A few items of interest to medical school applicants:
- You can still sign up for this week’s free medical school admissions telethon. After you register, you will receive call-in information for your 15-minute consultation with medical school admissions pros Cydney Foote or Joan Davis. The telethon will take place on Thursday June 12 at 5:00 -7:00 PM PT / 8:00 -10:00 PM ET. Don’t miss out. Sign up for the medical school admissions telethon today!
- A $50 million gift from philanthropists Jerome and Anne Fisher will support a new eight-story biomedical-research center at the University of Pennsylvania dedicated to the growing field of translational medicine.
- The University of Chicago announced in a recent email to alumni:
"Because implementation of this curriculum will require significant investment of time and effort by the faculty, the Pritzker School of Medicine will reduce its entering class size from 104 to 88 per year beginning with the class entering in 2009."
The email further notes that the reduction in class size returns Chicago to its small-class, intimate roots. Nonetheless, in reducing class size Chicago is bucking a trend to increase medical school enrollment both by opening additional facilities and increasing class size at existing schools. Undoubtedly, it will become more difficult to gain acceptance to the University of Chicago’s Medical School.
- The ebook, Write Your Way to a Residency Match, is Accepted’s featured ebook of the month and is 20% off this month only. Here is typical feedback from those who purchased this ebook previously: "It ignited [my] thought process and gave me a useful framework and direction to channel my writing. Thanks."