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.

AAMC Applicants and Matriculants Data
AAMC Minority Student Medical Career Fair, November 9, 2019
AAMC Pre-Med Calendar of Upcoming Events
AAMC Pre-Med Navigator
Activities That Make Strong Medical School Candidates
Admission Officer Advice to Premeds
Admission Requirements for Medical School
Admission Requirements Fulfillment Advice
Admission Trends
Admissions Factors
Admissions Impact of Doctor Shortages
Admissions Process
Admissions Process Expectations of Professionalism
Air Force Physician Career Information
American Medical Student Association (AMSA); AMSA Convention, April 16-19, 2020
American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) Pre-Medical Student Division; AMWA Conference, July 25-28, 2019
Anatomy of an Applicant
Applicant Glossary
Application Advice
Application Advice from Admissions Experts
Application Anxiety Advice
Application Choice Advice
Application Deficiencies Amelioration
Application Process
Application Review Process
Application Timeline
Application Update Advice
Applying to Medical School
Applying to Medical School After Third, Fourth Year
Army Physician Career Information
Ask a Medical Student Video Series
Aspiring Docs
Atlantis Project Pre-Med Fellowship Abroad
Become a Doctor
Become a Doctor: Step-by-Step Guide
Become a Medical Scribe Ahead of Med School
Becoming a Doctor
Blogs for Medical Students
Cardiothoracic Surgeon Interview
Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills and Education Center Stanford Summer Internship
Career in Medicine
Career in Medicine Choice
Career in Medicine Decision
Clinical Experience Without Shadowing
Coast Guard Medical Officer Career Information
Competitive GPA for Medical School
Competitive MCAT Score
Competitive Med School Applicant
Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students
Cornell University Practicing Medicine: Health Care Culture and Careers Summer Program
Cost of Applying to Medical School
Cultural Awareness Importance as a Prospective Medical School Student
Deciding Where to Apply
Des Moines University Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program (HealthPASS)
Duke-NUS Medical School Summer Prehealth Experiential Program (PREP)
Expenses in the Medical School Application Process
Family Physician Interview
Family Physician Profiles
Family Physician Training Requirements
Fast Track Medical School
Fee Assistance Program (FAP) Application Tips
Final-Semester Premed Student Tasks to Complete
Financial Aid Information
Find Balance as a Premed Student
First-Semester Premed Student Tasks to Complete
Georgetown University Academy for Research, Clinical, and Health Equity Scholarship (ARCHES) Program (Undergraduate Student Internship)
Getting Experience in the Medical Field
Getting Into Medical School
Getting Into Medical School: Key Factors
Getting Into Medical School Tips
Getting Into Medical School Top Tips for Premeds
Getting Into Top Medical Schools
Global Health Project Information
Going Directly from College to Medical School: What It Takes
Hartford Hospital Summer Student Pre-Med and Research Program
How Medical Schools Weigh GPA, MCAT
Humanism in Health Care
Increasing Medical School Enrollment Affects MD Hopefuls
Inspiring Stories
International Volunteer Trips Maximization
Internist Career Profile
In-Training Medical Student Magazine
Is Medical School Right for You?
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Summer Institute in Anatomy
Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)
Loyola University Maryland Baltimore Health Immersion Summer Program
Massachusetts Medical Society Scholarship Information
MCAT Preparation Advice
MCAT Score Acceptance By Medical Schools Chart
MCAT Scores and GPAs for Applicants and Matriculants to U.S. Medical Schools
MCAT Scores and Medical School Success
MD/PhD Program Application Tips
MD-PhD Programs
Medical/Dental Education Preparatory Program (MEDPREP), Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Medical Education Development (MED) Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical Ethics Articles; Medical Ethics Cases; Medical Ethics Discussions
Medical Oncologist Interview
Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR)
Medical School Admission Requirements By Design
Medical School Expectations
Medical School Fit
Medical School Prep
Medical School Preparation
Medical School Programs and How They Lead into Primary Care
Medical School vs. Undergraduate Education
Medical Students' Advice for Premeds
Medicine Overview
National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA); NHMA Internship Program; NHMA College Health Scholars Program
National Medical Association (NMA); NMA Annual Convention, July 27-31, 2019
Navy Medical Careers
Non-Traditional Applicant Tips
Non-Traditional Medical Students Guide
Nontraditional Students Can Be Attractive Medical School Applicants
Northeast Regional Alliance (NERA) MedPrep HCOP Academy Program
Northwell Health Summer Pre-Medicine Program for College Students
OB/GYN Career Profile
OB/GYN Interview
Ophthalmologist Interview
Ophthalmologist Interview Two
Path to Medical School Example
Paying for Medical 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
Physicians and Surgeons Career Information
Practicing Medicine: Health Care Culture and Careers, Summer Session at Cornell University
Pre-med Event Strategies
Premedical Student Tip Sheet
PreMedLife Magazine
Pre-Med Myths
Prerequisites for Medical School
Prospective Doctor Career Guide
Psychiatrist Career Overview
Psychiatrist Interview
Reasons to Delay Your Application to Medical School
Research Advice
Research Experience Advice
Road to Becoming a Doctor
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Summer Cinical Internship Program
Service Orientation Competency Demonstration
Shadow a Physician as a Premed Student
"Shadow Me" Specialty Series
Shadowing a Doctor
Shadowing a Doctor Advice
Shadowing a Physician
Shadowing a Physician Advice
Shadowing and Clinical Experience
Shadowing Experience Blueprint
Shadowing Experiences Guidelines for Pre-medical Students
Shadowing for Undergraduate Students
Shadowing Maximization
Shadowing Mistakes to Avoid
Shadowing (Observership) Opportunities at Baystate Health
Shadowing Opportunities at OrthoCarolina
Shadowing Physicians
Shadowing Tips
Shadowing to Gain Clinical Experience Advice
Skills to Develop Before Medical School
Social Media Can Affect Your Application
Stanford University School of Medicine Clinical Summer Internship
Stanford University School of Medicine Science, Technology and Medicine Summer Program
Stanford University School of Medicine Science, Technology, and Reconstructive Surgery (STaRS) Summer Internship
State Physician Workforce Data Book
Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
Study Abroad Maximization
Studying Abroad Advice for Premeds
Successful Applicant Profiles
Successful Medical School Applicant Characteristics
Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)
Summer Premed Reading List
Summer Reading for Compassionate Clinicians
Summer Reading List Premed Edition
Summer Reading List Suggestions for Pre-Health Students
Summer Reads for Aspiring Physicians
Summer Reads for Aspiring Physicians, Vol. 2
Summer Reads for Aspiring Physicians, Vol. 3
SUNY Downstate Medical Center Admissions Information Sessions and Pre-Advisement/Application Assistance Sessions Schedule
SUNY Upstate Medical University Early Assurance Program (EAP) for College Sophomores
SUNY Upstate Medical University Medical School Advisement Sessions
Surgeon Career Profile
Surgeon Interview
Surgeon Interview Two
Surgeon Interview Three
Surgery Videos
Surgical Videos
Team Activities to Build Medical School Skills
Tools for Medical School Applicants
Training the Physicians of Tomorrow
Transitioning to Medical School
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Medical School Admissions Open House Schedule
University of Colorado Section of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine Pre-Med/Pre-Health Courses
University of Connecticut Medical Preparatory Program
University of Massachusetts Medical School Summer Enrichment Program
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine Medical School Mentorship and Enrichment Summer Program
Volunteer Opportunities Considerations
Volunteering Can Make You a Better Medical Student
Volunteering in Underserved Areas
Wait-Listed Medical School Hopefuls Dos and Don'ts
Ways Medical Schools Aim to Teach the Doctors of Tomorrow
What Late Medical School Applicants Need to Know
What Medical Schools Are Looking For in Addition to MCAT Score
When to Apply to 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
Medical School Database (Princeton Review)
U.S. and Canadian Medical School List

APPLICATION SERVICE AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service)
AMCAS Medical School Application Deadlines
Fee Assistance Program (FAP)
OMSAS (Ontario Medical Schools Application Service)
TMDSAS (Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service)

ACADEMIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 1 year each: Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Math (through calculus), Physics, English.
1 semester each: Statistics (any department), Psychology, Sociology.
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.