Archive for June 2016

How to Easily Improve Your Test Scores & Learning Skills

How to Easily Improve Your Test Scores and Learning Skills

Session 188 In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Saundra McGuire, who used to teach Chemistry at Cornell University and Louisiana State University. Her passion for education drove her to not only teach chemistry itself to her students but to also teach them learning strategies and test-taking tips for the premed coursework and beyond. She is…

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Do I need to Rewrite my Extracurriculars as a Reapplicant?

Session 28 Ryan and Rich again shed light on your questions directly from the forums over at OldPreMeds.org. This week they particularly talk about the importance of writing your extracurriculars and meaningful statements well. It can’t just be a job description but it should show how you are as a person. OldPreMeds Question of the Week:…

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Does Massage Therapy Count as Clinical Experience?

Session 27 Your questions, answered here on the OldPreMeds Podcast. Ryan and Rich again dive into the forums over at OldPreMeds.org where they pull a question and deliver the answers right on to you. OldPreMeds Question of the Week: The poster is a current massage therapist. She is in training for a clinical massage training. Would…

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Two Canadian Medical School Acceptances for this Premed

Session 187 In today’s episode, Ryan talks with Rachel, a premed in Canada who got two medical school acceptances who shares with us her journey to medical school considering that getting into medical school in Canada is incredibly difficult. Ryan and Rachel particularly discuss about what it’s like to be a premed and going through…

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This Author Thinks Our Premed Curriculum Needs Overhauled

Session 186 In today’s episode, Ryan talks with Ned, who wrote an article on the Scientific American Blog called It’s Time to Retire Premed, which was discussed on the show back in Session 182 where Ryan broke apart some points in the article to give his thoughts. Ned went to Cornell University for undergrad and Harvard…

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Should I Drop Out of My Masters Program and do a Postbac?

Session 25 In today’s episode, Ryan and Rich take a question pulled out directly from the forums over at OldPreMeds.org as they discuss getting a master’s program versus postbac program. OldPreMeds Question of the Week: Poster, Megan, is a 27-year old professional with accumulative undergrad GPA of 3.04; currently enrolled in a master’s degree program in…

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How Is My Academic Dismissal Going to Hurt My Chances?

How Is My Academic Dismissal Going to Hurt My Chances?

Session 24 In today’s episode, we discuss how an academic dismissal in undergrad can hurt your chances of getting into medical school! Listen to this podcast episode with the player above, or keep reading for the highlights and takeaway points. OldPreMeds Question of the Week As usual on the OldPreMeds Podcast, our question is taken from…

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How Much Will My Undergrad Hurt My Chances at Med School?

Session 23 In today’s episode, Ryan and Rich take a question from the forums over at OldPreMeds.org about whether a poor undergraduate school can hurt your chances at getting into medical school.  OldPreMeds Question of the Week: Scenario: From an NP who wants to go back to medical school; Mom with 2 kids; Has been a nurse practitioner…

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