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5 Alternatives to Medical School

Going to medical school and becoming a doctor is a glorified and great career path. Nevertheless, it is not the career for everyone. Perhaps you are at a point where your passions and goals changed or you simply had a change of heart about going to medical school. At this point, you have to decide on an alternative and we ...

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Osteopathic vs Caribbean Medical Schools

Traditional allopathic medical schools can be extremely difficult to get into. Less than half of applicants are accepted every year. The average GPA and MCAT for 2016 allopathic matriculants was 3.7 and 508.7. These numbers are not easy to obtain. Many of the applicants who are rejected could become good doctors if they were given the chance. Many students see ...

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Calvin College and University of Michigan Medical School Partnership

Future doctors: You’ve probably winced at the price tag of a four-year undergraduate program—and cringed entirely at the additional cost of medical school. On top of the expenses, you may have some uncertainty about the time in between programs—how will you land a spot in a medical school program in the first place? Two schools in Michigan—Calvin College and the ...

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The Medical School Dream

“My dream is to get into medical school and become a doctor.” This line is repeated in some form or another many times during application season. Most applicants do not know how truly dreamlike the experience is, particularly during third and fourth year clinical rotations. The first two years of medical school are consumed by learning. Though there is little ...

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Medical School Gap Year Fear

Premeds fear that taking a gap year before medical school will distract from their career goal to become doctors. I offer that this is the best possible outcome of your gap year. I am frequently asked about taking gap years. I took four. (Two of those were the result of having to reapply, but my intention was to take time off ...

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Medical Schools With Combined BS/BA-MD Programs

Combined BS/BA-MD programs allow students to apply to medical school straight out of high school. Essentially, if admitted, students will spend two to four years at the undergraduate college completing their BS or BA degrees along with premedical requirements. Afterwards, they will proceed to the medical school affiliated with the undergraduate institution for their MD without having to apply again. ...

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Medical School with No Science Courses

Medical School with No Science Courses

The path to becoming a doctor can seem pretty one dimensional. That is because most people enter the field of medicine by following a conventional path: apply to college, apply to medical school, and apply to residency. This is considered the “traditional” route. However, there are also “non-traditional” ways to become a physician. In this article we will talk about ...

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List of Reputable International Medical Schools

List of Reputable International Medical Schools

If you are planning to attend an international medical school, you want to make sure you make the right choice. There are few international medical schools that have connections to the U.S. and have strong reputations of producing good U.S. doctors. Some schools require you to take additional tests (similar to the MCAT) as a requirement. Nevertheless here is the ...

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