Archive for July 2019

Peptides and Isolated Cardiac Amyloidosis

Session 27 A patient with a history of arrhythmia is found to have atrial amyloid deposition on autopsy. Do you know what peptide is associated with this finding? Dr. Karen Shackelford joins us for another round of interesting questions to help you ace your boards. If you haven’t yet, check out BoardVitals and use the…

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The Collegial and Curious World of Pediatric Rheumatology

Session 106 Pediatric rheumatology is for doctors who are good at teamwork, problem-solving and becoming experts in nebulous problems. Dr. Jay Mehta joins me to explain. Jay is actually the fellowship director at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for pediatric rheumatology and out of training now for 10 years. Jay actually didn’t know about this…

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High-Yield Concepts in Psychology Experiment Design

Session 156 Experiment design has the potential to appear in three of the four MCAT sections, which makes it super high yield. Follow along with the handout! Once again, we’re joined by Clara from Next Step Test Prep, one of the best MCAT test prep companies in the country. Visit their site and fill out…

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MCAT CARS Examines The Preoccupations of Protagonists

Session 41 Follow along as we read about how western literature describes its protagonists, from medieval social roles, to inner thoughts and feelings. Jack Westin joins us as always. If you haven’t yet, check out what Jack Westin has to offer to help you get the MCAT CARS score that you deserve. A quick story.…

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This Recruitment Director is Revamping Secondary Apps

Session 349 As you’re preparing your applications, it’s important to understand how you as an applicant is looked at by medical schools. Carle Illinois College of Medicine has no interview and a unique secondary application process. Heather Wright is the Director of Recruitment and she’s here to tell us why. For more information about Carl…

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Should You Address a Visible Pregnancy in Interviews?

Session 189 Are pregnant applicants to medical school seen differently? Are there any mechanisms to protect their chances for acceptance? The questions on this podcast directly are pulled out from Nontrad Premed Forum. If you haven’t yet, join a community of like-minded students and get your questions ready for discussion! Listen to this podcast episode…

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Navigating the Hows, Dos and Don’ts of Physician Shadowing

Session 348 Dr. Elaine Reno is a professor of emergency medicine and mentor. She has put hundreds and hundreds of students through shadowing experiences – both good and bad. Today, we talk about what makes good shadowing and what makes bad shadowing. Basically, we cover all things shadowing, from finding opportunities, to saying “thank you”!…

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MCAT CARS Looks Into Open Office Spaces and Productivity

Session 40 Office walls are a thing of the past, and cubicles are distant memories. How do open offices impact productivity, and do headphones reduce distractions? Jack Westin joins us once again for another episode. If you’re struggling for some help on tour MCAT CARS section, sign up for their free CARS Daily Passages and…

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Why Is This Menstruating Patient So Sick?

Session 26 A 20-year-old menstruating adult is tachycardic, somnolent, and hypotensive with GI symptoms and macular rash. What sort of organism do you suspect? As always, we’re joined by Dr. Karen Shackelford from BoardVitals. Listen to this podcast episode with the player above, or keep reading for the highlights and takeaway points. [01:35] Question of…

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What is Breast Imaging Radiology Like?

Session 105 There are no typical days in radiology. Dr. Anjali Malik joins me to talk about breast imaging, guided biopsy, and what it means to develop a diagnostic “eye.” For more resources, check out all our other great podcasts on Meded Media. Listen to this podcast episode with the player above, or keep reading…

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