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
There are two BIG reasons why financing this specialized year of pre-requisites needs your attention. A post-bacc student is NOT a graduate student, and a post-bacc certificate is NOT a graduate certificate. What this means is that you can't pay for a post-bacc the same way you can pay for medical school. Even those with … Continue reading How to Pay for a Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program
Today I'll break down the costs of getting your pre-requisites out of the way through a post-bacc program. I’ll also suggest a few things to consider in your budgeting process. This step is obviously going to be a little different for everyone depending on your existing educational background, educational benefits, and goals going into the … Continue reading The True Cost of Application: Post-Bacc Programs
Ah, the Internet. A boundless source of information and networking opportunities, right? Unfortunately, it isn't always easy to tell what's good, honest, well-researched information, what's pure opinion, and what's just plain wrong. As far as applying to medical school goes, there’s a lot of general information available about requirements, prerequisites, applications, etc. on school websites, … Continue reading Online Med Student Sites and Forums: Helpful or Just Fake News?
We've discussed the costs of attending medical school at length, but clearly there's a lot that has to happen before acceptance letters are even sent. Getting into medical school is a full-time job and is almost as much work (and anxiety) as medical school itself...and true to form, every step of the way comes its … Continue reading How Much Does it REALLY Cost to Apply to Med School?