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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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Picking a Medical Specialty

Picking a Medical SpecialtyHello 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 you’re 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” but they’re getting at an important question. At some point within the next three years, I’ll need to decide which residency program to apply …
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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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What I Learned About Myself During Anatomy Class: Helpful Tips for Starting Med School

EMILY HAUSE - Anatomy Lab - KAPLANHello my future and current medical school readers! I officially finished anatomy a few weeks ago and I can honestly say that I don’t miss it. It turns out that anatomy wasn’t really my strong suit as a student, but today I want to talk a little bit about my struggles with the class so hopefully you can learn from my experiences.

First off, I had been out of school for awhile before I started medical school in August. I was initially worried because I haven’t been required to study, memorize or be tested on material …

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Harvard Medical School: The Distinguished Ivy League

Centered in the intellectual hub of the United States, Harvard Medical school really needs no introduction for its standard in excellence. Boston, Massachusetts is host to several distinguished colleges, but none are quite as popular and coveted as Harvard.

  • · Harvard Medical School has 700 students enrolled, and over 12,000 faculty and staff members.
  • · A full-time, in-state student can expect to pay $49, 875 for one year at the medical school.
  • · One of the oldest schools in the United States, Harvard set the standard for education in the 1800s. Today, the offer a competitive
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Columbia Medical School in the City of New York

Columbia Medical School awarded the United States’ first M.D. in 1770 in New York City. The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons has since been considered one of the best in the nation.

Dissecting the Facts and Figures

  • The school enrolls 169 students in each M.D. Class, and about 775 PhD students in total.
  • Columbia Medical School is world-renowned for surgery and medical research.
  • Tuition is $49,504/year, plus living expenses. About 65% of each class receives some grant aid.
  • Salaries at graduation are generally above the average for doctors nation-wide, but vary by speciality. Expect
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Performing My First Physical Exam

EMILY HAUSE - Physical Exam - KaplanHello my excited readers! I did something fun and new today that I want to share with you. Today, I performed my first physical exam on a patient. To be fair, the exam was performed in a testing scenario, so my patient was healthy, grading me, and the exam had to be performed in fifteen minutes or less. Regardless, after nine weeks of memorizing the minutiae of the human body, it was nice to feel like I was doing something that resembled my conception of what the daily life of a physician involves.

The way it’s …

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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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