouldn’t) for the next four years, you’ll want to spend at least some of that time—and possibly longer—in a city that will allow you to complete your studies and enjoy the things …

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February 24, 2015

Why Faculty Members Love The Kaplan MCAT 2015 Summer Intensive Program

Hello my excited-for-summer readers! We’re quickly approaching one of my favorite times of the year for MCAT students. It’s time for Kaplan’s MCAT Summer Intensive Program or as we call it, SIP! We’ve covered some of the reasons why pre-meds love SIP, so today I’ve called in an All-Star cast of SIP MCAT teachers to help tell you about the program in a three part series.

SIP features one-on-one time with some of Kaplan’s best teachers, so we’ve included some bios to help you get to know them better.

Here’s what they have to say about their favorite parts …

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February 18, 2015

Pre-Med Peer Mentors

Through Kaplan’s exclusive, national partnership with the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), we will be providing a series of personal stories from AMSA leaders about their premedical experience and journey to medical school.

Laté Lawson: University of South Florida

 

As defined on “Wikipedia,” peer mentoring is a form of mentorship that usually takes place between a person who has lived through a specific experience (peer mentor) and a person who is new to that experience (the peer mentee). In other words, a peer mentor can qualify as an individual that was successful at an experience that you might …

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February 18, 2015

Preparing for Your Medical School Interview

Hello my excited readers! It’s the time of year when the medical school interview season is really intense and may even be starting to wind down at some schools. Whether you’ve already gotten an acceptance letter or you’re still crossing your fingers for an interview at your dream school, we have some great resources regarding the interview process.

Here’s a recap of some of our best interview-related articles and videos:

 

Application Essentials: Interviews

First you’ll want to become familiar with the medical school interview. This article provides an overview of why medical schools have interviews and what they are …

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February 17, 2015

Baylor College of Medicine: Pride and Joy of Texas

Written by Donna McGill

Baylor College of Medicine didn’t always call Houston its home. In fact, Dallas was the home of the renowned institute for more than 40 years. It’s majestic, though modern, and friendly, yet focused. The leadership that defines Baylor is world class and it’s also the only private medical school in the Southwest.

The Numbers that Define Baylor

♦ Currently, there are 747 graduate students enrolled at Baylor with another 977 pursuing their postdoctoral fellowships. More than half of the school’s alumni still reside in Texas, which speaks volumes about the students’ love of the state as …

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February 24, 2015

Preparing for the MCAT 2015 Part 2: Psych/Soc and Chem/Phys

In the second and final part of this series, we will explore both the Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior (Psych/Soc) section and the Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems (Chem/Phys) section of the new exam. As in part one, we will discuss how you can start preparing for the new MCAT.

The new MCAT 2015 exam contains integrated sections. This remains true for the Psych/Soc section and the Chem/Phys section, and as a reminder this means that the subjects are not tested independently, but with overlapping areas of concentration, more as they are presented in …

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