Pre-med

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Dual Degree Medical School Programs: Pros and Cons

Dual degree medical programs, such as the MD-MBA, are becoming increasingly popular. In her first post, Meghana Pagadala of UCSD discussed how to decide if this path is right for you. Here she takes a closer look at the pros and cons of each type of dual degree.

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Doctor vs Engineer vs Business | How to Choose a Career

Is becoming a doctor and pursuing a career in medicine the right fit for you? I was heavily considering alternate careers in business and engineering when I was in college. Here’s my take on the pros and cons, and how I ultimately decided which career was the best fit.

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Medical School Rankings: How Much Do They Matter?

Medical school rankings certainly matter, but there is more to each school than its ranking. So how should you think about them? Dr. Petey Kass of UCSF provides a framework to help you understand medical school rankings and find the school that is the best fit for you.

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Pros and Cons of the MD-PhD Degree

Are you considering an MD-PhD degree but unsure about the commitment? Lawrence Wang, current MD-PhD student at UC San Diego, shares his wisdom on the pros and cons of this dual degree.

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Shadowing a Doctor 101

Almost every premedical student shadows a physician at some point. So how can you maximize the experience to strengthen yourself and your medical school application? Here are 5 simple steps to success when shadowing a doctor.

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How to Get into a Top Medical School

Every medical school applicant at some point wonders “how do I get into a top school?” Dr. Bayard Wilson has attended UPenn and UCSD on his way to neurosurgery residency at UCLA. He is no stranger to top programs. Here are his keys to getting into a top medical school.

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7 Steps to Cure Procrastination

Procrastination is something that we all experience, but it is something we can actively work to combat. Building motivation effectively will help mitigate procrastination. Here are my 7 proven steps to beating procrastination.

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