Challenge 1- Most of your classmates will have a support system nearby. This was especially evident in my class (where over 2/3 of my classmates are in-state) after our last exam. It was a Friday exam and it was a fairly exhausting
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
1. Offer medical students free counseling or therapy sessions on a regular basis. I know that this sounds really extreme or touchy-feely, but during the first weeks of school we had several sessions regarding everyone’s feelings about working with cadavers. That is the only time in the first six months of medical school that the curriculum has acknowledged that medical students have
We would like to thank everyone who attended last night’s edition of the #KaplanPulse! It was a great event and special thank you to Dr. Shital Vora and Tanya Svidler for lending their insight on clinical experience and Global Brigades!
Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Since 2004, Global Brigades has mobilized thousands of university students and professionals through nine skill-based programs that work in partnership with community members to improve quality of life in under resourced regions while respecting local culture.
According to the organization, 6,100 volunteers from over 70 university clubs …Read more
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
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
Hey guys! I am back this week with a great question that came at the PERFECT time! What do medical school admissions have to say about the use of social media by applicants? In our recent 2013 Kaplan Medical School Admissions Officer Survey we found some interesting results! If you are looking for more answers to questions like below come join us for this month’s pulse event! Thursday November 14th at 8pm EST Admissions Officers Tell All! REGISTER TODAY!