MCAT & Medical School Admissions

How to Get Financial Aid for Medical School

Posted by InGenius Prep on Thu, Oct 09, 2014 @ 12:10 PM

Medical school is expensive. When applying, you have to be mentally prepared for the financial burden that attending medical school will place on your life. So, how much does medical school cost? Let’s find out...

Medical School Tuition and Fees 

In 2013–2014, the average cost of med school tuition and fees at public schools was approximately $31,783 for in-state residents and $55,294 for non-residents. At private schools, the average annual tuition and fees was approximately $52,093 for residents and $50,476 for non-resident students. These figures discuss tuition alone and don’t even include health insurance, housing, books, and the cost of being out of the workforce. 

According to Julie Fresne, the director of student and resident deb management services at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), with such an immense cost of attending medical school, the median debt level for a graduating medical student is approximately $175,000 while 25% of graduating medical school students have debt exceeding $200,000.

These numbers can truly be discouraging. However, aspiring medical students should know that there are many resources to help manage your money, get financial aid, and to pay for medical school. 

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Top 5 Dos and Don'ts to ACE Your Medical School Interview

Posted by Admissions Helpers on Thu, Oct 02, 2014 @ 13:10 PM

This article is a guest post written by Admissions Helpers.

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Going to Medical School

Posted by InGenius Prep on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 @ 13:09 PM

For children, it is very easy to answer “doctor” when asked what they want to be when they grow up. While their intentions are pure and honest, their innocence blinds them from the fact that becoming a doctor is extremely challenging. 

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The Med School Application Timeline: From MCAT to Interview Prep

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Aug 14, 2014 @ 09:08 AM

This is a guest blog post from our friends at InGenius Prep

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Tags: medical school applications, MCAT prep strategies, med school application timing

Medical School: 5 Moves that Will Get You On the Right Track

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Jan 13, 2014 @ 14:01 PM

If you are thinking about going to med school, congratulations. You are to be admired for aiming so high and taking on a challenging field with many rewards. You'll need to be completely committed and driven to achieve your goals.  Certainly, scoring in the 75th percentile or higher on the MCAT will be critical. However, there are a variety of others things you can and should start doing today to prepare.

Start out by taking 5 moves that will get you on the right track today.

1. Hit the Books

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Putting Together a Med School Application That Gets Noticed

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Tue, Jan 07, 2014 @ 12:01 PM

More than 600,000 people submitted applications to med school last year, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Contrast that to the almost 20,000 medical students who graduated in 2012, and you can easily see how difficult getting into med school is. It's vital you and your application stand out from the crowd. These tips will give you the best chance of being considered among the thousands that get reviewed.

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6 Ways to Use an MCAT Tutor to Boost Your MCAT Score

Posted by Nasya Mendoza on Thu, Aug 01, 2013 @ 11:08 AM

1. Objective Evaluation of Readiness to Embark on the MCAT Odyssey

The first thing that you need to do before you even start to do anything committing for the MCAT is evaluate whether or not you are ready right now.  While some say that you may take the MCAT more than one time (up to two or three), it is not recommended.  Depending on the school and rigor, schools may take your best individual sections as your score, or average out the scores, or take the lowest score, no matter what.  So in the end, you want to take the MCAT once, and a knockout once.  Read as much as you can about the MCAT and what it entails to prepare for it.  Also worth evaluating is if a career medicine is what you like.  If you are gritting your teeth down for studying because “you really don’t like to study,” then maybe a career spent studying, even after graduation, is not the best for you.  Evaluate if you have what it takes, because us tutors here do not want you to waste your resources, time, and effort on anything.

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MCAT Success Depends on these 5 Attitude Shifts

Posted by Nasya Mendoza on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 @ 13:07 PM

1. Priority Shift to a Career In Medicine 

Deciding to undertake and conquer the MCAT is also an unspoken commitment to the profession of medicine.  Just as studying during medical school will takeover most all priorities, preparation for the MCAT should also begin to take priority in your life now.  It is an investment in the now for a much larger return of a medical degree and career, later.  It is sometimes daunting when students make this realization all too late, but the MCAT is the first exam in a series of exams that will qualify you and prepare you for the medical profession.

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Five Tips for Successful MCAT Prep: Part 2

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 @ 20:01 PM

Last time, we shared three of five tips for success on the MCAT.   The first three tips were:

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Tags: MCAT, MCAT prep, MCAT study tips

Five Tips for Successful MCAT Prep: Part 1

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Tue, Dec 11, 2012 @ 05:12 AM

The MCAT is a beast of an exam – there’s no way around it – and for many of you, it will also likely be your first real challenge academically, in terms of necessary preparation, exam intensity and sheer volume of subject matter.  It won’t be easy, regardless of your IQ or SAT scores, but with a little bit of assistance and a whole lot of dedication, it is absolutely doable and within your reach.

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Tags: MCAT studying, MCAT, MCAT prep, MCAT tips