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Applying to Medical School

Stanford School of Medicine

May 27th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Applying to Medical School

Stanford School of Medicine

Programs Offered MD MD/PhD MD/MPH MD/MBA MD/JD MD/MS MD/MA Education E-IPER MD/MPP Location: Stanford, California Curriculum: Stanford has an integrated curriculum that offers scholarly concentrations. Students are also paired with a faculty mentor as part of the Educators-4-Care program. Entering Class of 2012 Class Size 92 (53 OOS) Applicants 6810 Interviewed 451 GPA 3.9 sGPA […]

Loma Linda University School of Medicine

May 27th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Applying to Medical School

Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Programs Offered MD MD/PhD Location: Loma Linda, California Entering Class of 2012 Class Size 168 (86 OOS) Applicants 5217 Interviewed 396 GPA 3.75 sGPA 3.70 MCAT 30 (10/10/10) Applying Students must have a Bachelor’s degree from the United States or Canada. Loma Linda is affiliated with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and thus preference is given […]

Why was I rejected from medical school?

March 26th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Applying to Medical School

Why was I rejected from medical school?

Now that I have been rejected from all the medical schools to which I applied, I have begun to create a game plan for re-applying. First, I made myself feel a little better by looking at some statistics. Only 43%* of all medical school applicants matriculated; thus, there must be many other students in the […]

Rejection

March 26th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Applying to Medical School, Pre-Med Tips

Rejection

The most dreaded part of the application process is receiving notification that you have been rejected from medical school. Some schools make you wait months and others tell you within 8 days. Here is what happened with each of the schools to which I applied: Med School Email? Email Subject Postal mail Time to Reject […]

Why I Won’t Apply to Caribbean Medical Schools

March 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Applying to Medical School

Why I Won't Apply to Caribbean Medical Schools

  I am one of those medical school applicants that has a low science GPA (2.54) and fairly decent MCAT (30T). Naturally, my application is not competitive at US medical schools. After a slew of rejections during the Summer 2012 AMCAS application cycle, I began to review the pathways I can take to pursue my […]

Medical School Curriculum

February 13th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Applying to Medical School

Medical School Curriculum

When I first applied to medical school, I spent a lot of time researching different schools so that I could find the right school for me. One major difference between schools is the way they teach their curriculum. There are two different styles: ¬†organ systems-based and traditional (disciplinary-based) curricula. The Organ Systems-Based Curriculum This curriculum […]

Opportunities in Medical Education

February 12th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Applying to Medical School

Opportunities in Medical Education

When I finally decided that I wanted to apply to medical school, I spent a long time researching nearly every medical school in the country to determine which ones interested me the most. Interestingly, many medical schools have unique tracks, intertwined with the curriculum that allow students to explore their career interests while in medical […]

What is an MD-MPH?

November 3rd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Applying to Medical School

What is an MD-MPH?

                  Many medical schools offer combined degree programs, one of which is the MD-MPH program, in which you can earn your Doctorate of Medicine and Master’s in Public Health in a time frame that is usually about five years. You can also consider pursuing your MPH before […]

Celebration

October 9th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Applying to Medical School

Celebration

Today, I received my MCAT scores. I took the MCAT on September 7th and although a month has passed now, it surely doesn’t seem like it has been that long since my official test day. I decided not to spend the day refreshing the THx website and instead was busy sleeping in, going to an […]

Advice from an M3

November 16th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Applying to Medical School

Advice from an M3

Last week I had the opportunity to meet with a peer who just completed her third year of medical school. She was very kind and allowed me to ask all sorts of foolish questions about her experiences, the school she attends (and to which I hope to apply), etc. Here is what I garnered from […]