The Cost of Applying To Medical School


Soon-to-be MS1, Tricia Pendergast joins us on the blog to discuss the costs that premedical students may face while applying to medical school and the debt they may incur BEFORE medical school. She also includes comments from other pre-medical students, medical students and physicians collected from the Twitter community on their experiences with the application process.


“Medical schools want us to gain clinical experience before applying…but hospitals won’t hire you without a certification. You’re left with jobs that don’t pay much, forcing you to work more. I worked 40-60 hours a week at night in the Emergency Department as a scribe, and a bartende