September 1, 2015

How Ready Are You for Medical School?

Let’s talk medical school.

If you’re like a lot of pre-med students or aspiring pre-med students, this won’t be the first time you’ve heard that phrase—and wondered where you stand on the road to medical school.

Don’t let the question send you into hypovolemic shock—there are better ways for an aspiring doctor to get into the hospital. In this and the next four weeks, we’re breaking med school readiness down into stages and offering fun, easy, concrete ways to advance from one stage to the next.

Maybe you’ve only considered medical school in passing up to this point, but have

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August 28, 2015

Why Subscribe to The Pulse as a Pre-Med?

The field of medicine is constantly evolving. We now have medication that can cure Hepatitis C—a development that would have been unheard of 20 years ago. Just last week, surgeons performed the first successful bilateral hand transplant.

Being a lifelong learner who keeps apprised of these kinds of medical breakthroughs is an essential component of becoming a great physician.

Stay in the know as a pre-med

So, how do you practice staying on top of the latest medical information with everything else you need to know about applying to medical school and life as a medical student? The simplest answer

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August 27, 2015

Medical Career Hopefuls Mired in Student Debt

How do you avoid getting buried in student debt before starting your medical career? Can a new training program teach physicians empathy? Why are Cuban doctors fleeing Venezuela? Let’s get the answers to these questions and more in our roundup of medical news. Please leave your comments below.

Managing student debt

If you’re planning to go to medical school, chances are you’ve been thinking about how to pay for it. And if you haven’t… What are you waiting for? Consider this: The typical medical school student who borrowed to cover the cost of tuition owed about $162,000 in 2012, the

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August 25, 2015

Pop Quiz for Quick MCAT Prep

Pop quiz time! Wait … did we just hear one collective groan echoing across the internet? Perhaps you just had a bad flashback to your organic chemistry class and your palms are already getting sweaty.

Before you skip to the next post on the Med School Pulse, read on just a little further for some fast, valuable MCAT prep insight for the new 2015 exam. Trust us, not only will you survive this pop quiz—but you’ll also come out stronger and better prepared to hit a higher score on the Test Day.

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August 21, 2015

What the 2016 MCAT Dates Mean for You

Summer will be over before you know it. Chances are, if you haven’t started your MCAT prep yet, you’ve probably decided to take the exam in 2016. So, what should you know about the 2016 MCAT dates?

Here’s a few things to keep in mind when scheduling your Test Day.

Plan enough study time before your MCAT date

The AAMC has not yet announced the official testing calendar and MCAT dates for 2016 (set to be released before the end of the summer). According to their website, however, there will be testing dates in January and every month from

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August 20, 2015

Medical Schools Look Beyond Pre-Med to Social Sciences

How can you impress medical schools without a pre-med college major? Are female doctors less of a malpractice liability? What role should religion play in treating patients?—let’s check out the answers to these questions and more in our roundup of medical news. Please leave your comments below.

Applying without pre-med credentials

Medical school is no longer strictly for pre-med students who’ve already studied biology and chemistry. Even if you majored in a “softer,” social science, like sociology or psychology, you still have a good shot at getting into medical school. As you may already know, the MCAT now includes an

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August 20, 2015

The 8 People You Meet In Med School

By Victoria Robertson on August 15, 2015

This article is brought to you by Uloop and Kaplan.  Search Uloop for student housing, college roommates, sublets, part-time jobs, internships, tutors, and campus news.

Medical school is no joke, but not everyone seems to act as if that’s true. Just like normal college classes, medical school classes are filled with a variety of people from so many different walks of life you can’t even count.

While this makes for fantastic people-watching, it’s also extremely frustrating, especially when that person that never shows up somehow got a higher score than you did on …

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