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Does studying abrod help you when it comes to appying to medical schools or is there something more important I should devote my time to?

I would like to attend medical school once I graduate college, but so many schools have the opportunity to study abroad. I was wondering where it would be best to spend my money. #doctor #medicine #professor #pre-med #phd

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Wael’s Answer

I am confused! Are worried about time, money, both? Anyway, a study abroad is great in broadening your understand for the world. I recommended it and I am sure it is going to be beneficial for you. However, I am not sure that medical school would find it interesting.

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Rachel’s Answer

I think studying abroad will allow you to grow as a person. That is important in itself. Unless you gain fluency in a second language, med schools will not care one way or another.
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Richard’s Answer

Your first priority should be good grades. You will need to get good grades in college in order to apply for medical school. At the medical school I attended, the average GPA is reported to be 3.85, so even one or two B's can hurt your chances of acceptance.

Next, try volunteering at hospital or low income clinic, clinical shadowing, and research. If you still have time studying abroad would be great, especially if it could help you master a foreign language.
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Estelle’s Answer

Whether or not you study abroad is not as important as your undergraduate grades, your MCAT score, your letters of reference, and your personal statements on your medical school application. However, studying abroad can really be a fantastic experience that will broaden your horizons and be an interesting addition to your application. I recommend a study abroad program even if it is just for a summer semester. Unfortunately, the corona virus pandemic has shut down many options at this time.
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