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174: How Do Admissions Committees View Audited Courses

4/17/2019
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Our student today wants to audit physics, so he does not hurt his GPA. How will ADCOMs view the audited physics course? Does he need to report it on AMCAS?

Duration:00:08:01

173: What to Do When Things Aren't Going As Planned

4/10/2019
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Session 173 Our question today is from a student who is frustrated, feels defeated, and is seeking for some advice. The medical school journey is hard. There are hiccups along the way. Knowing how to get back up and why you’re on this journey in the first place is very – very – important. Questions here are taken directly from the Nontrad Premed Forum. This podcast is part of the MedEd Media Network where we have a ton of shows, including a couple of them for medical students. As you go...

Duration:00:06:18

172: Can You Ever Be 100% Sure You Are on the Right Path?

4/3/2019
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Session 172 Our student today is quite unsure about his path. Is there anyone out there who’s 100% sure? How can you be 100% sure? Thanks to Next Step Test Prep for sponsoring this episode. Check them out as they recently launched their Medical School Admissions Consulting. Aside from my independent consulting, I'm also helping them out as their Director of Curriculum for their Admissions Consulting. They're going to help you craft your story and prepare for your interviews. They're going...

Duration:00:09:09

171: How Recent Does Shadowing Need to Be For Med School Apps

3/27/2019
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Session 171 Today, we tackle a very common mistake many students make with their extracurricular activities. How recent should your shadowing, volunteering, and clinical experiences be? You need to understand that consistency is key! All questions here are pulled from the Nontrad Premed Forum. If you haven't yet, be sure to sign up for free so you can begin to ask away and join a collaborative community of nontrad premeds. Thanks to Next Step Test Prep for sponsoring this episode. Check...

Duration:00:08:05

170: Don't Wait Until the Last Minute to Find Volunteering

3/20/2019
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Session 170 Volunteer hours are a must, however, volunteer applications can take months. I will give you some tips and tricks on securing volunteering as well as a timeline! All questions from this podcast are taken from the Nontrad Premed Forum. For more resources, be sure to check out all our other podcasts on the MedEd Media Network. [01:05] OldPreMeds Question of the Week: “I work FT and my son just graduated and off to college. I started looking for volunteering opportunities early...

Duration:00:06:22

169: How To Thoroughly Review Your Own Med School Application

3/13/2019
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Session 169 Many people experience the frustration of not knowing what they are doing wrong. Today I’ll talk about how to review your own medical school application! I have a ton of students coming to me for help with their medical school applications but I had to turn down some of them since I’m the only one doing this. So I’ve teamed up with Next Step Test Prep and they’re now offering Medical School Admissions Consulting. Having been working with them for several years now, I am...

Duration:00:10:24

168: When Do You Quit Your Current Program And Pursue Premed?

3/6/2019
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Session 168 When you know you want to pursue medicine, but are currently in another program or job, what should you do? Quit or keep going? Questions here are pulled from the Nontrad Premed Forum. If you haven’t yet, please sign up for an account. It’s free. Then ask away! [00:42] Next Step Test Prep Today’s episode is sponsored by Next Step Admissions Consulting. Next Step Test Prep has reached out to me to help them build an admissions team and I’m currently their Director of...

Duration:00:11:55

167: Where Do You Place Clinical Research in the EC Categories?

2/27/2019
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Session 167 Today's poster is from a student with a ton of questions mostly on research, volunteering, and courses. We specifically take questions from the Nontrad Premed Forum. If you haven’t yet, please be sure to sign up for an account today so you can join a collaborative community of like-minded students gearing up on this journey towards medical school! [01:06] OldPreMeds Question of the Week: Question #1: I worked in clinical research for 6-7 years (on clinical trials). Would...

Duration:00:09:03

166: Will Competency-Based Degrees Work For Med School?

2/20/2019
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Session 166 Our student attained a competency-based degree through a regionally accredited institution, but has taken the prereqs at a community college. Will this suffice? All the questions tackled here are taken from the Nontrad Premed Forum. If you haven’t yet, please sign up for a free account then feel free to ask any questions that might be lurking in your mind. Also, be sure to check out all our other podcasts on MedEd Media Network. [01:10] OldPreMeds Question of the...

Duration:00:08:29

165: Where to Get Letters of Recommendation As A Nontrad

2/13/2019
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Session 165 Who should write your letters of rec as a nontrad? Your boss? Your undergrad professors? Or your prereq science professors? Here is everything you need to know! The questions are taken directly from the Nontrad Premed Forum. If you haven’t yet, register for a free account and ask away! Also, please check out all our other podcasts on the MedEd Media Network so you can get as much help as you need along this premed journey! [01:00] OldPreMeds Question of the Week: “For...

Duration:00:06:11

164: How To Provide For Your Family As A Premed

2/6/2019
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Session 164 Undergrad is costly, medical school is even more costly. How do you ensure you can provide for your family throughout this journey? Here is how to plan ahead. The questions answered here are pulled directly from the posts over at the Nontrad Premed Forum. [01:22] OldPreMeds Question of the Week: "I am 23 years old, married, and about to have my first child in February. I'm about to finish my first year of undergraduate education on this journey to becoming a physician. I'm...

Duration:00:06:22

163: Is Changing Careers Concerning to ADCOMS

1/30/2019
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Session 163 Our student today is currently in a DPT program, but realized he wanted to do more for his patients. Will his 4th career change be concerning to ADCOMs? Questions are taken directly from the Nontrad Premed Forum. If you haven't yet, register for a free account so you can join our community and be able to start asking your questions! [01:00] OldPreMeds Question of the Week: “I’ve been doing my best to catch up over the last month or so since I’ve decided to make a go for...

Duration:00:08:15

162: Are All US Medical Schools Created Equal

1/23/2019
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Session 162 It is known that there is a stigma surrounding going to Caribbean medical schools, but our student today is wondering if all U.S. medical schools are respected? The questions here are taken directly from the Nontrad Premed Forum so if you haven’t yet, be sure to register for an account (for free) so you’re ready to ask away. [01:07] OldPreMeds Question of the Week: "All my life, I've been told that if you can gain admittance to any allopathic school in the U.S., you need not...

Duration:00:07:49

161: DIY Postbac or Second Bachelor's Degree

1/16/2019
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Session 161 Our student today is trying to decide if they should do a DIY Postbac at a CC or take loans to get a second bachelor’s degree. How to decide what is right? The questions here are taken directly from the Nontrad Premed Forum. Also, check out all the other podcasts we have on MedEd Media Network. [01:02] OldPreMeds Question of the Week: “Hello everyone! I’m having a difficult time making some school-related decisions and wanted to get some additional opinions. Sorry that this...

Duration:00:06:42

160: The Struggle With Consistency In Shadowing And Volunteering

1/9/2019
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Session 160 Consistency is key but what happens when there are areas of consistency in your application but your shadowing and clinical are not? How will this be viewed? Watch out for our upcoming podcast Board Rounds, our new podcast for first and second year medical students to help them study for Step 1 or Level 1 exams - the first step of the boards that you'll have to take as a medical student and resident in the future. Also check out The MCAT CARS Podcast in collaboration with...

Duration:00:09:30

159: Former OPM to Pediatric Resident—It's Possible

1/2/2019
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Session 159 Today, our student is a former OPM who has matched into a pediatric residency. Just a reminder that it is completely possible, so what is stopping you? If you haven’t yet, please register for an account at the Nontrad Premed Forum so you can join a collaborative community of students and ask away! Be sure to always check out all our other podcasts on MedEd Media Network as we give you some resources to help you along your path towards becoming a physician. We don't have a...

Duration:00:04:06

158: How Does Affirmative Action Affect Medical School Admissions

12/26/2018
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As a Canadian & Metis woman, our student is looking for insight on being an Indigenous applicant and if there are affirmative action policies in place in the US?

Duration:00:07:51

157: Pastor To Aspiring Physician: Discussing Faith In Apps

12/19/2018
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Session 157 As a pastor, his faith which is rooted in serving others is the driving force in becoming a physician. Should you discuss your faith in applications? If you haven't yet, be sure to register for an account over at the Nontrad Premed Forum so you can be a part of this collaborative community. Plus, you don’t want to miss all our other podcasts on MedEd Media Network as you on this journey to become a physician! [01:02] OldPreMeds Question of the Week: "Hello everyone. I was...

Duration:00:09:48

156: Attending A Premed Conference as an OldPreMed

12/12/2018
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Session 156 As an older applicant, are there benefits to attending a premed conference? Can you make connections with schools that will ultimately help your application? Your questions answered here are taken from theNontrad Premed Forum. If you haven’t yet, please register for an account. It’s free! So you can join a wonderful, collaborative community of students who are on the same journey as yours. Also, be sure to check out all our other podcasts onMedEd Media Network for more...

Duration:00:11:11

155: When Should You Consider A Special Masters Program

12/5/2018
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Session 155 Our student is interested in pursuing an SMP to help with shadowing and research opportunities. Are SMPs worth doing even if you have good grades in prereqs? All your questions answered here are taken from the Nontrad Premed Forum. If you don’t have one yet, do register for an account and join a collaborative community of students. Also, check out all our other podcasts on MedEd Media Network. [01:35] OldPreMeds Question of the Week: “I wanted to know if a special masters...

Duration:00:07:28