Med School Scales Back Prereqs to Attract More Students
Professor Says Biology Textbooks Cater to Premeds
How One Group is Addressing the Residency Bottleneck
The Medical School Checklist
Gearing up to apply to start medical school but don’t have a clue about the challenges ahead? Like many perspective med students my initial understanding of the forthcoming experience was limited to and shaped by what I had read in medical school blogs, student forums, and med school recruiting “propaganda”. READ MORE
The Future of the Doctor
a premed student you are preparing to become a doctor of the future.
You have chosen medicine because you already know that you want to help
those who are sick and that you like studying science. A future as a physician will allow you to combine a solid academic foundation in science and human biology with the practical work of being a doctor. While you prepare for your future in medicine, you are undoubtedly taking science pre-requisites and studying for the MCAT. Your scores in these classes and exams are certainly a significant part of your groundwork for getting into medical school. READ MORE
SPONSORED POST The Residency Bottleneck: How One Group is Addressing the Shortage of Doctors in the U.S. The United States is known throughout the world as a land of opportunity. American children have always been asked the generic question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” They give an array of answers. “Firefighter!” “Singer!” and of course, “When I grow up I want to be a doctor.” READ MORE
Book Excerpt: The Heartbeat of Success. A Med Student's Guide to Med School Admissions What’s
all the fuss about extracurricular activities? Isn’t doing well in your
coursework and on the MCAT enough to get into medical school? Nope.
Extracurricular activities and employment are opportunities to explore
your interests, become involved in your community, develop a project
or earn money to support yourself. Saying you love to help people during
a medical school interview is not enough—actions speak louder than
words! In addition to having a job, I participated in a lot of
extracurricular activities during college. I loved every single one of
them. READ MORE
2014 Summer Premed Programs The following is a list of summer programs available to students aspiring to become doctors. There are various opportunities available in a number of institutions across the US. If you want to participate in academic enrichment programs, test preparation courses, research projects, or hospital internships, check out the following list of opportunities for Summer 2014. Be sure to check individual websites for application deadlines!
Binghampton University Campus Edition \ The Benefits of Joining Phi Delta What’s Phi Delta Epsilon? “Phi Delta Epsilon is a professional international medical fraternity that allows you to be further connected with other students within your school who are interested in medicine. READ MORE
The Fear of Failure
Classes to attend, research to do, club meetings to handle, and organic chemistry to cry over; the to-do list never seems to end for premed students. And of course, in the midst of trying to complete all the tasks, there is the constant need for perfection. This need usually stems from an underlying fear of failure.
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