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My Journey to Med School: Connor’s Story
My journey to medical school has been anything but orthodox. I changed majors twice, temporarily withdrew from my classes, took multiple gap years, and had a handful of other twists and turns that I couldn’t have seen coming. There were plenty of late nights, lots of uncertainty, and more than my fair share of doubtsREAD MORE
What to Know About Three-Year Medical School Programs
It’s a daunting path to become a doctor: four years of college, four years of medical school, and three to seven years of residency (or more, if you complete a fellowship) before you are a full-fledged physician. There’s no way around it — it takes a lot of time, hard work, and sacrifice to earnREAD MORE
Top Medical Schools in Arkansas
The top med school in the state is the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine, which was established in 1879. You can also apply to the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM), which has established itself as a leading college for osteopathic medical education. In this guide, we’ll introduce you toREAD MORE
Med Schools Opt Out of U.S. News Rankings. What Does This Mean for You?
Recently, a handful of well-known medical schools have dropped out of the U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranked list of medical schools. Harvard, Stanford, Colombia, Duke University, Icahn Medical School of Mount Sinai, and the University of Pennsylvania have historically been some of the top-ranked medical schools by U.S. News’ annual report, so theirREAD MORE
What to Do If You Have a Low GPA
“I Have a Low GPA – What Can I Do?” Most med students will tell you that their path to where they are now was anything but smooth. One of the most stressful parts of the journey to med school is consistently performing well in your coursework, maintaining a high GPA to compete with theREAD MORE
CARS Strategy: I Always Run Out of Time; What Should I Do?
Worried about getting a low CARS score on the MCAT? The MCAT has a strict time limit on each section. For the CARS section, you must complete 9 passages containing 53 questions in 90 minutes—that’s an average of 10 minutes per passage or about 100 seconds per question! This timing is tight, and many studentsREAD MORE
Top Med Schools in Nevada
Nevada is one of the largest states in the United States, and the three med schools it has are great options for pursuing your medical education. In this guide, we’ll introduce you to the best medical schools in Nevada and discuss all that you’ll need to get into them, so prep your college lists andREAD MORE
Top Med Schools in Connecticut
Connecticut is an excellent destination for medical students. It is home to world-class educational institutions and has famous historical sites and breathtaking hiking trails. Moreover, its proximity to New York City and Boston means you’ll have access to all the opportunities you could desire. Despite its small size, Connecticut has excellent medical college options withREAD MORE
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