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Applying for Graduate School: Medical Schools

Get information on graduate programs, medical schools, law schools, the application process, and more.

Medical School Background Information

Finding the best medical school for your interests and abilities can be a challenge, not to mention completing the in-depth applications.  Use these resources to narrow down your choices.

US News: 2014 Best Medical Schools - Listed by medical specialties and rankings for both care and research opportunities, in addition to admission and financial advice.

Medical Degree Programs: Princeton Review - Scroll over the "medical" tab at the top for links to finding schools and programs, infomration on the MCAT and other medical entrance and licensing exams, financial advice, details on careers after med school, and more.

Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) - Search schools by name or location for general information, the mission statement, and links to the college or university webpage.

Best Medical Schools: Compare Rankings & Admissions - Find and compare medical schools based on ranking, tuition, admission, academics, size, and location.

American Medical Student Association: Medical School Survey Results - The AMSA Medical School Survey was designed to allow premedical stAmerican Medical Student Associationudents to learn about medical schools directly from medical students. Medical students from around the country have completed anonymous surveys in an effort to tell you what it's really like at their schools.

Application Advice

AMCAS for Applicants - The American Medical College Application Service® is a centralized application processing service that is available to applicants to the first-year entering classes at participating U.S. medical schools. Most medical schools use AMCAS as the primary application method.  Includes advice, deadlines, and information on transcripts, coursework, and letters of evaluation.  Find more on application requirements at their Applicants - Students site.

The Medical School Application Process from A_Z (Johns Hopkins University) - A presentation that focuses upon understanding the process of self assessment, applying to medical school, the preparation necessary, and executing the details.

American Medical Association: Medical School - Preparing for, applying for, and paying for medical school.

Medical School Admissions Resources (mommd) - Information on starting out, the MCAT, admissions essays, medical school directories, the interview, and more.

When your Interview is Tomorrow:

E-books:

Succeed in Your Medical School Interview: The Indespensible Guide that no Student Can Afford to Ignore (2011)

101 Successful Interviewing Strategies (2012)

Websites:

AAMC - Association of American Medical Colleges: Ask the Experts, Preparing for the Interview - Tips and advice from experts in admissions.

The Student Doctor Network: Interview Secrets and Trick Questions- Multiple articles on interviewing, what to wear, and trick questions.  Scroll over the "Articles & Interviews" tab for more options on interviewing feedback in different medical fields.

Medical School Interviews and Interview Questions: How to Prepare and Do Well (mommd) - Sample interview videos, mental and physical appearance preparation, examination of different forms of interviews (panel, blind, partial blind, open, etc.), and more.

Harvard Career Services: Medical School Interviews - Handouts and resources from workshops on interviewing for medical school, including examples of questions, resources to stay up to date in the medical community, and tips.

Future Doctor Network: Medical School Interview - Sample questions, interview discussion forum, questions pertaining to specific subject areas, and sample answers.