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Do You Have a Future Career in Medicine?

Going to medical school?

Whether you are switching careers, taking the next step on your career path, or just starting to figure out what you want to do to in life, choosing a career in medicine and going to medical school (including practicing for the MCAT) can present several challenges, especially in a fast-paced, “techonomic” world where information can seem difficult to navigate.

But whether you’ve always planned on going to medical school to unlock your vision of the good life or you’ve only recently decided to switch careers and begin your medical education, …

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Top 5 Tips for Veterans Getting into Medical School

Tips for Veterans Getting into Medical SchoolVeterans returning from military duty, whose numbers have exceeded one million since the 2001 terrorist attacks, often return to unfavorable circumstances, including a much steeper unemployment rate than the general population. For some, the pursuit of higher education—even getting into medical school—presents a good way to improve job outlook and unlock the good life.

 

How to get into medical school after returning from military service

It’s common for future doctors to worry about how to get into medical school, no matter what their qualifications—and it helps to remember that all the current doctors …

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The Myth of Healthcare Salaries

the myth of healthcare salariesThe stereotype of healthcare salaries

The public perception of healthcare salaries in medicine is skewed. Picture a surgeon or doctor the way they’re portrayed on TV. Go ahead, close your eyes.

You probably see a Mercedes convertible cruising down a palm-tree-lined boulevard, an impeccably dressed physician in the front seat, perfect veneers, laughing while on the way to lunch with his or her other high-powered doctor friends. At night, the car pulls up outside a pristine oceanside mansion with expansive views and a live-in housekeeper.

This image is plastered on every episode of Grey’s Anatomy and …

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Picking a Medical Specialty

Picking a Medical School SpecialtyWhat Kind of Doctor Are You Going To Be?

Hello my excited readers! Before you start medical school, when people ask you what you’re going to be when you grow up, you answer with the phrase, “a doctor.” Once you get into medical school, the question gets more specific and people ask what “kind” of doctor are you going to be and what medical specialty you’ll focus on. My standard response, since I’m a sassy-pants by nature is, “a good one, hopefully.” However, this is an important question, and at some point within the next three …

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How Long Does it Take to Become a Doctor?

medical school requirements on your way to becoming a physicianSo now that you’ve chosen to pursue your idea of the “good life” as a physician, it’s useful to know when you can reap the benefits. While you’re thinking about getting into the best medical school possible and taking stock of your medical school requirements, you’ve probably already begun asking yourself, how long does it take to become a doctor?

One of the greatest concerns for students considering a career in medicine is how much additional education is needed—along with the associated time, effort, and medical school debt.

The timeline can seem daunting. Four years …

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Top Loan Forgiveness Programs for Students Facing Medical School Debt

Medical School DebtAs a pre-medical or medical student, you may not be worried about your future earnings as a doctor: after all, seven of the top-10 best paying jobs of 2014 are in health care. But that’s cold comfort when your post-medical school debt could pay for the average American home in full.

The American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) estimated that the median four-year cost to attend med school, including living expenses and books, for the class of 2013 was $278,455 at private schools and $207,868 at public ones. With nearly a fifth of students taking …

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Meet Our Guests for Kaplan’s The Pulse This Monday

So you chose a few medical schools, and you have your top choice. But how do you make sure that you’re accepted into the school of your choice? Well, it’ not easy. That’s why Kaplan has announced our two hour special programing of The Pulse that will feature a panel discussion and answers from questions that come directly from you. These two hours can help you learn exactly what you need to make it into the medical school of your dreams. But don’t trust us, take a look at the great list of guests that will …

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Top 10 of the Kaplan Pulse 2013

The Pulse2013 has come and gone and it has been a super exciting year! One of the things I am most proud of as a Kaplan MCAT Team Member is our Kaplan’s The Pulse Series.  We wanted to ReKAP 2013 with Top 10 of the Kaplan Pulse 2013. With so many engaging topics and positive student feedback we are looking to an even more in depth and successful 2014! If you are looking for more be sure to check out our Kaplan MCAT Youtube Channel!

On behalf of Team MCAT and Kaplan Pulse 2013, I wanted to …

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How will the MCAT 2015 Changes Affect the Course Load for Pre-Med Students?

On October’s edition of Kaplan’s The Pulse, experts join us to discuss the 2013 Kaplan Medical School Admissions Officer Survey. These are questions you need to know about!

How will the MCAT 2015 changes affect the course load for pre-med students? In this video, learn what admissions officers foresee the new course load for pre-med students to be.

Do you want more information on #KaplanPulse?  Join us Monday December 9th at 8pm EST! Register now!

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University of Tennessee Medical: The Traditional Choice in Medicine

University of Tennessee Medical College is the oldest public graduate school in the nation. The school has two locations in Chattanooga and Memphis. The college aims to help students whose primary focus is surgery and internal medicine.File:Utmc heart hospital.jpg

  • University of Tennessee College of Medicine has 190 students enrolled in graduate programs.
  • The college has core clerkships for students interested in obstetrics, gynecology and surgery.
  • The cost for full-time students is $31, 432 for in-state transfers. For out-of-state prospective students, the costs are $62, 292.
  • The average GPA for accepted, enrolled students is 3.68 and the average MCAT
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