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
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
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
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