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Pediatrician and Social Entrepreneur: Meet Dr. Anne Steptoe

2/13/2018
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Our guest today, Dr. Anne Steptoe, earned her BA in Classics and English at Harvard in 2009. She then worked for two years as a Health Policy Senior Analyst at Mass General Hospital and attended medical school at Brown. Along the way to her current position as a pediatrics resident at UNC Chapel Hill, she... Read More The post Pediatrician and Social Entrepreneur: Meet Dr. Anne Steptoe [Episode 246] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:56:05

Meet Duke Fuqua’s New MBA Admissions Director, Shari Hubert

2/6/2018
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It gives me great pleasure to welcome back to AST Shari Hubert, Associate Dean of Admissions at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Shari earned her BA at Dartmouth and her MBA at Harvard. She worked at several elite companies, and in 2009 became Director of Recruitment for the Peace Corps. In 2012 she returned... Read More The post Meet Duke Fuqua’s New MBA Admissions Director, Shari Hubert [Episode 245] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:43:05

Keeping up with Dr. Andrea Tooley - Ophthalmology Resident and Soon-To-Be-Fellow

1/30/2018
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Dr. Andrea Tooley is currently an ophthalmology resident at the Mayo Clinic who will soon start a fellowship in oculoplastics in NYC. I know you’re a returning guest, but can you tell us a little about yourself? Your background, where you grew up, went to college and medical school? [1:22] I am originally from Sarasota,... Read More The post Keeping Up with Dr. Andrea Tooley – Ophthalmology Resident and Soon-To-Be-Fellow [Episode 244] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:44:36

The Toronto Rotman MBA Program: Where Application Volume is Soaring

1/23/2018
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Today for the first time we welcome Jamie Young, Director of Recruitment & Admissions for the Full-Time MBA Program at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Jamie graduated from McMaster University in 2008 and has worked in Canadian higher ed since then. He came to Rotman in January 2016 to assume... Read More The post The Toronto Rotman MBA Program: Where Application Volume is Soaring [Episode 243] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:39:17

Meet Dr. Akshat Kumar, Wharton MBA ‘19

1/16/2018
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Our guest today, Dr. Akshat Kumar, earned his MD from Kasturba Medical College in India and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Rutgers University/St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Jersey, where he became Chief Resident and then Attending Physician. In his spare time he co-founded thewisemd.com and later joined WellUHealth as Business Development Lead... Read More The post Meet Dr. Akshat Kumar, Wharton MBA ‘19 [Episode 242] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:26:46

All the Details About the Full-time MIT Sloan MBA Program

1/9/2018
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We are pleased to welcome back Dawna Levenson, Director of Admissions at MIT Sloan. Dawna earned her bachelors and masters in Management Science at MIT Sloan, worked in consulting, and then returned to MIT Sloan in 2007 as Associate Director of Academic Programs. She moved into Admissions in 2012 and became Director of Admissions in... Read More The post All the Details About the Full-Time MIT Sloan MBA Program [Episode 241] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:32:48

Encore: MD, OBGYN, MPH Talks Med School & Residency Admissions

1/2/2018
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I am swamped at this time of year with clients facing early January deadlines so I decided to start the new year with our most popular healthcare-related interview for the last half of 2017: my interview with Accepted consultant, Dr. Suzi Schweikert. Dr. Schweikert, a practicing OBGYN who has an MPH, talks about her non-traditional path... Read More The post Encore: MD, OBGYN, MPH Talks Med School & Residency Admissions [Episode 240] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:33:39

Encore: UCLA Anderson MBA Admissions According to Dean Alex Lawrence

12/26/2017
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As applicants, students, and admissions consultants are knee deep in family, celebration, and application essays we’d like to play an encore of one of the most popular Admission Straight Talk podcast episodes of the year. Our conversation with Alex Lawrence, Assistant Dean of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid at UCLA Anderson, is loaded with information... Read More The post Encore: UCLA Anderson MBA Admissions According to Dean Alex Lawrence [Episode 239] appeared first on Accepted...

Duration:00:58:48

Rejected from Medical School 3x – Today a Pediatric Resident and Mom

12/19/2017
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You’ve taken the MCAT, maybe even applied and been rejected. Discouraged? Don’t be. Hear Dr. Allie’s story. Allie Lyle had wanted to be a doctor since she was 14. More specifically she wanted to be a pediatrician. And she pursued this path diligently. But the MCAT and a few mistakes got in her way. She... Read More The post Rejected From Medical School 3x – Today a Pediatric Resident and Mom [Episode 238] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:32:42

16 Grad School Application Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

12/12/2017
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The application cycle is in full swing in early December, when I’m recording this podcast. In reflecting on the many applications that my colleagues and I review here at Accepted and the problems we help our clients deal with, I thought it might be a good time to discuss things you shouldn’t do – mistakes... Read More The post 16 Grad School Application Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make [Episode 237] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:35:55

Med school Uncensored: A Realistic Perspective on Medical Training

12/5/2017
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Dr. Richard Beddingfield, a practicing cardiothoracic anesthesiologist in Wisconsin, is the author of Med School Uncensored: The Insider’s Guide to Surviving Admissions, Exams, Residency, and Sleepless Nights in the Call Room. The book provides a comprehensive view of the entire becoming-a-doctor process, from choosing to become a physician and taking the MCAT, through med school... Read More The post Med School Uncensored: A Realistic Perspective on Medical Training [Episode 236]...

Duration:00:55:23

How to Get Really Great Recommendations Notes

11/28/2017
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Joe Pavlisko is the founder of Referrio, a start-up that makes getting and writing recommendations easy. Joe graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a concurrent master’s degree in finance. In addition to English, Joe speaks Spanish and German and taught English in rural Spain. After graduating from college... Read More The post How to Get Really Great Recommendations Notes [Episode 235] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:36:52

Life as a Physician Assistant: Interview with Andrea Benedict

11/21/2017
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Our guest today is Andrea Benedict, Physician Assistant, creator of the YouTube channel, Life as a PA, and founder of MEDTakeovers. This very busy professional earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Delaware in neuroscience, and went straight to the U Penn Lock Haven Physician Assistant program. She has wide ranging experience as a... Read More The post Andrea Benedict: Life as a Physician Assistant [Episode 234] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:31:58

Admissions Tips for Vanderbilt Owen’s MBA Program

11/14/2017
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This week we welcome Christie St. John, Director of Admissions at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Christie earned her PhD in French and Italian from Vanderbilt and worked at Vanderbilt as Director of International Relations before becoming the Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Tuck. Christie returned to Vanderbilt as Director of MBA... Read More The post Admissions Tips for Vanderbilt Owen’s MBA Program [Episode 233] appeared first on Accepted...

Duration:00:39:30

MIT Sloan Master in Finance: How to Get In!

10/31/2017
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This week we are pleased to welcome Heidi Pickett, Director of the MIT Sloan Master of Finance Program. Heidi worked in financial services for 20 years before becoming Director of this program in 2011. She fills us in on what the program is looking for in an applicant, how to figure out if the program... Read More The post MIT Sloan Master in Finance: How to Get In! [Episode 231] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:22:05

1 Doctor, 2 Entrepreneurs: Eliza Morrison & Andrew Nimmich

10/24/2017
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Meet Eliza Morrison and M4 Andrew Nimmich, the CEOs of Tutor the People and Nerdly. Both of today’s guests attended the College of Charleston in South Carolina where Eliza Morrison majored in French, Russian and Comparative Literature. Andrew Nimmich also attended the College of Charleston and CUNY Brooklyn College and majored in Pre-Medical Studies. He... Read More The post 1 Doctor, 2 Entrepreneurs: Eliza Morrison & Andrew Nimmich [Episode 230] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:42:36

Do You Fit With Cornell Johnson?

10/17/2017
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It gives me great pleasure to have for the first time on AST, Judi Byers, the Executive Director of Admissions & Financial Aid at Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. Judi earned her bachelors degree and masters degrees from American University in Washington DC. She also worked for American University’s Kogod School of Business... Read More The post Do You Fit With Cornell Johnson? [Episode 229] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:46:26

Encore: Your Past Doesn’t Define You [Episode #228]

10/10/2017
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This week we are airing an encore of one of the most populars shows of 2017. Many applicants focus on the past – both the good and the bad – to the detriment of their applications. Find out the role your past plays in admissions and what you should focus on in your applications when you listen... Read More The post Encore: Your Past Doesn’t Define You [Episode #228] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:16:44

Former Investment Bankers Current Admissions Experts [Episode #227]

10/3/2017
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Read Time: 6 minutes About a year ago I received an email from someone interested in working for Accepted. She had admissions office experience, an MBA from a top business school, and investment banking experience on Wall Street and in Hong Kong. About a week later, I received another email from another potential consultant who attended a different... Read More The post Former Investment Bankers Current Admissions Experts [Episode #227] appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:49:37

The Man Behind Active Learning at UVM’s Medical School

9/26/2017
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I recently saw an NPR clip about a highly innovative approach to medical education launching with this year’s entering class at the University of Vermont’s Larner COM. In a nutshell, the goal is to eliminate lectures. The head of this initiative, Dr. William Jeffries, is our guest today. Dr. Jeffries is the Senior Associate Dean... Read More The post The Man Behind Active Learning at UVM’s Medical School appeared first on Accepted Admissions Blog.

Duration:00:46:44

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