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DaVinci's Man

Allopathic Medicine

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Physicians are licensed to perform medical examinations, diagnose illnesses, treat people suffering from disease or injury and advise patients on how to maintain good health. They may be general practitioners or specialists and may combine medical practice with research and/or teach in medical schools.
AAMC Recommendations for Medical School Applicants
About the Application Process
Academics, the MCAT, and Other Activities
A Med School Student's Summer Reading List
AMSA Medical School Survey Results
Application Preparation Extreme (APEX) Summer Residential Camp at U. of South Carolina
Applying to Medical School
AspiringDocs.org
Becoming a Doctor
Career Options
Charting a Course to Medical School: The AMSA Map for Success
U. of Colorado School of Medicine Premed Emergency and Wilderness Medicine Summer Program
U. of Connecticut School of Medicine Bridge to the Future Science Mentoring Program
U. of Connecticut School of Medicine Medical/Dental Preparatory Program
The Cost of Applying to Medical School
Creighton University School of Medicine Thursday Afternoon "Open Door" Campus Visit Program
Emerging Trends in Medical School Admissions
Family Physician Interview
General Surgeon Interview
Get Medical Experience
Hartford Hospital Summer Student Pre-Med and Research Program
How Increasing Medical School Enrollment Affects M.D. Hopefuls
Inspiring Stories
Internist Career Profile
In-Training Digital Magazine
Keck Graduate Institute Summer Intensive Program for Premeds
Live Surgical Video on the Internet
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Academic Summer Program Integrating Resources for Excellence (ASPIRE)
UMass. Medical School Summer Enrichment Program
MCAT Scores and GPAs for Applicants and Matriculants to U.S. Medical Schools
Medical Oncologist Interview
Medical School Diaries
Medicine Overview
Medline Plus Videos of Surgical Procedures
Med School Pulse Blog
U. of Michigan Medical School Profile for Success (PFS) Summer Program
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Schools of Medicine and Dentistry Medical Education Development (MED) Program
Northeast Regional Alliance (NERA) MedPrep Scholars Program
OB/GYN Career Profile
OB/GYN Interview
Ophthalmologist Interview
Ophthalmologist Interview Two
Paying for Med School
Pediatrician Career Profile
Physician and Surgeon Occupational Outlook
Physician Career Overview
Physician Career Q&A
Physician Interview
Physicians and Surgeons Career Guide
Psychiatrist Career Overview
Psychiatrist Interview
Requirements for Becoming a Physician
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Summer Clinical Internship
U. of South Carolina Med School Application Preparation Extreme (APEX) (scroll down to APEX info)
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Medical/Dental Education Preparatory Program
Stanford Summer Health Careers Opportunity Program
Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
Surgeon Career Profile
Surgeon Interview
What Do You Know About Getting Into Medical School?
(Additional medicine links are located on the "Health Professions Links" page.)

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PROGRAM LENGTH 4 years, plus training (1-7 years) in area of specialization.

PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS' ORGANIZATION AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges)
Allopathic Medical Schools
LCME Medical School Directory
U.S. and Canadian Medical School Admissions Offices

APPLICATION SERVICE AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service)
AMCAS Medical School Application Deadlines
AAMC Fee Assistance Program (FAP)

ACADEMIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 1 year each: Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Math (through calculus), Physics, English.
Links to prerequisites for each U.S. allopathic medical school are found at the bottom of the Choosing Your Courses page.

ADMISSION EXAM MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCES Integrity, responsibility, leadership, social maturity, purpose, motivation, initiative, curiosity, common sense, perseverance and breadth of interests; humanitarian concern; understanding of profession developed through experiences in health care settings, especially clinical, talking to health professions, reading the literature, exposure to undergraduate research.

RECOMMENDATION LETTERSHealth Professions Committee letter (usually confidential) sent with additional individual letters of support.