March 26, 2015

Tips for Creating Successful Pre-Med Study Groups

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.

Laté Lawson: University of South Florida

 

As we advance in our pre-med studies, there is a tendency to become overwhelmed. We are held accountable for understanding massive loads of information for our undergraduate pre-med prerequisite classes and the MCAT, while also juggling extracurricular activities, family responsibilities and work commitments. One effective way to create balance and efficiency when tackling the mounds of material …

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March 16, 2015

MCAT Success Stories from Kaplan’s Summer Intensive Program

Hello my summer-ready readers! You may have seen our recent article on Kaplan’s MCAT 2015 Summer Intensive Program (SIP) where we interviewed some of our fabulous MCAT SIP faculty regarding why they love the program. As a multi-year SIP faculty veteran myself, I can tell you that one of my favorite parts of SIP is seeing how much students can grow in a six week period. Today I’ve asked some of the SIP faculty to share their own stories of student MCAT success!

 

What’s your favorite SIP MCAT success story?

 

Boosting MCAT Test Day Confidence

“Last summer, I …

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March 15, 2015

Tips For Preparing Your Medical School AMCAS Application

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.

Stefanie Smith: University of Missouri

 

The road to medical school is long, and once you finally get to the point of applying, it can be a relief. And then you log into the AMCAS application, and all your fears come racing back. It is a very daunting application, if you’re not properly prepared for it.

Application Overview

The first few sections of the application …

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March 19, 2015

University of Tennessee College of Medicine: The Traditional Choice

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 for in-state …

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March 3, 2015

Raise Your MCAT Score with a Live, Personalized Study Plan

In the spirit of the awards season, we’d like to announce some nominees of our own—prep resources to help you boost your MCAT score and get into medical school. We’re announcing nominations for the best Kaplan MCAT resources in the following categories:

♦ Best resource for live, personalized MCAT instruction

♦ Best resource for personalized content instruction

♦ Best resource for getting started on your MCAT prep

 

This week, we’ll kick off our Kaplan awards by nominating the best resource for live, personalized MCAT instruction: the MCAT Channel.

As pre-meds, you have more than a few commitments competing for …

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March 15, 2015

From Biotech to Big Data: Best Med Schools for the Tech Industry

You’re the de facto tech support for friends and family, the first to own the latest iPhone, and you’d survive longer without water than without WiFi. You don’t care how silly you look wearing a Google Glass. You’re a total technophile … and you’re going to medical school.

Fortunately, growing demand in such areas as medical devices, pharmaceutical research, and biotechnology could combine your passion for innovation with a rewarding career as a health care professional.

Find a medical school that fits your tech obsession

Location is everything. If you’re aiming for a career at the intersection of health …

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March 6, 2015

Why Faculty Members Love The Kaplan MCAT 2015 Summer Intensive Program

Hello my excited-for-summer readers! We’re quickly approaching one of my favorite times of the year for MCAT students. It’s time for Kaplan’s MCAT Summer Intensive Program or as we call it, SIP! We’ve covered some of the reasons why pre-meds love SIP, so today I’ve called in an All-Star cast of SIP MCAT teachers to help tell you about the program in a three part series.

SIP features one-on-one time with some of Kaplan’s best teachers, so we’ve included some bios to help you get to know them better.

Here’s what they have to say about their favorite parts …

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February 18, 2015

Pre-Med Peer Mentors

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.

Laté Lawson: University of South Florida

 

As defined on “Wikipedia,” peer mentoring is a form of mentorship that usually takes place between a person who has lived through a specific experience (peer mentor) and a person who is new to that experience (the peer mentee). In other words, a peer mentor can qualify as an individual that was successful at an experience that you might …

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February 17, 2015

Baylor College of Medicine: Pride and Joy of Texas

Written by Donna McGill

Baylor College of Medicine didn’t always call Houston its home. In fact, Dallas was the home of the renowned institute for more than 40 years. It’s majestic, though modern, and friendly, yet focused. The leadership that defines Baylor is world class and it’s also the only private medical school in the Southwest.

The Numbers that Define Baylor

♦ Currently, there are 747 graduate students enrolled at Baylor with another 977 pursuing their postdoctoral fellowships. More than half of the school’s alumni still reside in Texas, which speaks volumes about the students’ love of the state as …

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