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 […]
How To Offset Med School Application Costs (Fee Assistance Program)
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?
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 […]
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?
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 […]
Your Chance of Getting Into Med School With 3.2 GPA
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.