February 26, 2015

From Biotechnology to Big Data: Best Medical 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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February 24, 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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February 14, 2015

Dating in Medical School: Part 2

Love is in the air! It’s Valentine’s Day; so today of course we’d like to focus on love. But which kind of love should we talk about? Love of the medical school admissions process? Love of the new MCAT? Love of life-long learning? Oh, you want to hear more about dating in medical school? Okay, well here’s a special Valentine’s Day article about dating in medical school.

I wrote an article last year about the pros and cons of dating different types of people in medical school. This year, the majority of my classmates are still in relationships, but …

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February 10, 2015

New Medical Schools

By Carleen Eaton, M.D.

After a few decades of virtually no increase in the number of allopathic medical schools, recent years have brought an expansion in the number of schools. With rising demand for healthcare services in the U.S. as the population ages and more people are covered by health insurance under the reforms, the need for physicians, especially primary care physicians, will also increase. This is good news for you as a med school applicant! Existing schools will be expanding their class sizes and new medical schools will continue to be added.  The result: you now have …

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February 4, 2015

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: Making the Most of Your M.D.

Written by Doug Bonderud

The Johns Hopkins University 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?

Vital Stats

— The medical school has approximately 500 students enrolled in the medical school. The medical school class of 2018 featured 118 students from 31 different states!

— Johns …

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February 7, 2015

Choosing a Major for Pre-Med

Choosing a pre-med major can be one of the most important decisions you make, even before you step foot on a college campus. Some students have already long decided which field of study they want to pursue; others may need time to explore their undergrad curricula before selecting their pre-med majors.

If your main goal as a pre-med is to get into medical school, the way to approach this decision becomes easy, and it starts with the question, “What do admission committees want to see?”

How do medical schools look at pre-med majors?

Of course, every medical school is

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February 2, 2015

Preparing for the New MCAT Part 1: Bio/Biochem and CARS

As you probably know, the old MCAT has officially passed on to greener pastures, and you might be wondering, what now? How should you be preparing for the new MCAT 2015?

In this two-part series, we will explore the new sections of the exam and how you can start laying the foundation for your MCAT preparation. Today we will explore the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems (Bio/Biochem) and Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) sections.


The MCAT 2015’s Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

The new MCAT 2015 exam contains integrated sections, meaning the subjects …

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