Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) February 21, 2013
With application season waiting right around the corner, many aspiring medical school students have begun to compile, or finalize, their dream list of programs.
To aid in their tireless search, MedicalSchoolsInUSA.com, a leading website for medical school guides, tips and information, has launched its latest list of American medical school rankings for the upcoming academic application wave.
The rankings are based on a unique combination of peer assessments, research scores, total amounts of NIH funds granted to the program and affiliate hospitals, as well as 2012 NIH research grants per faculty member.
According to the "Princeton Review," the majority of medical school applicants will be sending in their completed application packets sometime this fall.
And with deadlines quickly approaching, assessing where your dream school stands in terms of acceptance rate, tuition and credibility is key.
"Reviewing medical school rankings is arguably one of the most pivotal points to narrowing your program choices down," explained Ben Davidson, a spokesperson for MedicalSchoolsInUSA.com. "Every applicant has a unique set of strengths and preferences. Honing in on these individual traits will be key in choosing the perfect program."
According to Davidson, however, personal strengths and preferences can often be overlooked in the application process.
"You tend to find a lot of medical school applicants with a 3.2 GPA and 30 MCAT applying to Harvard Medical and Mayo Medical -- and that's it," he explained. "There are a plethora of perfectly good medical schools out there that will fit individual backgrounds and academic profiles."
MedicalSchoolsInUSA's list of school rankings provides potential applicants with a wide range of information per program, including 2012-2013 admissions statistics, 2012-2013 average MCAT scores, GPA and coursework requirements, common undergraduate majors, as well as the kinds of tuition and financial aid available for students.
"Keep your mind open when reviewing medical school rankings," said Davidson. "Don't necessarily think your medical career will be over if you don't make it into a top-ranked institution. The need for experienced, dedicated medical professionals will never cease. It's just a matter of figuring where your talents will fit best.
To view the complete list of medical school rankings, as well as explore a wide variety of medical and nursing school information guides, tips and tricks, visit http://www.MedicalSchoolsInUSA.com.