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Archive for January 2017

What Is a Hospitalist? An Academic Doc Talks to Us

What Is a Hospitalist? An Academic Doc Talks with Us

Session 7 Whether you are a pre-med or medical student, you have answered the calling to becoming a physician. Soon you will have to start deciding what type of medicine you want to practice. Today we hear from Shoshana R. Ungerleider, M.D, an internist practicing hospital medicine at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. CPMC…

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Psych-Social MCAT Passage Breakdown

Session 26 The MCAT Podcast is part of the Med Ed Media network at www.MedEdMedia.com. Download Handout Click Here to Download Handout A collaboration between the Medical School Headquarters and Next Step Test Prep, The MCAT Podcast is here to make sure you have the information you need to succeed on your MCAT test day. We…

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This Nontrad Overcame More Obstacles Than Anyone I Know

Session 218 Hello and welcome to The Premed Years Podcast, where we believe that collaboration, not competition, is key to your premed success. I am your host, Dr. Ryan Gray, and in this podcast we share with you stories, encouragement, and information that you need to know to help guide you on your path to becoming…

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Breaking Down Discrete MCAT Biology Questions

Breaking Down Discrete MCAT Biology Questions

Session 25 In this episode of The MCAT Podcast, we break down some fun, discrete MCAT biology questions. Get the Handout Click Here to Download Handout MCAT Biology Questions: Discrete vs Passage-Based There are 59 questions in each of the three different science sections of the MCAT. In each section, 15 questions are discrete while 44…

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A Private-Practice Nephrologist Talks About Her Job

Session 6 Dr. Robey is a private-practice nephrologist in Arizona. She shares what it takes to be a nephrologist and why she likes it so much. Transcript Introduction Dr. Ryan Gray: If you’re a premed and wondering how medical schools look at the new MCAT, go check out the newest Premed Years Podcast at www.MedicalSchoolHQ.net/217 where…

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How Are Med Schools Looking at Your MCAT Score?

How Are Med Schools Looking at Your New MCAT Score?

Session 217 In this episode, I talk with Eric Chiu, Executive Director of the Pre-Health Programs for Kaplan Test Prep. He is in charge of the MCAT prep at Kaplan. We discuss the MCAT 2015, Kaplan’s survey of how medical schools are looking at the new version of the test, whether or not a prep course…

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Rejected at 32 – What Should I Do Now?

Session 57 In this episode, Ryan takes a question directly from the OldPreMeds.org forums and delivers the answer right here to you. Today’s scenario is a perfect example of why grades can’t get you an acceptance to medical school. OldPreMeds Question of the Week: The poster is 32 years old dropped out of high school when…

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Huge News for Nontrads: No More Grade Replacement

Huge News for Nontrads: No More Grade Replacement

Session 56 In this episode, I break from our normal format of answering questions from the Nontrad Premed Forum. Instead, I talk about a huge announcement from the AACOM that affects nontraditional premed students more than traditional students. The announcement by AACOM is that they are discontinuing the practice of grade replacement. Listen to this podcast episode…

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MCAT Passage-Based Questions in Biology: Breaking Them Down

MCAT Biology Passage-Based Questions: Breaking them Down

Session 24 In today’s episode, we dig into some biology questions. Biology is the most important topic on the MCAT by far, as it shows up throughout the test in multiple different sections. Specifically, we’re looking at MCAT passage-based questions today. Listen to this podcast episode with the player above, or keep reading for the highlights…

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