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For people seeking to enroll in a post baccalaureate premedical program—whether a “career changer” or “record enhancing” program—it can often be confusing to figure out where to apply. The Association of American Medical Colleges maintains a database of postbac programs … Continue reading

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Which medical schools do you think 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 … Continue reading

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A list has been published by US News, ranking schools according to those which receive the most applications. Ironically, many premed students perceive some of these schools to be “safeties” and thus more students apply to them, making the competition … 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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  When I first began advising premedical students in 1993 there was minimal interest in global health. Since then, the focus on global health among premedical and medical students has exploded. Most premedical students want a global health experience and … Continue reading

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In the 2014 application cycle, medical schools on the US mainland with the fewest applicants were: 1. University of Mississippi = 334 applicants. In-state applicants comprised 99.7% of the total group and 100% of matriculants were state residents. Bottom line: … Continue reading

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Applications to medical school have reached an all-time high, according to information released by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Applicants in the 2012-2013 cycle increased by 6.1 percent over the previous year t0 48,014.  This beats the record set … Continue reading

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There is an enormous need for more physicians in rural regions of the United States; shortages of doctors exist throughout every rural area of the country. There are efforts to increase the number of doctors in these shortage areas through … Continue reading

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Medical school applicants often compile the list of schools they apply to based on medical school rankings. But what do the rankings actually mean and are they accurate? There are many in the medical community and in premed advising circles … Continue reading

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Premeds are often curious about med school rankings, wanting to know how various schools stack up. The list used most frequently is issued annually by US News and World Report, which sorts schools into two categories, primary care and research. … Continue reading

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