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Archive for August 2017

The ShortCoat Podcast: Questions Abound

Original Article: Questions Abound Don’t Panic, but It’s Interview Season! Photo by David Blackwell. Interview season begins soon, which means it’s time to worry about the weird questions you’ll be asked during med school interviews.  Kayla joined our new Facebook Group, The Short Coat Student Lounge, and asked what strange or difficult questions Lisa Wehr, Liza Mann, Irisa Mahaparn, and…

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This Physician Wants to Change The Narrative Around Death

Session 249 Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider is a Hospitalist turned evangelist for Palliative Care. Learn what you can be doing now to help patients in their most critical times, no matter what field of medicine you’re getting into. If you’re looking for full-length MCAT practice tests, check out Next Step Test Prep. They have ten full-length…

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Discussing Pediatric Oncology with an Academic Doc

Session 38 Dr. Julie Krystal is an academic pediatric oncologist. Julie has been out of training now for two years. She discusses what she loves about her job, where she sees the specialty going and what you should do. Please be sure to also check out all our other podcasts over at MedEd Media for…

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The ShortCoat Podcast: Open on Applications about New-Found Sobriety?

Original Article: Open on Applications about New-Found Sobriety? Should a Medical School Applicant Open Up About a Successful Journey to Sobriety? Photo by _BuBBy_ Our recent episode on mental illness in medical schoolgenerated some listener feedback.  K wrote to say thanks for the honest discussion (our pleasure!), and wondered how open she should be on her medical school application…

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A Deep Dive into Dermatology Match Data and Surveys

Session 37 This week, we take a deep dive into the match data for dermatology. We cover the Match data from 2016 and 2017 to give you an idea of what you’re up against. Dermatology is one of the hardest specialties to match into. Historically, it has been known as the ROAD specialties (Radiology, Orthopedics,…

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How to Best Use Flashcards for the MCAT (Anki and Beyond)

How to Best Use Flashcards to Study for the MCAT

Session 55 Flashcards are a great tool to utilize as a premed. Whether you’re using Anki, Quizlet, Brainscape, or your own handwritten flashcards, they can be a very effective study method. Today, I chat with Bryan from Next Step Test Prep about how to use flashcards for the MCAT to maximize your study time! [01:31] Buying…

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