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The Web is a cornucopia of valuable information for medical school applicants. Whether looking for help with the MCAT, suggestions on interview techniques, material on different medical schools, or the latest on those much maligned - and watched - rankings, it's somewhere on the Web.

I am establishing this page as an ever-growing library of resources for you. We would appreciate it if you could also share with us, and consequently other medical students, sites that you found valuable in your application process.

MCAT and USMLE Preparation
Financial Aid
International Students
Medical School Admissions
School Guide

MCAT and USMLE Preparation

The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review site is overflowing with valuable information for anyone applying to graduate school, including medical school. You can find here information on the MCAT, application strategies, helpful books, and links to medical school and other valuable sites.

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
At Kaplan, the entire company is organized around their commitment to helping people get the high score they want. With flexible schedules, free make-up sessions, convenient locations, and helpful teachers and staff to guide you, the Kaplan MCAT program is a choice you can be confident in.

Richardson's Test Prep
A Canadian test prep school.

Test Prep New York
Test Prep New York offers comprehensive test-preparation programs (ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT and LSAT) that maximize scores and minimize stress. TPNY’s pioneering programs and products feature cutting-edge tools that banish test anxiety and help students remain calm, focused and relaxed for peak performance on test day.

Provides online teaching and support for the MCAT.

123Doc provides high-quality revision courses for Junior Doctors, preparing for postgraduate examinations such as the MRCP UK, MRCP Ireland, MRCPCH, MRCS, MRCPsych, FRCA, PLAB.

A resource for med students preparing for the USMLE test. Provides discussion boards dedicated to different sections of the MSLE, residency application, and the match.

MCAT Practice Questions
The name says it all.

Medical Mnemonics
A free online searchable database of mnemonics to help remember the important details. So if you would like an easy way to remember what Southern, Northern & Western blots are for, check out medicalmnemonics.com and think about a snow drop.

Medical School Admissions

Med School Chat
This site is devoted to helping past, present and future MDs get the information they are looking for. It has forum and chat, a growing collection of links, articles, and news items.

Provides advice for premedical students especially for the medical school interview and the application process.

ScrubbingUp.com is a community website for medical students aimed to help pass exams. Question Bank, Clinical Skills, Podcasts, Elective Guide, Blogs, Forum and more!

Alex' Illicit Guide to Medical School Admissions
I have no idea why it is an illicit site, but I can tell you that Alex Shteynshlyuger generously shares the knowledge he acquired in his own successful medical school application attempt. In addition to tips and links, Alex provides a list of secondary application questions from past years' applications.

American Medical Student Association
Organizational info as well as material on projects and grants for pre-med students.

Touting itself as the "physician's home on the Internet," this site is a comprehensive medical information site with chat rooms, forums, links, and a discount store selling medical books, software, supplies, journals, and information products.

Doctor Starter
Written by a resident at Dalhousie, Doctor Starter provides tips and advice for applicants to Canadian medical schools.

Financial Aid

Graduate Student Loan and Financial Aid Resource Center

Online Application for the Federal Financial Aid Form

Financial Aid Links, Resources and Advice

Yconic is a FREE scholarship search service devoted to helping high school seniors, university and college students find information on scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance. We also offer unique scholarships to our online members that are only available on Yconic.

School Guide

AAMC - Association of American Medical Colleges
Those real popular folks that brink you the MCAT and process your application have developed a very useful Web site. You can order AAMC and AMCAS material, including the paper and electronic AMCAS application. This site also provides a complete list of American and Canadian medical schools with contact information and links to all AAMC schools on the Web.

American Association of College of Osteopathic Medicine
If you want to learn about the history of osteopathic medicine or look up information about osteopathic colleges, this is the place to go.

International Students

Offering Health and Travel Insurance for US Students and International Students alike.

Offers low-cost, affordable health and travel insurance for international travelers worldwide.

International Student Resource Center - scholarships, ESL programs, school searches and more!

International Loans for Study Abroad

Health, medical and travel insurance for students and travellers


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