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As a premedical advisor and medical school admissions consultant, I encourage prospective medical students to read books that will expand their view of the medical profession. Reading literature allows us to better understand the human condition which, in turn, makes … Continue reading

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The National Health Service Corps provides scholarship opportunities for health professions students. Students taking the scholarships must pursue a primary care field (defined by the NHSC as Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics, Ob/Gyn, Geriatrics, or Psychiatry). Funding opportunities exist through … Continue reading

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    Mentoring in medicine is important. Good mentoring helps premedical students envision themselves in the medical profession and learn from physicians or researchers. In medical school, mentors help students learn clinical medicine and focus on specialties of interest which … Continue reading

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One of the important elements of applying to medical school is assembling a thoughtful  list of schools. In response to a predicted physician shortage, several new medical schools have opened in recent years, such as Kaiser, Commonwealth, Hofstra, Quinnipiac, the University … Continue reading

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Which medical schools are the hardest to get into?  I’ll bet it’s not what you think. Of course, this raw data does not take into account the caliber of the applicant pool. There was an article in US News and World … Continue reading

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The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) provides academic enrichment, professional development, clinical experiences, and financial planning workshops to freshmen and sophomore undergraduate students who are underrepresented in medicine. There are SHPEP programs at Columbia, Howard, Rutgers, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, … Continue reading

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For those interested in global health, there is an upcoming Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale (April 4-5, 2020), which promises to be outstanding. This is one of the largest global health conferences, with many different topics and speakers. … Continue reading

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled in favor of a medical student with a hearing disability at Creighton. The court stated that the student was not given ample accommodations so that he could perform at an … Continue reading

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The median medical school debt is $189,165 according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. While this figure might seem daunting, it’s manageable over time according to many experts. The Association of American Medical Colleges recently published an article titled “Taking … Continue reading

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The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) provides a wealth of resources for medical school applicants to help them understand the intricacies of the application. Information regarding the AMCAS application has been released in preparation for the upcoming cycle, which … Continue reading

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