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Leapfrog, an organization that tracks hospitals’ safety records, has given UCSD top honors for having the best teaching hospital in the nation. Information about UCSD School of Medicine can be found here. –Liza Thompson, Expert Medical School Admissions Consultant

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              Does studying art enhance your observation skills as a physician, thereby allowing you to pick up subtle signs of illness? In recent years, there has been a general acknowledgment that studying art–and fine-tuning … Continue reading

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The Multiple Mini Interview format is spreading rapidly among US medical schools. Here is a list of MD schools using MMI in the 2018-2019 application cycle: Albany Medical College California Northstate California University of Science and Medicine Central Michigan University Chicago Medical … Continue reading

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The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown has made changes to its curriculum to help medical students prepare to treat LGBTQ+ patients. The school has also added a scholarly concentration in LGBTQ+ Healthcare and Advocacy. A Stanford study showed that most … Continue reading

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Stony Brook University School of Medicine has changed its name to Renaissance due to the longstanding support it has received from Renaissance Technologies. This seems to be a trend amongst medical schools, many of which have changed their names in recent years … Continue reading

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Oklahoma State plans to expand its osteopathic school to another location with a focus on expanding the supply of physicians in rural locations of the state, specifically to serve the needs of Native Americans. Specifics can be found here. –Liza … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson University and its Sidney Kimmel Medical College have announced that they are partnering with Italy to create a first-of-its-kind medical degree that will allow graduates to practice medicine in either the United States or the European Union. –Liza Thompson, Expert … Continue reading

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The MCAT system has changed such that registrants will be notified via email if a date becomes available. You must register to be notified when a space becomes available in your preferred location on a specific date. Previously, registrants had … Continue reading

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The University of Massachusetts has received a $7.9 million NIH grant for its business incubator, M2D2, to develop new medical devices/technologies for those suffering from blood, lung, heart, and sleep disorders. General information about UMass medical school can be found here. Liza … Continue reading

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Mayo Clinic School of Medicine has received a gift of $200 million, the largest in its history. The gift is intended to expand scholarships for Mayo’s medical students, enhance innovations in the curriculum, and provide an endowment for a professorship. … Continue reading

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