June 29, 2015

What Is the Real Cost of Medical School?

Hello, future doctors! With the AMCAS application ahead of you, you’ve no doubt had nothing but medical school admissions on the brain… but have you given enough thought to what happens once you actually get into the medical school of your dreams?

You’ll invest a lot of money attending medical school for four years, from tuition and fees to textbooks—not to mention what you’ll have already spent on primary and secondary applications. The cost of medical school adds up quickly. So, just how much can you expect to pay?

Calculating the true cost of medical school

According to the AAMC, …

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June 11, 2015

Medical News: Culinary Medicine, Dress Codes for Hospitals

From doctors practicing “defensive medicine” to medical schools dishing up delicious curricula—let’s dig into the latest headlines in the world of medical news and aspiring healthcare professionals. Please leave your comments below.

Defensive medicine, litigious patients

Physicians call it defensive medicine. It’s how many doctors try to avoid getting sued for malpractice. They order more tests, push for follow-up appointments, and resort to precautionary procedures. Is defensive medicine a good strategy? Research shows that these extra safety guards don’t necessarily reduce the risk of facing a lawsuit. What MIGHT help doctors reduce the risk of being sued, however, is having …

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May 4, 2015

Study Tips for Summer MCAT Prep

Whether you’re rescheduling your MCAT exam or simply planning ahead for a Test Day in June, July, or August, read on and find out how to optimize your summer MCAT prep with helpful study tips and insights.

 

Choosing your Test Day

It’s well known—at least among MCAT prep and medical school admissions experts—that completing the AMCAS application as early as possible will benefit you in the long run. The application is available at the beginning of May and can be submitted in the beginning of June. After that, it will take approximately two to three weeks for the AMCAS …

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