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Archive for September 2016

Should I Write About Red Flags in My Personal Statement?

Session 41 In this episode, Ryan tackles a question about personal statement specifically about whether or not you should mention red flags in your personal statement. Is it safe to mention that you’ve been partying too much? Listen in to know more about Ryan’s take on this. Each week, Ryan pulls out a question directly from…

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What Prereqs Do I Have to Have to Take the MCAT?

Session 9 In today’s episode, Ryan and Bryan talk about the “prerequisite” coursework you have to take to prepare for the MCAT. The AAMC recommends taking certain medical school prereq courses before taking the MCAT. Is this really necessary? Or can you skip a couple of classes and take the MCAT before finishing your prereqs? What…

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How The Founder of PMG, Dr. Sabry, is Changing the World

Session 201 In this episode, Ryan talks with Dr. Hala Sabry, founder of the Physician Mother Group (PMG), a growing community of mommy physicians that initially started with 20 amazing women and has now grown to well over 60,000 members in the Facebook group and in the community on their website. PMG started out of her…

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What’s the Best Way to Approach MCAT Passages?

What's the Best Way to Work Through MCAT Passages?

Session 7 In today’s episode, we talk about the best ways students can work through MCAT passages. If you’re struggling with finishing sections of the test within the time limits, this episode should help. We discuss how to maximize your time and effort as you’re working through MCAT passages. Listen to this podcast episode with the…

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Does Shadowing a Family Member Look Bad?

Session 39 In this episode, Ryan tackles a concern raised by an aspiring medical student regarding how shadowing with immediate family or volunteering for a family nonprofit organization will affect your medical school application. Your questions, answered here on the OldPreMeds Podcast. Ryan dives into the forums over at where he pulls a question to…

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The Short Coat Podcast Visits the Premed Years

Session 199 In today’s episode, Ryan talks with Dave Etler, the mastermind behind The Short Coat Podcast that broadcasts from within the walls of University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine. Ryan also gets to have a wonderful conversation with the College’s medical students Levi, Corbin, Mark, and Rachel. Talking about a broad range of interesting,…

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