Category Archives: Medical

2018 MSAR Now Available!

We’ve just released the 2018 edition of the Medical School Admission Requirements for the United States and Canada website (! Students with a current subscription will automatically receive the updates.

In this edition, you’ll find new features including:

  • Ability to Rank Favorites

Subscribers can rank and re-order their list of favorite schools to manage a ranked list

  • Ability to Email Favorites
    Students will now be able to email a list of their favorite schools to their pre-health advisors
  • Expanded data
    This year, most MSAR charts display two years of data so users can toggle between both years or compare them side by side. Additionally, the dynamic MCAT and GPA charts now feature additional drop down menus which allow users to break down data by in-state and out-of-state applicants.

 Two newly accredited medical schools are also included:

  • California University of Science and Medicine – School of Medicine
  • Seton Hall – Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine

To learn more about Medical School Admission Requirements products, please visit 

Five Podcasts for Premeds

Podcasts are everywhere and their popularity is increasing, so it’s not surprising that there are now a host of podcasts about medicine and medical education. We’ve picked five podcasts about the application process and what it means to be in medical school that we think you’ll enjoy, with perspectives from medical students, residents, and faculty.

Read the article.

How to Train for a Marathon—or the MCAT Exam

Sunny Nakae, MSW, PhD, assistant dean for admissions, recruitment, and student life, and assistant professor of medical education at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, likens preparing for the MCAT exam to training for a marathon. Just like a marathon takes training and preparation, you won’t be able to wake up one day and take the MCAT exam. Dr. Nakae highlights four principles to help you tackle the MCAT exam.

Read the article.

AAMC Virtual Fair

There will be an online medical school fair Thursday February 15, from 11am-8pm, with 65+ schools in attendance. If there are schools that you’re still hoping to hear from, this is another place that you could make yourself known again, glean more information about them from admissions reps, and show your enthusiasm.

Fair participants will be able to:

  • Connect a LinkedIn profile to their fair profile
  • Upload resumes/CVs
  • Upload a profile photo
  • Save resources and videos from booths to their own personal “briefcase”

Register for free:

To learn more about the participating schools:

To learn more about the etiquette of attending a Virtual Fair, read –

To Apply In-State or Out-of-State?

Based on your comments to a recent AAMC Premed Team Twitter Poll, one of the most important factors when choosing a medical school is location, specifically, whether the school is in-state or out-of-state. Location is certainly a valuable consideration, but before ruling out medical schools based on location alone, we suggest checking out some of the most common myths about applying in-state vs out-of-state.

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Mini Med Series: Cardiovascular Disease

UB Mini Med School: An Inside Look
Sponsored in part by UBMD

Cardiovascular Disease

Join physicians and researchers from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences as they discuss advances in care and research into cardiovascular disease.

Tuesday, February 6 • 6–8 p.m.
150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium)
UB South Campus

Oral Health and Cardiovascular Disease
Robert J. Genco, DDS, PhD
Director, UB Microbiome Center
Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology, Periodontics and Microbiology
School of Dental Medicine

Cardiovascular System Anatomy
Stuart D. Inglis, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Tuesday, February 13 • 6–8 p.m.
150 Farber Hall (butler Auditorium)
UB South Campus

Transcatheter Valve Replacement
Vijay S. Iyer, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Director, Complex Valve Clinic
Buffalo General Hospital

Congestive Heart Failure
George E. Matthews, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

UB’s Mini Med School is a public service offered to those ages 16 and older. Anyone interested in learning about the latest advancements in medicine and healthcare is encouraged to attend.

Cost is $5 per session, or free for high school and college students with a valid ID.


Questions? Contact Alexander J. Eadie, 716-829-2971.