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Archive for November 2017

When Should I Register for the MCAT?

Session 19 The MCAT is arguably one of the most important pieces of your medical school application. Registering for it is one of the most important parts of the MCAT. So when should you register for the MCAT? When do you need to take it? Other students say they’re not ready to take the MCAT…

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Should I Take Science Prereqs at the Same School?

Session 102 If you’ve taken some science med school prereqs at one school, how important is it to take the rest at the same school? That is what we’re covering this week. We take questions directly from the OldPreMeds.org forums and answer them here on the podcast. Sign up and register so you can be…

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What is a Neuro-Ophthalmologist? How Do You Become One?

Session 51 Dr. Bryan Pham is a community-based neuro-ophthalmologist who is fresh out of training. He discusses the field of neuro-opthalmology, what drew him to it, and so much more. First off, please check out all our other podcasts on MedEd Media. [01:30] Interest in Neuro-Ophthalmology Bryan recalls having a difficult time in his neurology…

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What MCAT Score Do I Need to Overcome My Low GPA?

What MCAT Score Do I Need to Overcome My Low GPA?

Session 17 One of the most common questions I receive is “What MCAT score do I need if I have a low GPA?” Is there a specific number to shoot for? That’s what we talk about today. Students frequently assume that there’s this global balancing act between the different parts of your application. In the…

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Three Questions Not to Ask Your Med School Interviewer

Session 16 Usually the end of your medical school interview the interviewer will ask if you have any questions for them. Today we’ll talk last three questions you should never ask. [01:05] Ask About the School, Not About the Person The first question you should avoid asking to the interviewer is  “What made you want…

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Does it Matter How Fast I Turn Around My Secondary Essays?

Does It Matter How Fast I Turn Around My Secondary Essays?

Session 15 After you submit your primary application, it’s usually time to write your secondaries. Does it matter how fast you turn around the secondaries and get them back to the schools? [00:25] Submit Secondaries Within Two Weeks? A lot of students see this mythical two-week turnaround time for secondary essays, and they’re confused about…

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Why is the Med School Personal Statement So Important?

Session 14 The med school application essay, better known as the personal statement, is very important. It’s a key factor in whether or not you’ll get an interview invite. I personally think that a personal statement is more important than an interview. Out of thousands of applications that come into a medical school, only roughly…

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