Archive for April 2017

How Do I Know if Medicine Is Right For Me?

Session 69 Taken directly from the Nontraditional Premed Forum, today’s question comes from Kyle, a student who’s not really sure if medical school is right for him. This question relates a little bit to The Premed Years Session 229, where I spoke with Renee, a 54-year-old medical student. She was actually 53 when she reapplied to medical school.…

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TheShortCoat Podcast: Consumer Genetic Testing, Marmite for Your Brain, and Counting Human Calories

Original Article: Consumer Genetic Testing, Marmite for Your Brain, and Counting Human Calories Dave is no scientist, but he is ‘science-adjacent.’  This week, after having read of research involving the benefits to brain function conferred by Marmite consumption, he conducts his own experiment on SCP hosts John Pienta, Kaci McCleary, Aline Sandouk, and Nathan Miller. Will…

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What Is Private-Practice Child & Adolescent Psychiatry?

What's It Like to Be a Private-Practice Psychiatrist?

Session 18 Today’s guest is Dr. Jacqueline Hubbard, a private-practice child and adolescent Psychiatrist. Hear her thoughts on child and adolescent psychiatry, what you can do to get involved, and if this is something you might take interest in! Listen to this podcast episode with the player above, or keep reading for the highlights and…

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How Do I Know If I Am Ready to Take the MCAT?

How Do I Know If I Am Ready to Take the MCAT?

Session 37 This week, we’re breaking from our normal pattern of going through MCAT questions as we talk about how to determine if you are really ready to take the MCAT. Listen to this podcast episode with the player above, or keep reading for the highlights and takeaway points. Click Here to Download Handout [01:10] You…

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Maintaining Confidence Through the Grueling App Process

Session 228 Today, I will be talking with Mariah whom I’ve worked with through the application process and helped her gain an acceptance to medical school but her biggest struggle was her self-doubt. Find out how much this has affected her and and how you can also overcome self-doubt as she did along her journey. Mariah…

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What is Pain Medicine? A Community Doc Shares His Story

Session 17 Dr. Fred Weiss is a Radiologist by training who did a Fellowship in Pain Medicine. However, he’s going to share with us today what he likes least about the specialty, part of the reason he’s not currently practicing Pain Medicine. Let’s jump right in and learn about Pain Medicine! [01:38] Residency and Fellowship Fred…

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Which Postbac Should I Choose? Does Prestige Matter?

Session 68 Our poster this week is trying to decide between two postbac programs in New York and is worried about picking one that may be looked less upon based on the name. We take questions directly from the OldPreMeds.org forums and answer them here on the podcast. “Old premed” is a relative term as you…

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Breaking Down MCAT Chemistry Discrete Questions

Breaking Down MCAT Chemistry Discrete Questions

Session 36 My name is Dr. Ryan Gray and I am joined again by Next Step Test Prep‘s MCAT guru, Bryan, as we look at a few general chemistry discrete questions and break them down to help you on your MCAT journey. Click Here to Download Handout [01:46] General Chemistry MCATQuestion #15: Which of the following…

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