Med School Versus PA School: Comparing The Two Career Options With Data

Med School Versus PA School: Comparing The Two Career Options With Data

A physician assistant (PA) is a healthcare collaborator who can diagnose, treat, and manage patients as part of a healthcare team. With the unmet need for health care providers in the United States, PAs are set to play a valuable role in the healthcare system. As such, PA school is a popular alternative for people […]

Timeline for Podiatry School Applications

Timeline for Podiatry School Applications

You’re here reading this segment because you’re considering a career in podiatry! This article will give you a rough timeline when you are applying to podiatry school. Use this to be better prepared during the process. This is a condensed timeline on how to apply and gain admission into podiatry school directly out of undergraduate. […]

10 Tips For Preparing For Medical School During Undergrad

10 Tips For Preparing For Medical School During Undergrad

If medicine is something you’re contemplating in your future, there are so many things to think about to ensure your resume and grades are pristine when medical school applications come along. Getting into medicine is extremely competitive so if it is something you are serious about, then getting ready for it during college is of […]

Checklist for Applying to Medical School

Checklist for Applying to Medical School

Every year, thousands of students undergo the arduous task of applying to medical school in the early summer, starting another “cycle,” the term used to call each application year. Truth be told, medical school application requirements may vary from school to school. That being said, despite little differences, several things are required in a fundamental […]

Med Schools With Minimum GPA and/or MCAT Requirements

Med Schools With Minimum GPA and/or MCAT Requirements

The paradox of medical school is that most schools do not have minimum requirements for GPA and test scores (MCAT), yet have the highest admission standards out of any professional degree programs. The majority of medical schools do not have a minimum GPA or MCAT score requirement. However, there are a good number of schools […]

What Is Podiatry School Like? A Podiatry Student Explains

What Is Podiatry School Like? A Podiatry Student Explains

A podiatrist is someone who treats these diseases. Popular ailments podiatrists treat include bone deformities, vascular cases, neurological issues, or systemic diseases. A diverse curriculum in the classroom and clinic will train the podiatrist. Podiatry school is a lot like MD/DO medical school. You do four years of education that include clinicals. After, you attend […]

MD Versus DO Medical School: Comparing the Two Paths

MD Versus DO Medical School: Comparing the Two Paths

There are two main paths to becoming a fully-fledged practicing physician in the United States: allopathic programs and osteopathic programs. Given the similarities between these two programs, it can be confusing to differentiate the two, especially when it comes time to decide which program(s) to apply to. In this article, we will delve into the […]

What Is The LizzyM Score and How Is It Calculated?

What Is The LizzyM Score and How Is It Calculated?

The LizzyM score is a metric that originated on Student Doctor Network, a popular forum for premedical and health professional students. The user who came up with the score, LizzyM, is a faculty member and a verified expert on Student Doctor Network, but their actual identity remains anonymous. However, the score this user came up […]

Most Rewarding & Challenging Parts of Being a Doctor

Most Rewarding & Challenging Parts of Being a Doctor

Medscape conducted a survey that included 19,328 responding physicians from 30+ specialties. The survey findings were included in their Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2019. Although the report was mostly about compensation and salary, there was also some insight on job satisfaction. The large dataset gave us valuable data on the rewards and challenges of being a […]

Tips for Surviving First Year of Medical School: Advice and What to Expect

Tips for Surviving First Year of Medical School: Advice and What to Expect

Brace yourself for your first year of medical school. It will feel like the longest year of your life. There is, though, a light at the end of the tunnel. When a patient expresses gratitude for your care, all those long nights studying in the library will make it all worth it. Most medical school […]