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Friday, June 25, 2010

Health Insurance For People With Pre-existing Conditions

By Jessica Freedman, MD, MedEdits

A great article in the New York Times outlines the governmental plan to provide health insurance for patients with pre-existing medical conditions. This relief may come for some as early as July 1st.

As medical school applicants prepare for interviews, it is wise to habitually read the health reform and policy related articles in a publication such as the New York Times. While interviewers will never expect you to be an expert in these areas, they want to know that you have a general idea of what is going on in our nation and that you aren't living in a cave (or a laboratory)!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Federal Government Primary Care Initiative

By Jessica Freedman, MD, MedEdits

The Federal Government will spend $250 million dollars to increase the number of primary care providers. Read the full article in The Washington Post which summarizes where these funds will be allocated.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hofstra University School of Medicine

By Jessica Freedman, MD,  MedEdits

Hofstra University School School of Medicine in Hempstead, New York, recently received the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation and will begin accepting applications for the inaugural class on July 1st, 2010. The first class of 40 students will matriculate in the fall of 2011. Students can apply through AMCAS.

Visit the Hofstra University School of Medicine website.

Doctor Shortage Article

By Jessica Freedman, MD, MedEdits

An excellent article published in the LA Times summarizes issues related to the doctor shortage. This is a must read for medical school and residency applicants.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Medical School Application Entries

By Jessica Freedman, MD, MedEdits

Read my latest article on the Student Doctor Network, Your Medical School Application: More than just a personal statement.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Medical School Admission Success Rate

By Jessica Freedman MD,

When prospective clients call me for help, they often ask about my "success rate." My standard answer when asked this question is that we don't quote success rates because if my primary concern was about achieving a certain success rate, then I would be limited to working only with clients who were sure to gain admission to medical school. In other words, this would prevent me from working with clients who weren't a "sure thing" because they had a less than stellar MCAT or GPA. It would also prevent me from working with clients who really needed the help.

Out of curiosity, I decided to run the numbers from the 2009/2010 application season. Interestingly, of the clients who worked with me comprehensively, from start to finish throughout the entire application process, 95% were accepted to medical school. Congratulations to you all.