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 […]
Applying to medical school itself is hard enough, and just when you were about to pay for the MCAT, you realize–it costs $320 to take one test?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Applying to medical school is extremely competitive. Out of all professional degree programs, it is the most selective. So you maybe wondering what your chances are of getting into medical school with a 3.2 undergraduate GPA.