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
Do I Need a College Degree to Apply to Medical School?
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?
What to do With Your Glide Year
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
What’s the Difference Between an M.D. and a D.O.?
If someone wants to be a doctor, they go to medical school to get a medical degree to practice medicine. It seems like a pretty simple concept, but--as you may already have figured out if you've done a little research--there are two kinds of medical degrees. A Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) comes from something called … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between an M.D. and a D.O.?
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Establishes Unique Streamlined Application Opportunity for Servicemembers
Even for those most interested in medicine as a career path beyond military service, the time, energy, and financial burden of the medical school application process is daunting. It is arguably enough to prevent many fully qualified candidates from pursuing the medical profession in favor of something more attainable in the short term. It was … Continue reading Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Establishes Unique Streamlined Application Opportunity for Servicemembers