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					They should tell you
that…
Laura Berg MS IV
University of North Dakota
School of Medicine
Finding a medical school

   American Association of
    Medical Colleges
    – http://www.aamc.org
    – Link to Medical Schools,
      then “Find a Medical School:
      US and Canadian Medical
      Schools”
   126 Programs registered
    with the AAMC
                     AMCAS

   American Medical College Application Service
    –   http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/start.htm
    –   116 medical schools utilize AMCAS
    –   Not all medical schools use AMCAS services!
    –   Demographics
    –   Detailed description of grades and coursework
    –   Work and volunteer information
   Additional applications will be required with added
    fee for many programs
What are they looking
for?
   Grade-point average
   Breadth and difficulty of undergraduate coursework
   Letters of recommendation
   AMCAS form
   Extracurricular activities such as student
    government and community service
   Involvement in and quality of health-related work
    and research
   Participation in activities demonstrating motivation,
    responsibility, maturity, integrity, resourcefulness,
    tolerance, perseverance, dedication to service
   Knowledge of health care issues and commitment to
    health care
   Interview
   State of legal residence
Undergrad
   The best major is one that interests you
   Be sure to take Pre-med courses including:
    – Biology
    – ANATOMY
    – Biochemistry
   Classes of interest
     – SPEECH
     – Art
     – Music
                  COURSE REQUIREMENTS
        University of                                  University of
        North Dakota                                   Minnesota – Twin Cities

   Biology – 2 semesters                            Biology (w/lab) – 2 sem
   Inorganic – 2 sem                                General or inorganic chemistry
   Organic* - 2 sem                                  (w/lab) – 2 sem
     – * A student may substitute a semester         Organic chem (w/lab) – 2 sem
       or quarter of biochemistry for the final      Biochem – 1 sem
       semester/quarter of organic chemistry
                                                     Physics (w/lab) – 2 sem
   Physics – 2 semesters
                                                     Calculus – 1 sem
   College Algebra
                                                     English composition and literature
   Psychology/Sociology                              – 2 sem
   Language Arts (English, Speech, etc.) –          Social, Behavioral sciences, and
    at least 2 courses                                humanities – 4 sem
   A minimum cumulative and science                   – Psychology and at least 2 of
    (chemistry, physics, biology, psychology              the following (history,
    and math) grade point average of 3.0 is               sociology, anthropology,
    expected.                                             philosophy, comparative
   Average GPA- 3.69 in my class                         studies, music or art)
The Application
   Typed application form
    – Locate a typewriter or resume service company
   Personal statement
   Letters of recommendation
    – Most require 3
   Medical College Admissions Test scores
   Official academic transcripts
   Non-refundable application fee
Personal Statement

   Attributes
   Unique characteristics
   Interest in medicine
   Participation in research projects
   Hobbies
   Medicine-related employment
   Motivation and commitment to a medical career
   Demonstrate ability to work with people
   Show compassion and empathy
   PROOFREAD
Letters of
Recommendation
   Appraisals by persons who know the applicant well:
    –   College advisors
    –   Instructors
    –   Employers
    –   Clergy
    –   Peer, roommate, spouse or friend
   Should address
    –   Relationship with applicant
    –   Applicant's personality
    –   Reliability
    –   Motivation
MCAT

   http://www.aamc.o
    rg/students/mcat/
   9 ½ hour test
     – 8:00 A.M. to 5:30
       P.M.
     – Two 10-minute
       breaks
     – One-hour lunch
       break
                2004 MCAT Test Date
                Schedule
   Test Dates
     – April 17, 2004
     – August 14, 2004
   Regular Registration Deadlines ($190 fee)
     – March 12, 2004
     – July 9, 2004
   Late Registration Deadlines ($190 + $50 late fee)
     – March 26, 2004
     – July 23, 2004
             MCAT Breakdown

      Section     Number of   Time in
                  Questions   Minutes
Physical             77         100
Sciences
Verbal               60         85
Reasoning
Writing               2         60
Sample
Biological           77         100
Sciences
Personal Interview
   Applicants may be invited to interview
     –   Usually 20-30 minutes
     –   Team interviewing you
     –   Team interviewing you and other candidates simultaneously
     –   One-on-one interview
   Applicants should prepare questions about the program
   Be prepared to answer questions
     –   Why did you decide on a career in medicine?
     –   Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
     –   What are your strengths/weaknesses?
     –   How do you feel about healthcare in the US?
     –   Do you feel that healthcare is a right or a privilege?
     –   Who is your role model and why?
     –   Ethical questions
What happens if you are
not accepted…
   Don’t give up!
   Waiting list
   Talk to admissions advisor about how
    to improve your application
   Keep busy: work, volunteer, travel,
    peace corps, Americorps
   Reapply
You’re
accepted!

Now what?
Financial Aid
   Loans to cover:
    – Tuition (~ 10,000 to 45,000 per year)
    – Living expenses
    – Textbooks
   Many scholarships available
   Many medical schools do not allow outside
    employment
CURRICULUM
   Year 1
    – Physiology
    – Introduction to patient care
   Year 2
    – Pathology
    – Continued clinical experience
   Year 3 – Core clinical clerkships
   Year 4 – Elective clinical clerkships
Learning the Basics
USMLE Step 1

   United States Medical
    Licensing Exam
    – http://www.usmle.org/step1/
    – Physiology and Pathology
   Taken following the second
    year of medical school
         Year 3

   Internal Medicine
   OB/GYN
   Psychiatry
   Family Practice
   Pediatrics
   Surgery
USMLE Step 2

   http://www.usmle.org
   More clinically oriented
           Year 4

   All electives
   Out of state/country rotations available
Year 4 example
   Psychiatry --- Mayo
   Internal Medicine
   General surgery
   Radiology
   Eating disorders
   2 months off for interviews
   Family Medicine --- Australia
   Neurology
   Medical genetics
      Graduation

   You are a Doctor!
   The education
    continues…
Applying to Residency

   ERAS – electronic residency
    application service
    – http://www.aamc.org/students/eras/start
      .htm
   National Residency Match Program
    – http://www.nrmp.org/
There is still time for fun…

Karaoke
Malpractice Bowl

Medical School vs. Law School
Still Single?
Formal Parties
Informal Parties
Questions?
   Please feel free to contact me with any
    questions
   lberg@medicine.nodak.edu

				
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