Choosing a School

Choosing which schools you apply to can be rather challenging. As you work toward your application, consider asking the following 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 Medical Schools