January 6, 2014
- As of a newly released report, there are 461 students in the Stanford Medical program. On average, the acceptance rate is 2.8%. This highlights the importance of early preparation for those wishing to apply.
- While Stanford Medical is known for its technological breakthroughs in the world of medicine, in recent years, there has been a focus on urology and most recently, a risk was found that could determine a male's chances of being diagnosed with cancer. This is just one of the many reasons many apply to the program. It's also known for its human genetics and genetic counseling program.
- Costs include an $85 application fee and full-time tuition, as of March 2013, equates to $47,343.
- Salaries will vary greatly depending on one's specialty; however, on average, a Stanford cardiologist can expect a median salary offer of $250,000 while a pediatrician can expect $115,000 offers. ER doctors will likely find median salaries of $175,000.
- According to a new Forbes report, this is the "most empowering time to graduate (from Stanford)". A whopping 93% of Stanford grads have jobs with three months of graduating.
- As mentioned, urology and genetics are both red-hot choices, but Bioscience is becoming the next "big thing" in terms of medical breakthroughs.
- The average MCAT hovers around 35 while the average GPA is 3.77. Also - and this is important - there are big changes coming in the very near future with MCAT. Be sure to take these changes into consideration and prepare accordingly.
December 23, 2013
- 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 most sought after specialties at UCSF. That, along with obstetrics and research, are a few of the draws for students wishing to specialize in those areas. There's another area the school is known for; and if statistics hold true, it's going to remain a very important specialty. With the statistics show drug and alcohol abuse on the rise again, those who opt to pursue this as a specialty are sure to find many opportunities after graduation.
- Of course, everyone is interested in exactly how much it costs for them to attend UCSF Medical School. For instate students, you can expect to pay $31,134 and if you're not a resident of California, your costs will hover around $43,379. That includes all fees except the $200 processing fee that's required if a student is accepted and decides to attend. This goes to UC Regents.
- Finding salary expectations were a bit challenging; in fact, the prestigious school's website explains it this way, "All academics...should be based on the academic merits and expectations, not on salary requirements."
- UCSF has a great way of assisting graduating students with their job searches. Each department has its own faculty member that works alongside the career counselors to ensure students are getting the best advice for navigating those career waters.
- Many students are drawn to UCSF because of its research opportunities. Drug and alcohol specialties are also a favorite.
- The average MCAT score for acceptance into the University of California San Francisco is 35 and the average GPA is 3.79. Because the acceptance rate is less than 4%, would-be students are encouraged to prepare for their MCAT with a reputable program, such as Kaplan Prep Test services.
August 26, 2013
Nuclear imaging technology allows for faster heart diagnoses and URMC is leading the way.
For grad students, costs associated with attending University of Rochester Medical College breaks down to $26,650 for stipend, tuition scholarship, $44,608 and mandatory medical insurance plan, which totals $2,616.
Salary expectations are on point with national averages and graduates are able to find positions within 90 days of graduation.
As mentioned, cardiac care is the specialty many students excel in, partly due to the cutting edge technology.
On average, students who are accepted into URMC are accepted with GPA of 3.7 and MCAT scores of 30. Also, because it's a private college, a distinction between in state and out of state students isn't a priority. This is one reason why students should really focus on their MCAT. In fact, Kaplan offers a 20 minute workout for those preparing to take their tests. It's a fine way for students to really challenge themselves to ensure they're ready.
Culture via URMC
There are many who apply every year partly because of the campus environment and its ongoing efforts of charitable giving. The school tackles some of the biggest societal issues of the day, including domestic violence, health care, housing and even unemployment. Students take great pride in the changes they can make in the community as a whole. That spills over onto the campus life.
A Student's View
A student's perspective, again, is focused on giving back. The "Taking it to the Streets" outreach program is a new program designed to help the homeless population. Too many times, people fall through the proverbial cracks. The student body are focused on changing that. It's a compassionate mindset that is both contagious and inspiring.
All agree it's a tough program, but the shared common respect for others speaks volumes about the student body.
Heavy Coats or Heavy Sunscreen?
Remember, University of Rochester Medical School is located in the northeast. That means summer heat waves and winter blizzards. In other words: bring everything in terms of your wardrobe. Socks and flip flops. Baseball caps and skull caps. If there's any consistency, it's that the seasons are predictable in that there aren't a lot of warm days followed by cold snaps.
First the Education, Then the Career
The Gwen E. Greene Career and Intern Center offers an entire library, a series of seminars and resume help. Further, shadowing opportunities are available from alumni and finally, there is an online resource portal made available only to those attending URMC.
In conclusion, URMC doesn't boast the largest campus nor does it offer a massive research program; however, what it lacks in acreage, it more than makes up with the quality education students receive. The nuclear imaging technology is absolutely fascinating and for those who are drawn to that very specific specialty, it just might be the ideal educational institute.[cf]skyword_tracking_tag[/cf] ...read more
July 19, 2013
- 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 Texas, which speaks volumes about the state as a whole.
- Baylor College of Medicine's preeminent program is Genetics. For those whose passions are to delve deeper into the human condition, Baylor just might be the perfect fit. That said, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has committed $3 billion to fund what's believed will revolutionize cancer research and prevention programs over the next 10 years.
- From a financial perspective, first-year tuition costs for in-state students are $19,868. Note, however, that this isn't consistent. One's second-year tuition is $16,467, third year is $15,742, and fourth year comes in at $17,157. For nonresident students, the numbers are $32,968, $29,567, $28,842 and $22,546 for years one, two, three, and four, respectively. Learn more about these fee structures here.
- Salary expectations are comparable with other regions of the nation; however, the Baylor Career Services department has proven an invaluable resource for graduates who are preparing for the workforce.
- Without question, genetics and cancer prevention are the two specialties for which Baylor graduates are best known.
- The average GPA for acceptance is 3.83 and MCAT scores average 11.50.