Are you the one thinking of studying Medicine in the USA ? so let me tell you studying medicine in the USA is extremely challenging in terms of time ,fees, effort and hard work but if you are passion and are willing to give every required,then it is worth.
Minimum qualification for medical in USA is Basic Sciences which is equivalent Bachelor’s degree according to Indian standard. After completing Basic Sciences, one has to take MCAT – Medical college admission test. Students clearing MCAT (
Medical College Admissions Test) get an entry to medical schools of USA.
University medical study in USA is a 4 year course divided into two roughly equal components: pre-clinical (consisting of didactic courses in the basic sciences) and clinical (clerkships consisting of rotations through different wards of a teaching hospital).
Medical student candidate will also need to have completed the MCAT test, which stands for Medical College Admissions Test. The test will determine the ability to think critically, problem solve, write clearly, as well as measure the student’s knowledge of various scientific concepts. A good score on the MCAT is key to getting into a good medical school.
How to apply for admission
Although the exact requirements differ between different medical schools, so it’s best to double check these with the school themselves if you’re unsure. But normally an international student must fulfill the following criteria to get into medical colleges in USA/
- Undergraduate academic record (Bachelor degree),
- Scores on the MCAT,
- Letters of recommendation,
- Extracurricular activities,
- Personal qualities and
- Commitment to medicine.
To apply for most medical schools in the US, you’ll apply using the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) – but if you’re applying to the MD programme at Texas University, you’ll need to apply using the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS).
AMCAS will deliver your application (including details of your work experience, undergraduate record and extra-currciular activities) and MCAT score to your chossed medical . Some medical schools also ask for additional material in the form of essays or letters of recommendation. This is know as a secondary application, and there may be an extra fee for this.
The AMCAS fee to apply to one medical school is $160 – and it costs an additional $38 to add extra schools to your application.
Generally speaking, applications open in the first week of May and stay open until submission closes in June – make sure you keep an eye on the exact deadline so you don’t miss it!
Where can I study Medicine in the USA?
There are 172 medical schools in the USA which offer either a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree – so there’s a lot to choose from if you’re thinking of studying Medicine in the USA! following are the top 10 universities for studying medicine