March 4, 2015

University of Tennessee College of Medicine: The Traditional Choice in Medicine

Written by Jennifer Marsh

 

University of Tennessee College of Medicine is the oldest public graduate school in the nation. The school has four locations in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis. Medical students spend the first two years on the Memphis campus and rotate on the other three campuses during the last two years for clinical training.

 

Vital Stats

♦ University of Tennessee College of Medicine has 656 medical students and over 1100 residents and fellows.

♦ The college has core clerkships for students interested in obstetrics, gynecology and surgery.

Tuition for full-time students is $34,007 …

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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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January 21, 2015

Applying to Medical School in Music Cities

Is your passion for medicine only rivaled by your love of music? Are you permanently attached to your iPod and your indie blogs? If you’re a pre-med student studying for the MCAT and applying to medical school, you may think that the next four years are all about sacrifice, and it’s true that most of your free time will be devoted to learning about spleens and surgeries.

But unless you plan on living a completely monastic existence as a med school student, don’t even think about giving up your side passions while focusing on your central one. You’ll want …

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March 4, 2015

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine: A Great Education in the Midwest

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine prides itself in promoting education through mentorship. The school is located in the center of Hyde Park just south of the city of Chicago, Illinois.

 

Vital Stats

— The Pritzker School of medicine is a smaller medical school with 377 students and 891 faculty members. Each class has 88 members which makes it smaller than many other medical schools

— Because of its Comer Children’s Hospital, University of Chicago Medical School is known for its pediatrics education.

— The costs for full-time, one year tuition is $47,673, but an additional $4,218 …

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December 15, 2014

Pre-Med Advice: Planning your Second Semester

Now that you’ve made it to college and even survived your first semester, it’s time to start thinking about building a successful pre-med schedule for your second semester.

College is a big change from high school, and everyone takes a little time to adjust to the newfound freedom and expectations. Hopefully, one thing that hasn’t changed is that you still want to follow a premed track in undergrad and get into medical school. So, once you’ve settled into your new college environment, what are the first steps you should you be taking for when you finally apply to medical

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December 12, 2014

Managing Pre-Med Stress

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. 

With the recent medical resident suicides in New York, it would be hard not to recognize the extreme pressure that medical students, residents, and premedical students put on themselves. It seems to start in the undergraduate years, continuing to build over your entire career. Having other people’s lives depend on you is extremely stressful!

It doesn’t start out that way, though. As premedical students, we

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December 8, 2014

Tips for Surviving Your Medical School Prerequisites

Hello, my avid readers!

During your pre-medical education, you will be required to fulfill certain medical school prerequisites. Most schools agree on the basic elements for pre-medical education, but it seems as though every undergraduate institution has one or two classes designed to really make you struggle. You know the ones that I’m talking about- the GPA-killers, the classes you hear about long before you take them, the incredibly notorious destroyers of medical school admissions dreams. Fortunately for you, they don’t have to be so terrible! Today I’d like to talk about some tips and strategies for dealing with …

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November 19, 2014

2014 Kaplan Survey Shows Latest Trends in Medical School Admissions

The results from Kaplan’s 2014 Med School Admissions Survey are in

Every year since 2006, Kaplan has conducted a survey of medical school admissions officers to find out the latest admissions trends. In August, we spoke with 78 medical schools from across the country to give you, the applicant, the inside scoop on medical school facts and figures!

This is timely, as the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) just reported that the total applicants to medical school were up by 3.1% this past year, while total matriculants were up only 1.5%, with a 41% matriculation rate among applicants. This …

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November 25, 2014

Overcoming a Low MCAT Score

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 premedical experience and journey to medical school.

Isaiah Cochran: Waynesburg University

 

Being a premedical student is a unique experience. You have to be on your toes all of the time. In my previous Kaplan Blog Post I spoke on how being a well-rounded premedical student can help you to matriculate into medical school. Today I want to present to you a personal story about overcoming a low MCAT score that will shed …

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