January 29, 2015

Which School of Medicine Suits Your Outdoorsy Lifestyle?

Are you the outdoorsy type? Do you have permanent tan lines, wear bruises like badges of honor, and relax by taking a five-mile hike? Climbing, cycling, fishing… most everything that’s your idea of a good time does not occur indoors. If you love the great outdoors more than anything, AND you’re going to medical school, listen up.

Since much of your medical school experience is going to be spent burrowed away in a lab, clinic, classroom, or library, you should probably start researching schools in areas that offer lots of outdoor adventures for the free time you will have …

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February 16, 2015

What’s the Average GPA for Medical School Matriculants? (And What Can I Do About It?)

While we’ve tackled the question of how many people get into medical school, we turn our attention today to the average GPA for medical school. It’s stressful to think that a few bad grades in your undergraduate career can impact your chances of getting in medical school. A low GPA or low MCAT score can be overcome!

Remember, AAMC keeps this information public through their FACTS tables.  In addition to what we’ve covered here, check out what other great information you can glean from these resources.  In the world of medical school admissions, knowledge is power! (credit: Schoolhouse …

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