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8 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Medical School


Choosing a college to attend is no easy task so we’ve come up with eight questions to ask yourself to help narrow down your selection:

1. Will my current high school grades get me into medical school and if not, what can I do to make it happen?
(Note: According to an article on Yahoo! Education [http://education.yahoo.com/college/essentials/articles/college/planning_ahead_med_school.html], “Many medical schools do not include community college grades when calculating GPAs”.)

2. Do I work better in a large classroom or small classroom?

3. Do I want to sacrifice attending the best medical school (academic recognition) to be closer to family and friends?

4. Do I want the best education money can buy or do I want an education that fits within my current financial situation?

5. Do I want more hands-on training sessions (patient contact) or more lectures and book learning?
(Note: IAMP (http://iamp.edu) offers clinical and didactic training.)

6. Do I want a certificate or diploma so I can start working in the medical field right away? And if so, will the job and certification I receive offer early training for further studies?

7. Will the college help prepare me for further education should I want to obtain a bachelor’s, master’s or PhD or need to transfer to another medical school?

8. What does the college require upon entrance and can I meet all those requirements? (i.e. application; entrance exam; letters of recommendations from teachers, employers, colleagues, etc.; certain grade point average and school records, extracurricular activities, etc.)

Finally, medical school is expensive. Don’t forget to ask, “Does the medical school offer private scholarships, work-study programs, and a qualified financial aid counselor?”

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IAMP.edu

The Institute of Allied Medical Professions, also known as IAMP, has an established record for turning out some of the best medical students in the country. To learn more about IAMP’s medical schools, our courses, or the industry visit our blog at http://iampedu.blogspot.com/ or our main website at http://iamp.edu





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