Well, the med school summer between first year and second year lasts the conventional 2.5 months much like your summer vacation in grade school. This is apparently the “last time” that we will ever have 2.5
Question 1: What is the best advice you would give someone before their interview?
Answer: By the time you’ve made it to the interview phase, you possess the credentials to attend medical school. You have a solid MCAT, decent GPA, good extracurriculars and the admissions committee
While exploring the Stanford Medical School site, you’re likely to come across a few gems of wisdom, including this answer to the question of what his inspiration was, “The professors push you to dream, and to dream on a world scale”. Those few words summarize Stanford Medical School succinctly and simply.
Of course, there was the other student, nearing the end of his career in grad school, preparing for graduation and looking more than slightly exhausted, but we’ll save his wisdom for another day. He looked like he hadn’t slept in a few days.
It should be noted that 2012 …Read more
Now, you may be thinking- Emily, you’re a successful med student who balances going to medical school, working, and generally being awesome- how could you possibly need to improve in the new year? Or maybe you’re thinking- thank goodness, it’s about time for Emily to work on some self-improvement- both of which actually bring me to my first resolution.
Imagine the San Francisco Bay as your backdrop, a number of Nobel laureates leading your medical education and a
community that welcomes each new class of medical students, all with the same goal of becoming the best of the best. For more than a century, the University of California San Francisco has introduced the world to some of the finest medical minds in the world.
UCSF by the Numbers
- Each UCSF class admits about 150 students. It should be noted, too, that most are from California.
- Genetics, which is yielding incredible finds in our contemporary society, is one of the
Great work on this week’s MCAT question focused on Immunology! Stay tuned next week for a special holiday themed question!
Both the humoral response and the cellular response are specific immune responses which eliminates (A). Choice (B) is the correct answer! The humoral response is directed against antigens that have not yet entered body cells, while the cellular response is directed against pathogens that have entered body cells. Choice (C) is incorrect, because both the humoral response and the cellular response result in the formation of memory cells. Choice (D) is false, since the humoral response involves the production of …Read more
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland is one of the most well-known graduate institutions in the United States. Founded by a philanthropist of the same name, it has been featured as the alma mater for leading characters on popular television programs such as House, Gilmore Girls and Grey’s Anatomy. But network TV is one thing—what’s the school really like for prospective grads?
- The medical school has approximately 500 students enrolled in either Ph.D, M.D., or M.P.H. programs, which take on average 8 years to complete.
- Johns Hopkins is known for its work in pediatrics, women’s
Hello my eager readers! A lot of the first few months of medical school has been about book learning. I’ve learned about a lot of diseases along with their symptoms, complications and causes. Frequently I have been caught whining about the lack of human interaction and patients in medical education. Well, medical school heard me (or they had it planned all along) and lately we’ve been getting to meet real patients- a lot of real patients.
The cool thing about our patient interaction is that it comes on multiple fronts. Our entire class has individual physician preceptors who they meet …Read more
Hello my thankful readers! Hopefully you will soon be somewhere warm, surrounded by four of my favorite F’s- Family, Friends, Food and Football. At my family’s house, it’s a tradition to go around the table and have everyone say what they’re thankful for.
I’m assuming that for most of you, if you have the same tradition, will not be listing the MCAT as something for which you give thanks. However, I want to give you some reasons that you should be including the MCAT on your list this Thanksgiving.
Reasons to be thankful for the MCAT:
1. It’s the biggest …Read more