Showing posts from March, 2014

"Match Day" An Achievement To Strive Toward For Incoming Students and Potential Applicants

Before graduation commences and the final day as an MSU College of Human Medicine (CHM) student comes to a close, the culmination of medical school ultimately leads to this.

Just over a month before the official graduation ceremony, a nice banquet room at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the northwest corner of MSU's East Lansing campus is filled with fourth-year students. Other CHM sites, like those in Grand Rapids and Traverse City are also hosting students on this special occasion.

In each of those rooms, anxiety and anticipation are just as present as the students, friends, and family that fill the seats. It is minutes before noon on Friday, March 21, 2014, and each medical school senior is being handed a plain, white envelope with very important information nuzzled inside.

It's Match Day.

While CHM's Class of 2014 has now been removed from the medical school application process for several years now, Match Day serves as very visible mark of achievem…

Post-Interview Process Offers Several Possible Scenarios Including ABLE Program

January and February have come and gone in a blink of an eye. It's March.

At this point in the medical school application process, people are wrapping up their interviews for spots across the country in the hopes of soon adding "med student" to their list of titles. If you've had interviews, your application has been competitive and you're on the right track.

While some applicants will join the class of 2018 at their preferred medical school, others will still be overjoyed to enroll at a second or third preference.

Regardless of where you end up, all of the nation's medical school applicants will finalize their candidacies with each school through a number of possible scenarios and outcomes. Though the process to get to these scenarios may differ depending on the school, a general set of outcomes is usually imposed—acceptance, waitlist, and rejection.

In this sense, the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (CHM) generally follows suit. How…