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There are many paths to medical school.

  • Some students come to Northwestern knowing they want to be a doctor, while others may have a different starting point. Understand the different starting points.
  • Discover the different degrees that can be earned in order to practice medicine and read about the benefits of taking a gap or bridge year.

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What are medical schools looking for?

Find out what med schools are looking for and how to be competitive.

Required Courses

Learn more about the courses required by med schools.

Figure out your overall and science grade point averages.

Understand the application process.

First you'll want to figure out what schools to apply to. Here are some tips for choosing med schools.

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