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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by LJoo83, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. LJoo83

    LJoo83 learning...
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    The more I browse through the forums, the more I find the names of med schools I didn't know existed. How did you being your search on which school you wanted to attend? And after you compiled your list, how did you know which schools you wanted to really pursue?
     
  2. AlternateSome1

    AlternateSome1 Burnt Out
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    Buy an MSAR. You can order one from the AAMC site, or you can find it in bookstores, amazon, etc. This book has a list of all American medical schools and details their requirements, averages, class sizes, etc.

    ~AS1~
     
  3. Heal&Teach

    Heal&Teach cogito ergo sum
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    Hey LJoo83,

    You can start looking at all of the school be checking out the AAMC website: http://www.aamc.org/members/listings/msalphaae.htm.

    As far as choosing a school, there are a number of things to consider, including, but certainly not limited to cost (in-state versus out of state or private), what specialty you are interested in pursuing (esp. competitive ones), whether or not you want to do research,
    location, atmosphere (i.e., would you fit in there). It's a matter or personal choice, and whether you can be happy at an institution for four years and positive that it can give you what you want (i.e., what end product are you looking for, e.g., have graduates from the school of interest gone on to do things that you are considering?).

    Best,
    H&T
     
  4. jlee9531

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    theres my past friends who applied and told me about the experiences they had schools, this site, sdn, msar, usnews for school lists....etc...
     
  5. Heal&Teach

    Heal&Teach cogito ergo sum
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    Let's not underscore the importance of SDN, and using thepre-allo and allopathic forums to talk to current pre-med and medical students. Also, be sure to utilize the search function in each of the forums to find out more specific information before starting a new post. :)
     
  6. Bones2008

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    MSAR, hands-down. great resource; I went through it school by school.
     

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