The course of action is finally decided. On an average, one must undergo about 11 – 12 years of college education and academic training. Many qualified students make this mistake every application cycle. They hit upon the idea of medical schools, primarily for US students who were being shut out of medical schools in the United States.
Newer, lesser known schools that do not require the MCAT should be avoided at all costs. These schools are a viable option and alternative to American medical schools. It can’t be denied that medical education in US is very expensive and almost all students have to opt for educational loans, partly or fully, to fund their studies.
The admission criteria is different for different medical schools but almost all the medical schools require taking the MCAT, specific coursework and obtaining a degree. However, either way, it is a good medical job, and makes for a rewarding career. While you do not need to be a straight A’s student in college, a good GPA will make your med school application process a lot more competitive.
With this army of members, in addition to its focus on education, the AAMC strives to strengthen medical care and resources through its many affiliates, services, and programs including those involved in research and patient care activities. 8. Extra-curricular activities: Most of the top medical schools offer extra curricular activities in terms of workshops, medical outings, and events.
In fact, the debt was even less than public medical schools, on average. First, though, even before you apply, you need to take the MCAT exam, the Medical College Admission Test, and then apply to medical school through AMCAS, the American Medical College Application Service.