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How Med Students Get Matched for Residency

I feel like the belle of the ball!

I feel like the belle of the ball!

Hello my future med student readers! This is an exciting week in the medical school world because the fourth year medical students are learning where they have matched for residency! If you’re embroiled in the medical school application and admissions process, it’s sometimes easy to forget that you’re going to do a similar process again in a few years when you apply for residency positions. If you know nothing about the matching process, hopefully I can demystify it a little for you today.

As a fourth year medical

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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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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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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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Inside Info: What No One Tells You About Anatomy Lab

EMILY HAUSE - Anatomy Lab - KAPLANHello my intrepid readers! As you think about anatomy lab in medical school, you probably have an image in your head of a bunch of students in scrubs. These students are in a dank basement, studying a cadaver very seriously and making important cuts that reveal all of the anatomy knowledge you need as a physician.

Okay, so seven weeks into anatomy, how does that image stand up to my actual experience? Well, for one thing, our anatomy lab is on the top floor of the building. That means the sun shines in and we can …

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11th Annual UC Davis Pre-Health & Pre-Medical National Conference

Register TodayKaplan is proud to be the exclusive test prep partner of the UC Davis Pre-Health and Pre-Medical Professions Conference!

Attend the 11th Annual Pre-Health and Pre-Medical Professions Conference October 12th and 13th! With over 1100 speakers, 110 Medical Schools, 200 workshops and experts from all aspects of the application and test prep process, this is an event you can’t afford to miss it!

Kaplan, the exclusive Test Prep sponsor of the UC Davis Pre-Health and Pre-Medical Professions Conference, is giving away books, expert advice and test taking tips. Register to attend the conference today!

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