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  1. Here are some tips on getting into med school: 1) Expose yourself to the medical field. Start Reading about Medicine. Start conducting research. Volunteer locally. 2) Get some experience on your resume (this will also help with referral letters). Medical Scribing Shadowing Hospital Administration. 3) Apply to many schools. This will improve your odds. Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Feel free to add more tips as we go.
  2. Has anyone taken the IFOM Clinical Science Exam (CSE)? I'm trying to find some good study materials for the IFOM. Here is what I was able to get from the NBME website: Format One form: 80 multiple-choice items. All forms have expanded feedback. Standard-Paced Two sections; 40 items. Up to 1 hour to complete each section. Self-Paced Two sections; 40 items. Up to 4 hours to complete each section. Access & Assessment Self-Assessments are delivered over the Web. You must log on to access a self-assessment and start it within 30 days (access period). Once the self-assessment is started, you must complete it within 20 days. You may sign off and resume/continue the self-assessment at any time during this 20-day administration period. Fees These self-assessments are available for a fee of $35.00 in US currency. Payment is non-refundable. Here is an IFOM CSE Program Guide : http://www.nbme.org/pdf/ifom/IFOM_Program_Guide.pdf
  3. What is your favorite basic science subject? I like microbiology
  4. Where do you look for mandatory clerkships? Are schools usually okay with you doing these rotations anywhere or are they specific and picky?
  5. Would love to learn more about where to look for financing for medical school.
  6. It would be great if you could add more pre-med resources! Thank you!
  7. I'm not anywhere near residency yet but in the USA what are the shorters and longest programs?
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  9. Here are some useful books and tips if you're preparing for the IMAT. Preparation is very important in order to succeed with the IMAT test. You should divide your time to prepare into two parts, Theory Review, and Question-Solving. The exams that closest resemble the IMAT exam format are the BMAT and the UKCAT. The MCAT is said to be MORE difficult than the IMAT exam. The BMAT (BioMedical Admissions Test) used in the UK covers the same IMAT subjects. However, the BMAT exam also includes an essay portion which the IMAT does not. First Part: Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving Books for the IMAT I believe the most important topic an IMAT candidate should focus on is "Critical Thinking & Problem Solving" The critical Thinking portion of the exam consists of HALF THE FINAL SCORE. This section also tends to be the easiest to improve. In this section the questions are based on short texts, you are required to analyze this text and choose the correct answer that usually completes OR contradicts the argument in the original questions text. Problem Solving involves some IQ based logic. Below are some books you can use to study: Most Recommended: Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument (Palgrave Study Skills) Cambridge Recommendation: Thinking Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (Cambridge International Examinations) Techniques and Methods: Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies BMAT PRACTICE BOOKS WHICH YOU CAN ALSO USE TO PREPARE FOR THE IMAT. Get Into Medical School: 400 BMAT Practice Questions: With Contributions from Official BMAT Examiners and Past BMAT Candidates The Ultimate BMAT Guide - 600 Practice Questions: Fully Worked Solutions, Time Saving Techniques, Score Boosting Strategies, 10 Annotated Essays, 2017 ... (BioMedical Admissions Test) UniAdmissions Get into Medical School: 600 UKCAT Practice Questions: Includes Full Mock Exam, Comprehensive Tips, Techniques and Explanations Second Part: Scientific Theory Books: You will receive the highest ROI (Return on Investment) time wise on the Biology and Chemistry sections If you have no medical background (basic sciences, chemistry) you should consider the material below. All material below if from the first year of medical school. After using this material to study for the IMAT you can always use it in school =D Biology Review: 1) New A-Level Biology: OCR A Year 1 & AS Complete Revision & Practice 2) A2-Level Biology OCR Complete Revision & Practice Human Physiology: Physiology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 5e Chemistry: The number of questions is quite low when it comes to the chemistry section. If you're running out of time consider not spending the most time in this section. Here is a study book you can use: Chemistry: Structure and Dynamics
  10. These are the top recommended IMAT Preparation books for 2017. BIOLOGY 1. Campbell Biology (BUY BOOK HERE) Very useful book for preparing for the IMAT Exam. The text is simple and well explained and the drawings complete your understanding. (BUY BOOK HERE) 2. Molecular Biology Of The Cell (BUY BOOK HERE) Ranked this second just due to the complexity of the book. But also a good one if you have the time to study both. CHEMISTRY Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (BUY BOOK HERE) Chemistry is also a major topic on the IMAT exam. The different type of question will test your knowledge on basic and advanced chemistry and reactivities. This book should be a good resource to prepare yourself for the IMAT exam. PRACTICE BOOKS BMAT 700 (BUY BOOK HERE) This book is based on the BMAT which is very similar to the IMAT. Both exams were composed by Cambridge. This book will greatly enhance you're your preparations for the IMAT. Thinking Skills (BUY BOOK HERE) Great investment to prepare for the IMAT. This comes highly recommended. PHYSIOLOGY & ANATOMY Vander's Human Physiology (BUY BOOK HERE) Great book for any Pre-Med to get their hands on early. Not only will it help you with the IMAT but it will build a good Pre-Medical foundation. Gray's Anatomy (BUY BOOK HERE) One of my favorites, a best seller and will be a guide book for your early years.
  11. The test: The International Medical Admission Test (IMAT) is a test administrated by the MIUR ("Ministry of Higher Education and Research") for the admission to one of the Italian universities in; Pavia, Rome, Milan, Naples or Bari, that offer a 6-years medicine degree in English. The number of available seats for the "next year" is usually published in April of the same year, so as the date of the exam, the test location and other specifications. Do not worry, you will have plenty of time to prepare for the test. The Format: The test is a pen-and-paper test lasting 100 minutes, consist of 60 questions with a maximum score of 90 points. The scoring system is as follows: 1.5 points for each correct answer -0.4 points for each wrong answer 0 points for a question remained unanswered The Exam consist of two main parts: Part I: 22 multiple-choice questions (2 in general Knowledge and 20 in logical Reasoning). Part II: 38 multiple-choice questions in Scientific Knowledge (18 in Biology, 12 in Chemistry, 8 of Physics and Maths). The next step: The Italian Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MIUR), stated that a minimum score of 20 points is required to apply to any of the Medical Schools in Italy. If your score mark is below the 20 point threshold you cannot apply to any of the Italian Medical Universities. If you achieve a score of 20 points or more, you are a candidate and then are ranked according to the mark you received on the exam. This is why it is so important to be prepared for the exam! Is the IMAT hard? It's definitely not easy. However, if a person if well prepared and organized, study hard, give yourself a few months time and you should be fine. The fee: 120 euro (payable on-line) at the site of registration here.
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