According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, medical school applications are up 17% from last year.
We can choose to think that this means that our youth are altruistic people, given that doctors and nurses are being lauded as the true heroes of the pandemic. Or we can choose to think that our youth are opportunistic. The pandemic has forced medical schools to forego admission tests like the MCAT, so if ever there was a year to apply, it is this one! We are going with a little bit of both. Just keep in mind, medical students graduate in June like all other students, so try to avoid the emergency room in July if you don’t want a Doogie Howser on your case!