There are many ways in which a student look to make sure that he can get an admission in an academic institute of his dream. I am sure that most of my readers will also be interested in getting a professional degree like in medicine and pursue a career in the medical field or an MBA to go for the corporate world and start a new venture as a startup. This blog will focus on med schools and how students perceive a one being very best and others not so well.
Students who do not get a chance in getting a seat in a prestigious med school in the US/Canada look elsewhere as they have already made up their mind early in the high school days that they want to pursue a career in medicine. That’s why they need to get in a med school and the Caribbean region is in close proximity of US and probably the top choice among US students. Naturally, most students here too look for best Caribbean medical schools in the beginning but not everyone can get in there easily.
Let me offer you an insight about what aspects students need to look at in order to decide about a med school, how much reputed it is and whether all this reputation really counts in the end.
- Reputation of a Med School
First of all, you need to classify what you actually think when you hear the word reputation. Is it all about being famous like the Harvard and Princeton University or having the aura about it like MIT or UCLA that students like very much. The reputation of a med school is not something students must look at as the number one factor. There are several reasons for that but I will describe two of them so that you can understand my viewpoint.
Reputation is something that med schools or all professional academic institutes work on quite intensively. They think like students as positive marketing makes it easy for them to make their institution marketable to them. Secondly, reputation alone is not everything that you must go for a med school. There are many ways in which the reputation, as mentioned above, can be manipulated. Go for a med school which actually ticks the following 2 aspects completely. Let’s talk about them now without wasting further time.
- The Actual Ranking in terms of research papers published
The official position or the ranking of a university nowadays is calculated according to the number of PhD faculties and the research papers published. There are many ways in which this can be termed as the ultimate criteria as in the end it is what really matters. The ranking of the university depends upon these two primary factors with some others as well. These papers and world-class faculty proves that a med school is a worthy one and its future in terms of research in the medical field is quite bright which is a good news for any aspiring medical student.
- Number of Current Students and the ones already passed out
This is one criteria which is like a double-edged sword but an important one as well. A large number of students is a testament to the fact that many students believe in the credibility of that institution and have chosen that med school after much research. You cannot imagine that a fraudulent med school can amass over 10,000 students studying simultaneously in different medical disciplines.
Another factor worth looking at is that how many students in the past have passed out from that school. There are many ways in which it can be critical for a student as if you come to know that over 5,000 students have already passed out from a particular med school, then you can be sure that it is not only a reputed one but a credible one too as several thousands of the students are already working in different hospitals and medical institutes in the North American region.
I have mentioned just 3 factors which are fundamental to making sure a medical institute of worthy of your consideration or not. While there are others too, the above 3 are enough for an average student to select a med school and be content that he has made a right decision.
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