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Which medical schools are the hardest to get into?  I’ll bet it’s not what you think. Of course, this raw data does not take into account the caliber of the applicant pool. There was an article in US News and World … Continue reading

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The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) provides academic enrichment, professional development, clinical experiences, and financial planning workshops to freshmen and sophomore undergraduate students who are underrepresented in medicine. There are SHPEP programs at Columbia, Howard, Rutgers, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, … Continue reading

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For those interested in global health, there is an upcoming Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale (April 4-5, 2020), which promises to be outstanding. This is one of the largest global health conferences, with many different topics and speakers. … Continue reading

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As a premedical advisor and medical school admissions consultant I encourage prospective medical students to read books that will expand their view of the medical profession. Reading literature allows us to better understand the human condition which, in turn, makes … Continue reading

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled in favor of a medical student with a hearing disability at Creighton. The court stated that the student was not given ample accommodations so that he could perform at an … Continue reading

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The median medical school debt is $189,165 according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. While this figure might seem daunting, it’s manageable over time according to many experts. The Association of American Medical Colleges recently published an article titled “Taking … Continue reading

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The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) provides a wealth of resources for medical school applicants to help them understand the intricacies of the application. Information regarding the AMCAS application has been released in preparation for the upcoming cycle, which … Continue reading

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US News and World Report has released its rankings for 2016. There are no real surprises here; most of these schools have been a constant presence in the rankings from year to year. You’ll notice that six schools are on the top … Continue reading

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While medical school debt is a factor for many med students, there are a number of programs that can ease the burden of paying for medical school. Some of these programs are state-based while others are national in scope. There … Continue reading

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Mt. Sinai has abolished the MCAT requirement for half of its entering class under a program called “FlexMed.”  While Mt. Sinai has had a similar program in place for a number of years, titled the “Humanities and Medicine Early Acceptance … Continue reading

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