Face it: Competition is stiff in 7 year medical programs. But you have 141 schools in the United States that you could apply to, which increases your chances of acceptance.
It is important that you research each university you are applying to and make sure their programs fits with your goals and background.
To help you, I have compiled a list of accredited medical schools. You will find the university name, address, city, state, ZIP, and phone and fax number (if I could find it). I will add email addresses and websites in the future.
The chart is searchable and is sortable.
The list is long, but there is additional information about getting into medical school after the table. Good luck!
Is medicine right for me?
Before applying to a 7 year medical program, make sure medicine is the right career for you.
- Do you like science and understanding how the body works?
- Do you care enough to devote your life to helping people with their issues and pain?
- Do you have empathy?
- Can you listen?
- Are you prepared for a lifetime of learning?
- Are you prepared for hard work and long, unpredictable hours?
- Are you prepared to go in debt?
If you are doubtful about any of these questions, you may want to consider a different career choice.
This is not to say you wont succeed. It is important that you choose a health care profession based on your personality traits and your likes.
Remember: The concept of being a doctor is not the same as the reality of the position. Make sure you have spent time with physicians while they are doing what they do best helping patients.
Tips for getting into medical school
There are a few things to consider when applying, though. Schools provide minimum requirements for acceptance. But acceptance is based on the entire application package you offer.
Let me repeat: Acceptance is based on your entire application package.
The package includes, among others things, the following:
- Grade point average (GPA)
- Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
- American Medical College Application Service application(AMCAS)
- Application to school
- On-campus interviews
- Letters of recommendations
- Extra-curricular activities
- Clinical experience
Many people focus heavily on GPA and MCAT scores. Yes, they are important but
You can have no clinical experience, no extra-curricular activities, crummy letters or recommendation and have a 4.0 GPA in college and get a 40 on the MCAT and not get accepted.
But a person with a 27 on the MCAT that has tons of clinicals, extra-curricular, and awesome letters or recommendation, and interviews well, holds higher chances of getting into medical school than Mr. I-Got-A-40-On-My-MCAT.
The entire package is looked at as a whole.
It is also important to apply to programs that are not elite or selective. If your grades and MCAT suck, do you really think you will get into a top tier school? Probably not.
You have to be realistic. Sure, it is good to apply to schools that are slightly out of your reach, but you do want to make sure you apply to ones that you have a chance of getting into. Remember, you are not Sisyphus.
I hope this list of 7 year medical programs and schools has been helpful to you.