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Creating A Meaningful Pre-Medical Experience Beyond the Classroom

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 pre-medical experience and journey to medical school.

Isaiah Cochran: Waynesburg University

Create a Meaningful Pre-Medical Experience Beyond The Classroom

Isaiah plays tennis as a way to maintain balance in his hectic pre-med life.

Sometimes it feels as if trying to get into medical school is synonymous with searching for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Pre-medical students hear many stories about how to find their pot of gold. The truth is, there is …

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How Many People Get Into Medical School?

How Many People Get Into Medical School?Hello my med-school hopeful readers! Today I’d like to talk about a question you may be wondering: “how many people get into medical school?”

Getting accepted is the first key to unlocking the “good life” through a career in medicine, so let’s discuss the recent admissions stats in detail.

Medical School by the Numbers

According to the AAMC, in 2013, over 48,000 people applied to medical school in the U.S., which was a record number! Of those nearly fifty thousand applicants, just over 20,000 (20,055) of them matriculated into their first year of medical school. …

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Everyone Gets One Life. Make Yours Good.

good life

The “Good Life.” What does it mean to you? For some, it’s earning enough money to lead the life they want to live: a nice home, a big family, or the ability to travel the world.  For others, it means creative freedom, supporting a cause, or dedicating life to helping others.

Every path is different.  Many Doctors are privileged with helping others and saving lives. Though a medical degree is a huge investment it will serve you well as you passionately work to serve others. At Kaplan Test Prep, we strive to help students achieve …

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Getting into Medical School: Tips for Secondary Applications

Getting Into Medical SchoolHello my med school applicant readers! It’s that time of year again when students are turning in their primary applications, getting them verified by AMCAS and thinking about completing their secondary applications. Unlike primary applications, every medical school’s secondary application is different. That means each school will have a different fee, different form and different essays. If you’ve applied to 10+ schools, keeping track of all of your secondaries is a challenge and can be entirely overwhelming. So, what’s an applicant to do?

Here are some quick tips for successfully completing your secondary applications.

1) Be …

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Medical School Debt & Compensation Under Affordable Care Act

A review of Kaplan’s The Pulse, experts join us as they discuss what you need to know about how Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act will affect future doctors and medical professionals. This is a massive change you need to know about.

Attending a medical professional school is expensive! In this video, learn what programs exist to alleviate debt and how the changing model of care will affect medical school tuition. For more great videos, check Kaplan’s MCAT YouTube Channel!

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Exploring Washington University Medical School in St. Louis

Washington University Medical School can boast of being one of the most prestigious medical schools in the United States today. Located in the heart of St. Louis, Missouri, this campus finds itself in the middle of one of the biggest cities of the American Midwest. While applicants used to enjoying coastal beaches might feel wary of moving to a land-locked state, students at WashU happily declare that their city provides them with more than ample entertainment opportunities.

The Basic Stats

  • There are 121 students matriculating per year.
  • While many programs excel here, Washington University Medical School
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How to Ace Your Interview When Applying To The Best Medical Schools

Benefit from Kaplan’s 2013 Medical School Insider as we discuss successfully applying to the best medical schools. Paul White from John Hopkins University School of Medicine shares a true “golden nugget” on how to ace your interview. More great tips will be shared during our next big Med School Pulse Event!…

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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
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5 Healthcare Careers for Medical Specialists, Part 2

By Lauren Poindexter, Kaplan Elite MCAT TeacherHealthcare Careers Outside the MD

Healthcare Careers Outside the MD

Last week we reviewed an array of rewarding healthcare careers in medicine that aren’t appended with the letters MD. As we saw, patients seek treatment from a variety of different sources and medical specialists.

There are many paths into the medical field, and today we’ll discuss a few more professions that might help you unlock your idea of the good life.

5 Degrees in the Medical Field

MHA or DHA—Master of Health Administration / Doctor of Health Administration

Healthcare administrators help manage medical centers …

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