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Rejected to US Medical School… What Are My Options?

Being accepted into a medical school in the US has been increasingly competitive, with the average acceptance rate for fall 2015 being 6.9 percent, among 115 ranked medical schools, (Source). Average MCAT scores have risen to 507 (30-31 for old MCAT). The total number of applicants to medical school rose by 6.2 percent to 52,550, exactly double the percentage increase from the previous year. First-time applicants—an important indicator of interest in medicine—increased by 4.8 percent to 38,460. (Source) With high competition, not all those who are interested in becoming a physician are accepted to US medical schools. If you are rejected, where are your [...]

Rejected to US Medical School… What Are My Options?2017-02-02T01:04:18-05:00

Why You Should Get Credit for AP Sciences in High School before College

High school students who are interested in becoming a doctor should highly consider taking as many AP science courses not only to increase their GPA but to also place out of the basic science courses in the beginning of freshman year in college. Not taking the AP science exam at the end of the high school year is a big mistake. Here’s why. Getting Credit for AP Courses could save you up to $6,000+ per course. If you tested and received college credit for AP Chemistry, that equals approximately $4000 in savings if you went to a private college. (Source) If [...]

Why You Should Get Credit for AP Sciences in High School before College2017-02-02T01:04:18-05:00

The Italian International Medical Admission Test (IMAT)

Interested in studying at an English medical program in Italy? Beginning in 2012, the Italian Ministry of Education and the Universities and Research, MIUR, developed the IMAT exam for international students who wish to matriculate into an English medical program at an Italian medical school. What is the International Medical Admission Test (IMAT)? The International Medical Admission Test (IMAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination administered by the Italian Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MIUR) for admission in one of the eight public Italian universities that offer a 5-7 year medical program in English, granting a medical doctorate degree. The Italian Ministry [...]

The Italian International Medical Admission Test (IMAT)2017-02-02T17:24:38-05:00

Entering Medical School at 18 in USA: Introducing BA/MD Programs

Most students balk at the idea of being in school for the next 8-10 years. This includes 4 years of undergraduate university, 4 years of medical school, and 2 years minimum in a residency training.  After a minimum of 10 years, you can finally begin practicing medicine. The Long Road to Being a Doctor With the average age of entry into medical school being 25, that means you may be finally finishing up training in order to fully become a practicing physician at 35 years old. The amount of student loan interest that has accrued over those years, including any new [...]

Entering Medical School at 18 in USA: Introducing BA/MD Programs2017-12-05T01:25:48-05:00