Archive for June 2017

Can You Have Kids and Be a Good Medical Student?

Can You Have Kids and Be a Good Medical Student?

Session 80 This week, we’re answering a question that comes up a lot, usually from women, which is whether or not you can have kids while in medical school. This episode will help you especially if you’re female, getting ready to be married, or in a relationship and thinking about having kids. This is not…

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What is OB/GYN? A Community Doc Shares Her Thoughts

Session 29 Dr. Renée Darko is a community-based OB/GYN. In our podcast, she talked about her path to OB, what you should be thinking about during med school, and some tips as you’re going through the process of deciding whether OB/GYN is right for you. If you haven’t yet, please listen to Episode 127, I dove…

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Premed Q&A: MCAT Timing, Shadowing, ECs and More!

Session 240 This week, I jumped on Facebook Live and answered a ton of questions from students who interacted with me. Check out the great questions that came in. Join us at our Facebook Hangout Group and be a part of our collaborative community. [01:25] Next Step Test Prep I’ve been collaborating with Next Step Test…

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Deep Dive Into More Random Discrete MCAT Questions

Session 48 This is our third week in a row where we’re covering various discrete MCAT questions. We’re basically doing a grab bag today to mix it up and keep you on your toes as Bryan and I break down these different MCAT questions so you can crush the MCAT. Click Here to Download Handout [01:20]…

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TheShortCoat Podcast: Your Gap Year Job Doesn’t Matter

Original Article: Your Gap Year Job Doesn’t Matter Listeners ask, we answer. A flood of listener questions this week!  It’s probably due in part to medical school application season has begun, which means medical school applicants are trying to figure out if they have what it takes…on paper.  For instance, an anonymous listener (“Meldor”) called…

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What is Trauma Surgery? Dr. Darko Shares His Story

Session 28 Dr. Nii Darko is a community-based trauma surgeon. He’s also an osteopathic physician. Listen to his journey and what you consider if you’re interested in medicine and specifically trauma surgery. Dr. Darko has also been on The Premed Years podcast back in Session 196, and he is the host of the podcast called Docs…

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More Discussion of a Mix of Discrete MCAT Questions

Session 47 This week is a continuation of last week’s grab bag of MCAT discrete questions that Bryan and I covered so you can max your score come test day! Click Here to Download Handout [01:10] Anatomy and Mnemonics Question #44: Each of the following structures are derived from the mesoderm except: (A) Kidneys (B) Spinal…

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Chasing After People in Scrubs to Get the Info You Need!

Session 239 Dr. Andrea Tooley shares her journey from premed to current Ophtho resident. She didn’t know a lot about the premed journey, but fought to inform herself. Andrea has a YouTube channel called A Doctor in the House. She shares her journey to medicine including chasing down anybody in scrubs and the mistakes she made,…

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MD or DO vs PA? How Should I Decide Which is Best?

Session 79 A common question among stressed-out premeds is, Which do I choose, physician or PA? In this episode, I’m sharing some insights into the differences between a physician and a PA, as well as how to choose between the two. [01:18] OldPreMeds Question of the Week: Just like usual, our question this week comes was…

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