U.S. News Ultimate Guide to Medical Schools

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A lot of people decide they want to become doctors in high school-or sometimes at age 5. But medical school will take at least 7 years of your life, you’ll have to compete with 40,000 other people to get in, and it could land you more than $100,000 in debt by the time you’re done.

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Overview

A lot of people decide they want to become doctors in high school-or sometimes at age 5. But medical school will take at least 7 years of your life, you’ll have to compete with 40,000 other people to get in, and it could land you more than $100,000 in debt by the time you’re done.

For those brave enough to take the challenge, the U.S. News Ultimate Guide to Medical Schools combines expert advice on how to get into medical school, U.S. News’ exclusive lists that help you compare schools and data on the nation’s medical-school programs.

Featuring expert advice on how to choose the right school, how to get in and then how to pay for it all, this step-by-step guide is a life-saver for the life savers. It explains:

• Why not all schools are equal and how to pick the best match for you
• The art of getting in, including succeeding at the MCAT, writing the personal essay and what admissions officers really look for and what they hate
• Exclusive profiles of five top medical school programs
• A complete directory featuring contact info, information on cost and financial aid, MCAT scores of students and more

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  • ISBN-13: 9781402202902
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Introduction xi
Chapter 1 A Med Student's First Year 1
Chapter 2 Which Is the Right School for You? 7
Chapter 3 Inside Five Top Schools 21
Chapter 4 Getting In 35
Chapter 5 Finding the Money 47
Chapter 6 What If You Don't Get In? 55
Chapter 7 Other Choices, Other Paths 61
The U.S. News Insider's Index: How Do the Schools Stack Up? 85
Which are the hardest and easiest medical schools to get into? 86
Who's the priciest? Who's the cheapest? 89
Which schools award the most and the least financial aid? 92
Which are the largest and smallest medical schools? 95
Which get the most research money? Which get the least? 98
Whose graduates have the most debt? The least? 100
Which schools have the most minority students? The fewest? 102
Which schools turn out the most primary care residents? The fewest? 105
Which schools' grads are most likely to stay in state? The least likely? 107
The U.S. News & World Report Ultimate Medical School Directory 109
How to Use the Directory 110
Directory 113
Alphabetical Index of Schools 359
Index of Schools by State 361
About the Authors and Editors 365
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