UM: Medical School

The New York Times publishes an essay by recent UM graduate Tamara Livshiz, who writes about the competitive process of applying to medical school: “Paranoia is endemic at all pre-medical functions, society meetings and information sessions. Each organization participant is a rival; each society member is a competitor; each fellow student is an adversary. Even the most noble of students can’t help acknowledging the brutal mathematical postulate that characterizes admissions: if my friend is offered a spot in medical school, there is one less spot available for me.” [Source]