Where will you be fulfilled? On which path are you most likely to find career and personal satisfaction?
What are your main interests?
What is your personality like?
What do you want to get out of medical school, residency or fellowship?
What are your primary academic and scholarly interests?
Which personal activities do you plan to continue during your medical education and training?
What are your academic interests & greatest academic strengths?
Where are you most competitive? What are your Step scores?
Do you thrive in large institutions in large cities or smaller programs in small cities?
What honors or awards have you received?
Do you have a learning challenges or concerns that might impact your academics?
What are your intermediate and long-term career goals?
What attributes will you add to the entering class?
How do you stand out among competitive applicants?
Are you an impactful leader?
What values are most important to you?
Are you selective regarding where you wish to go to medical school or training?
Is the cost of your medical school education a matter of importance?
What makes you unique? How do you add to the diversity of the class?
Which medical schools or training programs are you considering?
|Not Very Important (1)||Somewhat Important
|Admissions Selectivity / Prestige|
|Graduates get into good graduate schools and professional schools|
|Graduates get jobs in their chosen fields|
|Attractiveness of the Campus – Quintessential vs Amorphous|
|Student Body Characteristics
|Academic Offerings, availability of majors that interest you, availability of majors that could be of interest to me|
|Faculty are leaders in their fields|
|Faculty Accessibility to students|
|Quality/Availability of on-campus housing|
*Tuition + Room & Board minus (scholarships+ grants)
|Diversity of the Student Body|
|Off-campus cultural & recreational opportunities|
|On-campus cultural & Recreational opportunities|
*Live at Home
*Train or Bus
|Urban vs Suburban vs Rural|
|Size/College vs University (Student Population)
*less than 3000
|Size (campus acreage)|
|Private vs Public|
|Liberal Arts vs Pre-Professional|
|Resources / Facilities|
|Counseling & Psychological Services|