Medical School


First Graduates of Kansas Rural Medical School Head to Work

October 9, 2019

In 2011, the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina opened in a one-building campus in the heart of wheat country. The aim: to help produce just a few skilled and dedicated physicians...


Medical School Enrollment Soars Hits AAMC Goal

August 7, 2019

In 2006, in response to concerns about a future physician shortage, the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) issued a challenge. Officials recommended a 30-percent increase in...


Osteopathic Medical School Enrollment Soars

May 14, 2019

For the first time ever, osteopathic medical students make up more than 25 percent of med students nationwide. According to figures from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic...


Four Reasons to Get a Jump on your Medical School Application

May 1, 2019

Think you’ve got plenty of time to work on your medical school application? Well, you do. As of May 1, medical colleges and universities nationwide are accepting applications for the Fall...


Harvard, UNC Top Lists of Best Medical Schools for Research, Primary Care

April 1, 2019

Each year, US News & World Report releases its rankings of the nation’s top medical schools in various specialties. Most recently, the publication focused on America’s best...


Ethics an Increasingly Important Consideration in Medical School Acceptance

March 21, 2019

Once upon a time, a standout GPA and high MCAT score might have been enough to land you an interview at the medical school of your choice. But since 2015, more than two dozen medical schools...


Two New Medical Schools to Offer Free Tuition

February 13, 2019

There’s a trend developing of medical schools offering free tuition to a number of classes of new students. This time, it’s Pasadena, CA’s Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine...


First Ever Study Aims to Measure Empathy in Osteopathic Medical Education

January 23, 2019

Knowledge and skill obviously is a must in the study and practice of medicine. But empathy arguably is just as critical an element when it comes to being a great doctor. Thus, the launch of...


COMLEX Equivalent to USMLE, AMA Says

January 3, 2019

If you’re studying osteopathic medicine and wondering whether you should take both the COMLEX and USMLE exams to boost your chances for a choice residency program, relax. The American...


Women Top Medical School Entrants For 2nd Consecutive Year

December 7, 2018

A year ago, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) reported that, for the first time ever, female medical school entrants outnumbered male entrants. The report revealed that women...