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Archive for February 2017

Looking at Anesthesiology Match Data and Other Surveys

Session 11 Today we break down the match data, compensation surveys and lifestyle reports for Anesthesiology. If you’re interested, this is a must listen. Introduction Dr. Ryan Gray: Specialty Stories is part of the Med Ed Media network at www.MedEdMedia.com. This is Specialty Stories, session number 11. Whether you’re a premed or a medical student, you’ve…

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Dissecting MCAT Biology Discrete Trap Answers

Dissecting MCAT Biology Discrete Trap Answers

Session 30 This week on The MCAT Podcast, we go over some MCAT biology questions on Next Step Test Prep practice tests where students commonly fall into traps. In fact, a good chunk of students got these questions right (40%-70%). But in each case, although it’s just a really sizable minority, there was one answer that…

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Working Full-time and Taking Many Years to Finish Premed

Session 222 Today’s guest is Zane, a professional athlete turned premed and is now up to 6 acceptances to medical school. This episode is similar to Episode 168, where we had Jessica, an actress turned premed student who received 10 acceptances to medical school. Their stories are proof that you can actually leverage your nontraditional path…

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What Should I Focus on with Old Prereqs and ECs?

Session 62 My name is Dr. Ryan Gray and I am the Director of the National Society for Nontraditional Premedical and Medical Students, also known as OldPreMeds. Taken directly from the forums at OldPreMeds.org, our question this week comes from a nontraditional student who took a lot of classes many years ago and is wondering what’s…

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MCAT Biology Passage Deep Dive

Breaking Down a Metabolic Pathway MCAT Passage

Session 29 This week, we’re going to do a deep dive into a full biology MCAT passage dealing with a key metabolic pathway, beta-oxidation. We’re going to show how you can prevent yourself from falling into some traps set by some tricky questions and ultimately beat the MCAT. Listen to this podcast episode with the player…

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A Private-Practice Family Medicine Doctor Discusses Her Job

Session 10 Dr. Noe is in a solo private practice seeing patients as a Family Medicine physician. She talks about Family Medicine and what you should think about too. Introduction Dr. Ryan Gray: Specialty Stories, session number 10. Whether you’re a premed or a medical student, you’ve answered the calling to become a physician. Soon you’ll…

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How Does it Look to Adcoms as a 50 Year Old Applying?

Session 61 Our question this week comes directly from OldPreMeds forums. Our poster wants to know how adcoms will view his or her application as a 50-year-old. OldPreMeds Question of the Week: “I am 50+ years old and I have a deep desire to apply to medical school. Although I majored in biology and acquired a…

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We Break Down Discrete Biology MCAT Questions

We Break Down Biology Discrete Questions for the MCAT

Session 28 This week, we are breaking down discrete biology questions from the MCAT. These questions are taken directly from the Next Step MCAT Full-length Exams. Everyone knows that biology questions on the MCAT can really test your application and recall of information. But what we’re going to look at today are the more straightforward questions,…

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From Caribbean Med School to a US Dermatology Residency

Session 220 Dr. Michelle Hure is a Caribbean medical school grad who went on to complete a Derm residency in the US. Hear her advice for those thinking about offshore med schools. Michelle is a dermatopathologist. Today, she talks about her journey to medical school, why she ended up in a Caribbean medical school, and the…

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