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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Medical School Admissions: Medical School Choice – Financial Aid (2011 - 2012)

When deciding which school to attend, money will likely play a role. Beyond the obvious tuition and fee expenses, take a look at:

What are the living expenses (rent, food, gas, medical insurance)?
Does the school provide subsidized housing?
Do you need a car?
Can you take a 5th year to do research or travel without paying extra tuition?
Are resident advisor positions available that provide free room and board on campus in return for some service to the school?
Does the curriculum allow any time to hold a part-time job?
What financial aid options are available?
Do you have interest in joining the military or public service corps and having the government pay?

Remember – the FAFSA (financial aid information) is due June 30. But it’s better to get the FAFSA forms in as early as possible so that you can know your financial aide options early.

For step-by-step advice on how to get into medical school, check out The Medical School Admissions Guide: A Harvard MD’s Week-by-Week Admissions Handbook. If you’d like personalized help from Dr. Miller, please visit, e-mail, or call 415.939.5251.

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