MCAT Test Dates Announced for 2016—Select Yours Now

The AAMC has announced test dates and score release dates for the 2016 MCAT testing cycle. While specific registration dates have not yet been announced, the AAMC has stated that registration will open in late October 2015. However, there is no need to wait for registration to get started selecting a test date and preparing. […]

Handling Stress During the School Year

By Kelsey Lyon, OMS II School is back in session and we all know what that means! It means back to being in class everyday, doing homework every night, and study for those class exams that all seem to come up at the same time! We all know that another year of school means another […]

Remembering Dr. Paul Ambrose

The following article by Jennifer Zeigler was originally published in January of 2002 following the attacks of September 11, 2001. We are re-posting it today on the 14th anniversary of 9/11 in remembrance of Paul and all those who lost their lives that day.   Renaissance Man PHYSICIAN LEADER LOST IN TERRORIST ATTACKS The New Physician January-February 2001 […]

Staying Sane: Addressing the Growing Concern of Mental Health in Medical Students

By: Cheri Dijamco, MS4 at UT School of Medicine at San Antonio Social Media Coordinator, Grassroots Organizing Action Committee It is well­ known that suicide rates among physicians in the U.S. are high compared to the general population. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, approximately 300 to 400 physicians commit suicide each year, which […]

What the 2016 MCAT Dates Mean for You

By: Petros Minasi Summer will be over before you know it. Chances are, if you haven’t started your MCAT prep yet, you’ve probably decided to take the exam in 2016. So, what should you know about the 2016 MCAT dates? Here’s a few things to keep in mind when scheduling your Test Day. Plan enough study […]

Dustin Jones: Dear Future Physician

The following is a cross-posting of Dustin’s original post: It is posted here on AMSA On Call with Dustin’s permission. I was recently asked by Dr. Mark Cucuzzella to provide his medical students with some insight from my experience as a PT working with the elderly. The following is my response… Dear Future Physicians: […]

Medical Student Professional Liability Insurance

THE RISK Hospitals and clinics in the United States and throughout the world require medical students to carry medical professional liability insurance (malpractice insurance). Whether a student is on a clinical elective, a rotation, or just observing, the institution providing the training will require students to be insured in the event of a lawsuit. AMPI RRG, LLC makes obtaining […]

Leveraging Social Media for Medical School Admissions

If you feel overwhelmed by the deluge of medical school admissions information that’s out there, you’re in good company. The internet comes in handy when applying to medical school—but it also makes it easy to lose precious hours tracking down the new MCAT scoring scale or finding out about the acceptance rate of your target […]

Make the Most of Your Summer

By Kelsey Lyon, OMS II The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and SCHOOL IS OUT FOR THE SUMMER! We are in the midst of the best 3 months of every student’s year. The time when they don’t have to worry about how much schoolwork they have to do, the endless hours of cramming […]

The Seven Dimensions of Wellness

By Kelsey Lyon, OMS II When we think of wellness it is easy to get caught up on the dimensions of wellness that are largely emphasized in the media; the dimensions of physical and emotional wellness. While these are important aspects of personal wellness we must not forget that there are seven dimensions of wellness that […]