September 2, 2015

How Ready Are You for Medical School?

Let’s talk medical school.

If you’re like a lot of pre-med students or aspiring pre-med students, this won’t be the first time you’ve heard that phrase—and wondered where you stand on the road to medical school.

Don’t let the question send you into hypovolemic shock—there are better ways for an aspiring doctor to get into the hospital. In this and the next four weeks, we’re breaking med school readiness down into stages and offering fun, easy, concrete ways to advance from one stage to the next.

Maybe you’ve only considered medical school in passing up to this point, but have more
August 3, 2015

Social Media for Medical School Admissions

The Internet comes in handy when applying to medical school—but it also makes it easy to lose precious hours tracking down the new MCAT scoring scale or finding out about the acceptance rate of your target program.

To help you cut through the noise and stay up to date on all the latest MCAT and medical school news, we’re taking a closer look this week at the value of social media. Check out our suggestions below for finding online resources that will keep you in the know.

Medical school admissions in 140 characters

Signing up for a Twitter account is … more
July 3, 2015

Medical News: Osteopathic Medical School Admissions Rising

From an upswing in osteopathic medical school admissions to a costly case of bad bedside manner—let’s dig into the latest headlines in the world of medical news and aspiring healthcare professionals. Please leave your comments below.

Osteopathic enrollment on the Rise

If you want to become a physician, there are two routes you can take. The first, most common one is the allopathic (MD) route. The second is by attending an osteopathic medical school, which is becoming increasingly popular… as in triple digit growth popular. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the organization that writes the MCAT, … more
May 14, 2015

Explore the Different Types of Pre-Med Research Experience

Hello my investigative readers! One of the biggest activities that you can add to improve your medical school application and increase your chances of medical school acceptance is pre-med research experience. Now, when I say research, most people think bench research, you know, the nitty gritty, lab coats and petri dishes kind of research. If that’s not your jam, there are actually a couple of different kinds of research, which can benefit your medical school application. Today let’s explore the different types of research experience.


Clinical Research

Clinical research is just like it sounds! Normally you’re working on … more
May 12, 2015

How Studying for the MCAT Prepares You for Medical School

When studying for the MCAT, there comes a time when you might feel the urge to rage about how unfair the exa, is. Taking the MCAT can’t possibly prepare me to be a better doctor! you might think. Then you take the test and you think, Whew! I’m glad I never have to do that again—especially, perhaps, now that the test has increased by a couple of hours.

Well, there’s good and bad news. The good news is, you’re right: once you’re done with the MCAT, you never have to take it again.

The bad news is that the … more

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