Cecil Samuelson (the current president of BYU) has a brother who is the head of medical school admissions at the University of Utah. Each one of the 3000 medical students who graduate each year in Argentina are required before graduation to dedicate a minimum of 8 months to community service without pay; although in some provinces (especially round the more developed south) there are government-funded hospitals who pay for this work.
He stopped at the lights and I eventually caught up to him, he was friendly which surprised me as I was expecting prospect medical students to see one another as their rivals, their competitions as this is a wolf race and only the best and more fierce make it to the top.
Located in a $100 million state-of-the-art facility along with the professional Schools of Nursing and Health Sciences, the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine houses simulation laboratories, examination and patient assessment rooms, high-tech classrooms, operating rooms and extensive electronic resources available through the Edward and Barbara Netter Library — including 542 academic journal subscriptions and the networked resources of 45 partner libraries.
Subjects and marks are biology 30, chemistry 25, physics 20, English 15, and general knowledge 10, and then another 100 marks based on previous SSC (Secondary School Certificate) and HSC (Higher Secondary School Certificate) exam syllabus, i.e. high school certification result.
Ing me whether taking the medical school plunge was really worth it, or whether another career path, like any of those pursued by the Entourage gang, was more worthwhile (in a season that is turning increasingly lame and incredulous, impressive even by Entourage standards).