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Publisher Comments:

The Insider's Guide to Getting Into Medical School

Choosing and getting into the right school is critical for getting the most out of your medical school years — and your career as a doctor. Kaplan has brought together some of the nation's leading medical school admissions experts to create this exclusive guide packed with the latest information to help you get into the very best school for you.

This informative resource includes:

  • Advice from top admissions officers on preparing your application, writing persuasive personal essays, obtaining the best recommendations, acing your interviews, and more.

  • Expert guidance on choosing the best options for financing med school, including valuable tips on financial aid, loans, managing expenses, and more.

  • Specialized information for all students, including minorities, women, gays and lesbians, people with disabilities, older students, and others.

  • Contact information for U.S. and Canadian allopathic and osteopathic medical schools.

  • THE NEW AMCAS APPLICATION

  • THE CHANGES IN THE MCAT®

  • THE PERSONAL STATEMENT

  • THE INTERVIEW

  • PAYING FOR MED SCHOOL

  • FINDING THE SCHOOL THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU

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Synopsis:

A strategic, step-by-step guide dedicated to assisting students with the medical school admissions process, Get Into Medical School features helpful advice for becoming a standout applicant. Students interested in gaining an edge over the competition will find Kaplan's Get Into Medical School the ideal tool for acing the medical school application process. This indispensable reference focuses on the steps students need to take to get into medical school, emphasizing effective preparation methods and admissions strategies. Kaplan's trusted experts offer invaluable insider information on:

About the Author

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

About the Authors

A Special Note for International Students

Part One: IS MEDICAL SCHOOL FOR YOU?

Chapter 1: Making the Decision

Why Go? Good Reasons...

Reasons to Reconsider

The Reality of Med School

The Qualities Schools Look For

Your Premed Adviser

Part Two: PLANNING FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL

Chapter 2: Planning Your Undergraduate Curriculum

Undergraduate Basics

Basic Course Requirements

Postbaccalaureate Programs

Chapter 3: Extracurricular Activities

Clinical Experience

Research Experience

Teaching Experience

Employment

Other Activities

Part Three: SELECTING A PROGRAM

Chapter 4: Your Basic Choices

The Basics

Narrowing Down Your List

Early Decision Program (EDP)

Chapter 5: Researching Medical Schools

Milk the MSAR

Read the Rankings

Ask On-Campus Sources

AMSA

Catalogs

The Internet

Making Your List and Checking It Twice...

Part Four: GETTING IN

Chapter 6: Admissions Requirements:

Course Requirements

The MCAT

Health Care Experience

Joint Degree Programs

Chapter 7: Letters of Recommendation

Premedical Committee Letters

Individual Letters

How to Solicit Letters

Nontraditional Applicants

Confidential or Nonconfidential Letters?

What Makes a Great Recommendation?

Timing It All

Chapter 8: Submitting Your Application

AMCAS Schools

Non-AMCAS Schools

Deadlines

Application Do's and Don'ts

Secondary Applications

Managing Your Campaign

Chapter 9: The Personal Statement

What to Write

Real Essays, Real Responses

In Summary

Chapter 10: The Interview

The Interview and Admissions

Interview Day

Preparing for the Interview

Typical Areas of Assessment

Types of Interviews

How to Prepare

Sharpening Your Skills

Managing the Interview Day

Chapter 11: The Admissions Process: An Inside View

Initial Review

The Secondary Review

After the Interview

Alternate Lists

Important Dates in the Waiting Game

Chapter 12: What If You Get Rejected?

What Went Wrong?

Postbaccalaureate Programs

Graduate School

Foreign Medical Schools

Osteopathic Medicine

Choosing Other Paths

Final Thoughts

Part Five: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Chapter 13: Nontraditional Applicants

Who Are Nontraditional Applicants?

Preparing to Apply

How You'll Be Assessed

Finding an Adviser

Adjusting to College

The Juggling Act

Advantages of Being Nontraditional

For More Information

Chapter 14: Underrepresented Minorities

Choosing a School

Applying to Schools

The Medical School Experience

Chapter 15: Women Students

The Importance of Role Models

Choosing a Medical School

Women as Medical School Applicants

Balancing Family with a Medical Career

Choosing a Specialty

Dealing with Sexual Harassment

The Continuing Gender Gap

In Conclusion...

Chapter 16: Students with Disabilities

Are You Ready?

Exploring the Limits of Reasonable Accommodations

The Right Stuff: Getting In

Taking the MCAT under Accommodative Conditions

Your Premed Adviser: Friend or Foe?

Evaluating Medical Schools

Assessing Accessibility

Doctors with Disabilities: Peers or Patients?

Chapter 17: Lesbian and Gay Students

Gay-Friendly Schools

The Interview

The Medical School Experience

Residency and Beyond

Part Six: FINANCING YOUR DEGREE

Chapter 18: Figuring Out Costs

True Costs

The Budget

Comparing Medical School Costs

Next Steps: Calculating Aid

Chapter 19: Applying for Financial Aid

Get the Forms!

Forms: Round Two

Calculating Your Need

Federal Methodology (FM)

Application Results

Next Steps

Chapter 20: Finding Free Money

Federal Funds

State Funds

Institutional Funds

Scholarships for Service

Private Donor Funding

Chapter 21: Borrowing the Money

Federal Loan Programs

Federal Loan Consolidation

For Medical Students

Private Loan Programs

Debt Management

Part Seven: APPENDIXES

Appendix A: Quick Reference List of Key Resources

Appendix B: Allopathic Medical Schools

Appendix C: Osteopathic Medical Schools

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743240963
Subtitle:
A Strategic Approach
Publisher:
Kaplan Publishing
Author:
Kaplan
Author:
Taylor, Thomas C.
Author:
Lofftus, Maria
Location:
New York
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Graduate School Guides
Subject:
Medical colleges
Subject:
Education & Training
Subject:
Schools, Medical.
Subject:
School Admission Criteria.
Subject:
Graduate School Guides - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Get Into Medical School
Series Volume:
# 23
Publication Date:
20031125
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.375 in 17.22 oz

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