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Direct Admission to Medical School–Get a BS and an MD At The Same Time

One of the big problems in offering great college advice is the false notion of one-size-fits-all.  Most college guidebooks and websites try to do it all, aiming at the largest possible market.  The problem is that individual students have individual needs.  They don’t necessarily need to learn it all:  they seek the best and most […]

Wanna Go To Med School? Forget Science. Major in Liberal Arts.

Most assume that in order to go to medical school, one must major in the sciences. But I tell people all the time that medical schools want interesting, educated, creative human beings. A philosophy major will do just as well, as long as one takes the basic requisites in the sciences (including the dreaded organic chemistry). But it turns out that organic chemistry might even be optional.