A few months ago, the world we're living in now would have seemed like an absurd impossibility. But here we are. I think the disclaimer we have to put on any discussion about how the pandemic may affect anything in the future--be it near or far--is that it's impossible to know for sure what's going … Continue reading How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting Medical School Admissions
It's Match Week! This is arguably the most important and meaningful week of your medical education--one that has huge implications on the course of your medical career. This also happens to be MY Match Week, and I'm both incredibly excited and incredibly anxious. What the heck is this thing called The Match everyone keeps talking … Continue reading What is The Match?
If you’re looking to push your medical degree even further, there are many programs across the country that will allow you to pursue a PhD in conjunction with your MD. Obviously, this involves more time in school and a lot more work (typically a significant amount of research in addition to patient care). But for … Continue reading Should You Consider an MD/PhD Program?
Short answer: Yes. All US medical schools (MD and DO) require an undergraduate degree of some kind, whether that degree program included the pre-requisite coursework needed to apply to medical school. For the vast majority of traditional medical school applicants coming out of pre-medical undergraduate programs, this isn’t even a question. But we veterans are a … Continue reading Do I Need a College Degree to Apply to Medical School?
Traditionally, the term "Glide Year" refers to the year you spend after finishing a post-bacc program applying to and interviewing for medical school. For the purposes of this post, I will also use the "Glide Year" to refer to any time--more than one year, if necessary--between finishing up one's pre-requisites for medical school that is … Continue reading What to do With Your Glide Year