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Get the Facts About a Medical Career

Get Into Medical School! A Guide for the Perplexed
REVISED

Kenneth V. Iserson, M.D.
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493 pages, bibliography, index
©Galen Press, Ltd. 1996-2004
$36.95 paper


Considering medical school?

Get the facts:

  • Most premed students take 5 years to complete their undergraduate degrees.
  • In recent years, 43% of applicants accepted to medical school were women, up from 7% in 1960-61t.
  • One out of fifty first-year U.S. medical students is 36 years old or older, and 7% begin their medical education after age 30.
  • MCAT test tips:
  • (1) bring high-carbohydrate snacks;
    (2) bring a sweatshirt in case it's cold; and
    (3) do something relaxing the night before.

  • Once you enter medical school, you will probably graduate. In recent years, less than 1% of medica! students withdrew or were dismissed.
  • Among the top foreign medical schools that accept U.S. students, two are in Israel and the third is in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Before your interview, read the current Medical School Admissions Requirements and search Medline for articles written by the school's faculty.
  • Tne-third of all medical students reported being asked illegal questions during their medical school interviews.
  • Do you know the top 20 questions to ask faculty during an interview? Two are:
    "How many courses use problem- based learning?" and
    "Where are your recent graduates?"
  • Do you know the top 40 questions faculty may ask you? They include:
    "Who is your hero?" and
    "What do you fear most about practicing medicine?"
  • Maintaining good credit and using credit cards wisely are the two most important ways students can get ready to finance their medical education.

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