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Everyone wants a great education at an affordable price, but many take the research for granted. If you're going to medical school and considering undergrad programs, you can't afford to not know about the best pre-med schools the U.S. has to offer. The healthcare industry is experiencing one of the largest growth spikes in recent decades. With the recent spike in the need for medical professionals and Doctors , there has never been a...
If you've found yourself on a page about how much psychiatrist's make, you may be entertaining the thought of becoming one in the future. This article takes an in-depth look at what job growth and salaries of psychiatrists will look like for the coming years. Psychiatrists play a critical role in mental healthcare by diagnosing and treating mental disorders. After completing medical school and a residency program, psychiatrists are...
If you’re wondering how much physicians & surgeons make, you’ve come to the right place. This article takes an in-depth look at job growth and salaries of physicians & surgeons across the country over the next decade. Physicians and surgeons are the bread-and-butter of the healthcare industry. They are considered primary care-givers and are tasked with taking a biological approach to diagnosing and treating illnesses and injuries....
In 2015, there were  52,550 applicants to American medical schools  according to the American Academy of Medical Colleges (AAMC). 20,630 enrolled. This means that approximately 61% of applicants were not accepted to any medical schools, even though the average number of schools a typical student applies to is 14 (according to 2011 data from the AAMC). That often leaves prospective medical students in the position of asking “what’s next?”...
The road to becoming a physician is long and arduous. Between studying hard to make the right grades in high school and college, preparing for and taking the eight hour MCAT( sometimes multiple times!), getting through the admissions process, staying afloat in medical school classes and clinical rotations, and residency, becoming a doctor is one of the most challenging careers one can pursue. However, for those who make it out on the...
Job or career burnout can happen anywhere — and to anyone. No matter how much you may have once loved your job — or the idea of it — too much inner or outer office stress can make your time at work miserable. Worse yet, any work-related stress can trickle into your personal life, a problem that can affect your general health and happiness. Hospital careers, clinical careers, and medical careers are no exception to job burnout, as it...
Being a physician is one of the most rewarding and highest paying hospital careers out there. There are currently 854,698 practicing physicians in the United States. Although there are so many of them, becoming one isn’t as easy as it looks. Many people dream of one day becoming a doctor, but are ultimately deterred by the long and difficult process of getting an MD degree. The process takes a lot of dedication, passion, and hard...
It’s no secret that medical school is costly -- in 2015, the average new medical school graduate had accumulated around $180,000 in debt . Including interest, this number inflates even further. The average interest rate of a Direct Stafford loan is 6.8%, and if you graduate with the average amount of debt and choose a ten year term, that original $180,000 could turn into $250,000. Luckily, there are several options to decrease...
Medical school interview questions can be difficult to decipher if you go into the process blind. Make sure you prepare adequately for your upcoming interview by reviewing the potential questions that'll be asked of you. Why Medical Schools Interview Candidates Unfortunately, medical schools don't have an unlimited number of spots in their classes to include everyone who applies. In an effort  to eliminate some candidates and boil down the...
U.S. News and World Report releases its yearly rankings of the best colleges and universities, including medical schools, in the country every year since 1983. Over the decades, the rankings become more comprehensive and diverse. Now the publication divides its rankings into sub-categories-- best graduate schools, cheapest universities, most expensive colleges, best online programs, etc. Among this year's list of lists is the "10...
Finding the best gifts for doctors in your life can be a real challenge, especially when it seems like they already have everything. Luckily there's a lot out there that they just don't have the time to buy for themselves and that's where we come in. We've curated a list of the best gifts you can buy the busy physician in your life that they'll definitely appreciate. The 8 Best Gifts for Doctors: 1. Medelita Lab Coats It may seem...
Guest Post by Sophia Bernazzani Our country is facing a primary care provider shortage crisis. This is largely due to population growth, aging trends and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, there is a solution to the U.S. physician shortage: advance practice nurses — such as nurse practitioners who complete graduate education through family nurse practitioner programs . Nurse practitioners...