Getting into Medical School The Premedical Student's Guidebook

ISBN-10: 0764145975

ISBN-13: 9780764145971

Edition: 11th 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Sanford J. Brown
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Description: Getting into medical school is difficult, even for students with excellent college undergraduate records. Today, only about one-third of all students who apply to medical college are accepted--a statistic that emphasizes the vital importance of well-focused preparation on the part of medical school candidates.Getting into Medical School,now in its new eleventh edition, has gained a well-earned reputation as a time-proven source of sound advice and information on how medical school candidates can improve their chances for admission. Written by a medical doctor who is also an experienced student advisor, and updated to reflect today's medical school environment, this book emphasizes the importance of attaining a good score on the standardized MCAT (Medical College Admission Test). It also guides applicants through the arduous process of medical school application and advises on how to make a good impression when invited for that all-important personal interview. The book concludes with a detailed medical school directory that lists up-to-date tuitions and fees, academic requirements, and application and enrollment information for more than 140 accredited medical and osteopathic colleges across the United States. Also included is a list of Web sites that provide helpful information to medical school candidates.

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Book details

List price: $17.99
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Choosing a College, Choosing a Major
It's Not Where You Go to School or What You Study
The Myth of the Premedical Major
Getting A's in the Sciences
The Physician As a Scientist
Abraham Flexner and His Flexner Report
Emphasis on the Sciences
What Kind of Doctor Do You Want to Become?
Avoid the Extra Science Courses
The Premed Syndrome
The Premedical Mind
The Premedical Society and the Premedical Adviser
Does Your Adviser Attend the Meetings?
Get Acquainted…See What They Write About You
The Premedical Student
The Premedical Syndrome
Failure Is Always a Possibility
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
The Most Important Criterion
MCAT-a Means for Comparison
The Test
Registering for MCAT and Test Day
Future Changes to the MCAT
How Is It Scored?
Preparing for the MCAT
Preparatory Courses
Applying to a Medical School-When, Where, and How
Where to Apply?
How Many Schools to Apply To?
When to Apply?
How to Apply?
Early Assurance Programs
Early Decision
Combined MD/PhD Programs
Cost of Applying
Meeting the Costs
Minority Students
Staying In Can Be Harder Than Getting In
Women
Special Interest Groups
What Makes You Different?
Recommendations
AMCAS Letter Service
The Interview
Sample Personal Statements
How Medical School Admissions Committees Evaluate Applicants
Can the Applicant Make It?
Determining the Motivation
Rejection and Your Alternatives
Rejection and Reapplication
Consider Reapplying
The Post-baccalaureate
Osteopathy
Attending an International Medical School
Amazing Success Stories
The Future of Medicine
Appendixes
Internet Advising: Sara's Story
Summer Programs for the Premed
Directory of American Medical Schools
Directory of U.S. Schools of Osteopathic Medicine
Survival Bibliography
Index to U.S. Medical Schools
Index to U.S. Osteopathic Schools
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