Archive for May 2017

How Will Being a Nurse Affect My Application to Med School?

How Will Being a Nurse Affect My Application to Med School?

Session 76 Today, as always on the OldPreMeds Podcast, we’re answering a question pulled directly from the Nontrad Premed Forum. The poster is a nurse asking about the transition to medical school, and how being a nurse will affect their application to medical school. Listen to this podcast episode with the player above, or keep reading…

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What Do the First Two Years of Medical School Look Like?

What Do the First Two Years of Medical School Look Like?

Session 236 Allison is back! The last time I did a podcast with her was back on the Specialty Stories podcast, episode 3 about Neurology. Today, Allison and I discuss our experiences during the first two years of medical school. Recently, we got a comment on the Facebook Hangout Group asking for more information about medical…

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Answering Discrete Sociology Questions for the MCAT

Session 44 This week, we’re diving into some Sociology, which is another new section on the MCAT. Listen in as Bryan and I discuss how you can dissect these questions and essentially do well on the MCAT. [01:30] A Big Mistake Bryan says one big mistake students make with sociology is not taking the technical nature…

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An Academic Urologist Shares His Thoughts on the Field

An Academic Urologist Shares His Thoughts on the Field

Session 25 Academic Urology is a mix of medicine and surgery. Today Dr. Peter Steinberg discusses what drew him to the specialty, whether you and your personality would mesh with this field, and what you can do to be a competitive applicant given that urology is one of the more competitive fields out there. Listen to…

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TheShortCoat Podcast: You Can Buy That On Amazon?

Original Article: You Can Buy That On Amazon? All work and no play…is not what we do. Sometimes you’re having so much fun that the time flies by and you forget that you have other important things to do.  That’s what happened on this week’s show, in which Dave brings Aditi Patel, Aline Sandouk, Kylie Miller…

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Breaking Down MCAT Psychology Discrete Questions

Session 43 Did you know that there is biology on the psychology section of the MCAT? I didn’t either! Check out our latest episode to learn more about the psych section. If you’re listening to this before June 4, 2017, text BOOKGIVEAWAY to 44222 and get a chance to win one of 50 copies of he…

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What is Forensic Pathology? Dr. Judy Melinek Shares Her Story

What is Forensic Pathology? Dr. Judy Melinek Shares Her Story

Session 24 Today’s guest is Dr. Judy Melinek, a New York Times bestselling author and a Forensic Pathologist based in California. She documented her journey through her fellowship training in her book, Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner (that’s an Amazon link). One important thing to note is that…

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Interview Prep: A Primer on the Affordable Care Act

Interview Prep: A Primer on the Affordable Care Act

Session 235 Jen Briney is the host of the Congressional Dish podcast. She joins me today to talk about our current healthcare system and where it may be headed. Today’s guest is very interesting, as it’s someone who wouldn’t normally be here on a podcast for premed students. But with the changing landscape of our U.S.…

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TheShortCoat Podcast: Premeds Can Be Science Podcasters, Ft. Terel Jackson

Original Article: Premeds Can Be Science Podcasters, Ft. Terel Jackson Medical and Premedical students should definitely podcast An unstated goal of ours is to show medical learners that podcasting is a beneficial experience for both listeners and hosts,  and we’re always banging on about the need for better science communicators.  So Erin Pazaski, Levi Endelman, Kylie Miller, and Irene Morcuende…

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