April 2016


New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) is one of the most popular and oldest medicine schools in New Jersey. Initially this school of medicine was named Seton Hall of Medicine and Dentistry. It was established under the aegis of Archdiocese of Newark. In 1965 after being acquired by the New Jersey State the institution was renamed as the NJCMD (New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry). The School of Medicine is a member of the New Jersey Stem Cell Research and Educational Foundation.

There is constant growth of the NJMS on different areas because of the cohesive strength of the students over the years. In 2004, the New Jersey School of Medicine received an extra grant of $104 million for supporting basic translational and clinical research. Major medical institutes have found a place in the New Jersey School of Medicine. These include:

* Institute for Visual Science and Ophthalmology * Global Tuberculosis Institute * Center for Emerging and Reemerging Pathogens.

Summer Internship Program A summer internship program is available every year for the students in the New Jersey School of Medicine. In the summer internship program the faculty allows the students to conduct research in the laboratories. During the internship program the students also get stipends. Every year prospective medical students participate in the internship program. The major thrust on these internship programs is research on cancer, lung, blood and heart.

The Faculty The faculty of the New Jersey School of Medicine is highly accredited. This faculty has given many breakthroughs. Some of them are following:

* They have led the development of the world class Knee replacement technique. * They also developed a method of detecting Lyme disease in its early stage. * They have worked for detecting pediatric AIDS. Besides, they developed a therapy which can help in reducing pre-natal transmission of this fatal disease. * Smoking is one of the biggest reasons for causing cancer. The faculty made a big breakthrough by establishing this fact. It also resulted in the wary note of smoking is injurious to health on the cigarette packets all over the world.

The University Hospital The University Hospital is the main teaching hospital of the New Jersey School of Medicine. It is located in university campus. The University Hospital of the New Jersey school of medicine is also provides charity care.

Other Important Centers, Institutes And Programs The New Jersey School of Medicine is also the center of the two very important medical centers. They are Level 1 Trauma center and Liver Transplant center. The other very important institutes and programs are given below:

Institutes * The New Jersey Cardiovascular Institute (NJCI) * Neurological institute of New Jersey * Center for bloodless surgery and medicine.

Programs * The Cochlear implant program. * A Neurological Intensive Care Unit and Brain tumor program. * Spinal cord injury program

Medical practice is one of the most coveted jobs in the world. Apart from money and fame that you get from this job, you also get immense job satisfaction from this profession. New York is one of the most prominent cities in U.S. and has a large number of schools that offers courses in this profession. Some of the medical schools along with the courses that they offer are enlisted below.

Albany Medical College located in Albany (New York) has over 500 students enrolled for its courses. This college was founded in the year 1839. Programs that they offer are M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies, M.S. in Nurse Anesthesiology, M.S. in Bioethics, M.S. and Ph.D in cardiovascular science, M.S. and Ph.D in Cell Biology and Cancer Research, M.S. and Ph.D in Neuropharmacology and Neuroscience. The duration of a program can range from six-to-eight years.

The New York Medical College is situated in the north of New York City and is a private medical school. The school is affiliated to 21 hospitals and also gets huge funds for research. It comprises of three schools, namely-School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, and the School of Public Health. This schools offer various degrees like M.D, M.S, Ph.D, M.P.H. (public health), and Dr.P.H. You can also get joint degrees here by pursuing two courses at the same time.

The State University of New York Upstate Medical University located in University Hill district of Syracuse in New York is a state university. It comprises of the four schools – College of Medicine, College of Health Professions, College of Nursing, and College of Graduate Studies. It has various notable persons as its alumnus and also current professors.

University of Rochester Medical Center is the centrifugal point of medical studies, research, and patient care of the University of Rochester. School of Medicine and Dentistry and School of Nursing are two popular branches of this school in the whole of U.S. This school also conducts many research programs and also receives many funds. Also many new centers of study have come up here.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a private medical school and is a part of the Yeshiva University. This is one of the largest medical schools in the state. It offers M.D. and Ph.D degrees and also has a training program for Medical Scientist. An approximate number of 750 students can be admitted to this school. Students who pursue a Ph.D or a joint M.D/Ph.D degree are remitted of their tuition fees. This medical school is affiliated to six hospitals. It is one of the largest centers of biomedical research. It conducts many health fairs and camps to spread awareness among people about health hazards.

The provision of medical school loans helps medical students receive an education of their choice. That is, students no longer need to compromise on the quality education because of the lesser funds.

Medical education is a very expensive. It requires a huge some of money to buy medical textbooks and equipment. The tuition fee charged by the medical schools is also very heavy. In this case, it is very difficult for a medical aspirant from an average family to afford the course fee. But, now there are many private loan services available which help the students to complete their education at ease.

For those who cannot afford the expensive medical schools, there are some loan programs available. These are: The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and The Standford Loan.

These loan programs help the students decide which loan program is the most suitable for them. If the students are not able to meet their funding requirement, students can apply to other lending agencies, banks or other private loan-offering institutes. In deciding what kind of loan arrangement is the best suited, a student can opt for the School’s Financial Aid Office. They can counsel a student and help decide which loan is best suited for the student. These loan programs also offer a monthly loan amount of $50 with zero percent interest rate.

For those who are going for internship or still studying, these loan programs provide grace period for the repayment of the loans. Also, depending upon the current financial condition, amortization can be extended up to 20 years in these loan programs.

Loans at a high rate of interest for pursuing medical studies have been a long standing problem. The American Association of Medical College has reported that for the past two and half decades, the cost of studying in public and private medical schools has soared higher. It has also reported that the cost of private medical schools has gone up to 165% while the cost of public medical schools has risen up to 312%. Another study by the American Medical Association reported that the costs of medical schools have been increasing at a faster rate than inflation. It is estimated that $100,000 is the average debt a medical student gets graduated with.

Medical education loans help those poor students who could not afford the cost of their medical studies in different medical school across the globe. There are many public as well as private agencies who offer medical loans to the medical aspirants at different rate of interest and other conditions, though many problems still persists. The governments of different countries should make the medical studies highly subsidized or make proper loan arrangements for needy to get their dreams come true.

Medical study is extremely expensive. Costly medical textbooks, medical equipments and tuition fees have made the medical education a very expensive form of education. It is not possible for the students from the lower strata of the society to pursue such an expensive form of education. The provision of a medical school loan helps such students to realize their dream of pursuing medical education from a medical school. Today, nearly everyone has access to medical school loans. Many public and private agencies and banks offer medical study loans at convenient interest rates.

There are some loan programs that offer medical aspirants to chase their dream of becoming a medical practitioner and hence work towards preserving the financial future of the students. Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the Standford Loan Programs and many other medical schools have programs that help students by providing them study loans in order to fulfill their dreams of becoming a medical professional.

Different private loans for students are available. The borrowing of the loans varies from lender-to-lender. Some offer full-expense aid while some offer less aid. Lenders like Sallie Mae and Citibank have set interest rates. But as the rate depends up on the terms and duration of the loans, sometimes rates go up or fall down within a couple of points of the main rate. Apart from the subsidized loans, unsubsidized loans are there for the medical students. Stafford Loans offer unsubsidized loans to the medical students. The American Association of Medical College also gives medical study loans called Medloans to the students. After being phased out since 1998, the Health Education Assistance Loans are no longer available to the students.

Different lending agencies have their own sets of requirements to lend the loans to the medical students. At the school’s financial aid office, students can get to know which loan arrangement is the most suitable for them and at what rate. Day-by-day, the cost of medical education in private and public medical schools across the world have been increasing. With this demand for a more suitable loan agency which can lend loans at low rate of interests is also increasing.

So, all in all if you are a medical education aspirant you should do your research work well. Find all the loan options available to you and compare them and decide on the most lucrative option.

Getting admission into a medical school is a dream of many aspiring students. But the process is complex and there is a lot of competition. Medical school admissions in the United States is divided into four stages, all of which are crucial and must be completed by every applicant – * MCAT (Medical College Admission Test). * AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service). * Letters of recommendation. * Personal Statement.

Here, we will discuss specifically on the AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service). This is a non-profit and centralized application process for entering into the first year of medical colleges of United Sates. These applications do not provide for admission to joint courses or special programs of colleges. This is just an application process and is related to the admission of students. Independent colleges have full independence in giving admissions to the students. AMCAS is the single form through which you can apply to innumerable number of colleges. AMCAS also sends MCAT scores to the medical colleges, if a particular student provides the necessary details. You must remember here that the individual schools send a supplemental form after they get the AMCAS form.

Regarding the fees for the application, you are required to pay $160 for the first and subsequently $30 for every school that you apply. You can also apply for a fee waiver, for which you are eligible if you get a seat in a medical college.

The AMCAS has certain requirements. As this is a computerized application process, you need a computer with internet facility. Further, the system should have 16MB of RAM and modem with speed of at least 28.8 mbps. Also, you require a valid email address.

A special feature of this form is that you can make changes in the form even after it has been submitted, provided that you do not cross the deadline. Following, are the areas that can be changed medical schools that are applied, essential and alternate ids, name and contact information.

Once you submit the AMCAS form, all the transcripts are checked. It usually takes a time of about 4 to 6 weeks to process your application and then a confirmation email is sent.

For the year 2008, the schools that have agreed to participate in the AMCAS application process are:

* University of Mississippi School of Medicine * Northwestern University – The Feinberg School of Medicine * UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School * University of Vermont College of Medicine * Morehouse School of Medicine * The University of Toledo College of Medicine * University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry * University of California Los Angeles David Geffen SOM * Boston University School of Medicine * University of Colorado School of Medicine

A medical school is defined as a faculty of medicine and an educational institution where medicine is taught. Apart from teaching the basics, methodology and techniques to become a successful doctor, a medical school also offers Masters and Ph.D programs for the enhancement of knowledge of a medical student. Some medical schools are also involved in research and some medical schools also run hospitals. Every medical school thus, serves many different purposes apart from education of medical students, depending upon its area of core importance, principals and the level of funding it has.

Subjects that a medical school generally teaches are biochemistry, human anatomy, immunology, genetics, neurobiology and human biology. The admission process, course structure, teaching, researching varies from school-to-school. But in most of the cases for admission, you have to take a highly competitive standardized test. In many countries medical studies can be done at the undergraduate level. But in the United States medical studies can be done only at the post graduate level.

No matter at what stage you enter a medical school, the student must have a proper grasp over subjects like physics, genetics, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, pathology and human biology.

Upon completion of studies from a medical school a student is conferred a degree of Doctor of Medicine. But he cannot practice on his own until and unless he is granted a license from the state authorities. To get this license, he may have to sit for an exam again. Also a background investigation is done to see any criminal offenses. He may also have to submit letters of references to get the license.

Speaking specifically on the medical schools of United States, right from the first stage of admissions, its a tough path to follow. There are many aspiring students who want to pursue a course in medical sciences and thus competition is quite tough. Medical schools in United States follow a complex admission process. They not only look into your entrance examination (GPA, MCAT) scores but also takes into account the following factors before granting

* previous academic records * volunteering activities * research activities * letters of recommendation * personal statement * leadership qualities

You also need to have four years of an undergraduate science degree to be eligible to apply. Medical course in US is four-years long. The first two years are basically classroom teaching and in the last two years the students get hands-on practical experience. Some of the prominent medical schools in US are the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine , Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California and the Yale University School of Medicine.

Others reputed medical schools are the Georgetown University School of Medicine, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Rush Medical College, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and the Boston University School of Medicine.

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To become a doctor and help the needy is a dream of many aspiring students. There are few professions in this world that give the whole package name, money, recognition and job satisfaction. This is one of the main reasons for which medical school admissions is a tough and lengthy process. It generally involves four basic entities the MCAT (the entrance examination), AMCAS (the procedure of applying), letters of recommendation, and, finally, the personal statement.

MCAT this is the first step in the process of admission. All students who want to get admission in a medical college must take this exam. This exam is held twice a year in the month of April and in August. This test is a parameter to judge your knowledge on subjects like physics, chemistry, biology, organic chemistry and English. The paper is divided into four sections with only one section being subjective and all others are objective, multiple-choice type questions. Fee for this exam is $160. Although this exam is held twice a year, it is suggested by experts that one should take the MCAT which is held in April. This is because medical schools state specifically that all the documents should reach them by November. But those who take the August MCAT can hardly do that as the results are declared much later than November.

AMCAS this is a computerized program through which you can apply to almost all the medical schools in the United States. Only medical schools situated in Texas and those of the Ivy League are excluded. This program runs on all IBM compatible computers. This mode of applying is chosen so that if any mistakes occur while writing the application, it can be corrected easily. Cost of AMCAS is $30 per school. Here, you can mark out the individual medical school that you desire to apply. If they find you eligible then the medical school will send you an additional supplemental form.

Letters of recommendation this is also an important part of the admission process. You need to submit letters of recommendation either from the premedical committee of your undergraduate school or from a faculty member of your science department. It should state that you have done considerable work while in school and that you fulfill all the academic requirements. In case that you fail to get them, you need to personally explain your situation to the admissions committee.

Personal statement this is the single-most important factor which is often ignored by many aspiring students. This is an essay where you are required to write about yourself and is overlooked by many. People assume that high grades are enough, but this is not entirely true. The purpose of this personal statement is to judge the intelligence, leadership qualities, maturity and the level of dedication in a student.

Studying in a medical college and pursuing a medical course is quite a costly affair. Right from the application procedure to the tuition fees, the whole process requires a lot of money. Normal middle-class families find it difficult to meet the financial obligations of education in a medical school. The college authorities as well a lot of private organizations have noticed this and have come with scholarships for the students from the stream of medical studies. Although, the scholarships do not entirely cover up the tuition and other related costs of the medical course, they do relieve from a lot of expenses in the form of financial aid. Here, we will talk about the scholarships offered by the private organizations.

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarships – This scholarship program offers benefits of up to four years. It includes tuition fess, costs of books and other supplies. Stipends are given on a monthly basis. Regarding the eligibility, the applicant must be a citizen of U.S. and must have studied in a fully-accredited institution. The applicant can be a student of any one of the branches of medical studies Allopathic or Osteopathic, Nursing, Dental Studies and the Physician Assistant course.

Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships This scholarship program is awarded every year to five students who are in the third year of medical school and have demonstrated leadership qualities and have also done considerable work for the upliftment of educational and healthcare needs of the minorities of the United States. Regarding eligibility, the applicant must be a three-year medical student and a permanent resident of U.S. The recipients of this scholarship get an amount of $5000.

Chinese American Medical Society – this organization offers three-to-five scholarships to outstanding medical students of Chinese origin who have settled in United States.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) – is an organization that offers a lot of help to Italian American students who have excelled in the field of medical science. This society has an educational budget of $10,00,000. The range of scholarships is between $2500 -$10000. The scholarships cover only tuition, food and lodging facilities. Scholarships are basically for one year. But the recipients of scholarships can reapply the next year for the scholarship. Before applying for this scholarship program, the applicant has also to fulfill certain criteria. He should be a permanent citizen of U.S., must have got admission in a U.S.-accredited medical institute and have good grades.

A medical college is defined as an educational institution where medicine and health-related subjects are taught. Apart from the basic program of a bachelors degree which makes a person qualified to practice the profession of a Doctor, medical colleges also provide for researches in different branches of medical studies. Many colleges also run hospitals, so that the students who study in the respective colleges get practical knowledge.

The basic courses that a medical college offers include human anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, neurobiology, immunology and human biology. The course structure, duration, fees, and facilities differ with each college and also according to location of the colleges. But most of the medical colleges follow the same pattern of admission. The admission process kicks off with the entrance examination called the MCAT. Then, the students apply through the computerized method called AMCAS and choose a college of their choice. The colleges response is to consider the MCAT scores, previous academic records, letter of references and then call a student for an interview.

So a student who wishes to get admission in a medical college must have a good grasp over subjects like physics, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, genetics, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pathology, genetics, and human biology. But the battle to get a seat in a medical college does not end here. The admissions committee takes into account factors like research and volunteering activities, personal qualities like leadership, devotion, and maturity before selecting anybody.

After a student gets admissions, he has to study for four years which include two years of classroom study and two years of practical experience. However, a medical course is quite a costly affair and can be taxing on a middle-class family. So, during the period of study, medical colleges provide a lot of scholarships and students should always look out for such opportunities.

Even after completion of this program, a student cannot practice directly until he gets a license from the state authorities. He may be required to sit for an exam again to get his license. There could be a background investigation of the applicant and he will be required to submit letters of references.

Some of the prominent medical colleges in U.S. that one can choose from are mentioned below – University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, West Virginia University School of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota, Ponce School of Medicine and the Harvard School of Medicine.