Historically, STEP 1 has been regarded as one of the most important factors that program directors consider when examining your residency application. However, this might change as the exam becomes pass/fail. Regardless if scores are reported, STEP 1 is still an important exam to pass.
The fourth year of medical school. You gave it your all – in your classes, your boards, and your exams. Your fate is pretty much set, but there’s one more part of the puzzle that can make or break the application. It is the dreaded personal statement. Often the cause of grunts, groans, and the center of […]
Medical school is an investment for your future, yes, but you actually need to invest a bit just to get into medical school. When I applied to medical school, I remember accruing more and more costs as I went through the process. All I remember was taking out my credit card for “a little more each […]
Students interested in healthcare careers can find themselves comparing two seemingly similar professions: nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistant (PA). Both paths lead to well paying careers that involve working closely with patients and performing duties commonly associated with doctors such as performing physical exams and prescribing medicine.
So now that you’ve followed the timeline in order to gain admission to podiatry School, it’s time to start thinking about what the next two years of your life will be like. Podiatry school will be one of the best times of your life, but it will also be just as difficult. In the end, […]
First of all, it’s amazing that you are choosing to pursue medicine as your calling! Applying to medical school is just the beginning of your odyssey. Unfortunately, there’s just one downside. You will be competing with over 70,000 students who have stellar academic backgrounds as you do. So there’s pressure to stand out.
Becoming a podiatrist is a journey, not a destination. While every podiatrist will take the same fundamental steps to earn the Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine and complete residency, everyone’s path will be a little different. But in this article, we will attempt to illustrate what it is like to be a podiatrist, including what a typical […]
Due to the intense exposure to clinical medicine and the close relationships built with physicians and PAs, scribing is an excellent position for aspiring healthcare providers. This is definitely the case for pre-medical students as scribing counts towards their clinical experience.
In order to become a podiatrist, you must first complete a minimum of three years or 90 semester hours of college credit at an accredited institution. Over 97% of the students who enter podiatry school have a bachelor’s degree. Each of the nine podiatric medical schools requires an applicant to complete their prerequisite courses.
Hi, my name is Alexa Smith and I am a premedical student who graduated from Case Western Reserve University with degrees in Biology and German. I took the MCAT (the Medical College Admission Test) in July of 2019. This was the summer between my junior and senior years of college. I was fortunate to score a 522 […]