MEDICAL RESOURCES

So you want to go to medical school?

The journey to medical school and the path to becoming a doctor is not an easy one, however it is rewarding in the end.  If you're looking for helpful resources on everything you'll need to know as you move through your undergraduate career, then you've come to the right place. In addition to this resource page, AED has many other useful tools to offer. Feel free to reach out to your AED president or vice president for more information. 

ACADEMIC REQUIRMENTS

A high GPA is an important aspect of your application for medical school. However, a high GPA alone will not get you in the door. It is important to work hard to keep your GPA up, in addition to taking all required prerequisite courses.  

CLINICAL EXPERIENCES

One of the more critical experiences for pre-medical students is exposure to patients in a clinical setting.  This type of experience will ensure that you enjoy working with patients and that you are well suited for a career in medicine.  

MCAT

The MCAT is designed to assess your problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. While intimidating at first glance, you can achieve a great MCAT score with adequate preparation. 

APPLYING

This seems like something not to fiddle with until you have done the above, but take a few minutes now to understand what admissions committees are looking for. And if you're all set and ready to apply, on behalf of AED, we wish you good luck!