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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...


Five Options for Careers in Infectious Diseases

June 15, 2020

A century ago, the Spanish Flu swept across the globe, infecting 500 million people (nearly a quarter of the world’s population at the time) and killing tens of millions, including 675,000...


Surge in MCAT Registration Hints at Coronavirus-Inspired Increase in Medical School

May 28, 2020

As the world continues to battle the deadly spread of COVID-19 and the coronavirus, there may be one positive outcome: a surge in interest in medical school at a time when trained physicians are...


Medical Schools Report Reopening Plans

May 14, 2020

With medical schools across the country shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic, tens of thousands of current and would-be students are feeling in limbo. Thankfully, progress is under way, according to...


COVID-19 and the USMLE Scramble

May 1, 2020

Among the countless ways the COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic has upended life for millions of Americans is the wrench it’s thrown into medical school testing, including the United States...


How COVID-19 is Impacting MCAT Testing

April 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe has upended life, work and studies for millions, including America’s medical students. Some are graduating early and getting an unexpected,...