Medical School

What does it take to get into a top medical school and succeed there? Our experts weigh in.

Back to School Organization: Elementary School
23 August, 2019
It’s almost time to go back to school! Whether your child cannot wait to walk through those school doors, or is clinging onto these last weeks of summer, it is time to get organized for the new school year. Lower elementary grade teachers may institute their own organizational tools: folders to send home, cubbies at school, school shoes, reading logs: but this doesn’t mean you’re off the hook! Good organizational skills need to be modeled and reinforced, so here’s how you can help: 1. One is
Studying For The MCAT This Summer? Join Our Webinars With A Top MCAT Tutor
09 May, 2018
If you’re pre-med []or post-bac [] , you’re used to hard work and long hours. And if you’re preparing to take the MCAT in 2018 or 2019, those long hours are about to be… longer. But don’t panic — prep! Jumpstart your summer MCAT studies with four free webinars from top MCAT tutor, Noodle Pro Doug McLemore [
Is The High Cost Of Medical School Really Worth It?
26 April, 2018
Medical school can cost a student hundreds of thousands of dollars — but may also lead to some of the highest-paid careers available. Learn what kind of ROI you can expect, and determine whether the investment of time and money is worth it. *** For many students, a career in medicine is truly a calling — but the cost of getting there can give even the most committed doctor-in-training pause. Given debt loads that will easily run into six figures, is it realistic for med school graduates to ex
#AdmissionsPros: Rock Med School Apps With Dr. Shirag Shemmassian
25 April, 2018
Welcome to #AdmissionsPros []! In this series, top admissions advisors and educational consultants offer their advice and insight on the big picture of elementary, secondary, and graduate school admissions — from extracurriculars, to essays, to, (of course) standardized tests. Dr. Shirag Shemmassian is the founder of Shemmassian Academic Consulting [], specializing in college [https://www.shemmassianco
The Medical Student's Guide To Dual Degrees
05 April, 2018
Being an MD is prestigious enough, but some students are going even further and adding and MBA or MPH to their degree list. *** As if Medical school wasn’t challenging enough, dual degree programs have become increasingly popular in the last few years. Whether it’s an MBA or a MPH, dual degrees can expand a student’s qualifications and levels of expertise. We’ve compiled a list of the most common dual degree programs. Keep in mind that requirements and procedures for each program will vary, so
What Kind Of Doctor Will You Be? The Difference Between DO And MD Programs
22 March, 2018
DO or MD? It’s more than just two letters after your name. You can take two pathways into medical school in the United States, and applicants often wonder about the difference between DO and MD programs. *** MD graduates (known as allopathic physicians), often have the same duties and responsibilities as DO physicians (known as osteopathic physicians). They might even compete for identical residencies and work side by side, but there are some important differences between the two tracks. Educ
100 Ways To Improve Your MCAT Score
05 March, 2018
For many aspiring doctors, the MCAT [] appears like Mount Everest in the distance: massive, mythic, and barely conquerable even for the strong. While it’s not quite Mount Everest, there’s no denying that the MCAT is very, very high stakes. It takes a whopping 7 hours and 30 minutes to complete, it covers an incredible amount of content, and it demands aptitude and skills across a wide variety of subjects. As if that’s not enough pr
"His Editing Work Was Spectacular And The Finished Product Was Loved By All Who Read It."
08 February, 2018
Sunjay Dixit is an award-winning science writer and journalist [], a former Senior Editor at Psychology Today [] and Columbia University creative writing professor, and the founder and lead instructor of The New York Writers’ Intensive []. He is also a Noodle Pro [
"The Essays Were Amongst The Best Our Sons' Teachers Ever Read."
31 January, 2018
As an experienced tutor for 11th and 12th grade students, Marguerita Merrick [] is well versed in the dos and don’ts of college essay writing. She has helped countless students gain admissions to their schools of choice, and always seeks to make the college application process more enjoyable for her students. For one family, Marguerita’s touch made all the difference when it came to getting in to their dream schools. “We hired Margueri
"She Got A Score Far Beyond What They Had Targeted."
18 January, 2018
Noodle ProDouglas McLemore []has been tutoring for years. He helped one student exceed her MCAT goal and get into medical school. “Doug McLemore helped my daughter prepare her for the MCAT. He did an incredible job. She was very uptight about getting prepared for this test, but after he was finished with his tutoring strategies her confidence level was at an all-time high. Doug told her what score she needed to shoot for, he came up wi
20 MCAT Questions Answered
08 January, 2018
Noodle Pro Douglas McLemore [] is a top MCAT tutor. After earning his BS in Chemistry, he researched computational chemistry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy at Notre Dame. He worked for Pacific Northwest National Labs doing computational research for David A. Dixon and Steven H. Strauss on fluoride affinities and fluorination of carborane clusters for potential battery and BNCT (boron neutron capture therapy) cancer treatment appli
Rebounding From Medical School Rejections
19 December, 2017
For many medical school applicants, this is the time of year when a question they never dreamed they’d face — what if no medical schools admit me? — begins to seem all too real. In 2016 [], 52,042 hopeful students applied to an average of 16 U.S. medical schools each, and only 21,030 ultimately matriculated. In other words, almost 60% of applicants came up empty. If you’re facing that reality this year, the first thing you should do is give yourself a break. Man