March 4, 2015

University of Tennessee College of Medicine: The Traditional Choice in Medicine

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 …

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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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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

The Foodie Guide to Choosing a Medical School: Your Dream School Experience

Your spice rack is a work of art, umami is your favorite flavor, and you stalk social media for new food trucks. Forget meat and potatoes; you’re all about the kimchi and craft brews. You’re crazy about food … and you’re going to medical school.

 

Find a medical school that offers a lively food scene

 

Unless you plan on living a completely monastic existence (you shouldn’t) for the next four years, you’ll want to spend at least some of that time—and possibly longer—in a city that will allow you to complete your studies and enjoy the things …

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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 18, 2015

Preparing for Your Medical School Interview

Hello my excited readers! It’s the time of year when the medical school interview season is really intense and may even be starting to wind down at some schools. Whether you’ve already gotten an acceptance letter or you’re still crossing your fingers for an interview at your dream school, we have some great resources regarding the interview process.

Here’s a recap of some of our best interview-related articles and videos:

 

Application Essentials: Interviews

First you’ll want to become familiar with the medical school interview. This article provides an overview of why medical schools have interviews and what they are …

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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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