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THE OFFICIAL INTERVIEW QUESTION BOARD
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:49 am
by Anil (Posted Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:49 am)
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Choosing a New vs. Established Medical School
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:14 am
by goliszek (Posted Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:14 am)
Because of the need for more doctors, several new medical schools have opened, with more scheduled to be opened within the next few years. The question many potential applicants ask is, “Should I consider one of these newer schools or only apply to the more established programs?” The answer depends on your qualifications and your future goals. Here are some things for you to consider in making that decision:
• New medical schools typically have smaller class sizes
. Until a medical program becomes more established, it usually has smaller class sizes. This is a concern for some students who may feel that there would not be a large enough network of other students for study and collaboration. On the other hand, if small is better for you, and you think that you would like the more intimate environment associated with smaller classes and fewer faculty, then a new medical school may work for you.
• Applicants to newer schools typically have lower grades and MCAT scores
. If you don’t have strong enough qualifications or your grades and MCAT scores are not as competitive as many other applicants, then a newer medical school might take a chance on you. Since they don’t get as many applications, and the ones they do get are usually not as strong, your chances for admission are probably better than they otherwise would be.
• Graduates from new medical schools may not get as many residency spots
. Older, more established medical programs are more prestigious than ones at younger schools, so naturally they would place more of their graduates in residencies. And because the number of medical students over the next decade is going to outpace the growth of residency slots, students graduating from newer medical schools will face more competition.
• New medical schools may not have a strong relationship with local hospitals
. One of the important questions to ask is whether a medical school has a good relationship with the hospitals at which students will do their rotations. In most cases, they do, but applicants need to make sure that physicians at local hospitals will regularly work with students. Clinical rotations are important to a student’s medical education, and the weeks spent learning about a specialty is critical. So before applying to a newer school, insist on knowing how involved the local hospitals are with medical students.
• New medical schools may not have as many specialty resources
. If you know what specialties interest you, then you need to ask if the medical school has the resources or the department for you to rotate through. For example, if your interest is plastic surgery but the new medical school does not have the resources in that specialty, then the school is probably not a good fit for you.
• New medical schools might focus more on primary care
. The trend over the next decade is primary care. Some established medical schools are already trying to attract students who are interested in that field, but many of the newer schools are especially interested in applicants who can convince them that primary care is what they want to do. If that’s your interest, then a new medical school may very well fit the bill. This is especially true if your qualifications are not especially strong but your extracurricular activities indicate that you are a good candidate for primary care.
Reprinted from The New Medical School Preparation & Admissions Guide, www.medicalschool-admissions.com
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Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:00 am
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Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:59 am
by Anil (Posted Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:59 am)
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MCAT practice questions
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:08 am
by koolkid598 (Posted Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:08 am)
So these practice questions are very useful, but I am a visual learner, so I tend to use YouTube a lot to learn.
One of my friends recently started this playlist where he has been posting one question a day and I have found it to be extremely helpful.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz_gs77 ... cn&index=1
Do you guys have any other channels for MCAT practice problems that would help?
MCAT Practice Question
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:06 am
by koolkid598 (Posted Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:06 am)
Check out this YouTube playlist of MCAT questions. I have been using it recently and there is a new one every day mostly. I've found it to be a good way to review common concepts every morning (I just watch the video on 2x speed and it goes pretty quickly). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz_gs77 ... cn&index=1
Are there other youtube channels you guys use to prep for the MCAT?
University of Cincinnati Winter MCAT Review Course
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:18 pm
by hs2md (Posted Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:18 pm)University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:33 am
by alkalt18 (Posted Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:33 am)
Hi, I'm doing a survey on medical students, current doctors, etc and itd be really cool if anyone could take a minute to check it out and complete it at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/39XPCPM
. Feel free to skip any questions that dont apply to you.
Which is the best stethoscope for medical students?
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:25 pm
by Christian_Larsen (Posted Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:25 pm)
I went to nursing school and the best stethoscope that I used is Lynford. They told me at the nursing supplies store that Lynford is a good brand for a stethoscope, doctors use it a lot, and they want students who are in the medical profession to use it as well. I have used Lynford throughout my nursing career and I have also used a stethoscope that had no brand name on it. It was just a stethoscope with stripes and it worked out just fine.
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Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:33 am
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Studying for MCAT
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:46 pm
by susiysen (Posted Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:46 pm)
I am planning on taking the MCAT on September 10th, 2016. I am wondering if anyone has suggestions for private MCAT tutors that have worked in the past for either themselves or any friends. I live in Maryland and prefer in person, on-site tutoring.Please let me know so I can reach out to possible tutors ASAP. Thank you!
General surgeon in home country
Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:06 pm
by Nankanbklyn (Posted Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:06 pm)
I'm a surgeon in my home country and plan to come to the US. I have obtained permanent status (permanent resident) so I don't need to apply for a visa. I completed my residency (outside US) directly after med school (outside US). I'm considering coming to the US, but the residency programs look extremely competitive. I have a few questions:
1. Will my age lessen my chances of getting into a program (I'm 32)?
2. Does the fact that I have already completed a residency in surgery make my application look better than others. Will that give me MUCH of an advantage over others??
3. Will I have to re-do an entire 5 year residency in surgery, or is there a way to "skip" some years.
4. What route do u recommend I take. In what order should/must I do things, in terms of residency, observership, fellowship, internship, externship, etc.
Any other tips/help welcome. ☺☺
Thanks in advance.
Diabetes Crisis in Haiti
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:52 am
by rugilerar (Posted Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:52 am)
I think people could just donate blood glucose meter without strips
and government should compensate strips. That would make people contribute more and to see the point of donating as this won't be used up in several months.
I'm in nursing school and already want to switch...
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:49 am
by rugilerar (Posted Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:49 am)
You should definitely do what you want to! I'm now horribly struggling with my wish to do science while studying medicine. Nobody understands my wish and the thing I just want to do is to work part-time in a laboratory... People are also saying that I should focus on what I study but I want more! So I understand you very well. Keep going!
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:06 am
by rugilerar (Posted Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:06 am)
As far as I know it's 40.
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:21 am
by BobbyS (Posted Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:21 am)
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Thank you !! My score 262
Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:31 am
by isabelbelle (Posted Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:31 am)
Congratulations! Good job! (image)
Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:18 am
by Emma Covaciu (Posted Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:18 am)
I’m glad to have found your advice. I’m sure this will help me a lot.
Did you take the 09/10/16 MCAT?
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:38 pm
by MCAT_Researcher (Posted Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:38 pm)
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