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?
How Much Does it REALLY Cost to Apply to Med School?
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?
Special Masters Programs
Hang out on the internet long enough wondering how to get into med school and you’re bound to hear about “Special Masters Programs.” You may be wondering what they are and who they’re for. We initially addressed post-baccalaureate programs, as those seem to be a better fit for the majority of transitioning veterans. With that … Continue reading Special Masters Programs
Going it Alone: How to Knock Out Your Pre-Reqs Without a Post-Bacc
There are a number of reasons why someone finds a post-bacc pre-medical program is an unappealing choice. Post-bacc programs are time- and energy-intensive, and can be quite expensive. If your financial resources are limited or you’re supporting a family, it’s not super easy to just drop everything, likely move to a new city, and throw … Continue reading Going it Alone: How to Knock Out Your Pre-Reqs Without a Post-Bacc
Why Doing a Post-Bacc Was the Best Decision I Ever Made
One thing I will emphasize repeatedly is that there is no single, cookie-cutter path to medicine. That includes how you decide to go about completing your pre-requisites. If you've been on the site for a hot minute, you know that I did a 12-month post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at Goucher College, and it was easily the … Continue reading Why Doing a Post-Bacc Was the Best Decision I Ever Made