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Three Ways to Set Yourself Apart in Medical School Applications in 2017

January 2, 2017

The coming shortage of physicians means a plethora of opportunities for those planning careers in medicine. But make no mistake – competition for those tens of thousands of open job spots...


Three Ways to Prepare For Medical School While Still in High School

April 5, 2016

It’s never to early to begin laying the foundation for reaching your career goals and living out your life’s dream. In fact, preparation for a career in the medical profession should...


Tips for Shadowing a Doctor

September 29, 2015

Research by the Association of American Medical Colleges shows that 93.5 percent of the nation's medical students who matriculated in 2014 have shadowed a physician or other healthcare...


Top Ways Students Prepare for Medical School

September 8, 2015

Each year, the Association of American Medical Colleges releases its Matriculating Questionnaire, designed to collect and reveal a litany of information about the nation's medical students, from...


Stress-Busting Tips for Medical Students

April 2, 2015

April is National Stress Awareness Month, a national campaign designed to educate Americans about the effects of stress on our health, work, relationships and life. Of course, all college students...


How to Craft Your Medical School Letter of Intent

March 30, 2015

If you've applied and been interviewed for acceptance at medical school, your next step should be to craft a letter of intent to let your top choice school know of your commitment. Medical...


Five Top Study Habits to Help you Ace Medical School

February 24, 2015

No matter your course of college study, adopting effective study habits can help assure a smooth educational experience and boost your academic and career success. Here are a few top tips from St....


USMLE Failure Rates - And How you can Beat Them

May 5, 2014

You’ve rocked your studies and feel ready to take on your first medical residency. The only thing standing in your way – Part 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination,...


How to get licensed in the US if you are an IMG

June 18, 2012

The ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) defines an international medical graduate (IMG) as a physician who received a medical degree or qualification from a medical school...


How to Pass the USMLE or COMLEX Exams

September 2, 2010

A majority of the questions posted on medical-student forums are asking for advice about the best approach for passing the various steps of the USMLE or COMLEX examinations. Some of the students...