Author Archives: Donna McGill

About Donna McGill

For this particular role, I bring to the table years of writing experience, including a series of more than 100 articles and blog posts on education; specifically, law school reviews and feature columns on law school deans, career specialists and professors. I take my job very seriously and I feel my versatile writing style/voice is what has allowed me to accept and successfully complete a number of writing contracts over the years - from the technical manuals to web content to creative writing projects.

I'm confident that I can add value to the Kaplan online presence by creating conversational, though professional, posts that will benefit the reader looking for information and insight.

January 6, 2014

Stanford Medical School: Pushing You to Dream

While exploring the Stanford Medical School site, you’re likely to come across a few gems of wisdom, including this answer to the question of what his inspiration was, “The professors push you to dream, and to dream on a world scale”. Those few words summarize Stanford Medical School succinctly and simply.

Of course, there was the other student, nearing the end of his career in grad school, preparing for graduation and looking more than slightly exhausted, but we’ll save his wisdom for another day. He looked like he hadn’t slept in a few days.

It should be noted that 2012 …

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December 23, 2013

University of California San Francisco Leads Global Medical Education

Imagine the San Francisco Bay as your backdrop, a number of Nobel laureates leading your medical education and a community that welcomes each new class of medical students, all with the same goal of becoming the best of the best. For more than a century, the University of California San Francisco has introduced the world to some of the finest medical minds in the world.

UCSF by the Numbers

  • Each UCSF class admits about 150 students. It should be noted, too, that most are from California.
  • Genetics, which is yielding incredible finds in our contemporary society, is one of the
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August 26, 2013

University of Rochester Medical College: Meliora

The University of Rochester’s motto is quite simple: meliora. That translates into “even better” and is indicative of the efforts of all who grace the campus, whether it’s as a student or an educator. What many may not know is that in 2006, the University of Rochester Medical and Dental School became the first in history to receive six year accreditation.

A Closer Look

About 100 students are accepted into URMC each year. It’s been that way since it was founded in the mid-1850s. It also boasts 26 residency programs, 531 residents and 42 fellowship programs.

Nuclear imaging technology allows …

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July 19, 2013

Baylor College of Medicine: Pride and Joy of Texas

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. Seeing it for the first time doesn’t betray what one finds on the other side of the doors. It’s majestic, though modern, and friendly, yet focused. The leadership that defines Baylor is world class. It’s also the only private medical school in the Southwest.

The Numbers that Define Baylor

  • Currently, there are 582 grad students enrolled at Baylor with another 977 pursuing their postdoctoral fellowships. More than half of the school’s alumni still reside in
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