The COVID-19 Impact on Medical School Admissions

Several of our Med Student Edge team members contributed to the national discussion of how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the medical school admissions process. In their article, Dr. Gambril and colleagues outline several of the key obstacles that the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced for undergraduate students interested in applying for medical school.

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Their perspective includes the difficulties of battling already high burnout rates amidst pre-medical students coupled with the challenges of remote learning. Closure of testing sites for national medical school admission examinations also introduced wide-scale problems. These issues are all augmented by pre-existing disparities of opportunity for students of different backgrounds.

Be sure to check out their article. Interested in joining the discussion? Let us know your thoughts or comment below.

Interested in applying to medical school? Stay tuned to our website on ways you can maximize your opportunities on getting accepted to medical school even in these unprecedented times.

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Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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