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Archive for April 2018

The ShortCoat Podcast: Reactions, Reagents, and Repose

Original Article: Reactions, Reagents, and Repose How much is lab medicine a part of medical school? Remembering a recent episode in which we spoke briefly of colored test tubes, Adee writes in with a question for Hilary O’Brien, Erik Kneller, Mackenzie Walhof, and Rob Humble–what, if anything, do medical students learn about laboratory science? And we…

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Common Questions Premeds Have About Osteopathic Medicine

Session 283 Today, I speak with Dr. William “Bill” Mayo, the President-Elect of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and a practicing ophthalmologist. He graduated from medical school in 1981 from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine or also known as KCCOM. He shares things about osteopathic medicine – the…

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Should I Move States to Improve My Chances?

Session 123 If you’re a nontrad student looking at potential medical school, you may realize that your dream school is in another state. What do you do now? This year, we are releasing the second published book in the series called, The Premed Playbook: Guide to the MCAT. Visit the MCATbook.com to get notified. This…

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Physics Series 3: Light Waves and the MCAT

Session 91 Why is the sky blue? That’s just one of the questions that may come up on the MCAT when talking about physics and light waves. Check out the questions. Also, check out MedEd Media and you’ll find The Premed Years Podcast, Specialty Stories, OldPreMeds Podcast, and Ask Dr. Gray: Premed Q&A. By the…

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Private Practice General Orthopedics and More

Session 69 Dr. Pamela Mehta is a general private practice orthopedic surgeon. She has been out of training now for ten years and has been in private practice for two years. We get into a great discussion about what led her to private practice, post-training, types of patients, and what she likes about orthopedics. We…

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How Can I Get Shadowing Experience in Canada?

Session 122 Canadians think they have it much harder than their US counterparts when it comes to getting shadowing and clinical experience. It’s just not the case. In this podcast, we take questions directly from the Nontrad Premed Forum. Feel free to drop by and register (if you haven’t yet) to be a part of…

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The ShortCoat Podcast: Night Float: Finding Mentors, Being a Mentor

Original Article: Night Float: Finding Mentors, Being a Mentor Mentorship–both giving and receiving–is a crucial part of being a resident Short Coat Podcast veteran Keenan Laraway, MD (CCOM ’15, Internal Medicine), returns to the microphone to give his insights into one of the most important parts of residency–finding and being a mentor.  As you listen, note how much credit…

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