Many college students wonder whether they should apply to medical school. Start preparing now in case you're considering a career in medicine.  Begin preparing in case you aren't sure if medical school is for you but there is a small possibility that you might apply. Med school is very competitive. Even in case you haven't entirely decided to apply, start planning and gaining the experiences you need to construct a successful application. Delay preparing until are one hundred percent certain that you will apply -- and you'll hurt your chances of admissions as the best applicants begin early. You do not have to be accepted to medical school. In fact, many universities do not offer a premed major. Instead you must satisfy some of the basic academic prerequisites. They include lots of science and math courses. Think carefully about whether medical school is for you. Consider the pros and cons of a career in medicine and also the cost of med school, and what your years in med school might be like. You must determine what type of medicine is for you allopathic or osteopathic in case you decide to apply to medical school.

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You must begin the application process towards the end of your junior year in case you plan to apply to med school right after graduating college. First, you must take the medical college admission test. This challenging exam tests your knowledge of science as well as your reasoning and writing abilities. Give yourself time to retake it, if needed. Take time to prepare by reviewing  MCAT prep books and taking sample exams. The MCAT is administered by computer from January through August each year. Register early as seats fill quickly. AMCAS is another important thing that has to be reviewed and considered. Note the assigned essays regarding your background and experience. You will also submit you transcript and MCAT scores. Another critical part of your application is your letter of evaluation. These are written by professors and discuss your competencies as well as your promise for a career in medicine. You may be asked to interview in case you make it past the initial review. Do not rest easy as most interview candidates are not admitted to medical school. The interview is your chance to become more than a paper application and set of MCAT scores. Preparation is essential. The interview may take several forms. You will find that attending medical school is not just a full time job - it is two. As a medical student you will to attend lectures and labs. The first year of medical school consists of science courses that pertain to the human body. The second year consists of courses on disease and treatment as well as some clinical work.  Students are required to take the USMLE-1 in addition to this. The third year students begin their rotations and continue the fourth year, working directly with patients. Both applicants and programs blindly choose their top preferences. Those who match are awarded by the National Resident Matching Program.