ERIC Number: ED231253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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Medical School Admissions: A Strategy for Success.
Wechsler, Henry; Gale, Barbara
A practical strategy that applicants can use in applying to medical schools is suggested, and profiles of 126 U.S. and Puerto Rico medical schools are provided. The profiles include information about the application process, educational requirements, class size, number of applicants, costs, and degree programs. In addition to considering geographical and other factors that affect the applicants' chances of admission, a profile of the successful applicant is presented, including required premedical courses, grades, the Medical College Admission Test, the interview, and other factors in the admissions committee's decision. Attention is also directed to: the mechanics of submitting the application; scholarships, loans, and other ways of paying for medical school; sources of further information about financial aid for medical students; the special needs of women, blacks, and members of other groups that are underrepresented in the medical profession; an overview of what happens during and after medical school, including the medical school curriculum, postgraduate training programs, and medical specialties; and alternatives to medical school for students still in doubt about which career to pursue. Finally, books and articles that provide more information on each major topic are suggested. (SW)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Blacks, Career Choice, College Applicants, Females, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Medical Education, Medical Schools, Prerequisites, Student Financial Aid, Tuition
Ballinger Publishing Company, 54 Church Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138 (Paper copy, $12.95; Hard cover, $19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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