Medical Students


Number of Medical Students with Disabilities Surges

November 28, 2019

The number of medical students who report having a disability rose 69 percent between 2016 and 2019, according to a new survey published this week in the Journal of the American Medical...


First-Generation Medical Students a Growing Minority

November 6, 2019

The vast majority of medical students who choose careers in healthcare are following in footsteps of parents or other family member who also became doctors. But first-generation students, those...


3 Questions to Ask Your Prospective Medical School

October 23, 2019

When choosing where to study medicine, students often are most focused on how they’ll answer questions asked of them by school recruiters and admissions screeners. But just as important are...


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...


Love a Challenge and Want to Make a Difference? Consider a Career in Correctional Medicine

June 3, 2019

While a relatively high pay check certainly is a draw, most medical students say that primary driver for choosing a career in medicine is the chance to make a positive difference in their future...


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...


Medicine as a Second Career? Three Reasons it Works!

April 8, 2019

While the vast majority of medical students are in their 20s and working toward their initial career choices, recent years have seen an increase in first-year medical residents in their 30s or...


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...


Six Medical Students Honored as Game Changers

March 4, 2019

Many medical career hopefuls choose their professional paths because of an idealist mentality. They want to change the world. And as lofty a goal as that sounds, it’s certainly not...