August 28, 2015

Why Subscribe to The Pulse as a Pre-Med?

The field of medicine is constantly evolving. We now have medication that can cure Hepatitis C—a development that would have been unheard of 20 years ago. Just last week, surgeons performed the first successful bilateral hand transplant.

Being a lifelong learner who keeps apprised of these kinds of medical breakthroughs is an essential component of becoming a great physician.

Stay in the know as a pre-med

So, how do you practice staying on top of the latest medical information with everything else you need to know about applying to medical school and life as a medical student? The simplest answer more
June 29, 2015

What Is a Good MCAT Score?

Now that scores for the April and May 2015 MCAT administrations are being released, there are a lot of questions swimming through the minds of pre-meds who are applying to medical school this year—specifically the question of: What is a good MCAT score?

The new “30”

In years past, it was easy to answer this question, since we could point to the average matriculant numbers for each med school, but since no med school has yet to admit a class with scores from the new MCAT, the average is not yet known, and the question almost impossible to answer.

We … more
May 13, 2015

How Important is Pre-Med Research Experience?

The reality is that pre-med research isn’t for everyone, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be a component of a successful application. Of course, in many cases, bolstering a medical school application with a publication or two can be helpful, but that doesn’t mean you should sign up to do bench research if it’s not something you’re actually interested in.

We’ve covered the topic of gaining research experience numerous times on the MedSchoolPulse Blog, but what if pre-med research just isn’t for you? Read on to find out.


Is clinical research right for you?

Before throwing in the towel, … more

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