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US News and World Report has released its rankings for 2016. There are no real surprises here; most of these schools have been a constant presence in the rankings from year to year. You’ll notice that six schools are on the top … Continue reading

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While medical school debt is a factor for many med students, there are a number of programs that can ease the burden of paying for medical school. Some of these programs are state-based while others are national in scope. There … Continue reading

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Mt. Sinai has abolished the MCAT requirement for half of its entering class under a program called “FlexMed.”  While Mt. Sinai has had a similar program in place for a number of years, titled the “Humanities and Medicine Early Acceptance … Continue reading

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The use of social media is widespread and heavily adopted by med students. A study at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California investigated whether a course on professionalism in social media use among medical students would positively impact … Continue reading

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A few medical schools are trying a new model of medical education, allowing students to complete their education in three years. The impetus for this is obvious: it saves students thousands of dollars and produces doctors faster than the current … Continue reading

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Dr. Jeremy Lazarus, president of the American Medical Association, recently visited Grand Junction, Colorado, which has been touted as having an outstanding and novel medical system. The physicians in the local medical association are committed to providing affordable and exceptional … Continue reading

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As a medical school admissions consultant, I provide insight and wisdom to med school applicants. Here’s a tip that all applicants should follow. Apply Early!  I can’t emphasize enough the importance of entering the medical school application process early. Doing … Continue reading

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A new model of teaching in the clinical years of medical training is being adopted at several medical schools with good results. Longitudinal integrated clerkships (LIC) allow med students to follow clinical cases from beginning to end as opposed to the … Continue reading

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More medical school students chose to do residencies in primary care this year, resulting in a 5% jump over last year’s rate. However, a severe shortfall is still predicted:  by 2020 there will be a shortage of 46,100 primary care … Continue reading

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Photo by Buck Ennis   First-year medical students at Cornell are learning under a new paradigm. As the first set of students in med school since “Obamacare” was passed, they are integrating different ways of looking at the future of … Continue reading

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