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How to Choose a College to be Pre-Med

How to Choose a College to be Pre-Med

“It’s not about finding the best college; it’s about finding the best college for you.”

If you’re a high schooler or parent looking for college admissions guidance, you’ve probably stumbled across this advice before.

It sounds nice, but when taken in a vacuum, this advice is patronizing and unhelpful. It’s especially unhelpful for hopeful pre-meds with long-term ambitions of medical school.

What’s Wrong with Guaranteed Acceptance to Medical School? 3 Surprising Downsides to BS/MD Programs

What’s Wrong with Guaranteed Acceptance to Medical School? 3 Surprising Downsides to BS/MD Programs

By: Ryan Kelly

A guaranteed ticket into medical school, you say? With no MCAT? No lengthy personal statement? No letters of recommendation or secondary essays?

You might be saying, “Sign me up!”

Sorry, pre-meds; there’s no helping you here without a time machine.  BS/MD programs are only for high school students about to fill out their college applications this fall.

 

A Quick Programming Note

A Quick Programming Note

By: Rob Humbracht

We’re trying an experiment. Over the next three months, we’re writing a series of articles aimed at younger pre-meds (even as young as high school students!). As a preview of coming attractions, we’re planning to unveil:

  • The lowdown on Bacc/MD programs

  • The first-ever rankings system for the Best Colleges to Be Pre-Med

  • Advice to younger students about how to get into medical school