DaVinci's Man

Allopathic Medicine


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.

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A Pre-Med Student's Summer Reading List
AAMC and ASA SALT Financial Literacy and Money Management Resources
AAMC Annual Meeting, November 6-10, 2015
AAMC Recommendations for Medical School Applicants
About the Application Process
Academics, the MCAT, and Other Activities
American Medical Women's Association Pre-Medical Student Division
AMSA Academy Scholars Programs
AMSA Medical School Survey Results
Application Preparation EXtreme (APEX) Summer Residential Camp at U. of South Carolina (scroll down to APEX)
Applying to Medical School
Applying to Medical School Links
Becoming a Doctor
Career Options
Cases in Medical Ethics
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
Enhance Your Application with Your Extracurricular Choices
Family Physician Interview
Family Physician Profiles
General Surgeon Interview
Get Medical Experience
Get My Kid to Med School
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
Is Medical School Right for You?
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)
Managing Your Med School Admission Offers
UMass. Medical School Summer Enrichment Program
MCAT Scores and GPAs for Applicants and Matriculants to U.S. Medical Schools
Medical Ethics Cases
Medical Oncologist Interview
Medical School Diaries
Medical School Policies for Accepting Scores from the Current and the New MCAT Exams
Medicine Overview
Medline Plus Videos of Surgical Procedures
Med School Pulse Blog
U. of Missouri Health System School of Medicine Premed Day, October 16, 2015
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
Physician Job Profile
Physicians and Surgeons Career Guide
PreMedLife Magazine
Pre-Med Prerequisites for Taking the New MCAT
Profiles of Some Successful Applicants
Psychiatrist Career Overview
Psychiatrist Interview
Questions to Ask Yourself as You Consider a Career in Medicine
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)
SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine Information Sessions, June 10 and July 22, 2015
Surgeon Career Profile
Surgeon Interview
What Do You Know About Getting Into Medical School?
What Is Changing on the MCAT 2015?
You Can Afford Medical School
(Additional medicine links are located on the "Health Professions Links" page.)


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.