Medical School Application

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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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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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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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Are Medical Mission Trips Worth It?

Medical mission trips are an intriguing and exciting opportunity to bolster your resume. At the same time, they have significant risks that you might not know of. Here we take an in-depth look at the pros on cons of this experience to help you make your decision.

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MCAT Score Breakdown: What You Need to Know

Excellence on the MCAT is crucial to medical school acceptance. So what score do you need? How does the new MCAT score compare to the old? In this post Dr. Nick Hogan, Internal Medicine resident at UC San Diego, breaks down the basics of the exam and what the MCAT score really means.

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