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All About the AAMC’S Shortened MCAT

Since COVID-19 has disrupted MCAT testing for many prospective medical students, the AAMC has increased the number of MCAT administrations between May 29 and September 28, 2020 to 21 administrations. In order to accommodate this increased testing, the AAMC has made adjustments to the MCAT structure and administration processes.  Shortened MCAT Exam Format and Scoring...

From Studying for the USMLE to teaching it at UCLA: an IMG tells his story.

Interview prepared by Mustafa Almukhtar, AMSA 2019-2020 Professional Development Coordinator,  and hosted by Ahmed Suhail, AMSA member. Article by Haya Al Any, AMSA 2019-2020 Professional Development Chair.   Dr. Mustafa Albustani finished his medical education in Baghdad, Iraq. After getting his diploma from one of the top-notch medical schools in the area, he completed a...

Finding clinical experience opportunities

You block off an entire Sunday afternoon to tackle the beast that is the AMCAS—the centralized medical school application. You’re clicking through the online form, filling in the boxes until you get to the page titled “Volunteering and Shadowing.” You stop there. Do you feel like you have enough exposure to the medical field for...

What’s the real cost of medical school?

Whether you are looking into which schools to apply for or already have your acceptance letters back, it’s no doubt you have nothing but medical school admissions on the brain…but have you given enough thought to what happens once you actually get into the medical school of your dreams? You’ll invest a lot of money...