Why Is It So Hard to Get Into Medical School?

BECAUSE OF THE ultra-low acceptance rates at the highest-ranked institutions in the U.S. News Best Medical Schools rankings, some of which accept less than 4 percent of applicants, many aspiring doctors wonder why it is so hard to get into medical school. This is especially perplexing, given the barrage of news stories about doctor shortages in rural communities and low-income ...

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How International Premeds Can Find a Med School

APPLICANTS TO U.S. medical schools who aren’t U.S. citizens or permanent residents face significant obstacles to acceptance. Many U.S. medical schools do not consider applications from international premeds, no matter how impressive their credentials are, since they reserve all the seats in their medical school class for domestic students, according to admissions experts. Even schools with admissions policies that allow ...

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How to Apply to an Osteopathic Medical School

UNLIKE ALLOPATHIC medical schools, which grant Medical Doctor or M.D. degrees, osteopathic medical schools provide Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or D.O. degrees. Both M.D. and D.O. programs can lead to a career as a physician, but the application process for each type of program is different. M.D. programs typically ask prospective students to submit their credentials and essays via the ...

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