Medical School


Sports Medicine the Nation’s Fastest Growing Specialty, AAMC Says

June 7, 2021

If you’re a medical student still considering specialty options, you might want to move sports medicine higher on your list. That’s because recent research by the Association of...


An Easier Way Into Medical School? Consider an Early Assurance Program

May 19, 2021

Landing a prime spot at a choice medical school will always be competitive, particularly as applications continue to soar. Reports within the past year show applications are up 17 percent and...


COMLEX Creator Releases 2020 Annual Report, Focuses on Student Wellness

May 8, 2021

The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Inc. (NBOME), creator and sole administrator of the COMLEX-USA series of examinations required for licensure for osteopathic physicians in the...


USMLE Score Reporting Delayed

April 28, 2021

If you’ve taken or are preparing to take your USMLE Step 2, there’s already one big question already looming in your mind: “When will I get my score?” This year, students...


USMLE Step 1 Makes Switch to Pass/Fail Scoring

March 24, 2021

Following nearly two years of collecting and considering input from hundreds of medical education, regulatory and clinical stakeholders, administrators of the USMLE (United States Medical...


Four Factors in Return to Clinical Training

March 10, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic put the brakes on direct patient interaction for medical students throughout the bulk of the last school year. As some schools begin allowing students to return to clinical...


Three Ways to Make an Impact and Boost Your Med School Competitiveness in Nonclinical Settings

February 17, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to limit opportunities for in-person clinical experience for pre-med and medical students, many are looking for alternative ways to make a positive impact on...


Surge in Female Medical Students a Boon for Patients, Studies Show

February 2, 2021

February 3 is National Women’s Physicians Day, established to celebrate Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, who defied industry and societal norms to become the first woman to receive a medical degree...


The Step 2 CS Exam is Coming Back with Changes – But When?

January 6, 2021

The arrival and subsequent spread of the COVID-19 outbreak throughout the US has forced multiple changes in medical school application, testing and admissions. Among those changes was a suspension...


Three Post-Pandemic Predictions for Medical School Admissions

December 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on medical school processes and culture in 2020. Canceled MCATs, rescheduled and limited COMLEX and USMLE sessions, online lectures and coursework, virtual...