THE MEDICAL SCHOOL DIRECTORY
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Here is an interactive map of every single accredited medical school in the United States awarding the Doctor of Medicine (MD) or the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree.
Information: Academic Statistics, Out-of-State Matriculant (OSM%), Tuition, Dual Degree Programs
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MSD Timeline lays out the entire medical school admissions process.
Content covers prerequisite coursework, MCAT preparation, extracurricular activities, and a detailed timeline of the application cycle including:
Personal Statement, Primary Application, Secondary Application, Medical School Interview
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What is LizzyM: A score that combines your GPA with your MCAT score. LizzyM score was a conception of the Student Doctor Network forum (by a user who sat on an admission committee) used by medical school applicants to gauge their level of academic competitiveness. It takes into account an applicant’s undergraduate cumulative GPA multiplied […]
In this interview, I sat down with Davin Gong, who is an MD Candidate 2021 at the University of Washington School of Medicine. We talked about a variety of topics, including interview preparation, the best piece of advice he received, our most memorable patient experiences, and everything in between.
written by Tajwar Taher, MD Candidate OHSU Class of 2021 A couple of years ago, if anyone had directed the words “mental health” towards me, I probably would have rolled my eyes, scoffed, and moonwalked away. Okay, I probably wouldn’t have done that because I’m neither rude nor rhythmically coordinated, but it gives you an […]
written by Christopher Costa edited by Haley Welch and Adrienne Suhm The United States government spends 17.8% of the nation’s GDP on healthcare. This equates to around 3.2 trillion or an average of about $10,000 per person. However, we rank 11th out of the Commonwealth Fund countries in healthcare performance and 31st in life expectancy. The […]
The medical school admissions process can be extremely daunting. Years of academic preparation and extracurricular effort have now converged upon this single obstacle. The medical school interview. Even more nerve wracking is that that unlike your previous milestones, the interview is almost impossible to study for. Sure you can memorize answers, but you run the […]
INTERVIEW DAY Medical school interviews take up a whole day (typically around 7 hours), which includes an orientation, a welcome from the dean, a curriculum overview, tour of the campus/ facilities, and of course, the interview itself, which is scheduled usually either in the morning or midday. In the afternoon, you might get a […]
What are the pros and cons of the Affordable Care Act? What would you change about our healthcare system? What are your views on universal healthcare? If questions like these bring about a sinking feeling in your stomach, then fear not, you’re not alone. I once felt the same. I would have rather repeated […]
On May 12th, a virulent outbreak proliferated across the world, spanning across 150 countries in a matter of days. However, the hosts were not human. They were computers. A worldwide cyberattack successfully infiltrated over 230,000 computers ranging from everyday laptops to Britain’s behemoth National Health Services. Although a breach of this size is rare, attacks like […]
The dreaded “why medicine” question is a high yielding component that can either make or break an applicant. Every year, hundreds of academically qualified individuals still get rejected not due to their intellectual deficits, but because they lacked a clear and defining story as to why they’re pursing medicine. Remember, schools want to ensure that their […]