Overview of Medical Careers

How many osteopathicschools and brach service participate in AACOMAS?
34
how many pharmacy programs paerticipate in PHARMCAS?
111
how many physician assistants programs participate in CASPA?
179
How many chiropractic schoos are there in Florida?
2
How may pharmacy programs are there in Florida?
6
How many Podiatry Schools are there in Florida?
1
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the name for the application service for osteopathic medicine?
AACOMAS
Which health professional careers share the SAME national admission test?
Podiatry, Osteopathy
Which of the health professional careers national application services accept applications beginning in June?
AMCAS, ADSAS, AACOMAS
What is a difference in the handling of applications for Allopathic programs versus the handling of applications for Osteopathic programs, at the relevant national application service?
Receipt of Letters of Recommendation
Approximately how many hours will you be spending at the MCAT test site
5
In what type of interview does the interviewer have previous knowledge of your application material.
open file
The current total numeric maximum score for the 2014 MCAT
45
What category is no longer used in the current MCAT?
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M.D. medical school programs
Combined MD./Ph.D programs
Early decision M.D programs
Who do optometrists work for?
No one they are independent
Do you need a degree for Optometry school
no
How many schools of optometry are there in the U.S. including Puerto Rico?
21
Female students make up approximately what part of most optometry classes [based on 2011 statistics]?
2/3
In 2015 how much longer will the MCAT be?
2 hours
Which Florida school DOES NOT have a Pharmacy program?
FGCU
What is minimally required by the majority of pharmacy programs?
60 semester hours
How long are pharmacy programs
4 years
What does PCAT stand for?
Pharmacy College Admissions Test
How many programs are there for osteopathic medicine?
(including branches)
34
The first two years of the typical osteopathic curriculum focuses on
basic sciences
Which states license doctors of osteopathic medicine?
All of them
OMT
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
How many chiropractic schools/programs in Florida?
2
Palmer College of Chiropractic
National University of the Health Sciences
How many dentistry schools/programs are in Florida?
3
University of Florida
Nova Southeastern University
LECOM
How many Allopathic medicine schools/programs are there in Florida?
7
Florida Atlantic University
Florida State University
Florida International University
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of Miami
University of South Florida
How many osteopathic medicine schools/programs are there in Florida?
2
Nova Southeastern University
LECOM
How many pharmacy schools/programs are in Florida?
6
University of Florida
Florida A&M University
Nova Southeastern University
Palm Beach Atlantic
LECOM
USF
How many optometry schools are there in florida
1
Nova Southeastern University
How many podiatry schools are the in florida?
1
Barry University
How many veterinary schools are in florida?
1
University of Florida
How many physicians assistant programs are there in florida?
5
University of Florida
Nova Southeastern University:
Ft. Lauterdale, Naples, and Orlando Campuses
Barry University: Miami Shores and St. Petersburg Campuses
When do you send out residency applications?
3rd and 4th year of med school
How many semester hours are required for allopathic med school?
120
USMLE 3
when you specialize
USMLE 2
to graduate med school
AACOMAS
(Osteopathic)
26 schools and 8 branch campuses
AACPMAS
(Podiatry)
9
AADSAS
(Dental)
55
AMCAS
(Medical Schools)
141
CASPA
(Physicians Assistant)
179
PHARMCAS
(Pharmacy)
111
VMCAS
(Veterinary)
36
OPTOMCAS
(Optometry)
21
When does the MCAT not have seats?
June-September
How many categories does the PCAT and Dentistry test have?
8
After you graduate optometry school when can you start practicing?
Immediately after
GPA for optometry school
3.45
What admissions test must you take for optometry
OAT
(Optometry Admissions Test)
For osteopathic medicine there is a heavy emphasis on what subject?
Anatomy
What are the only osteopathic training programs currently accredited in Florida, of the 29 colleges with 38 locations that have such programs in the United States?
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine branch campus
Osteopathic GPA
3.0 or higher