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Medical School Admission Requirements

Residency accreditation agencies join forces to create a unified system

Beginning in July 2015, allopathic and osteopathic residency programs no longer will be accredited separately under an initiative announced jointly by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). By establishing uniform standards for graduate medical education programs nationwide, the…


Getting into Medical School & Attending Multiple Undergraduate Institutions

If you attended multiple undergraduate institutions and are interested in getting into medical school, read a recent Analysis In Brief by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Research shows that students who attend multiple undergraduate institutions are less likely to gain admission to medical school and have lower mean MCAT scores. However, the “types” of…


Getting Into Medical School

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MCAT 2012 Dates

Do you plan to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) in 2012? Be aware of MCAT registration and score release dates. Remember that popular test dates and sites fill up early so don’t delay your registration!


Medical School Admissions: There are no secrets

As the first “wave” of acceptances to allopathic medical schools were released last week, I thought about common themes in the candidacies of my clients who were fortunate to get admitted to excellent medical schools so early in the year. Each of these applicants submitted very early primary and secondary applications that accurately and introspectively…


>Medical School Admissions and Noncognitive Testing

>I hear many medical school applicants lament, “If I could just get to the interview, I would do great. My low GPA is holding me back.” Well, such applicants may have a chance. An article this month in Academic Medicine discusses the possibility of employing standardized “noncognitive testing” to test personal characteristics as part of…


>Medical School Admission Requirements: Is Change On The Horizon?

>A report released by the Association of American Medical Colleges and The Howard Hughes Medical Institute recommends significant change in the premedical curriculum. Rather than requiring students to take specific courses, the report suggests that students be proficient in a specific set of competencies. While these changes will not happen for a while, the MCAT…