Archive for March 2018

From a Cocktail Waitress to Physician and EM Doc

Session 279 Dr. Elaine Reno is an Emergency Medicine physician. She joins us to talk about her journey to medicine and her role with the Wilderness Medicine program at CU. If you’re interested in working with me for your personal statements, essays, and extracurriculars and need any help with editing those, save 15% off my…

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How Important is Volunteering as a Nontrad Premed?

Session 119 When you’re a nontraditional premed student working full-time and going to school doing a DIY postbac, should you be concerned about volunteering and other ECs? Remember that extracurricular activities as a nontraditional student are hard but they’re still important! If you want a question answered here, go to Nontrad Premed Forum. Meanwhile, if…

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Psych/Soc Series: Social Movement, Classes, and More

Session 87 Our last week of the Psych/Soc content is here. This week we dive more into sociology and talk about social movements, socioeconomics and more. Check out all our other podcasts on MedEd Media, especially The Premed Years Podcast where we talk about MCAT, writing your personal statement, preparing for interviews, applications in general.…

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What Does Academic Emergency Medicine Look Like?

What Does Academic Emergency Medicine Look Like? Medical School HQ

Session 67 Dr. Elaine Reno is an academic Emergency Medicine physician in Denver. Elaine has a fellowship in wilderness medicine, which is really not that big of a practice. So today we focus on academic emergency medicine. Back in Session 2, we had Dr. Freess talking about community-based emergency medicine. Today Dr. Reno talks about…

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The ShortCoat Podcast: Putting the Anxiety Cart Before the Horse

Original Article: Putting the Anxiety Cart Before the Horse Anxiety about your competitive specialty ambitions in your first year isn’t worth it. Listener Luis wrote in expressing his anxiety that his med school–which he’ll begin attending this fall–doesn’t have the prestige or programs to support his desire for a competitive specialty like ophthalmology.   If that’s the case,…

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Psych/Soc Series: Erikson, Kohlberg and More

Session 86 This is our third week of Psych/Soc for the MCAT and we’re covering more very nuanced models of stages and development. Back in Sessions 84 and 85, we talked about this section and next week will be our final week of Psych/Soc. Bryan from Next Step Test Prep joins us once again as…

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Should I Postpone My MCAT Based on Low Practice Exams?

Should I Postpone My MCAT Based on Low Practice Exams?

Session 118 Today, we answer a question from a nontrad premed who is working full-time and hasn’t taken the medical school prereqs in over a decade. This student is not scoring well on his full-length MCAT practice exams. He’s asking whether he should postpone taking the MCAT or not. Listen to this podcast episode with…

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What is Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Medicine?

Session 66 Dr. Natalie Crawford, found on Instagram at @nataliecrawfordmd, is a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) specialist and she talks to us about it today. Natalie is trained as an OB/GYN but did Fellowship training in REI. And if you’re an OB/GYN resident listening to this and thinking whether REI is right for you,…

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