If you’re planning to apply to allopathic medical school, consider investing in a subscription the MSAR (Medical School Admissions Requirements). You can purchase a one-year subscription to the MSAR online here. This database allows you to search the complete list of US and Canadian medical schools. You can find descriptions of programs, including descriptions of a school’s curriculum and information about student life. You can locate student demographics, specialty choices, and median MCAT scores and undergraduate grade point averages. It’s a very helpful resource.
For those interested in osteopathic medical schools, a similar resource is available in book form. You can purchase the 2014 Osteopathic Medical College Information Book here, or you can download it as a PDF for no charge. This book offers program descriptions, admissions criteria, deadlines, tuition for osteopathic medical schools in the US.
Similar guides are available for pre-dental and pre-veterinary medical students. The 2013 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools, which you can purchase as a printed or e-book, offers similar information about dental school deadlines, admissions criteria, program descriptions, and student demographics. Its well-designed information tables on individual schools are especially helpful for getting a quick overview. The Veterinary Medical School Admissions Requirements book can be purchased here. Its scope spans more than just schools in the US; it includes veterinary medical colleges in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Mexico and the Caribbean.