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Archive for August 2016

3 Biggest Mistakes When Preparing for the MCAT

3 Biggest Mistakes When Preparing for the MCAT

Session 5 In today’s episode, we talk about the 3 biggest mistakes premed students make when preparing for the MCAT, along with how to avoid these mistakes. Listen to this podcast episode with the player above, or keep reading for the highlights and takeaway points. Bonus MCAT Mistake Before We Get Started Buy-Another-Book-itis: It’s a disease that…

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Can You Become a Doctor If You’ve Been Arrested?

Can You Become a Doctor If You've Been Arrested?

Session 197 In this episode, Ryan talks with his lawyer uncle, Larry, (who is also the first in-studio guest and first lawyer on the show). Larry has a track record of helping doctors over the last ten years. They talk about how to best answer challenging questions related to violations and arrests in your medical school applications…

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2 Applications, an MBA and More. This Doc is Outside the Box

Session 196 In this episode, Ryan talks with Dr. Nii Darko, an amazing surgeon and podcaster. His podcast Docs Outside the Box, featuring “ordinary doctors extraordinary things.” Nii uses his show as a way to rekindle his love of medicine. Today, Ryan and Nii talk about his medical school journey, his greatest influencer to become a…

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When Should I Take the MCAT?

When Should I Take the MCAT?

Session 4 In today’s episode, we talk about when to take the MCAT, which is such a big question. It has huge implications for your application, but a lot of students don’t think enough about this. Listen to this podcast episode with the player above, or keep reading for the highlights and takeaway points. When should…

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Do I Need to Take an MCAT Diagnostic Test?

Do I Need to Take an MCAT Diagnostic Test?

Session 3 In today’s episode, Bryan and I talk about the first steps when you want to dip your toes into preparing for the MCAT, particularly starting with the diagnostic test—why you need to take it, when to take it, and more about taking the MCAT diagnostic test. Listen to this podcast episode with the player…

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What Jobs Should I Do During My Gap Year?

What Jobs Should I Do During My Gap Year?

Session 35 In this episode, I answer a question from a nontraditional premed who is wondering what kind of jobs can be done during their gap years to help get them into medical school. I make two important points on the show today, which you shouldn’t miss out on! The questions shared on this podcast are…

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Introduction to The MCAT Podcast

Session 1 The MCAT Podcast is a collaboration between the Medical School Headquarters and Next Step Test Prep to make sure that you have the information you need to succeed on your MCAT test day. This is a weekly podcast that aims to give you the motivation and information to help you get the score…

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How Should I Start Preparing for the MCAT?

Session 2 In today’s episode, Ryan and Bryan talk about what you need to do as an undergrad or a nontraditional student when you first find out about the MCAT. They tackle the first steps and what you should do to start preparing for it. Here are the highlights of the conversation between Ryan and Bryan:…

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