Category Archives: College Majors & Programs

So You Want to be a Doctor? Part I: High School

Written by guest writer, Testmasters teacher, Rice University student, and future physician: Carmella D. So you want to be a doctor?  As a high school student (and if you’re like me, much earlier than that), you probably have an inkling … Continue reading

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What Are Subject Tests? Which Colleges Require Them?

Hi folks! Today we’ll be talking about a question we don’t get often enough — Which colleges require the SAT Subject Tests, and what in the world are Subject Tests? What Are SAT Subject Tests? You may or may not be … Continue reading

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Do No Harm: Your Guide to Being a Premed, Pt III

In today’s installment of Do No Harm: Your Guide to Being a Pre-Med, we’re going to be talking about the extracurriculars you’re expected to complete. These aren’t as absolutely necessary as the Big Two of shadowing and clinical volunteering, but … Continue reading

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Do No Harm: Your Guide to Being a Premed, Pt. II

As mentioned earlier, there is no set path to becoming a pre-med; medical schools accept a wide range of students. However, there is a “core curriculum” that pre-meds are expected to have completed, which we’ll be covering in this post. … Continue reading

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Do No Harm: Your Guide to Being a Premed, Pt. I

  This week we’ll be starting a new multi-part series that explores what exactly you need to do to become a physician. Today we’ll begin by talking about what a pre-med actually is and what the difference between an MD … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be Pre-Law? Part I: Majors

Pre-Law is a designation applied to college students who are completing a bachelor’s degree specifically in preparation to attend Law School. While most universities will not have a formal “Pre-Law” major (although some will), almost every four-year university will offer some type … Continue reading

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College Profile – Tulane University

Tulane University, located “five miles by streetcar” from the heart of downtown New Orleans, is one of the nation’s premiere educational and research institutions. From 1847 to 1884, Tulane operated as the Medical College of the University of Louisiana. In … Continue reading

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HBCU Spotlight – Fisk University

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have served a vital and transformative role in the history of America. Many of this country’s most prominent civil rights activists, politicians, actors, scientists, scholars, and public figures attended or taught at HBCUs, and … Continue reading

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Brown University’s Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME)

Hello everyone! My name is Joey Gu and I am returning to intern at Test Masters this summer. You might have already seen some of my posts, like my What makes a Premed student successful? or my Know the SAT … Continue reading

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The University of Texas Coordinated Admission Program (CAP)

Admission to the University of Texas at Austin has become notoriously difficult for Texas students graduating outside of the top 7% of their high school class. If you are not familiar with the policies and laws governing automatic admission to … Continue reading

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