Reviewing school profiles can help you determine your medical school list based on criteria such as special programs, teaching style, mission statement, and current student data. As college student or years prior to when you want to begin medical school, begin reviewing :. Each school has its own requirements for premedical coursework as well as its own policies on accepting out-of-state or international students, among other requirements. As college student or years prior to when you want to begin medical school, consider reviewing :. Some schools have requirements or preferences for committee letters or a packet of letters distributed by your school's career center. MSAR asks schools to provide this information in their profiles, so it is available as you plan.

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Every year, we work to enhance the MSAR to better meet your needs when finding the right programs for you. Now responsive, mobile friendly, and packed with new features, this updated format will help you stay organized as you identify the schools that might be a good fit for you. With so many different medical schools out there, you might be wondering how you can focus your research to find the programs that are the best fit for you.

Before you start making your school list, it can be helpful to set MSAR filters to personalize the search results by location, class size, public or private, and degree program. While your MCAT scores and GPA are just one part of your overall application to medical school, it can be helpful to understand the range of metrics of past applicants and matriculants to each program you are interested in.

This will help you compare how your scores trend nationally and within that particular program so you can make informed and realistic decisions about where to apply. The MCAT exam chart pictured below includes national, applicant, and matriculant data for both total and section scores.

These were provided directly by the medical schools to describe which courses fulfill their specific prerequisite requirements. When trying to make a decision between schools, it can be helpful to see the side-by-side comparisons in the MSAR. We know there are lots of factors to consider when deciding where to apply to medical school , so we created the MSAR tool to help you keep your decision process organized. Learn more about the MSAR and how to subscribe.

Sign In. Choosing a Medical Career. Medical Careers. Medical School Careers in Medical Research. Applying to Medical School. Preparing for Medical School. Understanding the Process. Understanding the Application Process. Applying to Medical Research Programs. Attending Medical School. Medical School Survival Tips. Visiting Student Learning Opportunities. Research and Training Opportunities. Applying to Residency. Apply Smart for Residency. Interviewing for Residency Positions. Managing Your Finances During Residency.

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But we know that your success is not measured by scores and academic data alone. The most important thing to consider is whether the medical school is a good fit for you. But how do you figure that out with so many schools and programs? Updated annually, it has the most accurate and up-to-date information, and allows you to browse, search, sort, and compare programs so you can make the best decisions about which schools are right for you. Additional information that you can get from the MSAR to help you choose the right school include:. To learn more about the MSAR , go to www.

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