Questions to ask medical schools

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Wishbone, May 1, 2000.

  1. Wishbone

    Wishbone Junior Member
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    Mar 30, 2000
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    Hi all,

    I am applying to medical school (DO/MD) school this coming year. I am hoping some people could give me some advice on what I should look for or question I would want to ask. So far I have the following:

    1. Curriculum: Systems or intergrated

    2. Where I could be aspect to do my clinicals: rural verses city, hospital vs clinic, all in the same city or dispersed throughout the state.

    3. Tutition/ size of class, faculty student ratio, percent of drop outs, passing the boards.

    4. How much time out side of lectures could I expect to meet with faculty? I have heard from some schools most of my extra tuturing would be from more advanced students rather then faculty, though one school even said professors would even meet with students on the weekends.

    5. The school's affliated hospitals

    Anything things else?

    -Thanks in advance.
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  2. spiderman

    spiderman Junior Member
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    Apr 1, 2000
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    You've touched on some important factors. Also look at:
    - residency placement match (where do the grads go to do their internship/residency)
    - student body atmosphere -- cooperative vs competitive
    - location (if you hate the cold, don't go north)

    There are lots more, but those are the ones that came to mind. Good luck!


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