September 21, 2015

Best 5 of "Things you should know before medical school" articles

This posy picture of mine was taken one boring afternoon, back in April 2011. I was trying to prepare for the NMAT that week. Back then, I was merely a BS Biology student hoping and praying to ace the NMAT to give me a higher chance of getting a highly coveted slot in the UP College of Medicine. 4 years later, here I am, a 3rd year medical student in the UPCM. I thank God and give him credit for this privilege. However, there are things I wish the innocent me knew, before I took the plunge! It couldn't have changed my decision of doing medical school but it could have helped me struggle less.

Deciding to go to medical school is one thing, getting into medical school is another. The most difficult part of all is actually finishing it. Wether you're contemplating about going to med school, actively trying to get into med school, or recently started, I hope this post will help prepare you for what's coming. You'll never be prepared enough, but at least you've been warned!

In this post I have listed 5 articles with the theme "things you should know before medical school" that, based on my experience are most applicable in the Philippines. Although I do not agree with all that's listed, all of them have really good points. I could have made a list myself but, there are too many of these all over the internet.

Done browsing through the articles? What's you idea of medial school now?


  1. Hello, ate! I'm a freshman PA (Physician Assistant) major in US and I would certainly love to attend UPCM for med school. Do you have any idea if they accept students who are undergraduates from a different country? Will it affect my chances of getting in or not as long as I meet their requirements? Also, I'm a Filipino citizen so I'm not really worried about not being prioritized for admission.

    PS. I just found out about your blog and I find it really helpful! I would be really grateful if you would help me as well. :)

    Thank you so much!

    1. Yes they accept graduates from other countries, as long as you're a Filipino citizen :) I have a classmate who graduated from the US. No worries. For now, do your best in college and get good grades (while enjoying it, and without forgetting our country of course), then take the NMAT and apply :) God bless!

    2. Good to hear! Thank you po! :)


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