Posts tagged pre-med majors
5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Medical School

You’ve survived all of your pre-med requisites, maintained your GPA, mastered the MCAT, polished off your personal statement (several times), submitted your AMCAS / AACOMAS, got your secondaries in on time, nailed the interview, and cried when you got the acceptance letter. Bliss. You’re officially going to medical school. But, how long does that feeling of security last before you realize you know very little about what medical school is actually like?

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Is There Finally a D.O. Equivalent to the MSAR?

A resource that parallels the MSAR in being a searchable medical school database for any DO school in the country, Choose DO aims to help you find the osteopathic medical program that is best suited for you.

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NRMP: What is Residency Match Day?

On the third Friday of March, students at medical schools across the U.S. open their envelopes and learn where they will continue their medical training. On the Monday before Match Day, the NRMP sends out an email to all participating students letting them know whether they have matched, but not where.

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Can I Get Into Medical School With a ‘W’ on My Transcript?

One of your classes just isn’t turning out to be as easy as you anticipated, and you fear you might end the semester with a C. What will medical schools think if you decide to withdraw and take it again? While this is an option available to every student, is it advisable to students preparing to apply to medical school?

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Can I Get a Job in Medical School?

The simple answer to the question is yes, you can get a job in medical school. It is possible to get a job during medical school; however, the more important question is whether you should. This answer is neither easy nor straightforward, but demands a consideration of your own personal situation and goals.

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Understanding PSLF (Public Service Loan Forgiveness)

This post will focus on one of the most popular and well-known (but often poorly understood) programs for student loan management, Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). PSLF offers a tantalizing promise: tax-free forgiveness of student loans after ten years of qualifying payments.

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The Reality of Medical School Debt

If you are considering attending medical school in the United States, you’ve almost certainly wondered how you are going to pay for it. According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, 76 percent of graduating medical students took out loans in 2017; for those who did, the median level of debt reached $192,000.

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The 5 Books Every Pre-med Student Should Read

Medical school admissions committees want to recruit well-rounded students who can demonstrate that their knowledge goes beyond the basic scientific prerequisites; medical schools are attracted to students who know “a little about a lot.” One of the best ways to develop this understanding is to read often and broadly.

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Choosing a Career in Medicine: Are You Destined for Beautiful Days of Saving Lives?

Choosing to pursue a career in medicine presents a substantial time and financial commitment. Here’s what you should consider to determine if it is the right career for you.

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The DOs and DON’Ts of Shadowing a Doctor

Shadowing physicians is an important element of the pre-med years. In addition to giving prospective medical students a feel for what the work of a doctor is truly like, shadowing provides exposure to a range of specialties while developing professionalism skills. That being said, here is a list of DOs and DON’Ts that will help you get into the right mindset for shadowing as a pre-med:

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The Best Pre-med Major Isn’t Biology. Here’s Why:

Year after year, well over half of all U.S. medical school applicants major in biology or a related biological science like physiology or genetics. Although biology and its cousins have long been some of the most popular college majors for pre-med students, there is little evidence to correlate biology’s popularity with its preparatory aptness for medical school.

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