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Monday, March 25, 2013

US News and World Report publishes its medical school rankings

The US News and World Report has publisehd its 2013 best medical school ranking broken down by research and primary care.

Here they are!

Best Medical Schools: Research

1. Harvard

2. Stanford

3. Johns Hopkins


4. Penn

6. Washington U in St. Louis

7. Yale

8. Columbia

8. Duke

8. U of Chicago

8. U of Michigan

Best Medical Schools: Primary Care

1. UNC Chapel Hill

2. U of Washington



5. U of Colorado - Denver

6. U of Nebraska

7. U of Minnesota

8. U of Michigan

9. U of Massachusetts

10. U of Alabama - Birmingham

You can view full lists, which include tuition information, here


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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Is it a good thing the MCAT 2015 no longer has a writing component?

The MCAT 2015 has dropped the writing component and added a section on social sciences. Is this a good thing?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

What's New? Dr. Miller announces MDadmit Admissions Bootcamps dates for 2013

I am proud to announce the first 2013 date for MDadmit Admissions Bootcamps:

Dates: May 30 and 31, 2013
Hours: 8am to 5pm
Location: Harvard Club of New York City

Can you imagine how much time and energy you will save by strategizing MCAT timing, deciding on recommenders, creating a school list, completing the AMCAS work/activities, finishing the personal statement, outlining secondary essays, preparing for interviews, and learning post-interview tactics in TWO days? MDadmit Admissions Bootcamps makes this dream a reality.

MDadmit Admissions Bootcamps are intimate, intensive, and strategic seminars run by Dr. Miller and her team of experts. Realizing the incredible amount time and energy pre-meds spend on medical school admissions, often because of inexperience with the process, Dr. Miller has created MDadmit Admissions Bootcamps to provide personalized, efficient, and comprehensive admissions help that will give you an advantage in medical school admissions.

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The Medical School Admissions Guide is Amazon's #1 rated medical school guide

The Medical School Admissions Guide is Amazon's #1 rated medical school guide.

Thank you to all the pre-meds and pre-med parents who have supported the book!

Monday, March 11, 2013

What's New? How to be Pre-Med now a best-seller on Amazon

Thank you to all pre-meds who have helped make How to be Pre-Med a best-selling medical school admissions guide on Amazon!


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Should pre-meds with hepatitis B be allowed into medical school?

A court says yes. A US medical school initially rejected medical students with known hepatitis B infections. Now being forced to make amends. Read more here.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Is the medical school lecture dead?

Great Atlantic article on the decline of medical school lectures. Worth a read by all pre-meds.

Can you imagine getting into medical school without the MCAT?

Thanks to Mt. Sinai, the time is now. With "FlexMed" up to 50% of Mt. Sinai students will be admitted without MCAT scores. Read about it here.

Looks like residency work-hour restrictions might be a good thing

New article from AAMC on effect of residency work-hour restrictions on internal medicine exposure

Friday, March 1, 2013

Why Failing Med Students Don’t Get Failing Grades

Great New York Times article on how difficult it is to accurately assess "soft" skills in medicine: Why Failing Med Students Don’t Get Failing Grades. This blog, called Doctor and Patient, has some great articles pre-meds and medical students can read to prepare for medical school and resident interviews, respectively.