Category Archives: Medical School

What's unique about the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai?

Visit their website for the full scoop, but here are some highlights about what makes the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai unique: huge focus on community service and activism competency domains: patient care, knowledge, learning/collaboration, professionalism the first two years are pass/fail testing schedules are flexible; tests are online and you have a… Read More »


How to pronounce Urbana-Champaign, as in University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Urbana Champaign: er-bannah shampain NOT: ur-bannah shampain, er-bahna shampain, etc. Champaign is pronounced the same as that wonderful adult beverage. Brief Facts Champaign-Urbana is a metropolitan area in east-central Illinois It is composed of three counties: Champaign, Ford, and Piatt Share    Send article as PDF   


What major should I select if I want to attend Medical School?

The fast answer: pick any. Medical schools are increasingly admitting that they accept students from all types of backgrounds. Yes, that means you can major in History or Computer Science as a Pre-Med student. Is there a disadvantage or advantage to selecting a specific major over another? Perhaps. Of course, medical schools expect specific courses… Read More »