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Allopathic Medicine

Allopathic Medical Schools prepare individuals to become physicians in a wide variety of fields. Graduates of these medical programs are awarded an M.D. (medical degree). Acceptance into allopathic medical schools is competitive, and requires excellent performance in a suggested undergraduate curriculum.

Statistics: An average GPA of 3.5-3.6, science GPA of 3.4 and an MCAT score of 27-28. (be aware that these can vary somewhat from school to school)

Medical School Curriculum

  • Four year program
  • Traditionally, students take their coursework during the first two years and education in clinical training in the second year. However, most medical schools are now introducing contact with clinical problems early in the curriculum (during the first two years).
  • Studies include coursework in anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, pathology of organ systems
  • Most students perform postgraduate medical school education (residencies); residency length can vary from 3 years to > 7 years, depending on which field you choose to specialize in.

Combined Degrees:

M.D./Ph.D
M.D./J.D.

Important Web Links:

Association of American Medical Colleges:
www.aamc.org

MCAT information and application:
http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/

AMCAS information and application:
http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/

Useful Information for prospective students:
http://www.aamc.org/students/

Medical Colleges in the US and Canada:
Association of American Medical Schools

Helpful interview tips for medical colleges

www.studentdoctor.net
(click on browse to choose a specific medical school)

www.interviewfeedback.com

www.mdapplicants.com

MCAT preparation courses:

http://www.kaptest.com/

http://www.princetonreview.com