Did you know that the majority of medical schools only interview about 15 to 20 percent of the applicants that submit an application to that school? Albert Einstein College of Medicine, for instance, had 8,138 people apply for entrance. 1,324 were interviewed. That's only 16.27 percent of the applicants. If you have an interview, that means that the medical school likes you well enough to give you one of their coveted ...

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A city is free. A town is celebrating. I sat and watched the local news station announce that the second suspect in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings had been taken into custody and was being transported to a nearby hospital. I am relieved. And thankful. Then I wonder. I wonder about the hospital that this suspect is being transferred to, and I wonder about my colleagues. What are the nurses, the doctors, and ...

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tiger woods What can Tiger Woods teach us about pre-med competition and the medical school gunner mentality? A lot. I was recently watching Tiger's latest win, his 76th win on the PGA. Tiger was dominating the competition, not unlike your classmate in your organic chemistry or biochemistry class that just crushes every test and sets the curve for everybody else. What was different about this ...

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