Choosing a School

Choosing which schools you apply to can be rather challenging. As you work toward your application, consider asking these questions to determine whether a prospective school is a good fit for you:

  • What modalities are used for student lectures?
  • Are there opportunities for students to design, conduct and publish their own research?
  • How do students from this medical school perform on the National Board Examinations? How does the school assist students who do not pass?
  • What kind of academic, personal, financial and career counseling is available to students? Are these services also offered to their spouses and dependents/children?
  • Is there a mentor/advisor system? Who are the advisors—faculty members, other students or both?
  • How are students evaluated academically?
  • What is the current tuition and fees? Is this expected to increase yearly? If so, at what rate?
  • Are there any special programs for which this school/program is noted?


Resources for Choosing Health Professional Schools

Allopathic Medicine
Dental Medicine

Optometry Programs Admissions Directory

Osteopathic Medicine

PharmD School Directory

Physician Assistant

PAEA Program Directory

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service Directory

Podiatric Medicine

Podiatric Medical Colleges

Veterinary Medicine

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

AAMC Postbacc Premedical Program Database