Building the Medical School List

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  • This program emphasizes the interdisciplinary study of bioethics through the humanities and the values-oriented social sciences. The goal of the program is a rigorous master's level education in the legal, historical, philosophical, and cultural contexts of medicine. Typically Health Care Ethics M.D./Ph.D. students complete their first two years of medical school and the USMLE Step 1 exam before beginning the Ph.D. program. In the summer between the first and second years of medical school, students take one to two classes in health care ethics.  They begin full time work in the Health Care Ethics Ph.D. program after their second year of medical school.  Students complete two years of course work in health care ethics, followed by one year of dissertation writing.  Following defense of the Ph.D. dissertation in Health Care Ethics, students return to medical school to complete years three and four. Correctional facilities, such as prisons, jails and juvenile detention, are some of the most complex settings in which to provide health services. The difficulty of the environment, poor health status and compromised access to health services add to the complexity and pose confounding legal and ethical issues for all concerned.
  • Building the Medical School List

    1. 1. Building the Medical School List
    2. 2. Factors to Consider <ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Curricular Program </li></ul><ul><li>Faith Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Size of Student Body </li></ul><ul><li>Family/Friends </li></ul>
    3. 3. Combined Programs in Medicine <ul><li>The Medical Humanities and Bioethics MD/MA Program at Northwestern University </li></ul><ul><li>MD/PhD Programs in the Social Sciences & Humanities - Saint Louis University </li></ul><ul><li>The Institute for the Medical Humanities at University of Texas, Galveston MD/PhD (Program on Legal & Ethical Issues in Correctional Health) </li></ul>
    4. 4. Apply To <ul><li>All In-state Schools -- Residency Requirement Issues!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Legacy Schools </li></ul><ul><li>NECOME Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Osteopathic schools have merit and are receiving thoughtful attention from Middlebury applicants </li></ul>
    5. 5. Don’t Apply To <ul><li>A School You Would Not Attend Were It The Only School To Accept You. </li></ul>
    6. 6. How Many Schools? <ul><li>Depends on Strength of Application </li></ul><ul><li> Highly Competitive – 12 or more </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Moderately Competitive - 20 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Less Competitive, but has a chance – few or many </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. International Schools <ul><ul><ul><li>Are They Worth Considering? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Where Middlebury Students Are Accepted </li></ul>
    9. 9. Financing Medical School <ul><li>75% of all medical students have some type of financial aid - most need-based. </li></ul><ul><li>If parents or other relatives cover educational expenses to the extent possible, financial aid will be used to supplement. </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to borrow money. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Sources of Funding for Medical School <ul><li>National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program: http://nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov/applications/ </li></ul><ul><li>Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarships are available from each branch of the military </li></ul>
    11. 11. Resources <ul><li>MSAR - $25 through aamc.org/ (similar to guide provided by Kaplan) </li></ul><ul><li>Osteopathic Medical Colleges Information Book through aacom.org </li></ul><ul><li>ADEA for Dental Schools or AAVMC for VMSAR </li></ul><ul><li>US NEWS Rankings </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Premedical Advisor </li></ul>
    12. 12. Please Take Note : <ul><li>Applicants Are Responsible For Obtaining </li></ul><ul><li>Admissions Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>And Deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Of Schools To Which </li></ul><ul><li>They Wish To Apply </li></ul>

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