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Collegiate Courier:
The Medical School Edition

Dear students and parents, 

No matter where you are in your journey to medical school, this newsletter is a must-read! Whether you're just beginning to consider a pre-med track, or right in the thick of the AMCAS application process, we've included a wealth of information to help guide you through these important steps.

The medical school admissions landscape is constantly changing, along with healthcare as a whole. Below, we've included a variety of blogs, covering trends in medical school curricula, the recent implementation of the new MCAT, the rise of the Multiple Mini Interview, and other important developments.

Also, congratulations to our recent med school applicants!  This year, they'll chose from an exciting range of options, including: 
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • Emory School of Medicine
  • New York University School of Medicine
  • Northwestern University
  • Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Univeristy of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Weill Cornell Medical College

Best regards, 
Julie Raynor Gross, Founder & President
Collegiate Gateway LLC

Trends in Medical School Curricula

Med school curricula are changing, all in the pursuit of strengthening students' academic experience and creating more versatile and well-rounded physicians. READ MORE.

The Rise of the MMI Interview

Recently, several US schools have adopted the Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI). Consisting of 6 to 10 stations through which applicants rotate, these new interviews can be tricky. Here's how to handle them. READ MORE.

The Importance of Secondary Essays

The purpose of secondary applications is to further differentiate among candidates, and to determine whether you’d be a good fit for a particular medical school.  READ MORE.

The MCAT2015

The new MCAT has arrived, and has changed in several major ways. Most notably, it has doubled in length. Our blog tells you everything you need to know. READ MORE.

Why Consider an MD/MPH?

In a constantly evolving healthcare environment, physicians graduating with dual degrees such as an MD/MPH are uniquely poised to tackle some of healthcare’s most pressing challengesREAD MORE.

Trends in Residency Matching

Match Day has come and gone, and this year was record setting in several respects. Collegiate Gateway is here to bring you the most important trends and developments. READ MORE.


Collegiate Gateway LLC is a boutique educational consulting practice founded by Julie Raynor Gross in 2004.
The company offers customized educational counseling to families of high school and college students to facilitate personal growth and maximize opportunities for college, graduate school and career. 

Ms. Gross is a Certified Educational Planner, and has received the Graduate Specialty designation from IECA, with subspecialty certification in medical school and engineering programs. She continually visits colleges and graduate programs around the world. Ms. Gross meets with admissions deans, students and faculty in order to keep current about admissions approaches, academic programs and school culture.   READ MORE.

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