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Getting into Medical School For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-42427-8
360 pages
May 2013
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Introduction 1

Part I: Planning the Premedical Years 9

Chapter 1: Turning Your Dream of Going to Medical School into a Reality 11

Chapter 2: Considering a Medical Career 23

Chapter 3: Mapping Out Your College Years 37

Chapter 4: Making the Most of Extracurricular Activities 51

Part II: Applying to Medical School 65

Chapter 5: Surveying the Application Process 67

Chapter 6: Tackling the MCAT 85

Chapter 7: Choosing Medical Schools 113

Chapter 8: Putting Together Primary Applications 125

Chapter 9: Looking at Letters of Recommendation and Secondary Applications 155

Chapter 10: Acing the Medical School Interview 177

Chapter 11: Hearing Back 207

Part III: Osteopathic Medical Schools, Dual-Degree Programs, and More 217

Chapter 12: Applying to Osteopathic (DO) Medical Schools 219

Chapter 13: Exploring Dual-Degree Programs 233

Chapter 14: Investigating International Medical Schools 249

Part IV: Nontraditional Applicants, Reapplicants, and Disadvantaged Applicants 261

Chapter 15: Doing Things Differently: Nontraditional Applicants 263

Chapter 16: Try, Try Again: Reapplicants 275

Chapter 17: Minority Applicants, Disadvantaged Applicants, and Applicants with Disabilities 287

Part V: You’re In! Getting Ready to Go 295

Chapter 18: Paying for Medical School 297

Chapter 19: Starting Medical School 309

Part VI: The Part of Tens 319

Chapter 20: Ten Things to Know about Medical School 321

Chapter 21: Ten Terms You Won’t Find in Your Medical School Textbooks 327

Index 331

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