Original Article: Recess Rehash: Medical School Secondary Applications: What Do They Want?
How to Think About Medical School Secondary Applications
This week in science and medicine newsA listener wants to know more about how best to approach medical school secondary applications. Given the the turnaround time often recommended (a week), how important are they? Do they need to be as well crafted as your personal statement? What do schools get out of them? And are they just a way for schools to extract more money from applicants? We asked our medical school’s admissions staff for answers to these questions so you can get on with crafting your best possible application. And JC writes in to say nice things, including that he wants to start his own show when he matriculates this fall. Go, JC, GO!
One major destination for patients’ medical dollars is the emergency room visit. One recent study asks what do docs know about the costs of caring for some common complaints they see in the ER? Turns out, not much…but when doctors are in charge of knowing the costs of care, is the patient really helped?
Meanwhile, a startup in (where else) California wants to charge $8000 to give old people young blood, because we need more dystopian sci-fi concepts.
And a discussion on the problems people can experience surrounding orgasms reveals something about Kylie that would have made Jim Henson blush.
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