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This FAQ is a list of Frequently Asked Questions on the Premed101.com discussion forums. The below links lead to old messages that address some of the more common questions encountered on this bulletin board. I intend that this document will continue to be updated with more sections as time passes. <!--EZCODE BOLD START--> Please note that these messages are within the read-only archives and cannot be replied to.<!--EZCODE BOLD END--> Please start a new message in this forum if you are commenting on an archived message below.


<!--EZCODE BOLD START--> Premed101.com FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)<!--EZCODE BOLD END-->, <!--EZCODE ITALIC START--> Updated: Mar 17, 2002<!--EZCODE ITALIC END-->


<!--EZCODE BOLD START--> High School Students Interested in Medicine:<!--EZCODE BOLD END-->

Getting started in "Premed"

Resources for learning more about Medicine

Shadowing Physicians

Pathway to Surgery from High School

High School Courses

Do High School Marks Matter?

Choosing a Major 1, 2, 3

Do Med Schools Favour one Major over Another?

Doing an Arts Major

Doing a Commerce Major

Doing an Immunology Major

Doing an Engineering Major 1, 2

Pros and Cons to a Co-op Degree

Choosing a Community College vs University

Choosing an Undergraduate University

Paying for University/Med School

How do you Study?

Strategies for Studying

Academic Goals for Medical School


<!--EZCODE BOLD START--> "Backup" Careers to Medical School:<!--EZCODE BOLD END-->

Low grades in Undergrad 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Backup Plans in General 1, 2

Salaries and Descriptions of other Health Professions




Law 1, 2


<!--EZCODE BOLD START--> MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test<!--EZCODE BOLD END-->

Which med schools don't require the MCAT?

Timeline for the MCAT and Med School 1, 2, 3

How is the MCAT graded? 1, 2, 3

Are Prep Courses worth taking? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Study Materials for the MCAT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Studying from your undergrad textbooks? 1, 2

Verbal Reasoning Content on the MCAT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Physical Sciences Content on the MCAT 1, 2

Written Sample Content on the MCAT 1, 2, 3

How long do most people study? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Multiple MCAT Sittings. Which results do med schools use? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Pros and Cons to NOT releasing your MCAT scores 1, 2

August 2001 MCAT Summary

Getting your August 2001 Scores Online 1, 2

Correlation between MCAT scores and med school performance?


<!--EZCODE BOLD START--> Volunteering and Extra-Curricular Activities<!--EZCODE BOLD END-->

What Types of Volunteering are Available? 1, 2, 3

International Volunteering

Doing Research for Med School 1, 2, 3

No Time/Money for Volunteering 1, 2


<!--EZCODE BOLD START--> Non-Traditional Applicants<!--EZCODE BOLD END-->

Considering Med School? How to get Started

Too Old for Med School at Age 32? 1, 2

Too Old for Med School at Age 52? 1, 2

A Couple of Success Stories!

Is Age a Factor during Medical School Admissions?

Parenting during Medical School

Medical School without a Previous Science Background?

MDSpouses Resource Link


<!--EZCODE BOLD START--> Physician Salaries and Career Outlook<!--EZCODE BOLD END-->

Getting into a Residency 1, 2

Salary as a resident

The Process of "Matching" into a Specialty 1, 2, 3

Articles on Physician Shortages 1, 2

Different Types of Physician Payment

US Physician Salaries

Canadian Physician Salaries 1, 2

Descriptions of different Medical Specialties 1, 2, 3

Personality Test for Different Specialties

Getting a US Residency as a Canadian Med Graduate

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