MSHQ 058 : The Best of 2013 at the Medical School HQ

Session 58

In this episode, Ryan is joined by Allison. As the new year ushers in, they talk about the highlights of 2013, some things they've missed, and some exciting things to come moving forward.

For the year 2013, we have delivered 52 podcasts. Our podcast episodes have been downloaded 60,000 times and the website received over 200,000 visits. Thank you for all our support!

We are setting a goal of 120,000 downloads in 2014. Help us achieve that goal and let your friends, classmates, colleagues, or premed advisors know about the podcast and help us spread the word!

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2013 Episode Highlights

(Ryan & Allison’s favorites or the most downloaded episodes)

  1. Session 19 – Interview with a Medical School Interview and Admissions Expert

Interview with Dr. Norma Wagner, PhD in Anatomy and the Dean of Admissions at three different medical schools

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Key things you need to think as a premed
  • Challenges medical schools have when narrowing the applications
  • Going through a holistic application process
  • Competition among medical school for top applicants
  1. Session 07 – 10 Traits You Need to Succeed in Medical School (the most downloaded podcast of all time)

What you'll learn from this episode:

The importance of humility, being a team player, discipline, persistence, drive as well as being brave, adaptable, and empathic

  1. Session 17 – Step Up Your MCAT Prep with The Princeton Review

Interview with Chris Manuel, MCAT expert from the Princeton Review

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The importance of test-taking skills
  • The ability to comprehend what's being asked and analyze the questions
  1. Session 32 – The Top 7 Things You Should Know as a Medical Student

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Learning from patients over reading textbooks when you're in the ward
  • Taking care of yourself
  • Understanding the importance of Boards (USMLE Step 1 or Level 1)
  • Residency application timing
  • Finding the study habits that work for you
  1. Session 35 – How to Fix a Medical School Application After Starting Premed Poorly

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Knowing what resources are available such as tutorials and pre-health advising
  • Using the resources right and getting help when you need it

Dr. Polites was our featured guest on two Sessions this year, #23 and #35.  He is an awesome resource for premed and medical students.

Other episode favorites:

Session 47: Interview with Dr. Dike Drummond on Avoiding Burnout as a Premed, Med Student, and Beyond

Learn about the power of the squeegee breath

Session 10: Interview with Dr. Victoria Rosner, the Associate Dean and GS Coordinator of Academic Affairs at Columbia's Postbac Premed program (The 1st postbac program in the U.S.)

Session 26: 6 Myths of Osteopathic Medical School

Interview with two 3rd year osteopathic medical students who wrote A Brief Guide to Osteopathic Medicine where they reveal the 6 myths about osteopathic medicine and osteopathic physicians.

Links and Other Resources:

Episode mentions:

Session 19 – Interview with a Medical School Interview and Admissions Expert

Session 7 – 10 Traits You Need to Succeed in Medical School

Session 17 – Step Up Your MCAT Prep with The Princeton Review

Session 32 – Top 7 Things You Should Know as a Medical Student

Session 35 – How to Fix a Medical School Application After Starting Premed Poorly

Session 26 – 6 Myths of Osteopathic Medical School

Session 47 – Avoiding Burnout as a Premed, Med Student and Beyond

Session 10 – Interview with Columbia Postbac Premed Program

2008 Science Article about MCAT Test Format

A Brief Guide to Osteopathic Medicine

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  • Ryan

    Two of my favorites were the Military Medical school as well as What is a flight surgeon. Being very interested in going through the military for medical school, these two were very informative. Keep up the great work guys.