There are plenty of factors to take into consideration before embarking on this difficult journey at the end of which you are very likely to come across the career of your dream, and consequently your almost-perfect life. Engineers, computer science and information technology specialists, physicians, nurses, teachers, bank directors; all of these wonderful options are nicely spread at your feet, and with a single gesture you can rule out all of them, but one. Unfortunately, making this particular choice is not a walk-in-the-park decision. There are so many things to take into account that you can rest assured you have made the right choice, and finding your inner peace after having made this decision is one of them.
How To Start Your Medical Career
You need to know a few important facts before setting your sails via medical school. First of all, you need to know you can choose a 6-year program at one of the numerous colleges that are creating those great mixes between med school and college. Here are some of the programs you could choose from:
- Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. They offer a 6-year program at the end of which you will have ensured your getting into med school; as for your admission requirements, the average GPA scores are somewhere around 3.86, while the medium SAT scores are up to 1273. If you live in Ohio, you will boost your shots of getting accepted into the program. The 2008-2009 tuition was as follows: $27,861 for in-state students and $55,722 for out-of-state students. Other required fees: $2,019. Room and board: $10,250.
- Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University makes for another excellent choice in terms of 6-year programs that could enable your easy and guaranteed access into med school after graduation. You should improve your SAT score, due to the fact that the average SAT scores were somewhere around 1440; you are also going to be needing MCAT in junior class. Full time tuition for academic year 2011-2012: $48,073. Other fees: $193 IT fee for the fall semester, $192 IT fee for the spring semester; $138 library fee for the fall semester; $137 library fee for the spring semester.
- Penn State University offers some wonderful choices for those students who think about joining the College of Medicine. In terms of Master degree programs, some of the best specialties at Penn State include anatomy, bioengineering, integrative bioscience ‘” bioinformatics and genomics or molecular toxicology and neuroscience. The University Park, Hershey, Dickinson, and Great Valley tuitions that are effective starting with the fall of 2011 are: $39,528 per academic year at medical school for Pennsylvania residents and $49,984 for non-Pennsylvania residents.
These are just some of the choices you could consider for your future medical career. Think about improving your SAT and GPA scores and watch out for all the admission conditions and ease your path considerably by guaranteeing your future acceptance within the walls of these medical schools. If money worries you, you can rest assured there are plenty of student loans and great scholarships and grants that should take part of some of your financial burden.