Medical School Admissions in the Headlines: The New MCAT Edition

KC Chiefs Football ClubHere are some of the latest, most interesting headlines about the medical school admissions process and medical education landscape from media outlets across the country. Leading off…

With the approaching launch of a new MCAT designed to better prepare tomorrow’s doctors for a changing medical environment, a new Kaplan Test Prep survey of nearly 500 pre-med students finds that aspiring doctors have definite opinions about what their future professional selves should know. (Graduate Guide)

Do medical school students have a sense of entitlement when it comes to their future employment prospects?  This op/ed is getting a lot of buzz and causing some controversy. (Forbes)

At least 75% of accepted students enrolled at these medical schools, according to data from U.S. News & World Report. A real diverse group. (U.S. News & World Report)

A 23-year-old medical school student at McGill University is turning in his stethoscope for a helmet – he’s been drafted into the National Football League. (Associated Press)

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, a former emergency room doctor, saved the life of a woman who was ODing on heroine on the street. Here’s the dramatic play-by-play. He clearly hasn’t lost his split-second instincts!  (The Oregonian)