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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...


Medical School Enrollment Hits 2-Decade High – Underrepresented Groups Make Gains

December 9, 2020

Despite the unprecedented disruption courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of first-year medical students grew, hitting a two-decade high in 2020, according to new data from the...


Improve your Residency Application with These Three Top Tips Straight from Program Directors

November 24, 2020

Residency application season is open and medical students and graduates nationwide are vying for and always limited number of positions that may be moreso this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic....


First Native American Tribally Affiliated Med School Opens

November 4, 2020

Despite efforts to boost diversity among medical students, one group remains woefully underrepresented. Nationwide, fewer than half of one percent of US physicians are Native American. A new...


Tanzanian Medical Student Forms Organization to Assist Fellow Internationals

October 7, 2020

Applying to medical school is tough enough. But when you’re an international student, you’ve got double the hurdles to cross. Azan Virji discovered that as a Tanzanian applicant...


Med School Applicants Up 17 Percent – Does the COVID-19 Pandemic Play a Role?

September 28, 2020

The number of medical school applicants vying for a spot for the 2021 year is up 17 percent from this time last year, which saw an increase of just 1.1 percent, according to the Association of...


12 Medical Schools for Liberal Arts Majors

September 9, 2020

In a recent blog post, we shared with you multiple reasons that a liberal arts major can make a successful switch to medical school. Among them, highly practiced writing and communications skills;...


Step 1 Failure? Here’s Why There’s No Need to Worry…

August 26, 2020

Fail your USMLE Step 1 exam? Fret not. You’re in good company – Lots of it! And your chances at a great residency and a fulfilling medical career remain higher than you may think. New...


Why Liberal Arts Undergrads Make Great Medical Students

August 12, 2020

For most medical students, the logical path includes a premed major. But did you know that it’s not a requirement? Truth is, you can major in most any subject you want and still land a spot...