Medical Schools in Massachusetts: How to Get Accepted & School Profiles

By January 7, 2019April 16th, 2019Announcements, Med School Profiles

Medical schools in Massachusetts

How to Get Accepted and school Profiles

There are FOUR medical schools in Massachusetts. The med schools are both research giants and strong community health advocates. 

Our goal in this blog is to give you information and tips about how to get into medical schools in Massachusetts. 

We will give you our insights about what makes each Massachusetts med school unique. Our information comes from years of knowing med students in the Boston area. Additionally, as residents in Boston, we’ve worked with medical school students from all of the Boston medical schools. 

Boston is great because it’s an intellectual and innovative university town. Other than studying medicine, you have the opportunity to combine your knowledge with biotech, public health, public policy, business, and law in order to make endless improvements in healthcare. 

  1. List of Med Schools in Massachusetts
  2. What Makes Each Massachusetts Med School Unique
  3. Tips for Getting Accepted to Medical Schools in Massachusetts
  4. Massachusetts Medical School Rankings and Information

For each Massachusetts medical school, we made an expanded school profile. Check them out!

If you need help getting accepted to medical schools in Massachusetts, get help with the best experts out there: The Cracking Med School Admissions team. Contact us at info@crackingmedadmissions.com or fill out the contact forms on this page.

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Check out our school profiles for each medical school. You can click each school’s hyperlink!

Medical Schools in Boston

Each medical school in Massachusetts treats a diverse patient population and has several resources and opportunities for medical school students. There are several unique attributes for each med school, but based on medical school students and faculty we know, we highlight some unique characteristics that can help guide you when 1) choosing which Massachusetts medical schools to apply to and 2) completing your secondary applications.

Harvard: Harvard is the dominating medical school in Boston. Havard Medical School emphasizes leadership. When the admissions committee is reading your application, they are thinking, “How are you going to be a leader in healthcare one day?” At Harvard, you can also think about healthcare through across different disciplines. Not only do you have access to a wide network of research opportunities at MIT & Harvard University, but you can tap into projects at the business school, law school, public health school, and public policy school. Harvard Medical School offers several joint degree programs. 

Boston University: Boston University (BU) Medical School’s main hospital is Boston Medical Center. It’s a great academic community hospital. Students at Boston University Medical School can get involved with public health, especially with under-served populations. 

Tufts: As a Tufts Medical School student, you’ll get to work at several hospitals around Massachusetts, seeing a wide-range of patient populations outside of an urban center. 

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Tips for Getting Accepted to Massachusetts Medical Schools

Study What Makes Each Medical School Unique:

Above, we listed some of the characteristics of each Massachusetts medical school. But, do your homework by looking at each school’s website and speaking to medical school students. Several students shadow, volunteer, and pursue research opportunities in Boston. 

Apply to Medical Schools That Are In Your GPA / MCAT Range:

There is a wide array of average GPA and MCAT differences among the medical schools in Massachusetts. Be sure to look at the MSAR or U.S. News to see where your undergrad GPA falls.  for example, Harvard’s median GPA is a 3.90 while Tuft’s median GPA is 3.65. We listed some of the admissions statistics below! Additionally, we support our mentees to apply to reach schools, but it’s important to apply to a majority of your schools where your GPA / MCAT scores are within the range in which students typically gets accepted. 

Get to Know Medical Students at Each School:

There’s no better way to learn about the culture and nuances of each medical school without getting to know med students! Reach out to your undergrad’s alumni network, friends, and relatives to learn more about each medical school. We learned the details about each medical school largely by talking to med students. While our Cracking Med School Admissions team spent summers in college in Boston, we would shadow doctors in different specialties. 

Tailor Each Secondary Application Towards the Opportunities and Culture of Each Medical School:

Secondaries can be exhausting but you have to make each secondary unique. Envision yourself at each medical school and describe to the admissions committee why you are a good fit, what you can contribute to the school, and how you will excel at the medical school. 

Each year, we get several students into Boston medical schools!

Harvard Medical School

  • Location: Boston, MA

  • Public or Private: Private

  • Stanford School of Medicine Tuition: ~$62,000 (in-state and out-of-state)
  • Average GPA: 3.93

  • Average MCAT: 519

  • Interview rate: 22% (in-state) | 12% (out-of-state)

  • Cracking Med’s How to Get Into Harvard Medical School
  • Harvard Med School Website: https://hms.harvard.edu/

Boston University School of Medicine

Tufts University School of Medicine

University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Public or Private: Public

  • UMass Medical School Tuition: ~$61,000 (in-state); ~$35,000 (out-of-state)
  • Average GPA: 3.73

  • Average MCAT: 514

  • Interview rate: 50% (in-state) | 16% (out-of-state)

  • Cracking Med’s UMass Medical School Admissions
  • UMass  Med School Website: https://www.umassmed.edu/